Ilkley’s only five star/ four star gold standard self-catering historic country house, cottages and apartments. We’re in the Yorkshire Dales on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, just ten minutes walk into Ilkley spa town and station and ten minutes drive to Bolton Abbey.

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Ilkley Moor Holiday Cottages


Family cottages –  Ilkley and Wharfedale’s best holiday home/ vacation rentals, close to Ilkley town, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Leeds and The Dales

Westwood Lodge short stay Apartment Rental


Ilkley’s best choice for single occupancy, couples and with older children – whether on a business trip, relocation or a relaxing short break

The Main House and The Old Gallery wing


Ideal for special occasions with family and friends – birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations and wedding group accommodation


Ilkley – cyclist paradise! Key location on the Tour de FranceTour de Yorkshire and now The UCI Road World Championships 2019!  Mountain biking is now also permitted on Ilkley Moor (straight from our gates!)

• Bike shed and borrow a bike.  Bike wash hose
• Local route knowledge from keen cyclist  – owner Tim
• Local bike repairs, sales and servicing
• Plenty of things for non-cyclists to do!

What makes Westwood Lodge at Ilkley Moor so special?

Award winning cottages and apartments.


The highest standards of accommodation.


Relax and enjoy panoramic views.


Recharge in the hot tub, sauna and workout room.


Children will love the Wendy House and animals.


Open your door onto Ilkley Moor in the heart of Yorkshire.


Our Promise to You

✔ All bookings made here are directly with us. There are no agencies inflating prices and our best price is guaranteed!
✔ 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.
Over half of our bookings are repeat business or recommendation! We want you to come back!


Book Directly With US! – Some of our cottages and apartments can also be found on well-known booking sites. That’s fine if you prefer – but dealing directly online with us here gives you:-

  • Availability guaranteed – some agency websites can be up to 24 hours out-of-date!
  • Lowest price promise  agencies use our prices and availability and then often add their mark-up!
  • No booking/ administration/ cleaning/ payment fees – agencies routinely sneak these in!
  • Immediate confirmation of your booking request – no uncertainty whilst agency checks availability with us!
  • No cancellation/ amendment charge within 24 hours, useful if you made a booking error
  • Booking Protect available – in case you have to cancel
  • Earlier check-in – 3.30pm
  • Welcome tray – including Paula’s homemade cake!
  • Discount voucher code – off your next stay
  • You’re dealing directly with us – real humans!  Plus, you’re helping to keep prices as low as possible.

Proud to support

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 giving people living with a palliative illness some time away

Yorkshire Dales Country House, Holiday Cottages and Apartments at Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor

To combine the peace and beauty of the countryside with an upmarket spa town, without having to drive to the middle of nowhere, look no further!

Four star gold and five star standard accommodation
Each has its own individual design and décor, with top quality furnishings, fabrics and fittings.

Leave the car at home
Our gates open directly onto Ilkley Moor, yet the centre of Ilkley is just a 10 minute walk away. There are four trains every hour throughout the day from Leeds and Bradford. This area is renowned for its extensive, efficient and subsidised bus and rail services.

Ideal for shopping in Ilkley
Boasting high class shops, elegant tea rooms and a wide selection of great pubs and restaurants (including Michelin starred). Other attractions include a superb outdoor lido (from May to September), floodlit tennis courts, playground and skateboard park.

Ideal for the outdoors – GENUINELY on Ilkley Moor
Westwood Lodge is situated on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor (some places only claim to be!) with over 1000 acres of Open Access moorland outside our gates for you to enjoy. It’s great country for walking, climbing, horse riding and mountain biking. It’s no surprise that the official anthem of Yorkshire is the song “On Ilkley Moor Bah’t ‘at”.

Ideal wedding accommodation – for events in Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, Barden, Appletreewick, Burnsall, Denton – halls, tithe barns, crook barns, marquees and towers
The ideal place to stay whilst attending a wedding in Ilkley, Denton, Beamsley, Burnsall, Barden or Bolton Abbey.

Ideal for business meetings and temporary relocations
Just 25 minutes by frequent train into Leeds city centre, 15 minutes drive from Leeds Bradford Airport and 30 minutes by car to the motorway network

Ideal for Yorkshire attractions
There are four local golf courses, fly fishing in the Wharfe, horse riding stables and more gardens, animal farms, steam railways and other attractions than could be visited in a week! The heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Brontë Country are all nearby, as are the locations used to film Emmerdale, taking you through historic villages with country pubs, local crafts and a traditional friendly welcome.

All mod cons
All of our accommodation is fully equipped for a stress-free stay, with washing machine/dryer*, dishwasher, microwave, freezer and full-sized fan oven. Each has a Bluetooth stereo, Virgin Media multi-channel cable television, radio and catch-up services, free SuperHub wi-fi and DVD player.  (*Apartments have a shared laundry room)

Child friendly
We understand the importance of safety, comfort and fun, so provide quality cots, high chairs, stair gates and boxes of toys. Each cottage also has a ground floor toilet. Our outdoor play area includes a two storey Wendy House, trampoline and animal corner.

Dog friendly accommodation
We love dogs and have one ourselves! Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome in The Main House and two in The Old Gallery and each of the cottages (Coach House, Applebarn and Orchard Cottages). See individual accommodation pages.

Time to relax
For the grown-ups we have a small, private leisure facility open daily, with a workout room, hot tub, sauna and sunbed.