Situated at Westwood Lodge on the edge of Ilkley Moor, The Old Gallery is an award winning property perfect for larger families or groups. Formerly a Victorian picture gallery, this well appointed five bedroom cottage has a garden surrounded by a white picket fence and is ideal for family celebrations, sophisticated hen weekends, spa pampering short breaks or special anniversaries. The cottage is also suitable for disabled guests, including those requiring wheel chair access, and is one of our dog friendly properties.
The lounge has plenty of comfortable sofa seating and modern entertainment facilities including Virgin cable TV with catch up service, an iPod dock, DVD player, CD stereo and radio. Free SuperHub Wi-Fi is also provided at the cottage. There is a large feature fireplace in the lounge and adjacent family dining area which overlooks Ilkley Moor. The kitchen has granite work tops, full size fan oven, fridge, freezer, ceramic hob, microwave and dishwasher. Laundry facilities are also provided. A direct dial telephone with answering machine can be found at the cottage.
There are two ground floor bedrooms which are presented as one single and one double with king size bed. The family bathroom can also be found on this floor. A flexible family room is located on the first floor which can be presented with three single beds or one double and one single. This room also has an ensuite and space for a cot. There are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin, which share use of an adjacent shower room. All bedrooms have a hair dryer, clock radio and the family bedroom has Freeview TV.
To the exterior, there is parking provided immediately adjacent to the cottage and a garden with courtyard seating area.
We currently hold over 100 'good' and 'excellent' reviews on Trip Advisor for our accommodation at Westwood Lodge. Recent comments for The Old Gallery include "It is a lovely property and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Ilkley is a lovely town and I wish we had had more time to explore it". "We stayed at very short notice in the Gallery part of Westwood Lodge which was very spacious with a lovely tastefully decorated interior, thoughtfully and well equipped. Outside was a large table and benches to eat lunch in the sunshine and also access to a roof garden with stunning views and leafscapes".
Walking, cycling and other outdoor activity groups are most welcome and we accept single sex groups. However, our focus is on providing peaceful, relaxing holidays so please contact us beforehand to check that our accommodation is suitable for your single sex group. In addition to the Old Gallery, we also offer the Main House which can sleep twenty plus a range of smaller properties which can sleep two, four, five or six people and can be booked in conjunction with each other.
Hen party groups are very welcome and we can arrange pamper treatments, work shops, activities, a private chef, photos and much more for during your weekend break - contact us for further details.
If you are planning a special celebration during your visit, we can provide champagne on ice, chocolates and fresh flowers by arrangement at a charge of £79.95 per booking. Or if you fancy sampling some local produce, arrange for six Ilkley Moor Real Ales to be waiting for you on arrival for £14. Internet grocery orders can also be placed beforehand so your cottage is well stocked for your break.
Children of all ages are will find plenty to keep them entertained at Westwood Lodge and we provide cots, stair gates, high chairs and boxes of toys. Each cottage also has a ground floor toilet, private garden and laundry facilities. The Old Gallery has also been awarded an M2 accessibility rating and we can provide a range of mobility aids free of charge. Two well behaved dogs are welcome per booking at an extra charge of £40 each per stay.
The rental charge includes heating, electricity, linen, towels use of the leisure facilities (excluding pamper treatments), high speed Wi-Fi and a welcome tray of local produce including some home baking.
We were awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award from 2008 - 2013.
Short breaks of three nights or more may be available during off peak times or within 42 days of arrival.
The amenities of Ilkley can be found a ten minute walk away and we are well placed for exploring the Wharfedale area. We offer direct access on to the 1000 acres of open moorland which forms Ilkley Moor - ideal for walking, horse riding, mountain biking and climbing.
Westwood is convenient to get to by road, rail and air. Leeds and Bradford are only about half-an-hour away, as are the A1, M1, M62 and M65 motorways. There are frequent and regular (four trains each way per hour) modern electric train services throughout the day to Leeds and Bradford. These connect into East Coast Main Line, Cross Country and Northern/Trans Pennine trains to London, York, Edinburgh, Manchester (including the Airport) and most major cities across the country. Leeds-Bradford International Airport is only a 15 minute taxi ride away. It enjoys regular scheduled services to numerous UK and European destinations.