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Pickard Properties is delighted to announce the second phase of its luxury rental development, Spinning Acres in Far Headingley, Leeds. Moving on from phase one, which was focused on two, four and four-bedroomed family homes, phase two of this £40m private rented sector (PRS) urban village development is aimed more at young professionals, the mature downsizer or recent retirees.
Phase two of Spinning Acres is called Cloth Halls and features 31 spacious one and two-bedroomed apartments built over three floors.
Miles Pickard, director of Pickard Properties, explains the vision for Spinning Acres phase two:
“Phase one of Spinning Acres has been met with wide acclaim by all those who have visited the development and it has already won an industry award. We wanted to continue in the same vein with the second phase, maintaining the high standards of finish, attention to detail, quality of fixtures and fittings and of course the interior layouts.
“It is all about effortless living at Spinning Acres and with phase two, which will appeal to anyone who is not prepared to compromise on their surroundings or aspirations but wants to live near the city centre, a home here is the perfect choice.
“This is our most ambitious private rented scheme to date and we are particularly proud of what we have achieved so far. We see Spinning Acres evolving into a thriving new community for Far Headingley and we are hard at work now with the next phases which will become available in 2019 and beyond.
“We believe with Cloth Halls it would be difficult to find more superior long-term rental accommodation anywhere in the city than the one and two-bedroom apartments we are offering unfurnished at £650 and £950 per month respectively.
“We are revolutionising the long-term rental experience at Spinning Acres and with the current level of demand for our properties, I think our approach is very much welcomed by the increasing number of people who see rental as a lifestyle choice rather than a ‘making do’ option.”
The luxurious fixtures and fittings of phase one and the contemporary styling have been continued into phase two of Spinning Acres. This accommodation strikes the perfect balance between the heritage of this six-acre conservation site with its two-acre village green and the immediate environment – which is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive residential areas of Leeds and is located at the heart of the Far Headingley Conservation Area.
Externally, Cloth Halls complements the Victorian architecture of the surrounding area. The imposing entrance is approached by a landscaped forecourt, there are electric vehicle charging points and all the accommodation is of generously sized. The main living space in each apartment benefits from large bay windows at ground and first floor levels while top floor apartments have wonderfully high ceilings including Velux roof lights and electric blinds, providing a high standard of natural daylight.
The kitchens in Cloth Halls are both stylish and functional, and there are five different German-made designs to choose from, complemented by a range of top quality built-in appliances. Bathrooms are from local Yorkshire firm, Scudo and feature modern glass shower cubicles, wall-hung washbasins and tiling from floor to ceiling in both smooth and ridged tiles.
All double bedrooms come with fitted slide robes while two-bedroom apartments have balconettes to the master bedroom. Additionally, each apartment comes with a virtual concierge for those who are new to the area and a year-round call out service for maintenance and repairs — so help is always at hand with a 24-hour emergency contact. Security for occupiers is further assured with a comprehensive sprinkler system and CCTV cameras throughout.