A truly beautiful home set in some of England`s loveliest scenery

Lovely detached modern home, in the beautiful town of Ilkley. Ilkley is in the Yorkshire Dales, amid some of Britain`s most beautiful scenery. See websites for Yorkshire Dales on the Internet. We are one hour from York, half an hour from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. For people who haven`t visited Leeds for a while will be surprised. It is transformed into one of Europe`s beautiful cities, with good restaurants, theatres, museums etc. Our home is in a quiet location and overlooks a convent for retired nuns with a delightful boating lake and grounds with deciduous trees. Wild ducks knock at our window for food. Enjoy 1.400 of Josie`s own poems on www.Josiespoems.webeden.co.uk many of which are about Yorkshire and Ilkley in particular.

About the location

You will surely smile when I say that we came to live in Ilkley 32 years ago, and other than a holiday in the sun in the winter, we`ve barely left this most beautiful of areas within England, and especially in the spring, the summer and the autumn. I look out of my window at a lake with ducks, behind an old convent, with Ilkley Moor rising behind. Within ten to fifteen minutes of walking, I can be in one of the prettiest of English towns that there can be, with its river and old bridge, riverside gardens, Victorian town with its tearooms, churches, gardens with bandstand, tree-lined streets. I can find waterfalls, hills on either side of the town (moors), bluebell woods that stretch for five miles, lakes, gardens that win prizes and the most beautiful scenery in the world - and all within five minutes from home. There are theatres and concert halls here, museums and art galleries, but if you want bigger ones, go on the train to Leeds or Bradford for top entertainment. The restaurants are great here also. Take the car or bus and go into some of the finest scenery in the world within a very short time as you visit not only this dale - Wharfedale - but many of the other dales which make the Yorkshire Dales. If you are a sports person, there is nothing that you cannot do in Ilkley - including swimming in one of the very few outdoor swimming pools (our Ilkley Lido) in the summer. Yorkshire was chosen for the Tour de France because of its beauty, but Ilkley was chosen as part of its route where we crowded the streets to wave madly. I`m offering my home as an exchange, but, loving this area as I do, I won`t be away very much, ha ha

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Ilkley (HE16570)

Yorkshire,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 5) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Open to offers
UK preferably at the moment.

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


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Membership expiry date: 30 Jun 2022