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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, 23 August 2018

Tickets go on sale 10:00 Tuesday 28th August

Ilkley Literature Festival tickets go ON SALE at 10am PROMPT on Tuesday 28th.  Don't delay! Some headline events get sold out WITHIN MINUTES! 

The festival runs from Friday 28th September (with the odd earlier event) until Sunday 14th October 2018.

If you want to book accommodation with us but are not sure you'll get tickets quickly enough, we will bend our rules!  Book your apartment or cottage at Westwood Lodge and, if you find on Tuesday 28th ONLY that you need to change dates - or even cancel - we'll arrange things without any administration or cancellation charge.  Note - this ONLY applies if you've booked directly with us between 23rd and 28th August for a stay arriving between 28th September and 14th October. Its not valid if you choose to book through a third-party booking agency (as they have different rules) and is only valid if you subsequently email us on Tuesday 28th August 2018, requesting a change or cancellation.


Monday, 13 August 2018

Ilkley Literature Festival - What's On?

http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/whats-on/festival
Dan Snow, Susan Calman, Alan Bennett, John Simpson, Nadita Hussain and many more all coming to the Ilkley Literature Festival.  Tickets go on sale later this month.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Ilkley Summer Festival 2018 - now on!

The fantastic Ilkley Summer Festival 2018 is now under way! There is a great programme of (mainly) free events throughout August! See http://summerfestival.ilkley.org


August 1 – Yorkshire Day

commencing with an opening ceremony at 11.30am, with Ilkley's town crier and chairman 
of the parish council calling for order to celebrate the occasion, along with music and 
entertainment featuring the Phoenix Jazz Band playing and marching round the town.

 AUGUST 10th 11th 12th - CONTINENTAL MARKET ON THE GROVE
To support the market there will be live music on the Bandstand on each 
of the days
August 13th to 17th - Jazz Festival
Modern Jazz, Jazzdance , avant-garde , cool, bebop, progressive, chromatic and 
melodic jazz artists and bands.        

AUGUST 25th -  CONCERT ON THE GROVE…..
Traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ entertainment organised by the Ilkley 
Parish Council featuring the ever popular
Marsden Silver prize Band
31st August
Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. 
Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras,
in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.
Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, it’s the must see show of the year. With music 
from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, 
Elton John, Simple Minds and so many more. You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply 
paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music.