Due to the winter 2021 lockdown, we remain CLOSED for all holidays and short breaks. In accordance with rules, the only people currently staying here are those using us as their main residence (such as in-between houses or major work taking place at their usual home) or needing somewhere to self-isolate. We have no “winter let” availability until February 2021.

We regret that no bookings are currently being taken at all for later in 2021. This includes weddings, family holidays etc. Further updates will follow.

Thank you for all your support during the pandemic.

Tim and Paula

“Good to Go” is the Visit England Industry Standard mark meaning that our business has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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Ilkley’s consistently best-rated 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.


Ilkley Moor Listed Historic Cottages


Ilkley and Wharfedale’s premier cottages, close to Ilkley town centre (half-a-mile), Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Leeds and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Westwood Lodge Apartment Rental


Your number one choice for serviced apartments in Ilkley. Ideal for single occupancy and couples. Fantastic views and just ten minutes walk to the station!


Ilkley – Key location on the Tour de FranceThe UCI Road World Championships 2019 and Tour de Yorkshire 2020 (maybe 2021!). Mountain biking is also permitted straight from our gates!

• Bike shed and local bike hire.  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.

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Outside the door, onto Ilkley Moor!


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!

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Book Directly With US! – Our cottages and apartments can also be found on well-known booking sites. We do this because they have wider advertising reach than we could ever achieve. Booking through them is fine – but dealing directly online with us here gives you:-

  • Availability guaranteed – agency websites can be up to 24 hours out-of-date!
  • Lowest price promise  agencies use our prices and availability and then add their mark-up!  You will nearly always pay more using a booking agency.
  • 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
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  • 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

Combine the peace and beauty of the countryside with an upmarket spa town, without having to drive to the middle of nowhere!

Consistently rated as Ilkley’s top accommodation
Each cottage and apartment 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 where the station has four trains every hour from Leeds and Bradford.

Ideal for shopping in Ilkley
High class shops, elegant tea rooms and a wide selection of great pubs and restaurants (including Michelin starred). There’s a superb outdoor lido (from May to September – but closed summer 2020), floodlit tennis courts, playground and skateboard park.

Ideal for the outdoors – GENUINELY on Ilkley Moor
We are situated on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor (other places claim to be – check they’ve got an LS29 postcode!) with over 1000 acres of Open Access moorland outside our gates for you to enjoy.  Great  for walking, climbing, horse riding and mountain biking.  The official anthem of Yorkshire is the song “On Ilkley Moor Bah’t ‘at”.

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
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
Fully equipped 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, USB charging points and free SuperHub wi-fi

Child friendly
Quality cots, high chairs, stair gates and boxes of toys. Each cottage also has a ground floor toilet.

Dog friendly accommodation
One or two well behaved dogs are welcome in each of the cottages (The Old Gallery, Coach House, Applebarn and Orchard Cottages). See individual accommodation pages.