Ilkley offers plenty of activities and entertainment within its bustling town centre, as well as unrivalled access to the stunning landscapes of rural Yorkshire. Sitting on the south bank of the River Wharfe amidst the rolling Yorkshire Dales, the town reflects a wealth of local culture and history.
Taking advantage of this sought-after location, award winning Retirement Living experts McCarthy & Stone are offering a collection of both one and two bedroom apartments featuring fully fitted kitchens and shower rooms, stunning landscaped gardens and total independence with the added benefit of 24-hour emergency call systems.
Each unit is designed specifically with the needs of the over 60s in mind and features thoughtful detailing including raised height electrical sockets, pre-installed telephone and TV points in both the living room and main bedroom, plus slip-resistant flooring in the bathroom. Selected apartments also include balconies and car parking facilities for ease of access. Residents can also enjoy an on-site lounge for socialising with friends and neighbours.
Ilkley is conveniently placed for access to the A65 which runs between Leeds and Kendal. The M62 and M1 motorways are also easily accessible and there are two railway stations serving the local area with regular links to Leeds, Bradford and further afield. Regular bus services run from nearby the development to Keighley, Skipton, Bradford, Malham and Otley. Harrogate, Addingham and Guiseley are also easily accessible.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed and are subject to planning permission.
The beautiful spa town of Ilkley in Yorkshire sits approximately 12 miles north of Bradford and 17 miles northwest of Leeds. Surrounded by ample countryside and stunning rural landscapes, Ilkley also offers a rich sense of heritage and a bustling town centre that makes it a sought after location and home town.
The town centre is lovingly maintained and is characterised by classic Victorian architecture, wide streets and beautiful greenery. The original Victorian arcade has been carefully re-purposed to create covered walkways with thoughtful detailing including a beautiful fountain and hanging baskets. Spend hours browsing local boutiques offering everything from locally reared game to fine wine and fashion. A selection of local galleries also offer a chance to view local art and fine works from further afield.
The Manor House, one of the town's oldest buildings, is particularly noteworthy for its stunning gallery and museum containing prehistoric artefacts gathered from the Ilkley Roman Fort, remains of which can still be viewed at the back of the building. Ilkley toy museum contains a collection of toys that date back as far as 350 BC.
For a taste of local flavour the Grove and Brook Street areas are home to a range of speciality shops, including Lishman's of Ilkley, a celebrated and award winning butcher that has won regional and national esteem thanks to its quality and personal service.
Much loved Yorkshire tea room Betty's is proud to offer a local branch, serving up warming teas and delicious homemade cakes and pastries. Food enthusiasts will also enjoy a visit to Marco Pierre White's training ground, the Michelin-starred Box Tree restaurant. The town is also home to two breweries and their products can be tasted in several local establishments.
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development at Thackrah Court, Leeds.