Morgans launch brand new development Grove Villas in Headingley

Grove Villas, a brand new development which is set within two Edwardian Villas in the heart of Headingley, have been launched and are now available for rent with Morgans. Set within Headingley’s Conservation Area and on the site of the former entrance to the 19th Century Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Grove Villas have now been transformed into individual homes, all with high quality interiors, allocated parking and the very latest kitchen and bathroom styles.

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We thought you would appreciate knowing a little more about the area; what’s nearby and what are some of our favourite local hotspots…

Of course, there are amenities surrounding the development, with bars, restaurants and cafes on and nearby Cardigan Road.

You’ve got the Greasey Pig Eatery… a dream come true. A place where you can order breakfast all day, every day. Perfect.

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The little Victoria Corner Cafe… which serves high quality food at affordable prices. Enjoy breakfast, burgers, smoothies and more.

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Grove Cafe is a little pizza takeaway not too far away. Traditional, yet creative.

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Yorkshire’s favourite… fish and chips. Served at Cardigan Fish Bar. The perfect place for a weekend treat.

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A few minutes walk away is the well known Arc bar, a place of fun, entertainment, drinks and food- a great place to spend your weekend.

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And a little further is The Cat’s Pyjamas – one of our favourites. It brings the best of Indian street food to the heart of Headingley.

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If you’re wanting to nip into Leeds City Centre, Burley Park Station is close by with a train running every half an hour!

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And we can’t go without mentioning the Emerald Headingley Stadium – a place which is home to rugby league team Leeds Rhinos, rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and is also a permanent base for Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie Campus.

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Our favourite walks in Leeds suburbs

We’d like to give you a little insight into our favourite walks in around Leeds.

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A small and quiet, but well-presented park in North Leeds. Ideal for a quick morning walk or afternoon stroll at the weekend. Filled with gardens, woodland areas, green space, plants and walkways, this really is the place to relax and enjoy some of Yorkshire’s peaceful atmosphere.

Golden Acre Park

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Situated in the North of Leeds, this popular park is renowned for its gardens, tea rooms and lake. There is a large selection of perfectly arrange plants, an enjoyable cafe, a shop that sells gifts and a lake, streams ponds and woodland areas. Throughout summer you can enjoy the entertainment of local bands and other various events.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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One not to be missed – the famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Taking you through hundreds of acres of land, this park really is unique in itself. An open-air gallery situated in the Bretton Hall Estate in West Yorkshire. It highlights the contemporary art and sculpture of Yorkshire, by allowing open access to art and ideas.

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Temple Newsam is one of Yorkshires finest parks, best known for its family entertainment with plenty of activities to do there. There’s a family-friendly farm that welcomes everyone, you can even feed the animals with food bought on site. There are three lakes to walk around with woodland areas, green space and walkways throughout the entire state.

Roundhay Park

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And last, but definitely not least, is Roundhay Park – our absolute all time favourite. The park is perfect for families, kids or even a place for a romantic stroll. It’s home to the famous Waterloo Lake, has adventure playgrounds, vast green areas, cafes, whilst surrounded by woodland areas, canals and walkways.

I Am Headingley

I Am Headingley is our recent blog series featuring the people of Headingley and their thoughts on suburban living. Next up in the hot seat… Reverend Tony Whatmough, 67, of St. Michael and All Angels Church.

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MOST UNDISCOVERED PART OF HEADINGLEY: The Ridge. I’m always surprised at how few people walk along it!

BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN HEADINGLEY: The Switching on of the Christmas Lights: Let the celebrations begin!

HEADINGLEY NEEDS FROM THE CITY CENTRE… Fewer traffic jams along Headingley Lane…

HEADINGLEY IN THREE WORDS: Vibrant, friendly, accessible

BEST AFTER-WORK DRINK: The Skyrack

HEADINGLEY WEEKEND HANGOUT: Meanwood Valley Farm

HEADINGLEY KNOCKS THE SOCKS OFF THE CITY BECAUSE… It has easy access to the Dales

WANT TO SEE MORE… Individual shops.. e.g. A good cheese shop

ULTIMATE HAPPY PLACE IN HEADINGLEY: Home!

ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO STEAL FROM ANOTHER LEEDS SUBURB: The Chapel Allerton cheese and fish shops

I Am Headingley

I Am Headingley is our most recent blog series featuring the people of Headingley and their thoughts on suburban living. Next up in the hot seat… Helen and Robert, owners of Sebby’s Cafe-Deli on Otley Road.

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MOST UNDISCOVERED PART OF HEADINGLEY: The little green space at the entrance to St Chad’s Parish Centre. It’s great for people watching from the benches but protected enough from the road noise to get lost in your own thoughts.

BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN HEADINGLEY: Work! I first discovered Headingley in my early twenties working for Trio and fell in love with the community spirit and cultural mix.

HEADINGLEY NEEDS FROM THE CITY CENTRE… A pop-up space for start-ups to trial their products and for the community to be constantly introduced to new concepts. Luckily, one has opened on Otley Road called Carousel ;)

HEADINGLEY IN THREE WORDS: Bustling, evolving, community.

BEST AFTER-WORK DRINK: Giorgios for a quick drink before they inevitably get busy from 7ish.

HEADINGLEY WEEKEND HANGOUT: I’m usually working at Sebby’s but I’d highly recommend The Bowery for coffee and cake, Whites or Café Lento for brunch and The Arc for lunch.

HEADINGLEY KNOCKS THE SOCKS OFF THE CITY BECAUSE… Headingley has the feel of a close-knit village, there’s a feeling of community spirit and friendliness walking around. It’s filled with a mix of young and old, couples and families, visitors and athletes due to the proximity of Leeds Beckett and Headingley Stadium.

WANT TO SEE MORE… A more diverse food offering, improved facilities for pregnant women and those parents with babies/ young children and more start-ups.

ULTIMATE HAPPY PLACE IN HEADINGLEY: Sounds corny but Sebby’s. It’s been 7 years hard graft and we’ve loved most of it! We’re very proud of our business and constantly striving to maintain our high standards and live up to our reputation. Even sitting in Sebby’s as a guest is a great experience for me, I get to chat to my regulars and introduce myself to those discovering us for the first time. We have an amazing team that enables us to move forward, be better and spend time at home with our little boy.

ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO STEAL FROM ANOTHER LEEDS SUBURB: The Little Book Shop in Chapel Allerton or Jack Rabbit’s Pottery in Oakwood. Both fantastic concepts that would thrive in Headingley… Don’t make me choose!

Horsforth microguide

We’ve created a microguide of Horsforth – providing you with our recommendations and suggestions for this little town.

Eating and drinking

You’ve got the bars, restaurants cafes and pubs all within close proximity of each other and each combined having something that caters for everyone. These include; Bar 166 Bar and Grill, Steakhouse, Trattoria Il Forno, The Brown Lee Arms, Town Street Tavern, Costa Coffee and Pizza Express.

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Sport and leisure

There’s plenty to do here – you have the likes of the Horsforth Hall Park; open greenery – perfect for a weekend walk, the new investments on Trinity and All Saints College are great places for indoor sports, and the Cookridge Hall private pool – for a refreshing yet active dip in the pool.

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Shopping

Full of little boutiques and independent shops, Horsforth offers plenty of easily reached go-to retailers.

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Transport

You can easily access the city centre via Leeds Ring Road, or you can catch a bus into the city centre that will take around 35 minutes.

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I Am Headingley

I Am Headingley is our most recent blog series featuring the people of Headingley and their thoughts on suburban living. Next up in the hot seat…Charlotte Garston, 20, from Leeds Beckett University.

Less than a year ago, Charlotte set up a food blog on Instagram; @garston.eats, where she posts a selection of home cooked healthy meals, and some snaps of meals when she’s eaten out. Her inspiration for starting the blog was because she is passionate about health and fitness and wanted to encourage more people, especially other students, to eat healthily on a budget and show that it is possible to make low cost, healthy and tasty meals.

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MOST UNDISCOVERED PART OF HEADINGLEY: I love the Queen Victoria arch tucked away in Beckett Park, definitely worth going to see.

BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN HEADINGLEY: Been to a varsity match at the Carnegie stadium, the atmosphere was brilliant.

HEADINGLEY NEEDS FROM THE CITY CENTRE… I think Headingley already has a great mix of eateries, bars, cafes and shops, we don’t need anything else!

HEADINGLEY IN THREE WORDS: Friendly, fun and foodie!

BEST AFTER-WORK DRINK: A Bar Below (the bar within Dare Café) is a great little super cute and cosy underground bar, with an amazing selection of gins!

HEADINGLEY WEEKEND HANGOUT: I love going for brunch at Heaney and Mill or grabbing lunch at Sebby’s deli (their buddha bowls are amazing).

HEADINGLEY KNOCKS THE SOCKS OFF THE CITY BECAUSE… Everything you need is on your doorstep, but it’s a lot more peaceful than the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

WANT TO SEE MORE: Boutique clothes shops.

ULTIMATE HAPPY PLACE IN HEADINGLEY: Being a massive foodie, I love the farmers market that’s every 2nd Saturday of the month, the greengrocers and the natural food store. It’s all within walking distance and means I can spend time picking out fresh ingredients for my meals!

ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO STEAL FROM ANOTHER LEEDS SUBURB: A gym!

 

 

Chapel Allerton microguide

If you’re interested in living in one of the most popular suburbs in North Leeds, then we’ve created a short microguide of the go-to bars and restaurants of Chapel Allerton.

Further North 

Related to the popular North Bar in the city centre, Further North is a smaller version based in Chapel A.

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Sunshine bakery 

Head over to the Sunshine Bakery to get your hands on some of the freshest delights in Chapel A.

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 Casa Mia 

One of the longest standing restaurants in Chapel A.

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Arts Festival 

Sample the areas excellent food whilst enjoying local music and theatre. (Held in summer).

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I Am Headingley

I Am Headingley is a new blog series featuring the people of Headingley and their thoughts on suburban living. Next up in the hot seat…Wendy Cook, 35, from The Cardigan Triangle.

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MOST UNDISCOVERED PART OF HEADINGLEY: Hmmm, this is really tricky. I think I often end up wandering the Ridge and feeling like I’m all alone in the world there in a really wonderful way. I don’t think that’s true, I think it just has a lovely way of feeling like a space that is secret and ripe for exploring. Headingley is so busy and lively, but I love the fact that even the most wandered paths can still feel secretive and special.

BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN HEADINGLEY: I once won a pub quiz in Arcadia. I’m terrible at quizzes, bad general knowledge, so an evening of trivial triumph with wonderful friends is a treasured memory.

HEADINGLEY NEEDS FROM THE CITY CENTRE…A better connection. The link between the two is overwhelmed by cars when it doesn’t need to be. One of my favourite things about Headingley is the fact it is walking distance into Leeds. It’s a beautiful walk through Woodhouse Moor, past the amazing University of Leeds Campus, and you’re there. Everything the city centre has to offer is so close. No cars required.

HEADINGLEY IN THREE WORDS: Home. Interesting. Varied.

BEST AFTER-WORK DRINK: The Brudenell Social Club.

HEADINGLEY WEEKEND HANGOUT: The Hyde Park Book Club.

HEADINGLEY KNOCKS THE SOCKS OFF THE CITY BECAUSE…The great arts and music scene, amazing, passionate, opinionated people, and the magnificent Woodhouse Moor, full of a rich history including Suffragette Rallies but also perfect for just sitting out and letting the world drift by.

WANT TO SEE MORE: Independent retail shops. I love the independent businesses we have, I want to see them grow and feel safe and stable as well as welcoming in new start-ups.

ULTIMATE HAPPY PLACE IN HEADINGLEY: It’s got to be the Hyde Park Picture House. I’ve worked there since I was 20, it’s opened me up to a world of great film, great people and it’s really helped me get to know my community. I feel very lucky that my happy place is also where I work.

ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO STEAL FROM ANOTHER LEEDS SUBURB: No question, Meanwood Park. It’s one of my favourite places in Leeds though I’m not sure where we’d put it.

I Am Headingley

I Am Headingley is a brand new blog series featuring the people of Headingley and their thoughts on suburban living. First up in the hot seat…John Dammone, 57, from Salvo’s Italian Restaurant.

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MOST UNDISCOVERED PART OF HEADINGLEY: Queen Victoria’s Arch in the grounds of Leeds Beckett. It’s a lovely piece of Royal history nestled in a quiet wood, known as Queenswood.

BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN HEADINGLEY: Cheer the Brownlee brothers as they passed Salvo’s on the world triathlon.

HEADINGLEY NEEDS FROM THE CITY CENTRE…Nothing!

HEADINGLEY IN THREE WORDS: Bustling, leafy and a community.

BEST AFTER-WORK DRINK: Aperol Spritz in salvo’s bar…

HEADINGLEY WEEKEND HANGOUT: Munching my way around Headingley Farmers Market – sadly only once a month.

HEADINGLEY KNOCKS THE SOCKS OFF THE CITY BECAUSE…It has all the amenities you would want for a bustling suburb yet with the countryside on your doorstep.

WANT TO SEE MORE: Independent retail shops.

ULTIMATE HAPPY PLACE IN HEADINGLEY: Going for a walk around the Hollies

ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO STEAL FROM ANOTHER LEEDS SUBURB: A great fishmongers like Tarbett’s in Chapel Allerton

Period rental apartments stand out in Headingley

Grove Villas externalThe first phase of 16 high quality new apartments, which are set within two Edwardian Villas in the heart of Headingley, have been released for rent with Morgans.

Grove Villas consists of two semi-detached properties on Cardigan Road, close to Headingley Stadium. They were previously used as day care facilities and offices by Leeds City Council, who sold them to a private investor in 2016.

Set within Headingley’s Conservation Area and on the site of the former entrance to the 19th Century Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Grove Villas have now been transformed into 16 luxurious and individual homes, all with high quality interiors and the very latest kitchen and bathroom styles.

This part of Headingley has a fascinating history. The fact that there was once a zoo and a bear pit is hard to believe, but it was typical of the Victorian excesses.

The gardens were created for the middle-class home owners of the grand newly built houses, and the zoo was meant to attract workers from the City’s mills.  However, disagreements about Sunday opening times – the only day off for many of the working-class at the time – meant that the zoo was only open for eight years before closing in 1848. The land was sold to a business man as building plots, but many of the exotic plants and trees from that era remain and it will be a very interesting place to live.

The apartments are filled with natural light and their location, close to the railway station, Headingley Stadium and all the area’s bars, shops and restaurants, means that they will appeal to a wide range of discerning tenants. Set in landscaped grounds, the development combines period elegance with modern interiors, which will make Grove Villas one of Headingley’s most sought after addresses for discerning renters.

Prices for the apartments range from £650 to £950pcm.