• Are you open? YES. The maximum number able to stay in any property is a single household of up to 6 people (plus any support bubble).
  • What about Coronavirus?  We have acquired the Industry Standard mark “We’re Good to Go” from Visit England for our cleaning protocols.
  • New local restrictions are now in place in West Yorkshire. Click here
  • What about shared facilities such as the sauna and hot tub? These remain closed.  Guest safety is our number one priority
  • Are there plenty of things to do? Yes!  Ilkley Moor and The National Park are fully open as are pubs, restaurants, shops and takeaways. 
  • Trains and Buses?  These are operating with social distancing measures
  • What if there’s another lockdown? If we were forced to close, you would get a full refund – provided you had booked directly with us.
  • Due to the pandemic, we are only open for longer stays (28 nights to 6 months) this winter. Click here for more details.

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“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.

There are a few changes that will affect your stay. Our enhanced housekeeping and cleaning protocols may affect check-in/ out times.  We’ll also need your help, such as bagging your rubbish and sorting recycling! Shared facilities remain closed, but there’s plenty to do with Ilkley Moor and The Yorkshire Dales National Park open. Buses and trains are running and things getting back to normal in Ilkley town.

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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 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 – 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
  • Welcome tray – including Paula’s homemade cake!
  • You’re dealing directly with us – real humans!  Plus, you’re helping to keep prices as low as possible.

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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 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
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 (NEW! including now in the apartments), 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 The Main House, The Old Gallery and each of the cottages (Coach House, Applebarn and Orchard Cottages). See individual accommodation pages.

Due to restrictions, communal facilities at Westwood Lodge and a few local visitor attractions – such as Ilkley Lido – remain closed. There’s still plenty to do! Ilkley Moor and The Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale are fully open and shops/ take-aways in Ilkley are getting back to normal.