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The Pump House,

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

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people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Hot tub
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • One of Yorkshire's most unique and impressive holiday cottages
  • Featuring a handmade kitchen and bedroom with freestanding bath
  • Outdoor space with hot tub enjoying the most incredible views
  • Set within 35 acres of private moorland above the spa town of Ilkley
  • Close to Leeds, the Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate
  • Miles of peaceful, uninterrupted walking routes from the doorstep
Property code: G0158

This cottage is located in a walker's paradise; close to the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernisde there are a multitude of countryside trails and peaceful paths to explore, where you'll experience an amazing sense of getting away from it all. If you're more of a roamer than a rambler, take a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey – these striking ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

Step inside and you'll immediately sense the quality of this conversion. The décor is elegant, contemporary and of exceptional quality, with underfloor heating, solid oak floors, doors and stairs - it's a dream holiday home for lovers of comfort and style. Starting in the fabulous handmade open-plan kitchen which has been painted in Farrow and Ball greys, it boasts a huge kitchen island and all mod cons including a Quooker (hot water tap). The lounge is wonderfully light and airy with a large cosy sofa and TV with SONOS sound system. Bi-folding doors allow you to experience the moorland from your living room. Downstairs also has a utility room and WC with a Belfast sink and washer/dryer. Make your way up the solid oak staircase to the magnificent bedroom, with king-size bed and the finest bed linen. There's also a free-standing bath in this room, perfect for a long hot soak after a walk around the Dales. A fabulous wet room sits next door, fully tiled in Italian marble and with waterfall taps, a monsoon shower and solid granite surfaces.

The outdoor space is just as impressive as the interior with 360 degree vistas across heather and hill, with cosmopolitan Ilkley nestling far below. A terrace and BBQ provide the perfect spot for al fresco dining, followed up by a soak in the hot tub – a wonderful way to end a day.

Read more Code: G0158

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 bathroom – walk-in shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Utility room – sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • LCD TV, SONOS sound system
  • Hot tub
  • Regret no children

The property is set within 35 acres of private moorland high above the gorgeous spa town of Ilkley. There are miles of peaceful uninterrupted walking from the doorstep and you will have an amazing sense of getting away from it all.

If you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head down into Ilkley (5 miles) for the day. Highly regarded for its stylish architecture and beautiful floral displays, there's plenty to see and do in this elegant Victorian town. Take a turn around the gardens down by the river, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something yummy for tea from one of the several upmarket delis in town. And for nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in one of the town’s superb restaurants.

If you want to venture a little further, the pump house is ideally placed to explore the historic market town of Skipton (15 miles) and the exquisite Yorkshire Dales beyond – a true walker’s paradise. If you're more of a roamer than a rambler, take a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (10 miles). These striking ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

This area of the Yorkshire Dales is home to many charming villages and towns worth exploring. The pretty cobbled streets of Grassington (25 miles) is a drive away, with the village of Kettlewell (28 miles) just a little further. Take the high ground up and across to Wensleydale (26 miles) where you will discover the picture postcard village of West Burton and the beautiful Aysgarth Falls.

And if you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is just a short drive away (15 miles) and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top notch restaurants. The gorgeous town of Harrogate (15 miles) is also just a few miles and well worth a day trip. There is just so much to see and do here.


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This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 15th July 2019

If it's peace and quiet you are after, then this is the place for you! Only neighbours are cows, sheep and birds. Owners have thought of everything.

Reviewed by Chris 14th June 2019

Great venue for a short break to a beautiful part of Yorkshire. The cottage is equipped to a high standard and the attention to detail is evident throughout the cottage. Great place to celebrate a special occasion

Reviewed by Scott 23rd February 2019

Everything was fabulous. Hot tub was a game changer.

Reviewed by Graham 18th December 2018

A lovely place to stay, the attention to detail makes it even more special, from the Italian soaps to the gin nightcap, and situated on the edge of the moors its great for walking

Reviewed by Amy 9th December 2018

Couldnt fault this place, perfect to relax in luxury but not too far to local town Ilkley, would recommend the cinema there for a cosy date night. We had such a lovely stay at The Pump House for our mini moon, will never forget our first night in the hot tub looking at the stars while sipping champagne!

Reviewed by Gavin 27th October 2018

Amazing property, amazing views and prefect recluse. Nice little touches and welcome basket

Reviewed by Sarah 9th October 2018

A real gem

Reviewed by Rachel 10th September 2018

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We booked for our honeymoon and wasn't disappointed. The cottage is exceptionally clean, well equipped and beautifully presented. The hot tub is fab and the views were fabulous, day or night. We'll be back again I'm sure.

Reviewed by Stephanie 16th July 2018

Loved everything about the pumphouse. Nothing to fault or improve on. Will be going again for a third time next year.

Reviewed by Matt 30th June 2018

Amazing house and location. Best few days ever. We will return next year.

Reviewed by Malcolm 29th April 2018

An excellent location. Very comfortable with a view from every room.Plenty to do in the local area. Some great restaurants close by as well.

Reviewed by Linda Evans-Hayward 11th April 2018

Wonderful, relaxing break

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