Welcome to Amani House - a great value quiet space in the heart of Roundhay.
Enjoy a private flat independent of the main house, with your own entrance and key. You get a large double bedroom, your own lounge and bathroom, and exclusive (free) off-road private parking.
Close to regular bus routes, shops and restaurants. Hidden away a few steps from the award winning Roundhay Park; 700 acres of parks, lakes and woodlands.
Amani House really is a hidden gem, perfect for any visit.
Free off-road, secure parking space available for you, just let me know if you'll be bringing a car.
You have a seperate entrance to the ground floor flat and your own key, so you may come and go as you please. It is self-check in, so don't worry if you're planning on getting here a little late!
* Eco-friendly *
We are all doing our bit to help the environment, and here at Amani House we want to help you go green during your stay. What we do:
- use 100% renewable energy
- energy saving light bulbs
- provide a recycling bin
- provide a reusable shopping bag (so you can avoid single use plastic)
- provide food storage containers for your stay to reduce food waste
- refillable shampoo and conditioner from a zero-packaging shop
- provide information about public transport
What you can do:
- turn off lights when not in use
- use the thick blankets provided (and use the spare heater only when needed)
- recycle paper, plastic and glass
- use public transport
* Double Bedroom *
Your bedroom consists of a large double bed with an award winning mattress, ensuring that you have a great night sleep. There are two additional Pakistani blankets if you get chilly, as well as an additional free-standing radiator and central heating.
There is a desk and printer that you are welcome to use - perfect for anyone visiting for work purposes.
If you are travelling with small children, there is plenty of space to put up your own travel bed or cot in the room too.
There is also a large cupboard with space to hang clothes, and an iron and ironing board that you are welcome to use. Please note that as this is part of our family home there are a few personal items in the space, but many people have appreciated the 'homely' feel of Amani House.
* The lounge *
As well as your large double bedroom you have your own private lounge and dining area, complete with a large television and unlimited access to Sky TV. The space also has good Wi-Fi connection throughout, which you are welcome to use.
There is a large three-seater sofa and a comfy armchair where you can relax and invite guests over.
You also have complete access to the outside patio area - if you're feeling brave and there is some sun! You're welcome to relax on the patio furniture, invite guests over, and we have a small BBQ you can borrow if the weather is nice.
* Bathroom *
You have your own private bathroom with an instant shower (meaning that you get instant hot water!). We provide towels for your visit, as well as shampoo, body wash, and toothpaste.
* Food and drink *
In your private lounge and dining area you will find a kettle along with tea and coffee making facilities. There is a microwave for your personal use as well as a mini fridge that you are welcome to use, as well as plates, bowls and cutlery if you wish to have any meals at home.
There is a Co-Operative shop 3 minutes walk from the house where you can buy a range of ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, chilled products, bakery items, as well as other food and drinks.
If you fancy eating out, there is a number of cafes, restaurants and bars on Street Lane (a three minute walk from Amani House) which cater to various cuisines and budgets.
Slightly further down the road, through Roundhay Park, is Oakwood which boasts a number of new trendy bars and restaurants, including the new Gin bar 'Silvas'.
We have a cat, Milly, a little old lady, but she lives in the main part of the house. There are doors separating the main part of the house but unfortunately she has dementia and may wake up in the night.
Accessibility: it is a ground floor flat, but there is one step to get in through the door. The bathroom does not currently have grab rails and may not be large enough for wheelchair users.
* Roundhay Park *
Roundhay Park is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. It has over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens which are owned by Leeds City Council. The park is one of the most popular in Europe.
You can find an abundance of wildlife including woodpeckers, common warblers in spring and summer, mute swans, visiting whooper swans, great-crested grebes and herons. Mammals include foxes, roe deer, voles, moles, rabbits and grey squirrels. There are good crops of crocus in spring, followed by daffodils and bluebells and gorse is present in the northern side of the park.
Roundhay Park is also home to Tropical World, a tropical island adventure which is fun for all the family. Exotic butterflies and birds roam free around the recreated rainforest environment. Leaving the rainforest, you find yourself in the desert, home to the Meerkats and Cacti. Day soon turns to night as you venture into the nocturnal zone to meet some animals that only come out in the dark.
Roundhay Park also offers many different sporting facilities including a skateboard park, bowling greens, White Rose canoe club, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches and a grass cycling track.
You can download a map of Roundhay Park from: https://www.roundhaypark.org.uk/roundhay-park-leeds-map.html
* Street Lane *
The main street is Street Lane, which boasts an abundance of delis, cafes, bars, in fact you can find just about everything.
My favourite place to go is ‘Haley and Clifford’, an award-winning deli selling the very best of Yorkshire produce as well as exciting ingredients from around the world. A small, family run, independent business, run by local resident Val Berry.
If you are looking for a special evening place, I like to go to The Flying Pizza (not as it sounds) – they offer a sophisticated dining experience in elegant and contemporary surroundings. Serving the best in original Italian cuisine, with an extensive signature menu featuring seafood, meat, pasta, pizza and salads, all made to order using only the finest seasonal ingredients.
Oakwood is a leafy suburb just down the road, with a fantastic community spirit and many more pubs and restaurants. The Oakwood Craft Market is held the last Saturday of every month at Oakwood Clock from 9.30am to 1.30pm, head down to the iconic Oakwood Clock and browse the local artisan traders selling unique wares.
A taste of home – Kenya has a large Indian population, and I really do miss authentic Indian food, but I’ve fallen in love with the food at Nawaab Khan! Opened by owner Sadij in 2006 this has long-since been a favourite of Leeds locals. Their extensive menu includes all your favourites and some special curries for even the most adventurous customer. Authentic food for adults and children alike and even healthier options for calorie-counters.
Want an independent café? Try out Sylva – an independent café bar created by people with a passion for locally-sourced food and drink. Nestled among the trees on the edge of Roundhay Park and located just behind the magnificent Oakwood Clock. They believe in celebrating all things Yorkshire, and use fresh, seasonable produce and work with local businesses to reduce food mileage. They offer a family and dog-friendly café bar on the ground floor, where everyone can sample our delicious seasonal menus. On the first floor, there is a unique space where adults can enjoy a relaxing drink on one of our cosy balconies with views across Oakwood and Roundhay park.
West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom