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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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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ilkley Literature Festival is 40!


2013 is the Ilkley Literature Festival's 40th Anniversary and they have a busy twelve months ahead, including the 2013 Festival running from Friday 4th to Sunday 20th October.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Snow latest.. (26th January 2013)

We've still heavy snow here today but we're fully open. Text or email if you're arriving and need advice or assistance.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Tour de France - great for Yorkshire, great for you!


Following the announcement of more route information for when the Grand Départ of the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has launched a new website all about the event next year.

Why is the Tour de France great for Yorkshire?
  • The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event – and it’s coming to Yorkshire!
  • The Grand Départ is the opening race of the Tour de France – on July 5, 2014, it will be in Leeds, followed by two days (July 5-6) of racing around Yorkshire
  • A worldwide audience of 3.5 billion people watch the Tour de France annually – the eyes of the entire world will be on Yorkshire
  • Over 188 countries around the world broadcast the Tour de France
  • 2,000 journalists representing dozens of nationalities attend the Tour every year
Will you be joining us? Bookings at Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor for 2014 opened today! Even if you can't attend the event itself, why not come and cycle part of the route before the big event?

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tour de France Coming to Ilkley!

The routes of the Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire have been announced and there's been a bit of tweaking!

Day 1 - Saturday 5th July - Leeds Grand Depart > Harewood > ILKLEY > Skipton > Aysgarth > Middleham > Ripon > Harrogate (Sprint finish on The Stray)

Day 2 - Sunday 6th July - York > Knaresborough > Bolton Abbey > Keighley > Haworth > Hebden Bridge > Holme Moss > Sheffield

Find out more..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21056721

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Weather outlook

Light snow is due on Ilkley Moor this week (up to 18th January).  No problems are expected but we will text guests on arrival day if any difficulties are experienced.

Whatever the weather, we expect to remain fully open for business.  Roads to us are expected to remain open and trains running normally. Before setting off: - 
Click here for the latest Met Office Ilkley weather.
Click here for AA advice on winter motoring.
Click here for any current National Rail service disruption information.  

Have a safe journey!