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The Pump House - Ilkley

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • One of Yorkshire's most unique and impressive holiday cottages
  • Outdoor space with hot tub enjoying the most incredible views
  • Set within 35 acres of private moorland above the spa town of Ilkley
Property code: 73806

Once a pump house belonging to Yorkshire Water, this old building has been given a 21st-century makeover and is now a stylish and romantic retreat.

Set in 35 acres of gorgeous rugged moorland just above the Spa town of Ilkley, this property is one of Yorkshire's most unique and impressive luxury holiday cottages. Once a pump house belonging to Yorkshire Water, this old building has been given a 21st-century makeover. Not only that but there's also a bubbling hot-tub with views to die for. Get ready to fall in love with this seriously stylish romantic retreat.

 

Step inside to an elegant, contemporary and quality decor. With underfloor heating, solid oak floors, doors and stairs, this is a dream holiday home for lovers of luxury and comfort. Let's start with the fabulous handmade kitchen. Sitting in a bright open-plan space and painted in exquisite grey tones, it boasts a huge kitchen island and all mod cons, including a Quooker [hot water tap]. It's a great kitchen for keen cooks, with bar stools providing the perfect spot for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly.

 

Move along into the generous living room which again has bags of space and is wonderfully light. Snuggle up on the cosy sofa and catch a movie on the large LCD TV with Sonos sound system. Settle down on the stylish leather armchair with a good book, every once in a while glancing out of the window at those stunning views. In the warmer months, throw open the large bi-folding doors and experience the moorland from the comfort of your living room. Electric blinds are a useful touch when you want to shut the world away. Downstairs also has a utility room and WC. There's a Belfast sink in here as well as a washer dryer, a handy addition if you've been out hiking across the moors with wet ground underfoot.

 

And so to bed. Make your way up the solid oak staircase to the magnificent bedroom. Take a moment to enjoy the lovely handmade king-size bed; dressed in the finest bed linen, it's a bed you simply won't want to leave. There is also a beautiful free-standing bath in this room, where you can indulge in a long hot soak after a day exploring the Dales. Next door sits the fabulous wet room; fully tiled in Italian marble. it feels more like a boutique hotel, with waterfall taps, a monsoon shower and solid granite surfaces.

 

So now you've explored the stunning interiors, let's take a look outside. You will be greeted with 360-degree vistas across heather and hill, with cosmopolitan Ilkley nestling far below. There's a terrace - perfect for al fresco dining in the summer. And of course the star of the show, the hot tub! Watch the evening lights come to life all around as the stars start to twinkle far above, all from the comfort of your warm bubbles. A wonderful way to end the day.

  • 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
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • LCD TV, SONOS sound system
  • Hot tub
  • Adults only property for over 21's, regret no children
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Priti 18th November 2022

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We love our stays here, so chilled, clean, attention to detail, private, fantastic views, great location, if you have a query or problem it is sorted out asap. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners, feel very lucky to have found this retreat.

Reviewed by Dana 14th October 2022

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Fantastic location for peace and quiet. Nice and remote. Great for walking. Accommodation was lovely and well equipped with washer, dryer, plenty of towels etc. Hot tub was lovely and clean and cleaned after each occupant. Lovely comfortable bed. A few technical aspects of which one was solved very quickly. Disappointed that the instant boiling tapRead more was not working and the hot water faded in and out whilst showering. A bit pricey but we wanted to stay in a nice place for our honeymoon Hide

Reviewed by Anne 10th October 2022

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in a great location for walking and relaxing,

Reviewed by Katherine 3rd October 2022

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We loved our stay at the Pump House - its a fantastic property which has been beautifully renovated. High quality fixtures and fittings and all items required for an easy self catering break away. The location is amazing and the views simply stunning - we enjoyed the walks straight from the door and the hot tub to soak our weary joints afterwards. Read moreWe feel this property could be enjoyed in any season! Hide

Reviewed by GRAHAM 19th September 2022

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The Pump House is a luxurious holiday let on the edge of the moors. If you are after peace and quite and no neighbours this is the place to stay. It's always cosy and warm in side if it is a bit windy outside. The views and morning sunrises are spectacular from the house. This was our 2nd visit to the Pump House as we loved it so much last year. YoRead moreu can totally destress here and you won't want to go home afterwards. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 16th September 2022

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This place is absolutely stunning and is very deceiving from the outside...loved my stay

Reviewed by Gary 26th August 2022

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The Pump House is a pure gem!! Beautiful setting on Ilkley Moor, the house is equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The welcome basket was a lovely touch & much appreciated. All fixtures & fittings are on point, the house is pure bliss to stay in.

Reviewed by Nigel 15th August 2022

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An excellent property as long as guests are warned of traffic on shoot days and aircraft noise .

Reviewed by Mike 5th August 2022

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Fantastic location in a beautiful part of the country; great welcome hamper, and nice hot tub.

Reviewed by Andrea 29th July 2022

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A fabulous property and a fabulous location. The owners have gone above and beyond to make sure that it is equipped it with everything you could ever need, attention to detail is fantastic. The high quality of everything is fantastic its comfortable stylish. The welcome pack was fantastic. We have stayed at a few properties from this website all haRead moreve been great the pump House is on a completely different level. Very much looking forward to rebooking this fabulous place thank you Hide

Reviewed by Barry 1st July 2022

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What a wonderful setting and property. A very romantic location , with all mod cons provided for. Walks on your doorsteps and easy access to all main routes. A beautiful place to be for a week.

Reviewed by Clare 17th June 2022

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The pumphouse is an incredible place to stay. The views are amazing . Well equipped with everything you need. So much to do in the surrounding area and plenty of walks. Such a relaxing holiday. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Mark 6th June 2022

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Most enjoyable place to stay very lovely views very good for locations to most things in the area and it was equipped to a very high standard the only thing what let it down a little bit was its location to the airport and you did hear planes going overhead quite regular apart from that a very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Colin 3rd June 2022

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We spent are honeymoon here (a long weekend from the kids). The pump house is outstanding for a number of reasons- The pump house it's self has everything you need. The location and the view. Come out your door turn right and ilkley moor is on your door step. Jump in the car and 15-20 minutes in any direction and you will hit beautiful villages or Read morewalks. We will use ilkley pump house again. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Daniel 18th April 2022

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Absolutely stunning stay at The Pumphouse, it was beautiful and everything was to a very high standard. The location is fantastic, with walks just out of the door and the Dales within an easy drive.

Reviewed by Richard Michael 8th April 2022

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This cottage was amazing very well presented and clean and a lovely welcome pack provided on the day of arrival by the owners.

Reviewed by Liz 25th March 2022

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Perfect place to relax and unwind in total luxury. The property exceeded our expectations. Stunning views beautiful walks right on the doorstep and a fantastic hot tub to relax in .....The owners had thought of absolutely everything to make our stay so enjoyable..... will definitely be back

Reviewed by Albert 21st March 2022

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Perfect in every way, location, amenities, the welcome pack. We even had great weather, well earned rest and relaxation.

Reviewed by Karen 18th February 2022

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AN AMAZING LODGE IN BEAUTIFUL LOCATION WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF SNOW AND STORMS MADE IT VEN MORE ENJOYABLE, THE WELCOME HAMPER WAS SUCH A NICE SUPRISE, WE WILL DEFINETLY BE BACK

Reviewed by Debbie 31st January 2022

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The Pump House is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Stunning interiors and the house is beautifully furnished, decorated and is immaculate. Love the speakers in the ceiling and having Sky TV is a bonus. The best view ever - just gorgeous - with walks onto the moor straight from the door - just the best! Hot tub is great and plenty of great reRead morestaurants/pubs nearby. A real couples hideaway! We will certainly be going back for our fifth time hopefully soon. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 10th January 2022

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Definitely recommend, a gorgeous location and a real home from home. A great base for exploring with a touch of luxury - we will be back!

Reviewed by Rachel 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 6th December 2021

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Reviewed by Thomas 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Steven 29th October 2021

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Superb quality accommodation in a fantastic setting, fantastic walks straight from the doorstep, had a fantastic week and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th October 2021

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Our 3rd visit was as perfect as our first visit back in Jan 2019. We feel so relaxed at the Pump House, its secluded but not far from amenities. The walks are fabulous, the view from the hot tub is wonderful, the wildlife kept us entertained and it was lovely to have our neighbours, the highland cows, back with the new addition! Such a perfect locaRead moretion, property and atmosphere. Thank you again to Justine & Jason. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Phil 11th October 2021

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A wonderful property for a wonderful stay. We plan to return. Extremely relaxing. Great location. The owners have gone to all lengths to supply top quality fixtures and fittings and every conceivable need in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Denise 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Jenny 24th September 2021

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Everything was perfect and above and beyond our expectations. This is a fabulous property with amazing views and great moorland walks from the doorstep. Even though it is remote, you are just a short drive from all amenities. From star gazing in the hot tub to watching the barn owl on its nightly hunt and with my favourite highland cattle as neighbRead moreours, it was a wrench to leave here! Hide

Reviewed by GRAHAM 13th September 2021

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This place is heaven on earth. The location, the building, the decor, the views, everything you could want. The owners think of everything, even providing a welcome pack on your arrival. The remoteness of The Pump House and the fact you can walk across the moors from the front door is a big appeal. We spent many an evening sat in the hot tub lookinRead moreg at the lights below drinking Prosecco. The bed is super comfy too. We will be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 6th September 2021

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The Pump House is in a spectacular location with amazing views, and is appointed to a very high standard. We very much enjoyed our stay, although the sense of privacy and escapism is compromised by the fact that one of the security cameras overlooks the hot tub. As we slept with the windows open, we were woken early on a couple of occasions when LeRead moreeds Bradford airport flights were routed nearby, and also by the participants arriving on a shoot day, but this detracted only a little from our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 30th August 2021

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Reviewed by Becky 9th August 2021

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Gorgeous stunning property, amazing view. Perfect for a couple wanting to spend time with each other. Off grid.

Reviewed by Stephanie 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 9th July 2021

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Fantastic cottage, beautifully furnished

Reviewed by Ruth 14th June 2021

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Wonderful accommodation.

Reviewed by John 7th June 2021

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So quiet and peaceful and after walking on the moors there was the hot tub - bliss

Reviewed by Kevin 3rd May 2021

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Really loved the cottage and location, lots of places to visit nearby and enjoyable walks over the moors. Don't want to stay too much as we would love to come back next year and don't want it to be fully booked before we can book our holidays.

Reviewed by Jill 12th April 2021

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Absolutely amazing property! Beautiful views and perfect tranquility, cant wait to go back!

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