20 Bed House  Under Offer

51-53 Gledhow Wood Road

Bedrooms: 20
Offers In Excess Of £750,000

51-53 Gledhow Wood Road, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4DG
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A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this stunning grade ii listed Georgian villa which is absolutely loaded with potential. Latterly used as a 20 bedroom care home but eminently suitable for conversion to form a fabulous, single (or multiple) dwellings, which in the right hands could be a real showstopper. Also suitable for redevelopment (subject to all necessary consents). Approx. 6414 sq.ft. Over ground, basement and first floor levels. Set within substantial, mature, private grounds. (total site area approx.0.72 acres) located in a prestigious, leafy backwater close to Roundhay park and abundant local amenities. This is a real gem the likes of which are infrequently seen. Now offered for sale freehold with full vacant possession upon completion.


    Gledhow Lodge is an impressive, grade ll Listed building, which in the main dates to a mid-Nineteenth Century, Georgian origin, when it was built to bespoke architectural design forming a fine gentleman’s residence. The property was sensitively extended in the late 1980s increasing the overall size by around one third but nevertheless retaining many of its original features and comprising two storey accommodation plus basement, built from Ashlar stone beneath a low-pitched, blue slate covered roof, sitting in substantial, mature, private grounds with a total site area of approximately 0.287 hectares (0.71 acres).

    The property was latterly used as a care home for which planning permission was granted in 1983 but closed for operational reasons in early 2020. At this time the property comprised 20 private bedrooms along with communal living rooms and dining areas, staff rooms, preparation kitchens and storage/plant rooms.

    The building would readily convert back to an imposing single dwelling or would be eminently suitable for redevelopment, subject to the procurement of all necessary consents.

    The current owners have recently submitted a Planning and Listed Building application (early July 2020) seeking a return of the property to a single dwelling (Application number: 20/03703/LI/NE).


    The property is located off Gledhow Wood Road, Gledhow in the popular and highly regarded North Leeds district of Roundhay, some 3 miles from the city centre and on the doorstep of Roundhay Park.
    The local area offers a broad selection of amenities. The nearby Oakwood Parade includes a range of shops, cafes and restaurants with a number of major supermarkets and the Killingbeck Retail Park close by. The immediate locality also offers good schools of both primary and secondary level, excellent health care facilities, regular city centre transport links, sport and leisure facilities plus the beautiful scenic backdrop of Roundhay Park. It is little wonder this is such a desirable location for professional buyers and families.


    Based upon CAD calculations taken from the scaled architects drawings supplied by the property owner the building appears to comprise the following approximate gross internal (GIA) floor areas.

    Site Area: 2913 m2/0.291 Hectares (0.72 Acres)

    Basement 40 sq.m (430 sq.ft)
    Ground Floor 312 sq.m (3358 sq.ft)
    First Floor  244 sq.m (2626 sq.ft)
    Total     596 sq.m(6414 sq.ft)        
    Whilst these areas are provided in good faith interested parties must rely upon their own survey

    Tenure And Guide Price

    Freehold and offered with full vacant possession upon completion for which offers are invited in excess of £750,000.
    Offers may be conditional or unconditional although client preference is weighted towards the latter.


    The property was granted permission for change of use of dwelling house to residential rest home for the elderly by virtue of a decision notice dated 18.07.83 (Application Number 83/30/00209)
    Permission was granted for ‘alterations, including new internal fire escape and new lift , to provide additional bedrooms, bathroom and toilet and formation of fire escape door and alterations to windows to residential rest home for the elderly and relocation of glass house’ by virtue of a decision notice dated 28.11.83 (Application Number 83/30/00387)
    An application dated 03.07.20 (Application Number 20/03703/LI/NE) has been submitted for change of use and alterations to former care home to form a single dwelling. The local authority aim to make a decision by 20.08.20 to meet the required timescale set by Government. This planning application was accompanied by a Listed Building application.


    Council Tax: Band H
    Asbestos: An Asbestos Management Survey Report dated 29/4/20 undertaken by BLS Asbestos is available within the sales pack.
    Drone Video Footage: Both internal and external drone footage and aerial photographs have been commissioned and are available via computer file transfer upon request.
    Photographs: A comprehensive bank of photos are available within the sales pack.
    Subject to all necessary consents the property would readily split into a number of separate dwellings. Plans showing indicative configurations have been commissioned by the building owner and are available upon request.

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