This beautiful Grade II listed Georgian manor house is one of the finest in Yorkshire thanks to its fabulous architecture, interior design and discreet location between the sought after villages of Scarcroft and Thorner in North Leeds. Now with Savills on the market for £6.5million, it sits on around 60 acres of land. Oaklands Manor was built circa 1837 and offers nearly 15,000 square feet of accommodation including formal and informal reception rooms, eight en-suite bedrooms; six in the main accommodation and two more in the guest suite. The basement area is dedicated to entertaining and features two wine cellars, no doubt commissioned by the original owner, a renowned wine and spirits merchant.
The current owners have kept one cellar for their wine collection and converted the second cellar into a modern bar. The remaining rooms on this level include a music room, a billiard room and a cinema. A large leisure wing at the rear of the property features an indoor pool with whirlpool and a well-equipped gym.
The property is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in northern England. Its owners included two Lord Mayors, several well-known industrialists and a well-known Leeds surgeon. Converted into offices in the late ’60s, it is now a home again, retaining its historic features and fabulous new additions, including a built-in Macassar ebony and satinwood library and new kitchen, both by furniture designer Neal Jones.
The grounds include a large car park and garage, exceptional gardens including a Japanese-inspired pond area with tea house, all-weather tennis court and vegetable garden. The lower garden, which extends to approximately 15 acres, is predominantly grassland providing ample pasture for horses or cattle and a steel framed barn. The remaining 40 hectares consist of forest, a stream and an ornamental pond.
Ed Stoyle, Director and Head of Residential Sales at Savills in Yorkshire, says: “Oaklands Manor is an outstanding Georgian house in a fabulous setting offering much more than meets the eye. Surrounded by nearly 60 acres of park and woodland the house will no doubt appeal to families wanting to easily reach the good schools nearby – both private and state – and with easy access to the A1, the east coast mainline and Leeds Bradford Airport, is too ideally located for those who have to commute regularly.” Contact: Savills, Tel: 01904 617821, www.savills.co.uk