Westwood Lodge is an impressive historic house with adjoining cottages and apartments situated on the very edge of Ilkley Moor. Guests will love the unlimited Open Access walking and cycling and close proximity to Ilkley, Leeds, Bolton Abbey and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
What makes a stay at Ilkley Moor Cottages and Apartments unique?
The restoration and renovation of Westwood Lodge has been Tim and Paula's passion since 1998. All the buildings are Grade II Listed and offer all modern facilities to the highest standards. Guests have full use of the hot tub, sauna and gym, plus gardens, roof terrace with fantastic views, children's Wendy house and animal corner. Ilkley Moor is literally straight outside the gates, with walks, trails, cycling and mountain biking. A homemade cake, Yorkshire Tea and coffee awaits everyone on arrival
What is the capacity for Ilkley Moor Cottages and Apartments?
The Main House is very grand and can accommodate up to 20 in 7 large bedrooms. It is very popular for anniversary/ birthday celebrations and as wedding accommodation. There are four cottages sleeping 6 to 10 and three private apartments (2 to 4). Well behaved dogs are welcome in The Main House and cottages.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Ilkley area?
There is a huge choice of things to do and Ilkley spa town centre is just a few minutes walk through the woods leading to up-market shops, tea rooms and restaurants. There is a swimming pool and lido (seasonal) plus tennis courts and riverside walks. The heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is ten minutes away at Bolton Abbey - famous as a romantic wedding venue.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Guests arrive to gentle music, homemade cake and tea tray set with fresh milk in the fridge. Advance supermarket orders are popular and the town has an array of local shops including butchers and greengrocer. Ilkley (ten minutes walk) also has a fantastic choice of pubs, tea rooms and restaurants with everything from family-run pizza to Michelin starred.
A car is definitely not necessary as Ilkley enjoys fantastic subsidised train and bus services including a daytime shuttle bus passing Westwood Lodge. Trips to Skipton, Leeds, Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Bronte Country and York are all straightforward.