Locally, you’re spoilt for choice, whether you like long walks, shopping trips or evening meals and drinks, there’s something for everyone a short distance away. Just 4 minutes away from home is the new shopping precinct, The Springs, home to lots of popular shops and restaurants such as Next, River Island, TK Maxx, Nando’s and Gino D’acampo’s restaurant. There’s also a gym, cinema and mini golf course at The Springs.
There’s lots of things to see and do when you live in Leeds. 9 minutes away from Desire you’ll find Templae Newsam, a country estate in the middle of Leeds. Discover a working farm and a historic house surrounded by beautiful parkland. Perfect for a day outdoors with the family, explore the grounds and finish the day with tea and cake in the Temple Newsam tearoom.
Just 10 minutes from home you’ll find Lotherton, an Edwardian Hall filled with hidden treasures. Explore the hall, encounter animals from across the globe at Wildlife World and stroll the expansive gardens and grounds. It’s a perfect day out for all the family, not too far from home.
13 minutes away you’ll find Skelton Country Park. A beautiful open space perfect for walking your four-legged friend and spending time as a family. With a large lake, Skelton Park makes for a great cycling, running or walking route with great views over Leeds when you reach the top of the hills.
Walking distance from home or 4 minutes in the car you’ll find Austhorpe Primary School is which teaches children aged 5-11 years old. The school strives to provide a safe environment for all pupils and was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted during their last two inspections.
Temple Moor Secondary School is just 8 minutes from home and is a great place for your children aged 11-17 to attend. Reported ‘Good’ by Ofsted, Temple Moor aim to offer a safe environment for children to be themselves. Offering a post-16 prospectus means your children can continue their journey at Temple Moor as an alternative to college. Offering not just further education but opportunities to support pastoral, offer leadership and arrange social events.
Pure Gym, Leeds Thorpe Park is just 4 minutes away from Desire by car. Pay as you go day passes are available from £7.99 or for more regular gym goers you can pay monthly from £22.99. With over 12 Personal Trainers, the monthly cost allows you to access a personal training programme as well as induction and group classes.
For keen golfers, Temple Newsam Golf Course is just 10 minutes from Desire. With both an 18 hole and a new 9 hole course designed in 2017, Temple Newsam’s course is cleverly configured to get the best out of your game.
Desire lies just off junction 46 of the M1, just 3 minutes away meaning Desire is in the perfect location for those who commute by car daily. The A1(M) and Leeds Ring Road are both in easy reach and is also less than 20 minutes away from Leeds city centre, great for spending time there at the weekend.
Leeds Train Station is 25 minutes from home and offers routes to a number major cities such as Sheffield, Manchester, Harrogate and York.
And if you’re looking at travelling further afield, Leeds Bradford Airport is just 45 minutes away.
Just 4 minutes away from home at The Springs, Leeds you will find Humpit Hummus, a brilliant hummus and pita cart that serves nutritious snacks, perfect for an on the go lunch or a treat at the weekend. You will find salad boxes, filled pita bread and hummus bowls on the menu.
Colours May Vary is a small, independent shop just 19 minutes away from home that stocks beautiful, useful and inspirational wares. Focussing mainly on graphic art and design, typography, illustration and product design, Colours May Vary stock books, journals, prints, cards, gifts, homeware and stationery. It’s sourced both locally and internationally from a number of established and up and coming producers.
24 minutes away you’ll find The Little Bookshop. Opening their doors to Leeds in October 2017 The Little Bookshop is a place to explore literature and illustration with the whole family. The bookshop is dedicated to sourcing a diverse range of inclusive books and bringing them together under one roof. And if you don’t want to venture out, they deliver locally and the rest of the UK.