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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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Friday, 27 March 2015

Aegeon Ilkley Tennis trophy

The Aegon Ilkley Trophy event is to be held at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club  from 13th - 21st June

 

 





 

 

The Schedule

  • Saturday 13th June - men's qualifying
  • Sunday 14th June - men's & women's qualifying
  • Monday 15th June - final qualifying and main draw
  • Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th June - main draw
  • Saturday 20th - men's finals and women's semi-finals
  • Sunday 21st - women's finals






Tickets for all days from Monday 15th onwards (there will be no charge for qualifying weekend) will be for sale to the general public on the Ticket Factory website at £5 per person (concessions available) for a ground pass which will allow access on a first-come-first-served basis to the seats in the stands. This is not including the Friday and final Saturday and Sunday where tickets will need to be purchased at £15 per person (concessions available) for allocated seating.

There is currently self-catering cottage availability at Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor.
For more details of the event go to www.iltsc.co.uk

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Another good reason to come to Ilkley in April!

Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April 2015 sees the annual Harrogate Spring Flower Show.  Held at The Great Yorkshire Showground (HG2 8PW) it's a 30 minute drive from Westwood Lodge or take the X52 bus from Ilkley Station.

Around 90 of the country's leading horticultural nurseries will be exhibiting and selling plants.  There will also be special interest groups exhibiting plus gardening accessories, arts, crafts and local food.  Find out more and book tickets at www.flowershow.org.uk

Check our late availability offers at Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor arriving Monday 20th or Friday 24th April by clicking the Special Offers button on the right hand column!  
 


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tour de Yorkshire - NEW RIDE PLACES RELEASED - Limited numbers available

 

As operational elements of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire Ride have been firming up, organisers of the Ride, Human Race have been keeping a close eye on the rider capacity for the day.

Many people were disappointed to miss out on a place with all 5,000 places in the event selling quickly.
So we are delighted to hear that having finalised the start wave structure for the Ride and the timings of the pro race, they are now able to release 500 additional places in the Ride.  
ENTRIES WILL OPEN AT 12:00noon ON THURSDAY 19TH MARCH
Good Luck!

The Details

The start and finish will be from Roundhay Park in Leeds and the majority of each route will be on the same roads as the Pros, on the same day on the 3rd and deciding day of the Tour de Yorkshire. There are three distances to choose from (140km, 100km and 50km - including a Women Only Cycletta over 50km).

Benefits for all riders will include:
  • Same routes, structures and spectators as for the pro race
  • Finish on the Tour de Yorkshire finish line
  • Tour de Yorkshire ride and pro race public village for you and your family
  • Ceremonies on the Tour de Yorkshire podium
  • One lucky rider will be part of the Tour de Yorkshire pro prize presentation
  • Sportive riders dedicated viewing area of the pro race finish
  • Tour de France legend and 5 times winner, Bernard Hinault, to provide everyone with his top training tips
  • Yorkshire style support through the towns and villages
  • Comparison climb times with the Pros (check how you compare with the best)
  • Tour de France memorabilia mass giveaway at the Tour de Yorkshire village for 100s of lucky riders
  • Etape du Tour bibs prize draw
  • Tour de France VIP access prize draw
Event also includes:
  • Mechanical support – like the pros
  • Medical support
  • Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
  • Energy drinks, bars and gels provided at feed stations
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to you as you cross the line
  • Finisher's medal

Monday, 16 March 2015

Tour de Yorkshire Timings


The highly anticipated start and finish times for the Tour de Yorkshire have been announced along with the precise location details of the race starts and finishes

Stage one on Friday 1st May will have a ceremonial start at 11.45am on South Marine Drive outside the Bridlington Spa. Riders will have a 5km neutralised section before the official race start at Sewerby at 12 noon. Depending on rider’s speed the race will finish between 4pm and 4.30pm on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough.

Stage two, from Selby to York, will have a ceremonial start at 11.20am outside Selby Abbey. Riders will have an 8km neutralised section before the official race start just outside Selby on the A163 at 11.45am. Depending on riders’ speed, the race will finish between 3.30pm and 4pm on Knavesmire Road in York.

On the final day, Stage three, from Wakefield to Leeds, will start at 12.15pm outside Wakefield Cathedral. Riders will have a 4km neutralised section before the official race start at Agbrigg Road on the A61 at 12.30pm. Depending on riders’ speed the race will finish between 4.30pm and 5pm at Roundhay Park in Leeds. 

*** This stage sees a sprint section into Ilkley at about 3.30pm, before climbing Le Cote de Cow & Calf just down the road from Westwood Lodge passing before 4pm ***

We've got ONE COTTAGE available (as of 14th March) for The Tour de Yorkshire Bank Holiday weekend! Book soon

For more details of The Tour timings go to http://letour.yorkshire.com/timings