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BRUNTHWAITE COTTAGE , Silsden, Nr Ilkley. Grade II. Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedroom character cottage suitable for families in quiet hamlet but close to all amenities and pet friendly

Situated in Brunthwaite, a small hamlet in a conservation area, located at the SW foot of Ilkley Moor, the cottage was originally the stables for Ashwell Farm and has been sympathetically restored and furnished to give modern day comfort whilst retaining its Grade II character with original beamed ceilings and mullioned windows. It is close to all amenities with shops, restaurants, take aways, pubs in the nearby village. A pleasant 200 yards walk is Silsden Golf Club which welcomes visiting playing and social guests. We are close to Bolton Abbey, a picturesque setting for weddings, our accommodation is useful for wedding guests, being only a 15 min drive to this venue. .

Lynne Sudbury
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Lynne Sudbury

My husband and I and Golden retriever moved to this lovely hamlet almost 10 years ago. We are next door to the cottage and usually on hand for any help or advice you may need about this lovely area. We hope you will enjoy the surroundings as much as we do, having spent many years travelling and living in many parts of the world and living on a boat in the Med., my home county and the friendly people drew us back to dry land. We welcome visitors and if you have a dog or cat that is well behaved it would also be welcome. It is great countryside for walking or driving to see the many interesting places. We look forward to welcoming you to our hamlet and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Why Lynne Sudbury chose Silsden

The tiny hamlet of Brunthwaite is a hidden gem which we only found when looking to move back into this part of Yorkshire. It is in the countryside but yet so close to all ameneties that one may need. Near to lovely Ilkley town with its nice shops and tea rooms as well as Ilkley Moor which is great for dog walking and near to Skipton with its lovely markets. Also the canal so when John wants to watch boats go by it is only a short walk to the canalside. The surroundings have a great selection of bird life which we enjoy and many are visitors to our garden.

What makes this cottage unique

In the countryside, in a quiet hamlet so you get the feeling of being miles from anywhere yet close to the village of Silsden with many ameneties and only 10 mins from lovely Ilkley. A beamed, character, stone listed cottage which is very warm and cosy in the winter months with all modern facilities, and a great base for walking or sightseeing many of the local places of interest. Also only a few hundred yards from the golf course, which is a lovely spot to just have a drink if you dont wish to play.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to say a massive thankyou for everything you did for us at the w/end.

I don't think Ive laughed so much for ages. Your cottage is lovely- Feel so refreshed &your hospitality made us all feel so welcome & relaxed. Thanks again for an EPIC stay.

Fiona and family, Cambridge. June 2013.

The minute I drove up to this gorgeous cottage off the beaten track it was exactly what I had hoped it would be & more! I couldn't have asked for better hosts in the owners Lynne & John. Nothing was too much trouble for them&I will never forget my welcome gift of delicious home made smoked trout pate &oatcakes. The pristine cottage with character features,the location,the views,the peace & quite, & dare I say the snow, made for a very memorable Christmas for myself, visiting friends & my family. Everything was just perfect. My little cat loved it as well! Definitely will be going back & have found good friends for life in my hosts. Just wonderful! Adele Wolstenholme. January 2011.
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Silsden in Silsden

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Mira thermostatic shower over bath
  • Bathroom with bath/mira shower over, wc, hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 plus cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: B/room 1, double bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers & bedside cabinets TV/DVD, Radio/clock. bedside lamps. B/room 2, double bed,chest of drawers, hanging rail/shelf unit, radio/clock. 2 bedhead reading lights. B/room 3, 1 x (3ft) single bed, bedside table, bedside lamps. full size cot available if required, hanging rail/shelf unit, (PLEASE NOTE Bed 3 has sloping ceiling & beams so reduced headroom and more suitable as a good room for children).For safety there is also a non opening window in this room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Full gas central & water heating. Electric feature fire in lounge. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have double beds & bed 3 has 1 single (option of a full size cot) sloping ceiling & beams which reduce the headroom towards the eaves so is a more suitable room for children & with non opening window for safety. . All heating costs(gas, electric) and bed linen (except cot linen), towels, kitchen towels, tea towels etc. are included together with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, a selection of breakfast cereals, selection of basic condiments, loo rolls, kitchen roll & fresh milk on arrival. The cottage is fully cleaned before arrival. One well behaved pet is accepted by arrangement We have recently upgraded the lounge TV to a large screen & new DVD player. Bedroom 1 has wall mounted TV/DVD& Beds 1&2 have radio/alarm/clock. We have also upgraded the Wi-Fi link. Outside: There is a small patio area to the front and private parking for 2 or 3 cars. Outdoor furniture and a barbecue are available for the warmer days. A small paved area to the rear and path to the side. If required secure bicycle storage and outside tap/hose for washing down bikes. Cleaning £40 service clean to add to rental fee Vac, mop etc for use during your stay to leave the cottage clean & tidy. If you need an extra service clean during your stay add £40. bed linen & towels are included at no extra charge & changed weekly for longer lets. Other: Hall with under-stairs storage with vac. cleaning materials, iron & board etc., Combi boiler in corner of bedroom 3.


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BRUNTHWAITE COTTAGE , Silsden, Nr Ilkley. Grade II. Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Idyllic little find.

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was everything we wished for our new year get away. Hidden in the beautiful countryside, you instantly relax when you see it. The cottage is perfectly cosy, and the views are amazing. The cottage itself was warm, clean and a real home from home. Lynne is the perfect host, and bakes beautiful cakes!!!

The location of this place is also perfect. We had 2 small children, and there is plenty around to keep the little Ines occupied. We particularly enjoyed the steam engines 20 minutes away in Howarth, and the breathtaking walk at Bolton Abbey. Will defiantly plan to return!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments, it was great to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed your break with us over the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you back to Brunthwaite in the future. Very Best wishes for a great 2017. Lynne .
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Yorkshire Hospitality at its best

  • 5 of 5

House was as described, warm and welcoming. Hospitality and availability of the little things that make self catering easy first class. The third bedroom is really only suitable for younger/smaller kids as the roof is very low. We had to turn the heating off at night as the boiler is also in this room but the house held the heat and easily warmed up in the morning. The only booking concerns we had were that smoking was not banned and pets were welcome but the house was spotless and odourless. Ideal for easy access to Ilkley, Keithley, Haworth and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Quietly location but within 10 mins of shops and takeaways. We'll definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you and all the family. Yes, we do allow smoking, but not indoors, ashtrays provided outside for smokers. Also appreciate that not all our guests have pets, so regularly deep clean carpets after pets have been staying,to keep the cottage fresh. The third bedroom as you say, is ideal for children it having a sloping ceiling, although we have had plenty of adults stay in this room too. Just need to remember to duck! Look forward to you visiting us here again in the future. Thank you for being lovely guests, and for your kind comments. Lynne..
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Superb service and care

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, very well equipped cottage with exceptionally kind owners. Lynne helped us so much in our hour of need! There is everything you could wish for in the kitchen and it was a delight to cook there. All the beds and bedding were very good quality as were all the towels and kitchen items. We would recommend this cottage to anyone and is very handy for all local amenities. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and the family and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope that your move into your home went smoothly. Thank you for your kind comments. Best wishes for your future adventures. Lynne.
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Lovely, tranquil and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved Lynne's property and she made us feel very welcome. The house was gorgeous and warm and probably the most comfortable we've been in for the duration of our holiday. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us here in Brunthwaite. It was lovely to meet you all and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in UK and had a good trip back to NZ. I know it is a long way from Auckland but if you come back to visit Yorkshire in the future it would be lovely to have you as guests again. Lynne.
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An excellent house in a great loctation!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the early evening after a tiring traffic delayed journey to a very warm welcome from the owner and an beautifully presented and sparkling clean house ready for our family weekend. It had lots of extra 'goodies' to surprise us when we opened the kitchen cupboards and the fridge. There was also a good supply of towels, kitchen crockery and cutlery, pans, gadgets and a dishwasher which meant it felt like a 'home from home'. There was good off road car parking too! It was a great location for us as a three generation family as we have friends in Burley in Wharfedale, Brunthwaite and Silsden and we wanted to show the children (6 and 3yrs) the special family places and spaces in Ilkley and the surrounding area. So much to do in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and al the family for your special get together here in Brunthwaite. So pleased that you enjoyed the visit and hope we may see you and the rest of the family in the near future. Thank you for your kind comments on the cottage.
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Excellent location and attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

We were in need of a temporary home to bridge the gap between selling and buying a house and Brunthwaite cottage fitted the bill perfectly. The cottage was clean and comfortable, and equipped with many home comforts. The location was ideal for access to shops in Silsden and Ilkley, and of course the beautiful surrounding countryside and the Dales. And although Lynne and John were away for most of our stay they kept in touch by email to make sure we were OK and continue to forward stray pieces of post. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Leeds/Bradford Airport, Yeadon
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Silsden golf club. Also Silsden driving range
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Steeton & Silsden station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various in Silsden
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
East or West coasts
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The tour de france came through our village of Silsden in July 2014 .and the tour de Yorkshire in May 2015 and May 2017

why not visit and try the routes the teams rode, we offer secure bike storage and outside tap/hose for bike cleaning.



East Coast. eg Whitby, Scarborough, etc approx 2 hours. West Coast eg Southport, Blackpool, Morecambe approx 2 hours. The South Lake District eg Windermere approx 90 mins.


Leeds/Bradford airport is 25 mins drive. Steeton railway station is 5 mins drive. Bus services are close by. Use of car/bike is recommended.


Local shops Silsden 5 mins. The Cow & Calf rocks and Ilkley Moor and town 15 mins. Skipton, with its castle, canal, street market and 'Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales' 10 mins. Haworth and Bronte country 15 mins. Salts Mill, Saltaire with the Hockney collection etc 15 mins. The spa town of Harrogate 30 mins. Ancient York 90 mins. Bingley Five rise locks on the Leeds Liverpool canal 10 mins. Embsay Steam Railway 15 mins. Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway 10 mins.

Further Details:

Silsden 5 mins has banks, butchers, bakers, supermarket, newsagents, pet shop, chemists, restaurants, pubs, Indian and Chinese take aways, fish and chip shops, health centre. Ilkley has a Hydro with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Skipton has a leisure centre with indoor pool and many other facilities. Four days a week Skipton has a superb street market, also the small family brewery, Copper Dragon takes tours of their brew house and ends in the bistro. Otley on the River Wharfe, is another market town, the birth place of Thomas Chippendale, and is 20 mins drive. The historic and ancient walled City of York with its museums, Jorvik centre and streets such as The Shambles, and the west and east coasts are within easy driving distance for a day trip.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made on enquiry by e-mail, telephone or post and a 25% deposit by internet banking(this is our preferred payment type please), personal cheque or bank transfer will secure your booking with the balance payable eight weeks before. For less than eight weeks in advance payment in full. Payments may be made by credit/debit card, Owners Direct will charge you a booking fee for this method of booking/payment. .The cleaning fee is £40 without a pet staying and £50 with a pet staying.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday in high season. flexible in mid and low seasons. Arrival 3pm. Departure 10am. Subject to availability and season 3 or 4 night short stays could be arranged, eg Friday arrival from 3pm Monday departure by 10am. Monday arrival from 3pm Friday departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
In high season 6th July to 8th Sept, Easter & May Bank holidays & half term Feb & Oct hols. short breaks may be available from £460 to £560

Low & mid season w/e or mid week short breaks from £320

If you wish to stay for 8 to 13 nights, the extra nights are pro rata the weekly rate. For 2 weeks or longer we will offer you a discount off the weekly rate.
Long term stays over 30 days are available please enquire for quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.