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Garden Cottage

(Ref. 1064536)

Ilkley, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • friendly (10)
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  • ilkley (8)
  • compact (8)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "Garden Cottage is compact but ideal for 1-2 adults."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay while visiting with family in the area. Michael and Kathy were both friendly and welcoming. Getting in and out of the driveway can be tricky. Would recommend reversing in to make access to the road easier and quicker.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, facilities were clean and tidy."

    Would deffo recommend!

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped and well cared for, Owners friendly and helpful there is needed but not obtrusive."

    The owners obviously take a pride in the cottage and do all they can to ensure comfort and a great holiday. We would certainly like to stay at Garden Cottage again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent stay."

    The cottage is small but well laid out and enough room for a couple. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we need. Parking not an issue as the entrance to the drive has been widened. An excellent position 5 mins walk to Ilkley with supermarkets, train and bus stations. Host was very helpful with suggestions of things to see and do. Wonderful walking on the moors and in the beautiful countryside - thank you

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very attentive and friendly host."

    A small but well appointed cottage in a convenient location for Ilkley centre.

    Reviewed by Kingsley5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owner was extremely helpful"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice property, compact but well laid out,clean and well maintained."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fab location."

    Accommodation perfect for solo or couples. Immaculate and spotless. Arrival and other information accurate, useful and relevant. Milk and a bottle of fizz on arrival....perfect touches. Michael was professional, friendly and proffered the perfect balance of privacy and being there if needed (he wasn't as ALL seamless). Parking options are spot on. As per information/arrival instructions. Lovely outdoor space that was made available for our use. 2min walk to public transport and 5mins to town centre! Will definitely return. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Janine4.7Jul 2022

  • "A very convenient location from which to see the sights of Ilkley on foot including the Cow and Calf rocks, the delightful town centre and the stunning views from the lido."

    A particularly good restaurant is Quinta on Wells Road which provides an excellent lunch with superb service. The accomodation is bijou but is ideal for a short break.

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.8Jul 2022

  • "Excellent garden cottage with great outdoor space, lovely seating area with barbecue."

    Compact and bijou space but more than ample for a couple with all you need for a great base for Ilkley and surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return. Garden cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable, great shower room. Lovely bedroom with views out to garden. Quiet but very central location. Owner was very welcoming and helpful with information on the local areas and things to do, of which there are plenty without leaving Ilkley if you don't wish to travel. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage a few minutes walk from Ilkley town centre and railway station with half hourly service to Leeds."

    Very friendly and helpful owner. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owner of the cottage met us on arrival and showed us how things work."

    The cottage is only 2 mins walk into the town centre. Which is a lovely town. The bed was comfortable and we slept really well. Good shower with a large cubicle. Railway station just 2 mins away. The surrounding area is beautiful and we visited lots of places while there. Yes the cottage is small but perfect for 2 people and the garden is a good size with Bbq if required. We will return.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was warm and cosy during a cold spell."

    The owners are very helpful However, the accommodation was too compact for our needs and the description of the property in the brochure did not give details of the size. If we had been aware of the very small living space we would looked elsewhere. We shall not return.

    Reviewed by David3.1Mar 2022

  • "Compact property with close proximity to Ilkley centre."

    Very clean and all essentials provided. Property owners very helpful and on call to respond to any queries/problems. A small coffee table to complement the settee would be beneficial. Property ideally located for exploring the dales and its market towns.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The cottage now has a small coffee table as per your helpful suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.4Dec 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Was surprised how small the living accommodation was. Was not aware there was no wardrobe which we missed.

    Thank you for your feedback. Because the property is compact we had to make a decision on furniture. Instead of including such a large piece of furniture as a wardrobe we decided to put hooks on the backs of doors and supply a number of wooden coat hangers. There is also a good sized chest of drawers for items that can be folded. Our other customers have found this to be adequate for their needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4Oct 2021

  • "Garden Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Owners were very friendly. It is very handy for the town centre and many places are within a 30min or so drive. We would stay at Garden Cottage again.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "Oven trays missed when cleaning after previous occupants"

    Thank you for your feedback. As you can see from our ratings for cleanliness, we take pride in keeping the cottage super clean. We have now advised our cleaning crew that the oven trays were missed and this should not happen again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan3.4Sep 2021

  • "The proprietor was very friendly and helpful."

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You were lovely guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good position 5 minute stroll to the town."

    Off road parking Very Friendly couple.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was just perfect for our stay in Ilkley."

    It has a great location, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The owner was very helpful and friendly and did his best to accommodate any requests we made. If we were to do the same trip again we would definitely return to the cottage!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you had a great week in Ilkley and would be very pleased to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Just a 5 minute walk into town centre. Property is small and compact with a good shower, comfortable bed and plenty of outside space. Kitchen facilities are adequate for breakfast and snacks as advertised. No hob but a toaster, microwave and oven so perfectly possible to eat in if desired. Parking was not an issue. Owners are really friendly and helpful and provided a few lovely extras.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and owner was very helpful."

    The accommodation was compact which we expected but the only thing that I would make guests aware of was the lack of a hob. It did not bother us as we ate out but think anyone staying a week and wanting to eat in would find it difficult. I would suggest it was clearly stated in the description NO HOB so people could plan before they come The cottage is in an excellent position for the centre of Ilkley and its many shops, restaurants and cafes. Also a good base for visiting surrounding areas. We would certainly recommend this property and would use it again if we would coming to the area.

    Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We have now updated the property description to make clear that there is no hob in the kitchen. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Jul 2021

  • "Definitely compact, equipment adequate to produce basic meals only (no hob), parking on steep narrow drive and being so close to the centre of the town it is in a parking restricted area, however owners arranged for us to have a pass for on street parking."

    Lots to do in this area and it is very convenient for local facilities. We hope to return to this area, but probably not to this property.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your review is very important to us and we have now looked to make improvements going forward, Kind regards Sykes cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Jun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven (no hob), microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee maker
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn area (shared with owners) and private patio area with table and chairs and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, train station 0.1 mile
  • Please note: the off-road parking is on a private drive which is long and narrow
  • Alternatively, the owner is happy to provide a parking permit for parking on the road in this residential area if preferred

The property

Garden Cottage is a compact, yet well-equipped single-storey annexe resting within the grounds of the main house and only a short walk from the centre of the famous Victorian spa town of Ilkley.

This cosy accommodation is perfect for a solo traveller or a couple to use as a base to explore the surrounding area, considered to be the most popular part of the Yorkshire Dales.

At the end of each day, return to the brightly-decorated open-plan living space, where you will find a small but well- equipped kitchen to make a brew and rustle up snacks, as well as an inviting seating area, where you can unwind in front of the Smart TV.

The shower room includes an electric power shower and heated towel rail.

Concluding this charming property is the bedroom, where quality linens drape across the sumptuous double bed and views of the garden are certain to captivate each morning.

To the exterior, there is a well laid out garden with a large lawn, where table and chairs offer an alternative spot for enjoying drinks and meals, whilst the outdoor chess game will spark some competitive fun on a summer’s day.

A BBQ is available for outdoor cooking, and the garden contains mature fruit trees as well as soft fruit canes - guests are welcome to pick their own fruit if it is in season during their stay!

A short stroll takes you into the town centre where you will find a wealth of superb eateries, including a bar within the historic railway station, The Ticket Office, as well as The Flying Duck which incorporates its own brewing facilities and the famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms.

The town, famous for its coffee shops, also hosts an array of independent bars and restaurants to suit all tastes (including pubs, wine bars and gin bars) as well as national chains such as Pizza Express, Bistro Pierre and Banyans.

The town also plays host to a plethora of shopping opportunities, as well as attractions to suit all, including Europe’s smallest 4K cinema, Manor House Trust with its museum, arts and heritage centre and the endearing Toy Museum.

Bolton Abbey is just a short distance out of town by car and is well-worth a visit, being home to the beautiful Priory Church and Ruins, the 60 stepping stones across the river and the walking opportunity within the Valley of Desolation, where you will be rewarded by a beautiful waterfall and views across the moors to Simon’s Seat.

A journey along the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is another superb activity to do whilst here, offering a leisurely way to soak up the scenery of the national park, whilst avid ramblers will be delighted by the multitude of walks that are on offer here.

The charming market town of Skipon with its grand 11th century castle is also just a short distance away, whilst the likes of Harrogate and Howarth are slightly further afield but promise to be memorable days out.

For those who don’t want to venture so far there are many lovely local countryside walks within easy reach of the cottage, with Ilkley Moor just 10 minutes’ walk away, with its iconic “Cow and Calf” stones.

As the property is within walking distance of Ilkley train station and bus station as well as all the shops, bars, cafes and restaurants you could need, no car is required.

With all of this and much more to enjoy, secure your stay at Garden Cottage for a superb holiday in Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bolton Abbey 5 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The old Spa town of Ilkley is the pivotal town of Wharfedale, undoubtedly the most popular of all the Yorkshire Dales. The area offers some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in the land. For the walker it gives unrivalled tramping ground. High up on the moors next to the white-walled cottage of White Wells (where once donkeys carried gout-ridden gentlemen to be doused in the icy-cold moorland spring) visitors will see a carefully landscaped Victorian scene including two semi-artificial lakes and the river Wharfe meandering through the centre of the town. Ilkley still has a Victorian and Edwardian feel to it. Splendid shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés adorn the tree-lined streets. Bettys, without doubt the finest tea shop in Yorkshire, and therefore the world, is situated on The Grove. Lovely parkland, a choice of open air or indoor swimming pools and a family picnic area providing pleasure for all. It is the starting point of the 84 mile-long 'Dales Way' walk, which is breathtakingly beautiful! Nearby Bolton Abbey is one of the region's most scenic areas and the walk along the river to the 'Strid' is a must. Ilkley Moor is the subject of Yorkshire's unofficial anthem “On Ilkla Moor Baht at”.

Please note: From mid-April to mid-June 2024 the main house, which is about 50 feet away
from the Garden Cottage, will be undergoing a loft conversion. Works will
take place during the day only and may involve some limited degree of noise.
The builders will be made aware of times when the Garden Cottage is booked
and will endeavor to minimize any possible disruption. During part of this
time there will be scaffolding which may encroach on the driveway, so
temporarily parking may be limited to the road. A free parking pass will be

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas