Situated on the edge of Ilkely Moor, just a 10 minute stroll from the spa town, The Main House at Westwood Lodge is a Gold Award self-catering country house brimming with heritage charm and character. The Victorian house dates from 1875, and is Grade II Listed with a range of period and luxury features including a kitchen wing with 4-oven Aga and walk-in pantry. The property is perfect for groups, special occasions, anniversaries, hen weekends, corporate team building events and family gatherings. Up to two dogs are welcome too! Guests have access to a range of onsite leisure facilities in The Cellars leisure area including a Jacuzzi spa, sauna and workout room. The property also has numerous unique features including a piano and modern essentials such as multi-channel cable TV, a digital radio, an iPod dock, DVD, CD stereo, and free Superhub WiFi is throughout. Short breaks (minimum 2 nights) are available.
Spacious 4 Star Gold Award accommodation for up to 20 guests is spread across three floors. The property has been beautifully restored to its Victorian glory, with period features throughout including neo-gothic arches, sash windows, great open fireplaces and encaustic tiling in the lobby area. Restoration has revealed hidden gems such as an original hand painting from 1875 on a first floor landing pillar.
Living areas include an entrance into a porch with a feature stained glass doorway, leading into a large reception hallway containing old church pews and period touches including the piano and a 1920s gramophone. A stunning Day Room has huge comfy sofas and a cosy multi-fuel burner set within a large fireplace. Bay window views look out to the Wharfedale countryside and books, games and CDs are all provided. A further Sitting Room with plentiful relaxing seating is adjacent, looking towards the beautiful French-polished staircase to the first floor where there is a feature stained glass window depicting 'Faith and Hope'.
Facing the Day Room is a large Dining Room with leather seating for up to 28 guests, a triple bay window, framed artwork, an L-shaped counter area for buffet style serving, a school clock, and decorative plasterwork. A second lobby area is just off the hallway, and from here there is access through to the laundry/ utility room area with ground floor wc. Beyond is the striking red Raspberry Room with bar counter and drinks fridge - the perfect space for pre-dinner entertaining.
The Raspberry Room leads into the spacious Victorian style kitchen with Murdoch Troon drawers and cupboards, a cream period style 4-oven Aga and a deep Belfast sink. In the centre is a huge vintage pine table, and a dishwasher, an American-style fridge/freezer, pantry, additional drinks fridge and ample storage space are all inclusive. Ten extra stools are also available - ideal for group breakfast dining.
Facilities and amenities include a direct-dial telephone for both incoming and outgoing calls, multi-channel cable TV with on-demand/catch-up facilitiy (Virgin Media), a CD stereo, a digital radio, iPod dock and a DVD player. Free Superhub high-speed WiFi is available throughout the property.
Seven bedrooms include 5 large bedrooms (double, twin and family bedrooms) on the first floor sleeping 14 and 2 additional bedrooms in The Wharfedale sleeping 6, accessible via a a secret staircase.
The Dales Room sleeps 2+2 and is a spacious double with en-suite bath and shower and Wharfedale views. The bed is a 6 foot superking bed and the sofa bed available will sleep 2 children.
The Ilkley Room sleeps 4 and is a huge family room containing a king-size double bed and full sized bunk beds. This room looks out towards Ilkley town and the Wharfedale countryside beyond.
The Four Poster Room sleeps 3, and is a family en-suite with four poster double bed in character Victorian pine, plus a single bed. Views look across to the Nidderdale valley.
The Courtyard Room sleeps 2, and is a twin room with courtyard and Ilkley Moor views.
The Cow & Calf Room sleeps 3, and is a family room with a cottage style cream decor and an iron double and single bed.
The Wharfedale Rooms sleeps 6 (accessed via the secret staircase, with cosy private terrace and garden views) includes 2 spacious and bright rooms - a twin sleeping 2 with en-suite shower and small kitchen area, and a family bedroom for 4 with a king-size double bed and 2 single beds. The family bedroom also benefits from an en-suite with a bath/shower over.
Each bedroom is equipped with a hairdryer and clock radio. Further bathrooms include a family bathroom on the first floor containing a large multi-jet shower and a separate bath.
We currently hold over 100 'good' or 'excellent' reviews for our accommodation at Westwood Lodge on Trip Advisor. Recent comments for the Main House include: "3rd stay in the main house, fantastic for a large family get together. All of the children (and adults) were really sad to leave. Cannot rate this place highly enough, wish I could buy it and live there", "The house is beautiful , with facilities which met and exceeded expectations. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked, attention to detail with all those little things u need for a memorable stay...We all had an amazing long weekend made very special in this fantastic, well run and cared for house. We will be back next year". "Stayed for a long hen weekend in the main house, there were 19 of us and there was masses of space and many rooms to choose from! Hot tub, gym, sauna for good measure....Amazing venue, you won't be disappointed".
A wealth of walking and outdoor activity opportunities surround Westwood Lodge. Beautiful Ilkley Moor and the Yorkshire Dales National Park sit right on your doorstep. Hen parties, wedding parties, corporate groups and family gatherings are all warmly welcomed. We offer a variety of extras including pamper spa treatments, activities, workshops, and we'll happily organise photography and a private chef. Chocolates, flowers, champagne, local Ilkley Moor real ales, grocery delivery and more can all be arranged for a small additional charge.
Larger groups are welcome to book 3 private apartments in addition to The Main House to accommodate up to 28 guests. The 3 private apartments are The Wells (sleeps 2), The Moorview (sleeps 2) and The Glenmoor (sleeps 4) all located on the top floor of Westwood Lodge. A discount applies when the additional apartments are booked in conjunction with The Main House.
Children are warmly welcomed at Westwood Lodge, and there is plenty onsite to keep them entertainment from play areas to a toy box available in each property. Cots, high chairs and stair-gates can all be provided on request. We also include all heating, electric, towels, bedlinen and full use of leisure facilities in the price.
Westwood Lodge has an Enjoy England Gold Award and Green Tourism Gold Award.
Dogs welcome - Up to 2 well trained dogs are welcome in The Main House, and we provide a range of doggy friendly facilities and advice from dog bowls, a pet washing station and towels to information on local dog friendly inns and walls. Please visit our website for more information on bringing along your pets.
Adjacent to Ilkley Moor and the Yorkshire Dales National Park - both offer numerous walking, cycling and activity opportunities.
Short breaks (minimum 2 nights) are available off peak during low season, or within 42 days of arrival.
Westwood Lodge is easily reached off major motorway links the A1, M1, M62 and the M65, and we are within 30 minutes of Leeds and Bradford. Leeds International Airport is a mere 15 minute taxi journey away. Ilkley station (Northern Rail) affords an easy route in by rail with fast links to Bradford and Leeds which are well connected to mainline networks.