Bright and airy attic room in Meanwood
We have a double room available in our house share from Sunday 20th January 2019.
Full description & info below, but do give us a shout on here if you have any q's on anything that we've not covered!
We're looking to start some viewings from w/c 10th December :)
Rich (Landlord), Ana & Miranda (Tenants)
ABOUT THE ROOM:
It's a room in the attic of a three storey house, so up two flight of stairs.
There's a double bed with a cool faux leather bed frame, and a super-comfy mattress (way nicer than the cheap ones most landlords provide).
There is a wardrobe, two bookcases, and storage under the bed for boxes etc. There's also chest of drawers, a desk, and a small chest of drawers which doubles as a bedside table.
There are two windows. One large window with a wooden Venetian blind (looks ace, easy to clean), and one Velux window in the sloping part of the ceiling with fabric a blackout blind.
The room gets tons of natural light so has a bright and airy feel to it. Don't worry though, there's also a massive radiator for making it all warm and cosy when it's chilly winter evening outside!
The carpet is just over one year old, and has a layer of extra thick underlay beneath making it comfy and warm.
The room's walls, ceilings and skirting boards are all painted in matt white, just waiting for a few pictures to be put up on the walls to give it some colour and character :)
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
The house is a brick built back to back terrace with three floors plus a cellar.
We've got super-fast 200Mbps fibre optic unlimited broadband from Virgin Media, so there's plenty of bandwidth to go around.
On the ground floor is a large living room and open plan kitchen.
For the living room we're on the lookout for a super-cool and comfy sofa, but have a more basic one in currently which is doing the job fine. There's a gas fireplace for cosy nights in. We don't have a TV just yet, but may be investing in one if there's demand for it :) Real wood floor and a nice large rug.
The kitchen has all the usual appliances you'd expect, and plenty of storage space for your food. Cutlery, crockery, mugs, pans and utensils are all included.
On the second floor there's one bedroom and the bathroom. The bathroom has a pretty new shower and taps, plus storage baskets for shampoo, shower gel, etc. The shower is fed by the boiler, so the water is hot and the pressure is high! Brand new washing machine also situated in here, with storage space for all your detergents etc.
On the top floor are two bedrooms, one of which is the one being advertised here.
Finally we also have a cellar which has just been refurbished and had an extra (small) bathroom fitted. It's quite small but handy for use in emergencies if the main bathroom is occupied!
Central heating throughout the house (including the cellar).
ABOUT THE HOUSEMATES:
You'll be living with Ana and Miranda.
Ana is a PhD student all the way from Mexicio. Miranda is a Masters student, from Southern England via Paris. Both studying at Leeds Uni. Both very easy going and both moved in back in September, so we're quite a new household!
ABOUT THE BILLS ETC:
Included in the rent: internet, water
Not included: electricity & gas (which will be split equally each time we get a bill), TV licence (as we don't currently have a tele) and contents insurance (which you'll need to arrange for yourself if you require).
Not applicable: We're currently exempt from Council Tax as we're a students only household. Would prefer to find another student to keep us exempt, but not the end of the world if we don't. If we do become liable that'll need to be paid on top of the rent.
ABOUT THE TRANSPORT LINKS:
For traveling to the centre of Leeds there is a bus stop 2-3 mins away on Meanwood Road. Services 51 and 52 running every 10 mins during daytime and every 30 mins at night.
There's also the option of walking to Otley Road (10 mins or so) and catching any of the buses that run to / from town via Headingley.
ABOUT THE LOCAL AMENITIES:
The centre of Meanwood is only 2 mins walk away. There you'll find...
Supermarkets - spoilt for choice! There is a Waitrose, Asda, Aldi, and a Jack Fulton
Bars - Boot & Rally, Alfred, Terminus, East of Arcadia, and The Hungry Bear
Restaurants - Zucco, Via Verde, Hungry Bear, Hana Matsuri (allegedly the best sushi you can get outside London - but good luck getting a reservation!)
Takeaway - Dawaat curry house right at the end of the road (10 seconds away!)
Cafes - Tandem, Maria's, a greasy spoon I can't remember the name of
Fast food - KFC, Papa Johns
Shops - QLM, Trash & Treasure, Bargain Booze, a chemist, Ladbrokes
Headingley is around 10 mins walk away, with far too many bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops to list here.
The house is also right next to Meanwood Beck and Meanwood Valley Trail. The trail is a woodland path that can either take you to Woodhouse Moor / Hyde Park if you turn right, or all the way out to Golden Acre Park if you go left. Great for a Sunday walk or an off road trail run. Google it, it's great.
ABOUT THE DEPOSIT:
£250 payable on signing of the contract in case you do a runner without giving notice, or trash the place before you move out. If neither of these things happen you'll get it back in full once you've left. Held in the Government's Deposit Protection Scheme.
ABOUT THE RENT AND THE CONTRACT LENGTH:
Rent is £330 per month, payable in advance on the 1st day of each month via bank transfer.
Note that with the cost of the incuded bills (water £10 each, internet £15 each) you're effectively paying £305 pcm compared to most rooms which don't have all of that included.
Contract length is a 12 month contact, so would run to end of January 2020. However, if you want to move out before then that's no problem, you just need to give us a couple of months' notice so we have time to re-advertise the room and find a replacement.
Phew! I think that's everything I can think of to mention :)
Please get in touch if I've missed anything...
- House share
- £330 pcm (double)
- Minimum term
- 3 months
- Maximum term
- Short lets considered
- Bills included?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # housemates
- Total # rooms
- 25 to 30
- Any pets?
- University of Leeds
- Craft beer, outdoors, arts,
- 2 Females
New housemate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Housing Benefit
- Males or females
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