On your doorstep is Keighley and this is a short distance from Haworth the Bronte District. You can get there by jumping on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR). Keighley has a great selection of museums including Cliffe Castle Museum and Gardens and East Riddlesden Hall. There are plenty of opportunities to shop in Keighley and the popular Cavendish Street is a good place to start. The Airedale Shopping Centre also has lots to offer with its high street names. If you fancy a break, visit one of the many real ale pubs. The town is home to the famous Timothy Taylors so you will always find some tasty local ale.
Highlight of your stay...
Buy a Day Rover ticket and explore on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, step back in time and enjoy travelling by steam.
Where else can you enjoy two UNESCO sites, two moorlands combined with the former home of literary greats, fresh air and natural beauty, heritage and culture.
The picturesque town of Ilkley is situated in the Wharfe Valley, at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales. The fresh invigorating air, fantastic walks in the beautiful countryside, the quality shops,cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a show at the Kings Hall and Winter Gardens; a traditional Victorian theatre and adjacent glass-roofed spa hall.
Saltaire takes it name from its founder, Sir Titus Salt and the River Aire, which runs through the village and It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is spectacular architecture as you wander around the village, independent shops and restaurants scattered around.
Across the river there is Roberts Park where you can take a stroll, watch a game of cricket or enjoy a concert at the bandstand. If you enjoy live music, there are regular events taking place at the Victoria Hall and Caroline Street Club. The Shipley Glen Tramway; this unique tramway was built in 1895 and operates narrowgauge ‘toastrack’ cable-hauled trams.
Haworth is getting a name for luxurious hand made chocolates, to art galleries and then an array of places to eat and drink. You can spend your time browsing up and down the cobbled Main Street.
If you are fans of the Bronte sisters and want to learn more, then a visit to the Brontë Parsonage is a must. The Parsonage was home to the Brontë family from 1820 and is now a beautifully preserved museum. 2016 is the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth and there are a number events taking place throughout the year. After learning a bit about their life at the Parsonage you can then take a walk on to the unspoilt moorland and experience the inspirational spots where the sisters wrote. The popular 1940s Weekend and Steam Punk Weekend are great times to go.
Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, it is a paradise for walkers and cyclists or to simply escape and enjoy the big blue skies and inspiring views. Depending when you visit, the countryside can be either tranquil and inviting or wild and windswept.
The rugged and beautiful Pennine countryside and open spaces are what makes it picturesque and inviting and home to many fantastic walks taking in spectacular views.
You can retrace the greatest sporting event ever to visit Yorkshire – The Tour de France, and follow the route through the district. Alternatively for those of you who prefer to off road, the Bradford district, and surrounding areas, offers some great opportunities. You can ride the Pennine Bridleway; which offers cyclists the opportunity to explore the Pennines’ ancient packhorse routes and newly created bridleways. It doesn’t all have to be for the serious cyclists! There are a number of routes such as the Airedale Greenway and the Great Northern Railway Trail which are perfect for the more relaxed rides or for including all the family.
Top 5 Walks
The Dales Way
The Dales High Way
The Bradford Millennium Way
Length and Breadth of Ilkley Moor
The Brontë Connection
Top 5 cycling routes
The Tour de France route
Aire Valley Towpath
Calder Aire Link
Great Northern Railway Trail
Baildon sits in the beautiful South Pennines neatly in between Ilkley and Saltaire. Surrounded by rugged moorland this is the perfect location for walking
Burley is superbly situated for walking and for wildlife, being surrounded by meadows and moors and with the picturesque River Wharfe passing close to the village centre. There are numerous footpaths accessing Burley and Baildon Moors to the south, Ilkley and Addingham Moors to the west.
Stroll along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal towpath and wonder at the magnificent Five Rise Locks or visit one of Bingley’s three parks: Myrtle Park, Prince of Wales Park and the St Ives Estate with children’s adventure playground for all ages.
Bradford is home to two spectacular theatres. The Alhambra which has stood in Bradford for over 100 years and today hosts some of the UK’s top shows. Cartwright Hall is Bradford's civic art gallery and offers an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, with four permanent galleries displaying
works from our art collections. Impressions Gallery is an independent, not-for-profit space for contemporary photography and has an international reputation. Bradford was the birthplace of the famous artist David Hockney and his work is proudly displayed in Cartwright Hall, Bradford and Salts Mill in Saltaire.
The Kings Hall & Winter Garden is a central venue in the elegant spa town of Ilkley which comprises of a traditional Victorian theatre and adjacent glass-roofed spa hall. The Kings Hall theatre is superbly suited to theatrical and musical events.There are a host of events which take place throughout the year; including Bradford Literature Festival in May and Ilkley Literature Festival in October being key attractions.
Bradford is now home to The Broadway Shopping Centre, located right in the heart of the city. With over 70 high street brand shops and eateries, it’s a great place to explore. Only a short walk away is Forster Square Retail Park also offering a great range of your favourite retail brands. But if you are looking for a more Haworth and Saltaire are theplaces to be. Haworth is known for its selection of independent shops on the iconic cobbled Main Street. Whilst Saltaire is proud to have a Totally Locally
scheme which celebrates independent and vintage shops throughout the village.
The larger towns of Ilkley and Keighley can also offer you an eclectic mix of shops. Keighley is home to the Airedale Shopping Centre, with a wide range of high street names and Cavendish Street, where you will find long established independents. llkey is a shopper’s paradise with a lovely mix of designer shops alongside numerous places to eat and drink. Spend an afternoon exploring The Grove and Brook Street to find that special something to take home. When the sun is shining, burn off some energy at one of the districts many parks; with a boating lake at Lister Park in Bradford or the adventure playground in Bingley St Ives. You can enjoy splashing around in the outdoor pool at Ilkley Lido or simply play by the river in Roberts Park, Saltaire. But if we have a typical English summer, don’t panic, there is still plenty to do on those cooler days as well. Bradford district has fantastic free attractions that all the family can enjoy!
Bradford Industrial Museum
National Media Museum
The choice of food is amazingly varied, from the Michelin starred Box Tree in Ilkley, award winning Terrace in Saltaire to over 200 Asian restaurants. Outside of Bradford, Shipley and Saltaire are getting a name for themselves for the diversity of restaurants. There is everything you could want including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish Tapas and French.
Bradford has a fantastic reputation for curry and our Asian restaurants specialise in all types of curries from Balti and Punjabi to Moghul. The restaurants are proud to serve authentic Asian cuisine, so a Bradford curry is a must when visiting.
Timothy Taylors in Keighley to smaller local breweries including the Bradford Brewery and Brew Factory. There are many great real ale pubs, some of which are situated in the district’s beautiful countryside. Fanny’s Ale & Cider House in Saltaire, The Sparrow in Bradford, The Flying Duck in Ilkley and Haworth SteamBrewery, Saltaire Local Produce Market 2nd Saturday of the month, BaildonFamers Market 4th Saturday of the month, Keelham Farm Shop supporting over 250 local and
regional producers and farmers Lishman’s of Ilkley. Award winning butchers where much of the meat is source locally and absolutely everything is prepared fresh in house.
Bed Linen and Towels
This apartment, benefits from fantastic Egyptian cotton bed linen, and luxury Egyptian cotton towels which are provided for each guest during their stay at the apartment. All of our bedding is dry cleaned and freshly ironed.
We provide all necessary kitchen utensils to make sure you have the perfect stay.
There is a code for the apartment block. We will provide instructions of access are provided once the apartment once the apartment has been booked and 48 hours before check in.
Contact with your host
Please note we use a guest app service, which will email you automatically asking you to sign our house rules as soon as you make a booking with us. 14 days before your booking, you will get a text & email prompting you to click on the link, which takes you to the mobile responsive website which has a map of where you are staying, directions to and from airport, train station etc . 48 hours before your stay you'll get another text & email which will tell you that your arrival details have been released which has all the access information to get into the property that you have booked for your stay. We will provide an emergency telephone number for emergencies during your stay. Please note we do not have a concierge service on site, so we can't store luggage in advance of your check in or after you have vacated the property. Please note we can't hold tickets to football games/theatre shows for guests.
There is free parking on site.
No parties or drug use in the property please
Please do not damage property
Take out all rubbish to bins at rear of building
Please keep all windows locked at all times
Departure time is 10am
Please return keys and fob in the lock box on your departure.
Loss of keys will result in £100 charge
Please turn the heating off when you leave the property.
Please keep property locked at all times
Additional fees to be charged upon arrival
Refundable Security Deposit: 250£
After you successfully submit your reservation request, you will receive an e-mail response from the home owner or property manager, within the next 24 hours. At this point, the full details of your confirmed reservation including the address of the property and the contact details of your local host will be shared with you through e-mail.
We hope you have a pleasant stay!
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