Ilkley's only Five Star and Four Star Gold Award self-catering historic country house, cottages and apartments.
Ilkley Moor Cottages at Westwood Lodge, is situated on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor (in Wharfedale, Yorkshire) and just ten minutes walk into Ilkley spa town.
The location is ideal for those wishing to leave the car at home, or at least not driving much whilst on holiday. Ilkley enjoys a fantastic train service plus inexpensive bus services to a good range of visitor destinations.
Difficult to find places which can accommodate 15, including children from 0-15, plus two generations of adults, in sufficient bedroom numbers. The Main House suited us very well.
Location is also important, with family members coming from 4 different directions in England and Scotland - it has to be a reasonable drive for everyone.
And finally we need a location with access for walking, running, cycling and also somewhere to visit if the weather is bad. Ilkley covers all these requirements for us.
Tim was extremely helpful and even took the time to map out a bike route for us. The cottage was lovely and very clean, our girls particularly enjoyed the playroom which was filled with toys and books. We would definitely recommend staying here.
We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay with you, this time in the cottage next door to where we stayed in the Autumn. We were very comfortable, lovely and warm in the evenings and catered for ourselves happily in the well equipped kitchen. This time we discovered the roof garden’s impressive views and we fed Tilly on our table scraps, but wish we had known about the jacuzzi and fitness facilities before we left our respective homes.
Our hosts were tremendously welcoming, and, again, we very much appreciated the delicious cake left by Paula.
We had a lovely stay and even the weather blesse...more
We have come to Ilkley from the USA for many years and always try and stay at Westwood Lodge. We have stayed in different accommodations at the Lodge from two persons to 10 persons and found each accommodation to be excellent. Tim, Paula and Justine are so friendly it’s like being at home with family. Paula even carried our heavy suitcase up the two floors (36 steps) to the Moorview apartment. The accommodations have everything you could ever want and Tim and Paula have made sure you can live as if you were in your own home.
We loved the apartment with views of Ilkley Moor and yet only a short stroll down to town. Justine made us feel really welcome when we arrived and a freshly baked cake awaited. It was quiet and comfortable and had everything we needed. Views from the roof terrace were wonderful.
We visited the lodge because my wife resided there for three years whilst doing her teacher training. We stayed in the Glennmuir. Very comfortable accommodation. Well stocked and clean. The Victoria sponge left for use on our arrival was a very nice touch.
Our 3rd visit and the 3rd property we tried. Loved them all. Kids meet other kids - hurrah. Everything is well thought through and well managed. We love the moors, the pig, the owner's dog, the trampoline and Ilkley. See you again soon.