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Delightful, Self-Contained Apartment In Ilkley, Yorkshire



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Apartment in Ilkley, Yorkshire Dales, England - Ideal Location For A Town-Centred Break Or For Exploring The Yorkshire Dales And Beyond

The Firs Garden Apartment forms the lower ground floor of a beautiful, Victorian, detached villa. It is self-contained with its own entrance and parking. The apartment's large, private garden sets it back from the main road. The apartment is tastefully decorated to a high standard and comprises an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, a separate bedroom and a shower room. Situated in Ilkley, within walking distance of the town centre and railway station, it is an ideal location for either a town-centred break or for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Welcome tray with homebaking and fresh milk on arrival. Free wifi.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Comments from our Guest Book

"Fantastic accom. Judith & Mike excellent hosts. Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended"

"Perfect in every way (even weather!). Delicious cake, total comfort, wonderful thanks"

"it has been just perfect. Very clean and has everything we have needed. The flat is decorated with great taste and has been warm and cosy with a great shower and very very comfortable bed! We will return!"
Oct 2013
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Just got back from a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This compact, but perfectly formed, flat was the perfect place for us to spend a week in Ilkley. It had everything we needed as well as a few extra nice touches such as Laura Ashley towels, fresh flowers and a freshly baked cake. The flat was absolutely spotless - I think Judith genuinely cares for her guests and regularly goes above and beyond to ensure the flat is as comfortable as possible. And, although the flat is located in the lower ground floor of the owners' property, we were able to enjoy our holiday in privacy and we only saw Judith as we arrived and departed (although we knew we could contact her if we needed anything).

In terms of location, the flat's just a ten minute walk from the town centre and we often walked via the park by the river - perfect for the dog. Ilkley itself is great. We had plenty of pubs, cafes and quality food shops to keep us amused and well fed for the week and I particularly recommend Friends of Ham, The Flying Duck, Lishman's butchers, Ramus fishmongers and Asquith's grocers. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful and we (and our dog) felt welcome everywhere we went. Ilkley's also great for anyone wanting to explore Yorkshire and we enjoyed trips to Hawes, Grassington, Haworth and Hebden Bridge.

I'd recommend this flat to anyone wanting a comfortable base in Ilkley and I hope that we can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Always a Pleasure to Visit The Firs Apartment, Ilkley

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the apartment and an absolute delight to meet Judith again and stay in this gorgeous home from home. It is perfectly located for walking into Ilkley, which has a FAB choice of shops/restaurants/bars, etc., plus a bus stop almost outside the apartment for the bus into Harrogate/Skipton. Mustn't forget train station within easy walking distance for trips to Leeds. Apartment is equipped with everything you'd wish for, pretty decor, plenty of hot water for shower and much more. Excellent night's sleep in a comfy bed. Really didn't want to leave😢򘠡

We certainly hope for a third visit in the not too distant future to the apartment and Ilkley.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always a pleasure to have you both to stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Firs Garden Apartment in July 2016 and cannot recommend it highly enough! It was perfect, extremely clean and comfortable and very handy for Ilkley. We would definitely stay there again. The owner was very nice and helpful and provided very nice cake too!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay, had everything we needed, Judith and Mike great hosts,

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, home from home, comfortable and clean, 10 mins walking to the centre of ilkley, lovely pretty town, really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A few days in Ilkley

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this delightful apartment in Ilkley. The owner Judith could not have been more helpful,even giving us use of her garage for my bike!! Ideally situated for visits to nearby towns and villages . Would definitely recommend, first class accommodation!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab little place

  • 5 of 5

What a cosy place, everything you need and dog friendly too! Great location, just a short walk into town! Would recommend and return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


On the west coast, Morcambe is about a 90 minute drive away.

Scarborough and Filey on the east coast are approximately a 2 hour drive from the apartment.


Car not necessary. Ilkley railway station is approximately 12 minutes' walk from the apartment. Nearest bus stop 15 metres. Leeds/Bradford airport 15km.


Easy, level stroll into Ilkley town centre.

Approximate journey times: Skipton 8km, Bolton Abbey 5km, Harrogate 15km, Leeds 15km, Saltaire 15km, Burnsall 10km, Malham 20km, Bronte country 10km

Further Details:

The apartment is ideally located in Ilkley, within easy walking distance of the town centre. The nearest "supermarket" (Morrison's Local) is only a 5 minute walk away.

Ilkley is situated in Wharfedale, Yorkshire and is accessible to the cosmopolitan city of Leeds via train and bus links, as well as being just a short drive from the unrivalled countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The town offers a wide selection of cafés, bars and restaurants, including the famous "Bettys Tea Rooms", situated on the stylish Grove shopping parade. Take a stroll around the town and enjoy the wide selection of independent shops selling gifts, clothes and books.

Explore the beautiful countryside in and around Ilkley, with walks along the famous Ilkley Moor or by the river Wharfe and beyond - the Dales Way walk begins little more than a stone's throw away from the apartment.

Visit the town's Manor House Museum and learn about its history, from its Roman beginnings to its Victorian Spa town heritage.

Ilkley hosts a number of exhibitions and festivals throughout the year including the renowned Literature Festival (4th-20th October 2013) and the Summer Festival in August. On Saturday 5th July 2014, the world famous Tour de France cycling race will pass through the town.

There's plenty on offer for everyone!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable 25% deposit is required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Full payment requested for bookings within 8 weeks of the start date.

Payment: online or by cheque.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.
Standard check in time is after 3pm, check out is 10am, however this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short stay tariff: LOW (wk £310):2 nights £140, 3 nights £195, 4 nights £240, 5 nights £275
MID (wk £345):2 nights £150, 3 nights £210, 4 nights £260, 5 nights £295
HIGH (wk £395):2 nights £160, 3 nights £230, 4 nights £275, 5 nights £315
PEAK (wk £445):2 nights £170, 3 nights £240, 4 nights £300, 5 nights £350.Stays in excess of a week will be charged pro rata, based on the weekly rate.
Extras: Dogs £15 per stay.
Use of sofa-bed: £10 per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • town


  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate shower room with quadrant shower cubicle and "Mira" shower, soft-closing wc, vanity basin with mosaic tiling, mirror with sensor lighting and shaver point, chrome heated towel rail. Luxury "Cole & Lewis" toiletries.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom can either have a super-king-sized bed or two full-sized single beds. Freesat television and radio with an integrated DVD player. Luxury towels, linen, bathrobes and hairdryer.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Short-stays welcome (see short-stay tariff). Well-behaved pets welcome, but not in the bedroom! Versatile accommodation with either a super-king or two single beds in the bedroom. Flexible changeover day. Welcome tray with homebaking & fresh milk on arrival. Free wifi. No smoking permitted in the apartment. Outside: Large garden to the front and side of the property with private parking. Outdoor patio area with table and seating for relaxing al fresco. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury towels (including tea towels), linen and bathrobes. Other: Hallway with cloaks area. Washing machine concealed in hall cupboard.

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