Latham House is the former rectory to the 11th century Adel parish church. The property stands within a conservation area, surrounded by open space and on the edge of greenbelt countryside and set in approximately 2/3 of an acre.
It is a splendid Grade II listed, stone residence principally Georgian with parts dating back to the 1650's. The property was further extended in the early 1800's and in 1975 the property was split, with the original part of the rectory now forming Latham House; a stunning four bedroom home enjoying meandering, fully enclosed gardens set in this beautiful position within this highly sought after North Leeds exclusive residential area.
This outstanding family home offers a harmonious blend of period charm with a modern interior including features such as sliding sash windows, built in music system and CAT 5 cabling. It has spacious accommodation that extends to just under 3,000 sq ft, with underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprises; entrance hallway with reclaimed tiled floor and velux window, downstairs w/c, utility room with fitted units and provision for a washing machine and tumble dryer, study, cinema room with large built in cupboard and feature alcove. The formal dining room provides an ideal space for entertaining with a generous storage cupboard and double doors opening into the kitchen. The large family kitchen is fitted with; a bespoke range of units incorporating a number of integrated appliances including two ovens, microwave, six ring gas hob, fridge and dishwasher. There is a substantial central island with wooden top, ample storage beneath and pan rack above with electrical sockets. The original front porch leads into the kitchen and there is also a useful pantry with fitted shelving.
The formal living room has a beautiful bay window overlooking the magnificent gardens beyond, a set of double doors leading out to the enclosed walled courtyard and a Georgian feature stone fireplace. There is also an original arched alcove.
The first floor offers four excellent sized double bedrooms, all with the benefit of en-suite facilities. The master bedroom has an attractive fireplace, large bay window and dressing room fitted with ample wardrobes including hanging space and drawers, a shower room with walk in cubicle, wash hand basin and w/c. There is a separate room housing the bath. Bedroom two also has a walk in wardrobe.
The grounds are a truly outstanding feature of this property being fully enclosed by the original Georgian garden walls; stone on the exterior and hand-made brick to the interior. There is a stunning enclosed courtyard ideal for outdoor entertaining and two outbuildings including a coal shed and outside store ideal for housing gardening equipment. There is a large formal lawn with a variety of mature hedges, trees and flower borders creating excellent privacy. Beyond the lawned area is a large kitchen garden with a number of raised beds, a greenhouse and potting shed. Outside the walled garden is an informal garden bounded by dry-stone walls, providing parking for numerous vehicles, a garage, mature trees and an open grassed area with fruit trees. There is also a well preserved Georgian ice house.
Adel is an exclusive North Leeds residential area having its own immediate facilities of Otley Road, although the further amenities of Headingley and the Sainsbury's complex on the North Leeds ring Road and Marks & Spencer's at Moortown corner are within easy vehicular access. The property is also easily accessible to the Grammar School at Leeds and there are numerous leisure facilities within the area including Headingley Golf Course which is literally at the head of the entrance lane. An outstanding property, and a very rare opportunity and we would highly recommend early internal viewing to avoid disappointment.