Ilkley’s premier self-catering historic country house, cottages and apartments. We’re in the Yorkshire Dales on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor and just ten minutes walk into Ilkley spa town.
Choose from three Listed historic cottages situated around the sunny courtyard, each with private gardens. Each of these family-friendly cottages sleeps up to 6. Orchard Cottage has a real fire, Applebarn Cottage has the most spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, whilst Coach House Cottage has the largest lounge that once housed the carriage and horses in Victorian times. All the cottages are pet-friendly. Each cottage is tastefully decorated to a high standard and fully equipped with granite or Corian worktops, fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, separate freezer, CD stereo, Virgin Media multi-channel cable television, radio and catch-up services, free SuperHub wi-fi, Bluetooth speaker and DVD player. In short, everything you should need for a great family holiday or short break!
Choose from three, 5 star serviced apartments on the top floor of the Listed, historic Westwood Lodge. The Wells and The Moorview are ideal for singles and couples, whilst The Glenmoor has two en-suite bedrooms and is ideal for two couples. Each enjoys privacy and fabulous views – be it onto Ilkley Moor or over Wharfedale. All our apartments are dog-free zones. The Wells is cosy and excellent value, whilst still having views of Ilkley Moor and up towards the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Moorview enjoys the best south-facing views of the Moor and is more spacious. The Glenmoor has views on three sides, including the vista across Wharfedale and into the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each apartment is tastfully decorated to a high standard and fully equipped with granite worktops, fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, integrated freezer, Bluetooth stereo, Virgin Media multi-channel cable television, radio and catch-up services, free SuperHub wi-fi, i-Pod docking and DVD player.
As well as the main gardens, there’s also a roof garden above the three apartments. From here, you’ll enjoy stunning views on all sides plus there’s the tower room, which is a great spot to finish your favourite book if it should start to rain (never!).
The Main House and The Old Gallery
For that special celebration break with family and friends, we’re delighted to offer accommodation for the large extended family or a group of friends getting together to celebrate in style! The Main House gives you very spacious accommodation on three floors of the 1875 Grade II Listed country house. It also features the new (1890!) kitchen wing, fitted out with a heritage-style 4-oven Aga, American-style fridge/freezer and a good, old-fashioned spacious larder/pantry. It now has its own private bar ready for you to stock! The Main House sleeps up to 20 in seven bedrooms, but you can also reserve three private apartments to increase numbers to a maximum of 28. The Old Gallery also dates from 1890 and is the southern wing to Westwood Lodge. It comes fitted out to Five Star self-catering standards with a range multi-oven stove and open plan living. It is ideal for smaller groups up to 10, sleeping in five bedrooms.
Both The Main House and The Old Gallery have their own small private gardens, plus direct access and full use of The Cellars leisure area, the sunny terrace and the animal corner/ play area with Wendy House. Typical groups have included big birthdays (21st up to 90th so far!), wedding groups and an emotional reunion for family members from around the world. We also specialise in sophisticated hen groups and can suggest a range of tasteful, fun activities for your weekend including spa pampering sessions and a chef coming to prepare a special gourmet meal for you. Please read our booking conditions carefully as, if you’re seeking a noisy, wild party venue, we want you to look elsewhere!
✔ All bookings are made directly with us.
✔ Our prices are fully inclusive. We don’t charge extra for cots, logs etc.
✔ Your accommodation will be lit, warm and welcoming with everything ready.
✔ We live next door so can be easily contacted should you need us.
✔ We know Wharfedale well and can help you find those special local places.
✔ We care that you enjoy your stay and we will go that extra mile for you.
✔ Nearly half our bookings are repeat business or recommendation!