Focus On: Chapel Allerton

Focus On: Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, with its own community of unique shops, stylish bars, gorgeous restaurants and a thriving events scene. We currently have several apartments available in the popular Allerton Croft development, which will give you access to all the suburb has to offer, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

– The apartments –

All of the apartments available in Allerton Croft boast a bright, open-plan living area, with plenty of space for all your furniture. Through an archway you’ll find the modern kitchen, complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer.

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Allerton Croft is situated down a quiet street, round the corner from the beautiful Potternewton Park, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton. This vibrant suburb has a village-like feel, boasting its own high street with unique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and so much more. Chapel Allerton is a charming, sought-after area with a great community spirit, and offers excellent access to the buzzing city centre of Leeds, which can be reached by car or public transport in just 10 minutes. Neighbouring suburbs include Meanwood, Roundhay and Moortown.

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– Best bits –

Find your every day essentials: Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre and Chapel Allerton Hospital, all within walking distance.

Relax in nearby parks: Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park and Gledhow Park.

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Get fit: Yoga Kula, So Pilates, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance or Scott Hall Leisure Centre.

Have lunch or a snack: Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko or Opposite Cafe.

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Shop at independent stores: The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb and Form Bespoke Jewellers.

Find your specialist shops: Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers and The Perfumed Garden.

Treat yourself to a meal out: Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird or Sami’s Moroccan.

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Indulge in some culture: Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts and Chapel Allerton Library.

Grab a drink: Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse Inn, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit or Veuve Bar De Champagne.

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Get a trim: Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails or Aone Beauty Salon.

Chapel Allerton: The Urban Village

Chapel Allerton: The Urban Village

If you want to live in one of the most sought after suburbs in Leeds, then Chapel Allerton is the place to be. Termed the ‘urban village’, this buzzing suburb has its own village-like community with quirky shops, unique restaurants, stylish bars and a thriving events scene, as well as having the amazing city centre of Leeds just a 10 minute journey away.

Where to live 

At Space Property we currently have several apartments available in this popular suburb. Located on the prestigious Mansion Gate development near the centre of the suburb, we have a fantastic one bedroom apartment which features:

  • Spacious open-plan living area
  • Newly refurbished kitchen complete with oven/hob, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Lounge with laminate flooring, two windows and French doors
  • Double bedroom fitted with carpet
  • Recently renovated bathroom fitted with white three-piece suite including shower over bath

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Also at the Mansion Gate development, we have an impressive two bedroom apartment which boasts:

  • Separate lounge with laminate flooring
  • Dining room with French doors and Juliet balcony
  • Refurbished kitchen complete with oven/hob, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Two double bedrooms fitted with carpet
  • Bedroom one benefits from an ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom two boasts a separate dressing room
  • Brand new bathroom fitted with white three-piece suite including shower over bath

Mansion Gate lies within a gated community featuring private parking, video door entry system and security alarms.

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Situated close to Potternewton Park in the Allerton Croft development we have another two bedroom apartment located on the top floor.

  • Spacious lounge fitted with laminate flooring, and features a large round window, a velux window and sloping ceilings
  • Modern kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer, built in microwave and dishwasher
  • Two bedrooms, one double and one single, both fitted with carpet
  • The master bedroom features a large round window and a built in wardrobe, whilst the second bedroom boasts a velux window
  • Tiled bathroom complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath

The communal grounds of Allerton Croft provide allocated parking, and the building benefits from a lift and intercom system.

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What’s there?

Where to go?

  • Chapel Allerton Park and Potternewton Park
  • Inkwell Arts and Seven Arts centres
  • Scott Hall Leisure Centre and Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym
  • Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op
  • So Pilates and Yoga Kula
  • Independent shops: Armadillo Toys, Chirpy, Angels and Angels Too, Simply Cakes, Casablanca, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, The Pink Banana, The Perfumed Garden
  • Restaurants: El Bareto, Sukothai, Pinche Pinche, Siam Oriental, Aagrah, Sami’s, The Mad Greek, Olive Tree, Arti’s, Casa Mia
  • Cafes/delis: Cup and Saucer by Opposite, Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, Wrap and Roll, House of Koko

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What to do?

 

Ultimate Guide to Chapel Allerton

Ultimate Guide to Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton is the most sought after suburb in Leeds due to its friendly community, village-like feel and amazing array of shops, restaurants and bars, whilst only being a 10 minute journey to Leeds city centre!

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Where to live?

Space Property currently has a stunning ground floor, two bedroom apartment on the prestigious Mansion Gate Mews development in the heart of Chapel Allerton. This spacious apartment has a large separate lounge area, fitted with laminate flooring making for easy cleaning, and features a large window creating a bright, open living space. Separate from the lounge is a stylish kitchen/dining area, fitted with white high gloss units and complete with oven/hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The dining area offers space for a table and chairs to enjoy sit down meals,and features a set of French doors opening out onto a beautiful shared patio area.

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The apartment comprises of two bedrooms, both fitted with carpet and generously sized, offering plenty of room for storage. The master bedroom additionally benefits from an ensuite bathroom with shower. The main house bathroom features sleek black tiles, and is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as mirror over the sink and towel rail. The main living area are fitted with laminate floors, whilst carpets give the bedroom and hall a cosy feel. The apartment also offers parking within communal grounds, secure video entry system, security alarm and boiler room in hallway.

What’s there?

The Mansion Gate Mews development is located a short walk from Chapel Allerton’s high street, and is just a 10 minute journey from Leeds city centre, providing the best of both city and suburban life. Whilst being a suburb, Chapel Allerton is often described as an ‘urban village’ with a friendly community feel, offering unique shops, beautiful parks, excellent restaurants and vibrant bars. The apartment is close to regular bus routes, just over two miles from Burley Park and Leeds train stations, and opposite the Chapel Allerton Hospital. Situated just a few minutes walk away are Potternewton Park, a Lidl and Tesco Express, and the So Pilates centre. Chapel Allerton is also bordered by other great suburbs including Roundhay, Headingley and Meanwood.

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Where to go?

  • Chapel Allerton Park and Potternewton Park
  • Inkwell Arts and Seven Arts centres
  • Scott Hall Leisure Centre and Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym
  • Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op
  • Gledhow Valley Woods, Lake and Allotments
  • So Pilates and Yoga Kula
  • Cutting Room Creative, Cold Baths and Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon
  • Independent shops: Armadillo Toys, Chirpy, Angels and Angels Too, Simply Cakes, Casablanca, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, The Pink Banana, The Perfumed Garden
  • Bars/pubs: The Mustard Pot, Further North, Kith & Kin, The Regent, The Nags Head, The Woods, Veuve Bar De Champagne, The Pit, Zed Bar
  • Restaurants: El Bareto, Sukothai, Pinche Pinche, Siam Oriental, Aagrah, Sami’s, The Mad Greek, Olive Tree, Arti’s, Casa Mia
  • Cafes/delis: Cup and Saucer by Opposite, Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, Wrap and Roll, House of Koko

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What to do?

 

Relaxation/Lazy Day Tips

Relaxation/Lazy Day Tips

You may not be aware, but on Wednesday it was National Lazy Day, and this Monday it’s National Relaxation Day! So that’s the perfect excuse to book some relaxation time in for yourself and have a proper lazy day. Here are our some ideas on how to achieve total relaxation; you deserve it!

  1. Meditation and yoga – you’re probably sick of hearing this, but these two activities are proven to promote relaxation. Throw some stretching in there to for full body relaxationRelax1
  2. Exercise – some people find serious exercise really relaxing, but if you’re not one of those people (yeah, us neither) then just a steady walk will do the trick
  3. Have a nap – naps aren’t just for children, having a 20 minute nap (or as long as you want really!) is a definite way to make you feel more relaxed
  4. Breathing exercises – doing some deep, slow breathing will help to relax you in a stressful situation. Practice the technique every day so you have to hand in those difficult moments
  5. Progressive relaxation – to get all parts of your body engaged, try the progressive relaxation technique; tensing then relaxing each part of your body in turn. Trust us, it works!Sleeping_Space_5
  6. Grounding – learn to be in the moment by taking in your surroundings; what you can see, smell, hear, taste and feel. This is a great way to practice being mindful
  7. Create a zen zone in your home – somewhere you can go to specifically relax. Try a hippie themed space with help from our previous blog to channel those chilled vibes
  8. Destress your home – as well as creating a specific relaxing space, make your whole home a more relaxing, stress-free place with help from our tips
  9. Spend some alone  – sometimes its just nice to be by yourself, doing what makes you happy without worrying about anything or anyone else!
  10. Be in nature – going outside is an amazing and simple way to feel relaxed and free. Getting some sun will also boost your mood! Create your own green space with our handy guide
  11. Leave work at work – don’t bring work problems home, its a sure way to make you feel stressed and agitated. Just be calm and forget about it while you’re at homeRelax3!
  12. Get organised – unless you’re a serious lover of organisation, the actually process won’t be that relaxing, but the outcome of having everything sorted definitely will be. Read our blog for ways to simplify your life 
  13. Visualise – if you’re not in a relaxing place physically, create one in your mind, you’ve heard of a “happy place” before!
  14. Night time routine – having a ritual for bed time will help you to be more relaxed and sleep better, read here for more!
  15. Go on a break – even a short trip will help you to just get away from the stresses of life and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

Here are a few other activities you can do when you’re having a relaxation/lazy day:

  • Snuggle up with a good book
  • Watch something funny
  • Have a lazy day with blankets, snacks and films
  • Cuddle with your petsRelax2
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Try an adult colouring book
  • Write down your thoughts
  • Unplug from technology
  • Have a good cuppa
  • Use scents and essential oils to relax
  • Enjoy a relaxing bath with bubbles, candles and calming music
  • Have a pamper day

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Living in Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton is one of the most sought after spots in Leeds, withits own community of shops, bars, restaurants and events. Our one bedroom apartment in the Allerton Croft development will give you access to all of this, whilst being only 10 minutes from Leeds city centre.

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The apartment boasts a bright, open-plan living area, with a modern finished kitchen through an archway, helping to keep the two areas separate whilst still open and spacious. The kitchen is complete with integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven/hob, washer/dryer, and tall fridge/freezer. The kitchen area is fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning, whilst the lounge area is fully carpeted for a cosy feel.

The double bedroom of the apartment is fully carpeted and benefits from a spacious built in wardrobe. The modern tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and a towel rail. The property has a secure entry system for extra security, and parking facilities are situated within the communal grounds.Chapel2

Location

Allerton Croft is situated next to the beautiful PotternewtonPark, just a short walk from the centre of Chapel Allerton, which has a village-like feel with its own high street with unique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and so much more. Chapel Allerton is a charming, sought-after area with a great community spirit, and offers excellent access to the buzzing city centre of Leeds, which can be reached by car or public transport in just 10 minutes. Neighbouring suburbs include Headingley, Roundhay and Moortown.

 

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Best bits

  • Culture – Inkwell Arts, Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Library
  • Every day essentials – Tesco express, Esso, Lidl, The Co-op, Natwest, HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Allerton Medical Centre, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Public Health Resource Centre
  • Exercise – Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym, Elevations Academy for Dance, Scott Hall Leisure Centre
  • Parks – Potternewton Park, Chapel Allerton Park, Roundhay Park
  • Cafes – Nichols Vegetarian Deli, Crust & Crumb, The Sunshine Bakery, House of Koko, Opposite Cafe
  • Restaurants – Sukhothai, Aagrah, Siam Oriental, Casa Mia, Pinche Pinche Mexican, El Bareto, The Olive Tree, The Hummingbird, Sami’s Moroccan, Boss Burgers
  • Pubs/bars – Zed Bar, The Manor, The Hub, The Mustard Pot, The Regent, The Bay Horse In, Further North, The Woods, The Nags Head, The Three Hulats, Kith & Kin, The Pit, Veuve Bar De Champagne
  • Independent shops – The Pink Banana, Chirpy, Angels Too, Casablanca, New Collection, Armadillo Toys, Oaks, Fit to Bust, Rustic Pine, Sugar & Rhubarb, Form Bespoke Jewellers
  • Specialist shops – Simply Cakes, George & Joseph Cheesemongers, Tarbett’s Fishmongers, Neil Smith Butchers, The Perfumed Garden
  • Salons – Cutting Room Creative, Lucy Craske Health & Beauty Salon, Cold Bath Barber Shop, David Michael Hair, Mod Salons, Moriarty’s Hair Salon, Salon Style, Pout Beauty Salon, Beauty Spot, Jon Kinsey Salon, @ the Salon, Emerald Hair & Beauty, Noveau Nails, Aone Beauty Salon

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Events

  • The North Leeds Food Festival – 19 to 21 August – Roundhay Park
  • Seven Bar Sounds live acoustic – 23 August – Seven Arts
  • 8th Birthday weekend – 27 & 28 August – The Mustard Pot
  • Leeds West Indian Carnival – 29 August – Potternewton Park
  • Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival – 29 August – Seven Arts
  • Festival Words (An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word) – 30 August – Seven Arts
  • Chapel Allerton Arts Festival – 29 August to 4 September – Chapel Allerton
  • Leeds International Beer Festival – 8 to 11 September – Leeds Town Hall
  • Saltaire Brewery Beer Festival – 9 September – County Works, Bradford
  • Yoga Foundation Workshop – 10 September – Yoga Kula
  • On Roundhay live concert – 17 September – Roundhay Park

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Tips for better sleep & productive mornings

Tips for better sleep & productive mornings

So we’re a little bit late with this, but March was National Bed Month, and who doesn’t love their bed. In celebration of this, we thought we’d share with you the tops tips we’ve found on getting a good nights sleep and having an energizing, productive morning. Yes, it is possible!

Evening/bedtime

Winding down

  • Read a book to help clear your mind, but NOT on a digital devise, an actual book
  • Switch off ALL electronics at least an hour before bed
  • Jot down any worries you might have to prevent them from keeping you up all night. And write down good things that have happened too!
  • Having a warm bath with essential oils is the perfect way to wind down
  • Sip a hot drink – chamomile is the best to promote relaxation
  • Do some Yoga, stretches, meditation or breathing techniques to help you feel calm
  • Only use your bed for bedroom activities only (you know what we mean)
  • Try progressive muscle relaxation; tensing and relaxing each part of your body
  • Create a relaxing night time beauty routine that you look forward to doing

Your room

  • Get the right temperature, not too hot and not too cold
  • Keep pets in a different room, yes we know its hard, but its necessary!
  • Have plants in your bedroom that are relaxing and purify the air such as lavender, aloe vera, spider plant and Peace lily
  • Make your bed in the morning – its so much nicer getting into a nicely made bed
  • Have thick curtains to block out light, get rid of any light when you’re going to sleep, and before sleep use yellow light not blueSleeping_Space_5
  • Decorate your bedroom with cool or earthy colours to create a relaxed feel
  • Create a super cosy and comfortable space, and make sure its clean and tidy
  • Use plush textures, natural elements, personal details and calming scents

Tips for a beneficial nap

  • Power nap, 10-20 minutes, if you want to get straight back to work after
  • Nasa nap, 26 minutes, for alertness and if you’re working over time
  • Slower wave 60 minutes nap, to help cognitive memory
  • Full cycle 90 minute nap, for creativity and emotional/procedural memory
  • Optimum nap time between 1-4pm, sleep slightly upright in a dim room

Other tips

  • Avoid sugars and grains before bed, the best foods to eat in the evening are ones rich in magnesium, melatonin and B6. Try: almonds, honey, banana, salmon, turkey, warm milk, kale, walnuts and dark chocolate
  • Maintain a regular bed time, even on the weekends (yes we know this one is hard)
  • Avoid: caffeine 6 hours before sleeping, alcohol 3 hours before, dinner at 2-3 before, exercise 2 hours before, and working and using electronics 1 hour before
  • Full body exercising at some point during the day helps you to sleep at night
  • Adults need 7-9 sleep a night, make sure you get it!
  • Find the best sleeping positions if you’re in a couple
  • If you can’t sleep, get up! Read a book or listen to music, then try sleeping again

Morning

Waking up

  • Like with bed times, have a regular waking up time (again this one is a struggle!)
  • Don’t hit the snooze! You’re sleep will be fragmented and make you groggy
  • Expose yourself to natural light as quickly as possible, and get some fresh air
  • Have a cool morning shower to feel refreshed and awake
  • Drink water: hot water with lemon will help to clear and detox your body
  • You could try some energising Yoga poses, stretches or meditationmiracle-morning

Morning routine

  • Do as much prep as you can the night before & have a set routine to avoid rushing
  • Wait an hour to eat from when you wake so your metabolism can get going
  • Eat breakfast: the most important and enjoyable meal of the day
  • Schedule in family time if possible by all eating breakfast together
  • Avoid watching TV or using electronic devices for an hour after waking
  • Try creating a vision/motivation board to look at for inspiration in the morning
  • Be positive, create to do lists and plans for your day
  • Take a few minutes for yourself just to be peaceful before the busy day ahead
  • Try to walk or bike to work for as much of your journey as possible

Happy sleeping!