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We're a small family run business. With our girls - Alice and Annie - and our great team, our aim is to send you home feeling relaxed and recharged after your stay.

We're always getting news and comments about Ilkley and Wharfedale - where to go, what to do, where to eat and sometimes where not to eat! So our blog is all about finding a place for all those titbits that could be of interest to guests and folk with a fondness for this beautiful part of The Yorkshire Dales.

Do contribute, or better still, come and stay! Visit our website - click here If you have difficulty in posting a comment, just e-mail us at welcome@ilkleymoorcottages.co.uk and we'll sort things out.

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Friday, 30 March 2012

Bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire - Back le bid!

Yorkshire is bidding to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2016 and your support is needed! 

The tour de France is the WORLD'S LARGEST ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT watched by 88 million people around the world.  Hosting the race in Yorkshire will provide a multi-million pound boost to the economy and showcase yorkshire globally! 

Top cyclists MARK CAVENDISH and BEN SWIFT have already shown their support.  Click here to see more on this story! 
"It would be amazing to be part of the peloton through the Dales" (Ben Swift)
You can show yours by backing Le Bid today! 

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Brian Blessed to sing On Ilkla Moor Bah't 'at in RAP!

Yes! It's true! Brian Blessed is to star in a rap version of the Yorkshire Anthem On Ilkla Moor Bah't 'at!

It was announced today at Y12 - Welcome to Yorkshire's Official Convention announcing record growth in tourism to Yorkshire.

(Photo: Telegraph and Argus)

STOP PRESS: Gary Richardson our ace number 1 handyman interviewed by ITV1/ Yorkshire Television for this story! See the feature here!


Friday, 23 March 2012

Cottage guests help our Annie raise £203 for a good cause!

Our 11 year old daughter - Annie - organised a special Mother's Day fayre last weekend. With help from classmates and mum Paula, they made cakes, buns and handmade gifts. The event was held in our grounds in aid of Ilkley Grammar School's nominated charity Aquabox. Annie had hoped to raise £50 but ended up handing over a cheque for £203. A number of guests staying with us gave generous support by uying gifts and coffees. The final total was reached after the last of the trays of cakes were sold to visitors walking on Ilkley Moor!
The money will go to buy lots of things to make up boxes that will be kept ready to be sent anywhere in the world where there is a big natural disaster in the future, such as took place at Haiti.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Olympic Torch Coming to Ilkley - Confirmed!

Day 37. Sunday 24th June 2012. 1646 hours.

That's when the Olympic torch will be coming through Ilkley on the A65.

We've still got some accommodation free that weekend. Why not join us by celebrating the event - witnessing the runners in their gold and white outfits carrying the flame aloft!
(Photos: BBC)

Friday, 9 March 2012

New Cottage Progressing Well

We have been building a new cottage to the north of Westwood Lodge through the autumn and winter. Progress has been good and major work is scheduled to be completed during April.

All facilities, except the terrace gardens will be open as usual. This means that access to the animal corner, Wendy House and trampoline is from our car park rather than the terrace. Also, access to The Scullery Garden Apartment is from the The Cellars Leisure area, whilst the work continues.

We will continue to try to keep any disturbance to a minimum. Guests staying during the next few weeks should email if needing further clarification