Stylish Victorian home on the edge of Ilkley moor

Stylish Victorian home on the edge of Ilkley moor


Jan 2021

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
6 Bathrooms

About our home

Our generously sized sized Victorian home has plenty of room for lots of guests. We are a family of 5 (3 children, aged 12 to 7) and there is plenty of space for us all to relax and have friends over, or have animated family meals. The house was fully renovated 7 years ago, and has been featured in many magazines through Ann Marie's work as an interior designer.

We have large 5 bedrooms (3 of which are en suite) and a home office, a generous family dining kitchen with views over the Wharfe Valley, plus two generous reception rooms with remote controlled gas fires, a playroom with a wood burning stove, and in the basement a gym (with treadmill, squat rack, free weights and kettlebells), a utility room and bootroom.

On the first floor is the master bedroom, which has a super king size bed, a remote controlled gas fire and a large bay window looking onto the large, private, south facing front garden. The master en suite has a large shower, a double sink and a freestanding bath. There are two other large double bedrooms (one of which is en suite) which overlook the Wharfe Valley, and the family bathroom, which has underfloor heating as well as a separate shower.

On the top floor, the attic bedroom (en suite) has a king sized bed and the other attic bedroom has a single bed, but is a large room with lots of space for playing. There is also a home office in the attic, again with views over the valley.

It's a great house for families or groups, as there is plenty of space and it is on a quiet residential road near Ilkley moor and only a 15 min walk from Ilkley. There is a huge drive with parking for up to 8 -10 cars and a large flat south facing private front garden. The back garden has beautiful views of the Wharfe Valley and contains enough kit to fit out a playground- a trampoline, a climbing net, a 5m slide, a set of swings and a playhouse.

Ilkley has great independent shops, restaurants and cafes, as well the famous Betty's tea shop, and a monthly independent food market. Ilkley Moor is on our doorstep, with plenty of walks to the Cow and Calk, the Twelve Apostles and beyond. The Dalesway starts in Ilkley and is a beautiful walk along the river towards Addingham and beyond. The River Wharfe is a great spot for wild swimming and is the first river in England to be designated as a bathing spot. In the summer, Ilkley Lido is a great place to spend an afternoon.

We are approximately 20 mins from Leeds Bradford Airport, and we are in easy reach of Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford.

We have school aged children, so we are generally free only to swap in school holidays.


Ann Marie's reviews

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More about us

  1. We're a family of 5 (2 girls, Isla and Cara and a boy called Seamus).

  2. David is an accountant and Ann Marie is an interior designer.

  3. We love having people over, and our home is a sociable place, with lots of colour.

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Where is it?


Ilkley is a pretty spa town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. 15 mins to Leeds Bradford Airport and 30 mins by train to Leeds or Bradford, but with the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on your doorstep.

Buzzy restaurants
Cool bars
The Ticket Office, Ilkley
Cozy cafés
No 39, The Grove
Retail therapy
Attic womenswear, Porters for menswear
Walks in the park
Ilkley moor is on your doorstep, as well as the Daleway walk and the Cow and Calf rocks
Spot of exercise
Cycling, running (inc fell running), wild swimming, walking, golf, private gym
Day tripping
Harrogate, Leeds, Bradford

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