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Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor

Child friendly cottage, Yorkshire – Child Friendly Cottages, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

About Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor

You are provided with the makings of a perfect family holiday. There’s always a warm welcome at Westwood!

Situated in the charming spa town of Ilkely in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Westwood Lodge offers a large country house, a small cluster of courtyard holiday cottages and luxury apartments for that idyllic country retreat. The properties are very family friendly, having been converted lovingly by Tim & Paula, who have 2 girls of their own. They have private gardens as well as great facilities. Choose from The Main House sleeping 20 in 7 bedrooms, The Old Gallery sleeping 10 in 5 bedrooms, three 3 bed cottages each sleeping up to 6 and three apartments; the largest sleeps 4, the smallest sleeps 2 (all sleeping numbers are plus cots).

All the cottages are fully equipped for a stress-free stay, with dishwasher, microwave, freezer and full-sized fan ovens. You'll have multi-channel cable TV with iPlayer, Virgin Media catch-up and downloadable films and games (some chargeable), as well as a DVD player, iPod docking station and CD stereo. There's also direct-dial telephone, answering machine and free high speed wi-fi to enable you to stay in touch with life elsewhere! All properties have their own washing machine with tumble drier except the apartments which have a free mini-laundry.

Large Family Get-togethers

The Main House itself is the original Grade II Listed country retreat and an ideal choice for that special celebration with family or friends. Relax in the sumptuous surroundings in front of a wood burning stove in one of two lounges and absorb the beauty of this period house. The Main House has five large first floor bedrooms sleeping 14 plus a further two bedrooms sleeping 6, (making a total of 20) in the lower ground floor Wharfedale Rooms, accessed by a ‘secret’ staircase which continues from the hallway. There's even a working 1920's wind-up gramophone (maybe keep the lid closed with small children around!) a piano and a big dressing-up box.  The country kitchen has a four-oven AGA plus modern ceramic hob, American style fridge and freezer, a large breakfast room (also ideal for an early tea for small children!) and a separate pantry/ food store.  The dining room seats 20 around one enormous table and has a full height drinks fridge

The Old Gallery is a Victorian five bedroom property looking out onto Ilkley Moor and a great choice for smaller family get-togethers.  It provides excellent, 5-Star accommodation for up to 10. The Old Gallery has an M2 accessibility rating and two ground floor bedrooms and bathroom.  There are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs.  The open-plan kitchen/ dining/ lounge includes a large range cooker with two large ovens, an upright fridge and freezer plus a further drinks fridge.
Both The Main House and The Old Gallery have private gardens and welcome up to two dogs.

Family friendly Cottages

Choose from three cottages situated around the sunny courtyard, each with a private garden. Each of these family-friendly cottages sleeps up to 6. Orchard Cottage is great for a family with small children as it has it's own play-den. It also has a real fire. Applebarn Cottage has the most spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, whilst Coach House Cottage has the largest lounge that once housed the carriage and horses in Victorian times. All the cottages are pet-friendly.

So relax and unwind in one of the warm and inviting award winning cottages. Each has its own individual design and décor, with quality furnishings, fabrics and fittings. You will receive a special welcome with afternoon tea set ready on arrival, including fresh milk, Yorkshire Tea, Taylors Coffee and Paula's homemade cake. Put your feet up and enjoy!


Choose from three, Five-Star apartments on the top floor of the Listed, historic Westwood Lodge. The Wells and The Moorview are ideal for couples with a baby, whilst The Glenmoor has two en-suite bedrooms and is ideal for an older family of four. Each enjoys privacy and fabulous views - be it onto Ilkley Moor or over Wharfedale. All the apartments are dog-free zones.  The apartments are not recommended for toddlers, due to all the stairs to reach them.

Child and Parent Friendly

The owners Tim and Paula have two daughters themselves and understand the importance of safety, comfort and fun. They provide quality cots, high chairs, stair gates and boxes of toys. Each cottage, The Main House and The Old Gallery also has a ground floor toilet. There are enclosed cottage gardens with barbecues for each property (the apartments share a large roof top garden with spectacular views). The outdoor play area includes a two storey Wendy House, trampoline, hens, pet rabbit and kune-kune pigs and games for all ages.
For the grown-ups there is a small, private leisure facility open daily, with a workout room, hot tub, sauna and sunbed. Beauty treatments and genuine Thai massage can also be booked.

You can easily venture out - Ilkley is a short woodland walk away ,where you can visit Betty's for the best teas in Yorkshire. Ilkley Lido is one of the country's last outdoor public pools - great on a summer's day!  Several family friendly pubs and restaurants are within walking distance.  Baby sitting can be arranged as can a local chef to come and cook and serve a special meal for for you
Open all year round with all electricity, central heating, logs, linen and leisure facilities included in the price

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