Yorkshire Post - Property
Location is perfect for this family home
Leadhall Lane, Harrogate £1.599,950
LOCATION was uppermost when Irene Brimell and her family bought this property ten years ago. The fact it had potential was a bonus they have taken advantage of.
“We were looking for a home within walking distance of Ashville College, which is where our children went to school, and we also wanted them to be able to walk to the town centre and from here it takes 25 minutes,” says Irene.
An extra large garden and the chance to extend the Harrogate home and put their own mark on the interiors sealed the deal.
“We have extended the house and there is also potential to extend some more, if needed,” says Irene.
One of the biggest selling points is the separate annexe the Brimmells had built in the garden. It can be used as accommodation for guests or a dependent relative and is also perfect for those who want a home office.
Sited well away from the house, it has a large open plan living space with a fully equipped kitchen plus a separate shower room.
In the main dwelling, the Brimmells invested in creating a large, open plan living area, along with a separate snug and a cinema room.
They are selling to move back to London but Irene says: “I had lived in the capital all my life before moving to Yorkshire and I miss it, which is why we are moving back there.
“But we have very much enjoyed living in Harrogate and it has been the perfect place to bring up a family. The private and the state schools here are all very good and being able to walk to school and into town has given the children a lot of freedom.”
Estate agents Beadnall Copley say: “This delightful family home would suit a variety of purchasers and it sits on a large plot. It also has a spacious drive for many vehicles to the front and vehicular access to the rear.”
The property, which has high ceilings, has a large reception hall, a sitting room with bay window to the front and additional side windows, a study/family room and a lounge/dining room with bifolding doors to the rear garden and a lantern roof light.
There is also a breakfast kitchen with an island, integrated appliances and marble worktops, a games room and a utility room and cloakroom, along with a cinema room with scope to extend by one metre.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, waterproof television and a bluetooth mirror. On the second floor is a fifth bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
At the front of the house is a low maintenance garden with a driveway leading to the garage, which is used as a gym. At the rear is a large garden with patio and lawns.
The annexe is effectively a studio apartment with a kitchen and bathroom.
The property sits to the south of Harrogate town centre and is well served by restaurants and shops on Leeds Road. It has easy access to major link roads, along with a railway station at Hornbeam Park on the Leeds to York line.