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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.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Enjoy one of our Courtyard Cottages this winter!

Winter Warmer - Low occupancy deals. If there's just one or two of you, we're offering 7 night stays in our courtyard cottages in November or December at 25% off our already low Winter Warmer prices!   So you can enjoy more space and bring your dog (for a small charge). Book online and the system will calculate your extra discount! (Note that this very special offer can't be combined with any other discount!)

Deluge Fails to Dampen County’s Spirit

Wet weather has failed to dampen the county’s spirit as key festivals and tourism business have declared they will not be beaten by the deluge.


Despite the county experiencing torrential downpours this week festival organisers at the hugely popular Masham Sheep Fair have announced they will open for business as usual this weekend. The River Ouse may have burst its banks but the majority of York businesses are trading as normal including key tourist attractions such the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre and the city’s popular Food and Drink festival. Hebden Bridge, which has been repeatedly hit by the bad weather is open, and has an exhibition highlighting the town’s strength during the recent poor weather at the Heart Gallery. The nationally renowned Ilkley Literature Festival goes ahead as normal as does the Helmsley Folk Weekend.
 
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
Yorkshire, like the rest of the country, has experienced extremely high rainfall this week however it doesn’t mean the entire county is closed - far from it. Festivals, towns and businesses are fighting back and it’s extremely important to get the message out there that Yorkshire is not a washout, where possible we are open for business ready and waiting with a warm Yorkshire welcome that won’t be beaten by the wet weather.
Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor is open as usual.  Local shops,  roads and rail links are open and operating normally 
 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

October and Autumn half-term prices cut!


LATEST - We've cut the prices of a wide range of short breaks and full week stays for the remainder of September and all of October, including the peak autumn half-term weeks!  So, whether you're after a crisp morning walk on Ilkley Moor, scrunchy leaves in our courtyard, watching the sunset from The Roof Garden or just sitting by the cosy Orchard Cottage log fire - book now!

Examples: (available at the time of writing this post, but subject to still being available when you come to book!)

The Glenmoor - 5th October, now £399 for 3 nights

The Old Gallery - 15th October, now £599 for 4 nights

The Wells - 19th October, now £399 for 7 nights

Coach House Cottage - 26th October, now £695 for 7 nights