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Kestrel Cottage

(Ref. 915700)

Silsden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • scones (26)
  • liz (25)
  • tom (23)
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71 Customer Reviews

  • "This is one of the best cottages on the site."

    We have now visited twice, and found the hosts to be generous and helpful, making sure that all we needed was made available in a very timely manner. I would recommend this cottage for anyone able bodied.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2023

  • "The owners of this property went above and beyond what you might expect ."

    Lovely cottage, beautiful setting & great walks.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property clean and generally convenient."

    Lounge and bedrooms comfortable. Bathroom and downstairs toilet small but well equipped. My wife is disabled with nurses back, but could manage one return trip per day up the stairs, which worked well - she found the turn at the top of the stairs difficult for her due to only one handrail (standard arrangement). I found no problem.

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Jul 2023

  • "Despite changeable weather, we had a lovely stay at Kestrel Cottage."

    The cottage was clean, cosy and had all we needed. The scones were delicious and Liz even brought our daughter some games/puzzles and crispy cakes! Probably the best cottage we have stayed in. Beautiful views and peaceful. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was the third time we had stayed at Kestrel Cottage and we love the area."

    Tom & Liz always make you feel welcome and are happy to help in any way.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very well equipped and charming cottage with excellent hospitality provided by the owners."

    Lovely small, sheltered garden to the rear, a real sun trap. Guest information on things to see and do in the area was superb, which even included distances and travelling times from the cottage. Only negative was that we found the double bed a little on the firm side, but we find this with most cottages we stay at (so may be it is us!). Drive up to the cottage is along a narrow lane and track, but is not busy and we didn't meet anything during our week's stay there. All in all one of the best holiday cottages that we have ever stayed at.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to anyone. Lovely hosts too who were so helpful. Birdsong all day long.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was the best we have ever stayed at."

    Our hosts were very friendly and kind enough to bring us homemade treats which were delicious. The cottage was clean, comfortable and provided every facility we could possible require. We would happily visit again and recommend it to others who are looking for a peaceful retreat

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    Cottage very cosy (underfloor heating!) and comfortable with a lot of really thoughtful additions to the "usual furnishings" (array of maps and guides, essentials in the kitchen, supply of wood for the wood burner: delicious homemade scones and jam), lovely hosts, ducks and a pheasant. Highly recommend and hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Gundula5.0Mar 2023

  • "Yet again a great stay."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable with everything you need. Fresh scones and homemade jam when you arrive is a welcome surprise after a long journey. See you again next year.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, the quality is outstanding, with comfortable underfloor heating and well chosen furniture and fittings."

    The owners are very friendly and provided a good welcome. The location is great too, with fantastic views and easy access to the top of Ilkley Moor.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Kestrel cottage is beautifully situated, which gave us much pleasure on arrival."

    The cottage itself was warm and the owners generous provision of much more than basics added to our pleasure on arrival. Not only this, but the added touch of fresh scones and a personal welcome was very nice. We were able to quickly work out local walks, thanks to the provision of 6 local walks written by the owners with a map included. I would really recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Oct 2022

  • "2nd time at Kestrel Cottage."

    Really looked forward to returning. Its so comfortable and warm. Garden is ideal for our small dog. Scenery is stunning. Liz and Tom are so friendly and helpful. Good quality fittings and furnishings. Love it.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage with all amenities you require."

    Spotless clean and very comfortable. Would definately go back

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in, it had everything a person could need."

    Location was perfect for us we wanted peace and quiet. Tom and Liz are fabulous hosts and the home made scones when we arrived were a welcoming touch, we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Tom and Liz are wonderful hosts with excellent helpful knowledge of the area...the scones and cake was a great bonus!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Add this to your bucket list!"

    !! We had a fantastic holiday at Kestrel Cottage. We loved everything about it. The setting is delightful and brings back many memories of being a child on the farm.. The cottage is beautiful and you want for nothing.. Delicious home made Scones and jam followed by Yorkshire butter tarts (thank you) Liz and Tom are so friendly and make you feel at home straight away. Lots of lovely walks for the dogs and many places to visit just a short drive away.. We will definitely be back as we truly didn't want to leave..

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2022

  • "Kestrel cottage was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in quiet a few,there was everything you would need to have a great holiday."

    The owners Tom and Liz were very friendly ,when we arrived there were freshly baked scones and butter and home made jam in the cottage and Liz also baked us some Yorkshire tarts during the week,top class cottage and very friendly owners, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, Fresh baked scones & jam on arrival."

    Very friendly hosts.Excellent.we'll go back for another stay

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just had a 3 day stay at Kestrel cottage, it was wonderful."

    Clean, comfortable and very peaceful. Tom and Liz are brilliant hosts everything you need tea, coffee and milk all waiting for you when you arrive with and added bonus of homemade scones with homemade jam delicious. We would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage in a wonderful location."

    Fantastic walks in every direction with good local facilities providing all you need. Tourist attractions like Ilkley, Saltaire and Skipton just a short drive away for days when you don't fancy walking. Homemade scones and jam on arrival set the tone. Thank you for a fabulous break.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cosy cottage with superb views."

    If you enjoy walking, it is in a perfect location with a number of walks starting and ending at the cottage. Tom and Liz are super hosts.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage very cosy with the lovely underfloor heating and log burner."

    The owners have thought of everything they provided within the cottage and could not have been more welcoming with the beautiful home baking, milk and Prosecco. We will definitely visit again thank you!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thank you for your friendly welcome to Kestrel cottage which was lovely and warm in this grey December."

    It was extra good to know the heat came from a ground source heat pump along with good insulation. I liked the layout, while it is quite compact, the dining/sitting room is spacious and comfortable and your refurbishment (or rebuild?) has obviously been done with great care and thought. I hope we can come back, I enjoyed the direct access to Ilkley Moor and the view over the lights of the surrounding towns at night was great. Next time I hope to see the cottage and hills in sunshine rather than fog or low cloud.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    .. beautiful location, pet friendly, well appointed and perfectly equipped. I would thoroughly recommend visitors to consider Kestrel Cottage for a fantastic holiday break.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our expectations of Sykes cottages are always high, as they always have been met, but Kestrel cottage exceeded our expectations!"

    Tom and Liz are excellent hosts, warm, friendly, caring, and supportive. The cottage is extremely comfortable and very well equipped. It is the best we've stayed in with Sykes. The location is fabulous with wonderful views. Beautifully peaceful and restful it forms a great hub for walks and visits in the area and the nearby village of Silsden covers most needs. The cottage contains a lot of material on places of interest and a folder of excellent walks. We especially enjoyed visits to Saltaire and Haworth, to see the Bröntes parsonage museum. The ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway was wonderful and Bolton Abbey and walks excellent. The highlight of the walks was Ingleton Waterfalls which although a bit of a drive it was spectacular. An absolutely fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had an amazing week at Kestrel cottage."

    So peaceful and beautiful. The owners Tom and Liz were lovely, leaving us scones and jam and then homemade cakes. There was everything you could possibly need in the cottage. We would defi ately stay again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kestrel Cottage."

    It had everything you what for a comfortable, relaxing holiday. Although the garden is open to passersby, it was especially appreciated for the views, tranquility and nature. Tom and family were very friendly and hospitable. A welcome basket of homemade scones and jam was very much enjoyed. You feel you're in the middle of nowhere, but in reality you're a stones throw away from the town of Silsden, so you get the best of both worlds. You can just enjoy the local walks from the cottage, or use it as a base for the many nearby attractions. If you love wildlife then there's much aplenty. We thoroughly recommend Kestrel Cottage and plan to come again!

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, especially the idyllic location."

    Liz and Tom thought of every detail to make this well equipped cottage cosy, warm and homely. Lovely touches included milk in the fridge, home made scones and jam. They went above and beyond to make this the best cottage stay ever!Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good restfull location, but not good if you have mobility problems."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the position of the cottage."

    The views were fantastic. You might consider mentioning the cottage is only just outside Silsden but it is a very steep incline. The owners made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Oct 2020

  • "This little cottage was the cleanest and best equiped we have EVER stayed in."

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have been here three times now."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. The cottage has everything you could ask for. It is very well equipped and comfortable. It is in a good area for visiting many places, and is the only one that we have returned to. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage is in an isolated location and the hosts are really nice and helpful people,has several walks you can do from the doorstep."

    All in all had a really good week

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2020

  • "A really enjoyable weeks break in kestrel cottage, the cottage itself is spotless and is equipped with everything you need."

    We loved the enclosed garden which was great for our dog, also you have use of the large grassed area at the front. There are lots of great walks straight from the door of the cottage, and the views are spectacular. All in all a very relaxing week and I wouldn't hesitate recommending the cottage as its fantastic, also a big thanks to the owner "liz" for her home cooking, the scones, cakes & biscuits were delicious. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2020

  • "Kestrel Cottage is a really cosy and warm away from it all retreat."

    The weather was horrendous when we went but you wouldn’t have really known that from inside. The cottage is well equipped but we think would have benefitted from a proper arm chair in the living room as there were three of us and we struggled a little to get comfy for the evening. The dogs loved the space to run around outside chasing a ball and the rear enclosed garden was perfect for letting them out in the evening. Our bed was a little firm for us but that’s always personal taste, but we were always warm enough. It is a rural escape and because of that we did encounter a few problems with the WiFi, phone signal and tv reception but as I said the weather was awful so may have contributed to that. All in all though we had a lovely peaceful stay and the board games provided were really useful. The owners are really nice and did check in on us from time to time and as other people have said the scones, butter and jam are a really thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2020

  • "Liz and Bill are fantastic hosts making us feel very welcome."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. A fabulous location too.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2019

  • "I don't think the photos did the property justice, it's really lovely inside."

    Tom and liz were really friendly and had baked scones for our arrival, even giving us a pot of homemade jam too. We had such a great weekend

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2019

  • "What can i say!"

    blown away by Kestrel Cottage. Stunning location and the cottage was just perfect. Truely a home from home. Everything you would need and more. The guys on site could not have been more welcoming and helpful!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2019

  • "Kestrel cottage was a lovely cottage in stunning surroundings, & the owners were very welcoming & couldn't do enough for us, scones, cakes homemade jam, also great to have milk, tea, coffee all there so after a long drive you can make a cuppa before unpacking, would defiantly recommend to family & friends."

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with fantastic views and great walks."

    Tom and Liz go above and beyond to make your stay very comfortable. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2019

  • "Delightful cottage, picturesque setting with panoramic views."

    Well appointed and presented. Welcoming hosts, with delicious scones and jam on arrival. Ideal for exploring the southern Dale's

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is the best I have ever rented The owners should be congratulated for its excellence."

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2019

  • "Such a cosy warm cottage."

    Surrounded by wildlife, actually hand fed a male pheasant n back garden. Clear air and beautiful views. Owners were exceptionally helpful.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners were convivial and made sure to greet us."

    The cottage was very comfortable, very clean and well equipped - the welcome pack included milk, ground coffee, scones and locally made jam. There were a range of walking books, a well thought out directory and file of things to do within an hours drive, local walks from the cottage, reading books and games. We had a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage very well equipped and spotless."

    Owners very welcoming and friendly. Lots of great walks with spectacular views but be warned very hilly.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2019

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    It was a home away from home for the 4 weeks we stayed whilst having work done on our home. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed plus lovely extras provided by Liz. The cottage is lovely and warm and so peaceful with stunning scenery. We honestly couldn’t have asked for more, Liz and Tom were absolutely fabulous! Thank you for making our stay so pleasant. Would 100% recommend :-)

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jan 2019

  • "The care and attention to detail by Liz & Tom was wonderrf."

    Great cottage - great location

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    As I had to attend a course in a nearby village, Tom(owner) was more than willing to let us arrive an hour early so that I could leave most of my luggage and get the feel of the cottage, before rushing off for 2days. There was milk, tea, coffee and cakes waiting for us and unlike many other self-catering properties all the basics were in place. No need to buy toilet rolls, tissues, soap or cleaning items. Clean and comfortable and beautifully warm. All we needed was there, and the wall map of places to visit and folder of corresponding information, was inspired. Information on how to find the property, including a small local map, meant we already knew that there were supermarkets etc near by so food shopping could be done on arrival. The garden was very safe for our dog. We have already passed on the details to several friends as we thought it was great value for money, a real ‘home from home’. Many thanks,Tom and Liz.

    Reviewed by Sara J5.0Nov 2018

  • "Kestrel cottage is a really cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Everything you need and more. Lovely hosts too.

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage that has been fantastically converted from it original purpose as farm buildings."

    It is furnished and equipped to very high standards. Wonderful hosts, very friendly and welcoming would definitely want to return. Set in a magnificent location overlooking the town of Silsden and with beautiful views of Yorkshire Dales countryside. Tasty homemade scones and homemade damson jam were there to welcome us. Booking through booking.com didn't provide the best experience as our details were not passed to Sykes properly. Glad I rang to verify directions as the booking.com directions were wrong. Once through to Sykes the lady sorted things out very efficiently, would have been easier if we had been aware of Sykes and booked through them.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Our second stay and both times have been great."

    Lovely hosts, everything we needed including scones and jam.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage views outstanding very clean and modern and tom and liz are ..."

    Excellent cottage views outstanding very clean and modern and tom and liz are lovely Fresh scones and butter when we arrived what a lovely touch after a long journey Lovely walks What a hidden treasure

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were very happy with the property and had a very enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Kestrel Cottage was outstanding and the views frim the cottage wonderful."

    Also Tom and Liz were excellent hosts and could not do enough to make the holiday a memorable one.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at Kestrel Cottage with our dog."

    A lovely cottage with lots of extras, amazing hill top views and walks from the doorstep, also plenty of places to visit Skipton, Grassington, Settle, Ilkley, Otley to name a few.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2018

  • "Liz and Tom made us feel at home in the very comfortable cottage Kestrel."

    The cottage is wel equipped and has a nice gardens. We loved to be in the countryside and to have the opportunity to discover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. With our dog we had nice walks in the countryside which starts just before the front door.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2018

  • "The access to the property has a lot to be desired we expected it to be narrow ..."

    The access to the property has a lot to be desired we expected it to be narrow but it was very overgrown with trees making it even more so

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Jun 2018

  • "Had a brilliant holiday, Cottage was amazing, well situated for walking and exploring, very accommodating for our two dogs."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2018

  • "They say you get what you pay for in life."

    Well in this case you get more than you pay for. Small extras were all included like providing milk, tea, coffee, extra toilet rolls, hand cleaner, wash up liquid etc all the things you normally have to take, or purchase once there. Owners were very polite and helpful. Cottage was very clean and well presented. Would recommend when using a sat nav to always start from the town as some of the roads from the cottage, if you turn left out of the lane, are a little adventurous. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2018

  • "My husband and I stayed with our toddler and 6 month old baby."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very well equiped. Liz and Tom had thought of everything from washing machine pods to coffee and this made our stay very easy. Since (well behaved) dogs are allowed to stay I did wonder (despite the excellent reviews) whether I would be able to let our 6 month old crawl aound on the floor, but I needn't have worried, everything was perfect. We would definitely recommend staying here and would very much like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    We could not fault the cottage or the hosts,its gets 5 stars from us.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2017

  • "The little extras like the homemade scones and jam that greeted us."

    Also we didn’t need to worry about the necessities like toilet roll, soap, and milk as Tom and Liz had put them in the cottage- it’s these little touches that make all the difference

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2017

  • "Warm welcome from the owners with freshly baked scones and jam."

    Beautiful views from the property. Every comfort provided for. Well renovated accommodation with pretty little garden.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2017

  • "We had an amazing holiday, so much so that we have plans to return."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2017

  • "Our second visit which proves how much we enjoy this place."

    It's a very quiet cottage surrounded by hills and good views, but the local village is only a few miles away if supplies are needed. Great that it's dog friendly too.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2016

  • "We were delighted with Kestrel Cottage."

    It was cosy and comfortable, immaculately clean and tastefully furnished. Our hosts were welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. The little touches they provided - fresh flowers, homemade scones and jam - were very well received. An excellent base for our walking holiday and we will definitely return. Thank you Liz and Tom.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2016

  • "Wonderful hilltop location giving a fantastic views."

    Cottage was perfect in every way. Very comfortable with underfloor heating and a log burner if needed. Very well equipped with everything you could wish for. Great for the dog too with an enclosed garden complete with fresh running water! Owners were very welcoming and provided excellent information and guides for the area. Great walks both locally and in surrounding areas including the beautiful Bolton Abbey. Great shopping and restaurants too in nearby Skipton and Ilkley. Plenty of pubs and takeaways too down the hill in Silsden. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Oct 2016

  • "A lovely cottage in a great setting, it had everything you required to make it a great holiday."

    The owners made you feel very welcome. Fantastic week

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2016

  • "The overall experience was fantastic and it was the best self catering place we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Martine5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Further fuel on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike and equipment store available
  • Enclosed, front garden with furniture plus shared use of field to rear
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Silsden 2 miles.

A cosy stone-built, 16th century, mid-terrace farmhouse offering two delightful bedrooms, shower room and ground floor basin and WC.

There is a separate stylish and modern kitchen and the sitting room has a dining area with a woodburner in an inglenook fireplace.

This stylish cottage provides the perfect base for couples and small families to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref. 915699, together they sleep 8.

North End Holiday Cottages

Two delightful stone-built cottages set on a working livestock farm, near Silsden, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They provide the ideal holiday retreat in a most enviable position, with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and walks from the front doorstep. Both cottages have been renovated to a high standard, retaining a host of original features, including beams, exposed stone walls and mullioned windows. Outstanding features of the accommodation is the luxurious underfloor heating system provided from an eco-friendly ground source heating system and the warm woodburners for those nights snuggled round the fire. All bedrooms in the cottages are stylish with oak furniture, old ceiling beams and luxurious bedding and have outstanding views of the surrounding Dales countryside. Each cottage has an enclosed garden with furniture, ideal for relaxing after a busy day. There are charming walks and picnic areas which can be enjoyed from the doorstep, along with excellent biking trails across the nearby Pennine Way. A short drive away is beautiful Bolton Abbey, along with the town of Skipton, with its four day market and historic Haworth, with its famous Bronte Museum and wild walking countryside. These superb cottages are in an ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location

SILSDEN

Bolton Abbey 8.5 miles; Ilkley 8.5 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The pretty town of Silsden, set on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, commands sweeping views of the River Aire and its valley, and has a thriving community with local amenities. Although Silsden was originally an agricultural town, the construction of the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal meant that it later became an important centre for the mill industry, however the local economy is now largely supported by tourism, and it has become a perfect place to stay and explore the local area. Down the Aire Valley lies historic Skipton, known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, a quaint market town boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008, the Academy of Urbanism voted the high street as the best shopping spot in Britain. In the next valley lies Addingham, a thriving, small community with several good pubs serving fine ale and excellent food, a scattering of small shops and a delightful golf course surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Nearby Bolton Abbey is one of the region's most scenic areas and the walk along the river to the Strid is a must. The Victorian Spa town of Ilkley is also worth a visit, with its wide streets, world-famous Box Tree Restaurant and Bettys Tea Rooms, while Ilkley Moor is the subject of Yorkshire's unofficial anthem “On Ilkla Moor Baht at”. With steam railways offering regular excursions through stunning scenery, canal day trips, castles and pretty market towns all available nearby, Silsden is a wonderful base for touring the Bronte Country and North and West Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas