Spice Girl Mel B has just moved out of this hidden away house in Leeds and now it's for sale

Spice Girl Mel B was sad to leave this luxurious Leeds home which is now on the market

Melanie Brown, aka Mel B Scary Spice, has just moved out of Kings Lea in Leeds after renting the house for a year. She was sad to leave the property when the owners put it up for sale as she valued the privacy, rural views and the space it gave her and her children.

The detached house is now on the market with Monroe Estate Agents for £1.4m. Hidden away in a tranquil oasis in the Leeds suburb of Cookridge, it sits in 1.6 acres with two lakes and is surrounded by fields. Yet, it is only minutes away from amenities, including a supermarket, and is a just short drive from Leeds city centre.

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The property proved to be the perfect peaceful retreat for the superstar who has settled back in her home city of Leeds after a tumultuous spell living in Los Angeles, when she was unhappily married to American film producer Stephen Belafonte.

Melanie Brown has just moved from this property after renting it for a year.  She would've stayed but the owners are now selling the house, which is on the market for £1.4m with Monroe Estate Agents
Melanie Brown has just moved from this property after renting it for a year. She would've stayed but the owners are now selling the house, which is on the market for £1.4m with Monroe Estate Agents

In her memoir Brutally Honest, she reveals that her married life was a “living nightmare”. Melanie has put her experience to positive use and now campaigns against domestic violence and works with the charity Women’s Aid.

John and Jane Wright own Kings Lea, which they renovated before self-building a state-of-the-art home for themselves on land nearby. John says: “Melanie rented the house because she wanted privacy and it is very secluded. Very few people realise it is here because it is off the beaten track. It is accessed by a private drive and feels very rural and peaceful and there are views over fields, which are home to lots of wildlife, including birds and deer. We also have geese and goslings on the lakes.”

He adds: “Melanie wanted to stay longer and we would have liked her to. She was a great tenant, a great neighbour and a lovely person but the time had come to put this house up for sale as we no longer need it.”

Estate agent Jordan Yorath, who is marketing the house, says: “Kings Lea is a beautiful home and it has been renovated with no expense spared. It is in superb order.”

Melanie Brown, aka Mel B/Scary Spice is now back in her native Leeds and alongside her established career, she is the author of the best-selling book Brutally Honest, which recounts her experiences of domestic abuse.

The 4,678 sq.ft property has a large kitchen/dining/living space, a separate dining room, two sitting rooms and a study. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, an ensuite bedroom and a bathroom. On the second floor, there is a main bedroom suite with dressing room, bathroom, gym and a balcony. For those who have horses, there is an option to rent adjacent land.

Contact: Monroe Estate Agents, tel: 0113 870 4443, monroeestateagents.com

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The open plan living space at Kings Lea
The lounge area with cosy wood-burning stove
The kitchen has all mod cons
All the bedrooms are spacious and are light-filled with views over surrounding fields
One of the three bathroom at Kings Lea