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Garden Cottage

Ilkley, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1064536)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • “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!

    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!

    - Dr Taylor, July 2021

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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • 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, 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 drive is long and narrow, the owner is happy to provide a parking pass for the off road parking.

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”.

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