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. .
3 Bedroom character cottage suitable for families in quiet hamlet but close to all amenities and pet friendly
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 3, 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.
Warm, comfortable, well equipped and a helpful owner. Thank you. We especially appreciated the welcome food and drink to get us started
Thank you so much for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again with the family on your next "property search". Lynne John & Ollie
Perfect location, great views!
Tastefully converted barn with lots of space and wonderful patio. Location ideal for exploring the Dales, lots of walks from your doorstep, great small town a short walk away with good pubs and places to eat. Great host who greats you and us close at hand should you need local advice.
Thank you for your kind and prompt review of your stay. So pleased to have met you and the family on the very special occasion for you all.
Look forward to meeting you again on your return to UK. Lynne John & Ollie.
Very clean and beautiful interior
We were 5 adults and an infant stayed for three nights. Rooms are very well maintained.Lynne was very helpful from start to finish.
Thanks Lynne and John
We 'll come again by next year.
Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you all and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again.
The owner was so friendly and obliging. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. It's a beautiful area with plenty to do. The location is near amenities but you feel you are in the middle of the countryside. Lovely.
Thank you so much for your very kind and prompt review. It was lovely to meet all the family and hope that we will see you again on your next visit to Yorkshire.
and hopefully the sun will be shining for you on your next visit and or you could also shop till you drop in one of the shopping centres you missed on this trip.
Kind regards, Lynne.
Lovely, comfortable cottage well situated to enjoy the Dales!
Our family recently spent a week at Brunthwaite Cottage and couldn't have had a lovelier time. The cottage was spacious, clean and well-equipped. It is conveniently located in Brunthwaite which is beautiful and quiet and well-positioned for accessing the Dales, and Skipton and Harrogate. Lynne and John (and Ollie, their dog!) couldn't have been better hosts--friendly, helpful and responsive. We look forward to our return!
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in our little hamlet. We look forward to meeting you again when you come back to visit the UK. Lynne John & Ollie.
I spent three of the most perfect Yorkshire months in Brunthwaite. The cottage was perfect for me and allowed me to have visitors come from London and stay briefly.
Of course, Yorkshire weather being what it is was "bracing". The owners, and their delightful dog, and all the neighbours were really most welcoming.
Ideally the Dales National Park is not far away but the walks up onto the moors above Brunthwaite, and over to ilkley, or down to the Leeds Liverpool canal are excellent.
Altogether a restorative and peaceful stay. Thanks to all for their kindness, and to Ollie for the intelligent conversation ;-)
Yorkshire history, for those unfamiliar with it, is simply remarkable. Catch the train to York, or explore the Dales. Just amazing. Be adventurous. But then I'm from Yorkshire!
Thank you for your kind review and it was a great pleasure to have you staying in the cottage and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Lynne, John & Ollie
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.
WHAT A FANTASTIC WEEKEND WE HAVE HAD HERE IN SILSDEN AND THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES WITH LE TOUR LAST JULY AND THIS MAY WITH TOUR DE YORKSHIRE A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. DO COME VISIT OUR LOVELY AREA AND SEE FOR YOURSELF
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 £60 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 2,3 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 £360 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