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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Oakdene, St Andrews Avenue, Leeds

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Character Property Opposite Dartmouth Park
  • Iron Gates leading to Sweeping Drive & Huge Garden with Summer House
  • Detached Former Coach House to Rear - Now a Tandem Garage with Working Pit
  • Extensive Cellars and Alarm System with CCTV
  • Part Double Glazed and Gas Central Heating
  • MANY Original Features
  • 3 Reception Rooms, Large Kitchen / Diner & Large Utility Room, Downstairs W.C.
  • 6 Double Bedrooms (most with Original Fireplaces)
  • En-suite to Master Bedroom (with Dressing Room)
  • En-suite to Guest Room to 2nd Floor

Full description

Absolute Grandeur.... this property has it all, a commanding position, sweeping drive way leading to the former coach house and extensive South facing gardens, the many reception rooms and 6 double bedrooms..... the original features and high ceilings throughout, this SIMPLY MUST BE VIEWED! It is an exceptional family home offering comprehensively equipped and generously proportioned accommodation within Morley's highly sought after prime residential area.

Oakdene was built around 1895-1900 and one of the very first occupants, if not the first, was a John William Appleyard who was a textile manufacturer in Morley. The next owner of Oakdene was Alexander Wilson and his family. Alex Wilson was the Mayor of Morley for two terms (1938-1940) and he belonged to the Wilson textile manufacturing family of Gildersome. It was he who began the Morley Spitfire fund in 1940. This property has much history and grandeur and benefits from delightful views of perhaps Morley's most beautiful park - Dartmouth Park, the area surrounding Dartmouth Park is a particularly desirable area and property is much sought after here. We are absolutely delighted to offer Oakdene FOR SALE!

The current owners have maintained the property well, combining original features with reclaimed and contemporary additions to provide a stylish family home. The gardens are mainly lawned with mature surrounding shrubs and trees providing an excellent playground for families. There is a summer house tucked away in the garden to the rear and also a large tandem garage with remote controlled door (formerly the Coach House) which has a working pit.

The property can be accessed from the front door, rear door or the side door (which would have been used by the tradespeople of the day - and this is where the post man still delivers the post to this day!). The sizes of the rooms are substantial and most still retain many original features, such as stained glass, fireplaces and coving to the ceiling.

'...the garden is huge providing a lovely setting for family gatherings or just relaxing in the sun...'
'...being opposite Dartmouth Park & St. Andrews Church is such a lovely location and looks beautiful on a winters day masked by snow - just like a scene from Mary Poppins...'
'...the sheer size of the house, gives us such flexibility, the rooms are beautiful with their high ceilings and original features, and everyone just loves it when they visit...'

'...the abundance of original features, simply breath taking and steeped in history...'
'...the quality of the fixtures and fittings are of such a high standard and completely in keeping with the grandeur of the house...'
'...the unsung rooms - the cellars - are extensive and provide even more potential for this magnificent home...'

The property also benefits from an extensive alarm system and three CCTV cameras.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only, call to view 0113 253 8573 - we would love to show you around this most prestigious property that can only be described as Morley's Gem...



Basement Room 1 - 18' 8'' x 13' 9'' (5.7m x 4.21m)
With electrics

Basement Room 2 - 14' 11'' x 14' 1'' (4.57m x 4.3m)
With electrics

Basement Room 3 - 10' 9'' x 6' 7'' (3.28m x 2.02m)
With electrics

Basement Room 4
With electrics and is currently used as an office - having a delightful aspect to the rear garden. A door from this basement room leads out to the garden.


Entrance Lobby
Providing a grand entrance - a solid oak door with stained glass window, picture rail and shelf, central heating radiator and original tiled floor.

Large hallway with ceramic tiled floor, high skirting boards, two central heating radiators, double glazed window to the side leading to stairs to the first floor and also leading to rear entrance door to the garden.

Lounge - 17' 8'' x 14' 11'' (5.4m x 4.55m)
A lovely outlook over Dartmouth Park with huge sash bay window providing lots of light. Side sash window and oak flooring. Two radiators and beautiful original Edwardian fireplace with granite insert and half tiled slips housing a gas insert fire. Original picture rail, decorative cornice, original high skirting boards and corded drop central light fitting.

Formal Dining Room - 18' 7'' x 14' 0'' (5.69m including bay x 4.28m)
A grand dining room currently used as a play room, facing the park with a huge sash bay window and west facing side window. Oak flooring and two central heating radiators, and also an original Edwardian fire place with original tiles and a gas insert fire. High skirting boards, picture rail and decorative ceiling rose with corded drop light adds to the ambience of this room.

Sitting Room - 14' 11'' x 14' 0'' (4.57m x 4.27m)
A South facing sitting room located near the kitchen and dining area, providing lovely family room accommodation. Overlooking the extensive South facing rear garden, a bay leaded window and sash window to the side - featuring a modern remote control gas fire and feature fire place and original cornicing and a drop central light.

Dining Area
A South facing dining area with hardwood flooring and feature gas fire stove made specifically for the property 'The Empress Kitchen Range' encased in a feature brick exposed surround and hearth, two oak dressers included and ceiling coving with UPVC windows to two walls to take in the view of the beautiful garden. The dining room can be accessed via the hallway or from the kitchen as the brick exposed fireplace acts as an island between the two rooms.

Kitchen - 22' 2'' x 16' 11'' (6.78m x 5.18m)
Accessed via the side door (originally the tradesman entrance) of the property from the outside or from the hall way internally, the kitchen looks out over the South facing garden. Consisting of oak fitted wall and base units, with two built in fridges, integrated dishwasher, large cream double oven with 5 ring gas hob (SMEG) with oak cased extractor hood over, 1 1/2 bowl sink drainer unit and stunning granite work tops. Part tiled to the walls with a quarry tiled floor and ceiling coving.

Guest W.C.
Comprising of white low flush W.C. and white wash hand basin, picture rail to walls and walls also part tiled, sash window.

Utility Room - 14' 2'' x 13' 1'' (4.33m x 4m)
A room the size of most large kitchens... this was the original kitchen in the property. The utility room is accessed from the hallway and can also be accessed externally from the side of the house via a solid door with original stained glass. It has a Belfast sink, a wash room sink, cast iron stove with living flame gas fire, a range of built in floor to ceiling units, tiled worktop surfaces and original cornicing. There is also plumbing for a washing machine, central heating radiator and a sash window to the side and spotlights to the ceiling.

Stair cases to first and second floors.

A magnificent arch way and landing leading to four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. High skirting boards, dado rail, picture rail and ceiling cornice and a stunning leaded glass sash window to the rear. It also leads to a laundry room with fitted cupboards measuring 11' 0 x 4' 10.

Master Bedroom - 16' 6'' x 12' 11'' (5.05m x 3.95m)
The Master bedroom has double glazed lead windows on two walls overlooking the garden, a dressing area and large en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has matching cream quality fitted fixtures: large wardrobes, bedside cabinets, dressing table & headboard. There are spotlights to the ceiling and a radiator. The bedroom leads through to the dressing area through an attractive archway which then leads into the large en-suite.

Dressing Room - 9' 6'' x 8' 11'' (2.9m x 2.72m)
A range of fitted wardrobes along one wall with a double glazed lead window overlooking the garden, central heating radiator and a door leading into the en-suite.

En-Suite Bathroom
The large en-suite has a shower cubicle, sunken bath with pull out shower head, low flush W.C. and wash hand basin set into a vanity unit - the walls are tiled floor to ceiling, ceramic tiled floor and heated towel rail, shaver point and window to the rear.

Bedroom 2 - 14' 11'' x 14' 0'' (4.55m x 4.27m)
Original sash window to the front overlooking the park, original picture rail and ceiling cornice with original feature fire place and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 15' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.57m x 4.27m)
With two original sash windows to the rear, original picture rail and ceiling cornice with original feature fire place and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 14' 11'' x 12' 11'' (4.57m x 3.94m)
Another large bedroom with real character having huge sash windows to the front with a beautiful outlook of the park, original feature fireplace, ceiling cornice and central heating radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 11' 0'' x 8' 6'' (3.38m x 2.6m)
A good sized room with views of St Andrews Avenue and park, sash leaded window, high skirting boards, picture rail and central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom - 13' 10'' x 8' 5'' (4.24m x 2.59m)
A spacious family bathroom with a white W.C., built in shower and extractor, white bath with brass effect telephone style shower head, 'Bloomsbury' wash hand basin and toilet. The floor is tiled and the walls are part tiled, whilst the ceiling has spotlights and wall lights. A beautiful and ornate stained glass sash window looks over to the East, a real feature.


Guest Bedroom - 13' 3'' x 11' 6'' (4.05m x 3.51m)
The sixth bedroom in this most stunning residence has a floor to itself, known as the guest suite. There are built in wardrobes, storage to the eaves and a UPVC window to the rear looking out onto the garden.

Shower Room
Situated directly opposite the guest bedroom, the shower room has a white low flush W.C, wash hand basin and built in shower cubicle with built in wall shelving for storage. A central heating radiator, a UPVC window looks out onto the roof tops of Morley - a view similar to scenes from the famous film, Mary Poppins! One can see as far as the Pennines on a clear day from this window!

The property has a front garden surrounded by a part stone wall and iron railing with a gate leading to the front door and also a gate leading to the tradesman's entrance. To the far right of the house are large iron gates attached to the original pillars engraved with 'Oak Dene'. A sweeping drive brings you to the extensive rear garden which is mainly lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and trees and the original coach house (now a tandem garage with remote controlled door and working pit). There is also a quaint summer house, two outside taps and a draining area - handy when washing your car!.

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10 May 2012


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