It's one of finest homes for sale in Leeds and owner Terry Fisher has invested a fortune in it
Billed as a “super prime home, offering the best mix of stylish interiors, privacy and specification”, this property has 10,200 sq ft of accommodation, an acre of grounds, a large swimming pool and two guest apartments, among other things.
On the market for £3.5m with Monroe estate agents, The Manor, Alwoodley, also has a claim to fame after starring in Kay Mellor's hit TV drama series The Syndicate.
Owner Terry Fisher, a successful entrepreneur and former chairman of Huddersfield Town Football Club, bought the house 20 years ago when its asking price was £2.2m. Back then it was the most expensive house ever sold in Leeds.
“I had been living overseas in Spain but when I came back, I would drive round the Wigton Lane area and think, ‘I’d really like to live here’,” says Terry. “I was away on business when I got the call about The Manor being for sale. I loved it and bought it because I thought it was the best house in Leeds.”
It was indeed tip-top and Terry and his family initially thought there was no work to be done. “It was beautiful and I can remember saying ‘it’s perfect, we don’t need to do anything to it’, but we did. Over the years we put in a gym and sauna and steam room, added a conservatory, built a new triple garage block with an apartment on top and installed a swimming pool,” he says.
Terry also had a state-of-the-art security system fitted, along with a home entertainment system. Now his children are older, he is selling the family home and says: “It has been an amazing place to live but it is a huge house and we just don’t need this amount of space now so we are downsizing.”
The house, which adjoins Alwoodley golf course, has a reception hallway with galleried landing and elliptical staircase. The ground floor also has a formal dining room, drawing room and a sitting room plus two further reception rooms.
The kitchen is by the renowned Jeremy Wood Interiors of Wetherby. This leads into a dining and living area with access into an orangery. On the first floor are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The property also has a first floor apartment and guest accommodation above the garage block. The leisure suite includes a pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and changing room plus a gym. Outside, are gardens and a children’s playground.
The Manor, Alwoodley, is on the market for £3.5m with Monroe Estate Agents. Visit www.monroeestateagents.com