The Dales Society

The Dales Society provides a range of housing options for older people offering environments where residents can remain independent with support on hand when they need it.

About The Dales Society

As a member society, The Dales Society  provides a range of housing requirements for people in later life.We aim to create an environment wherein residents can maintain their independence, privacy and dignity, supported where required, by a caring staff team and volunteers. We offer a comprehensive choice of accommodation and care packages for older people.

"Working here is a pleasure and the support I have received from staff, residents and volunteers has been excellent."
John Durkin
Volunteer Coordinator for Abbeyfield The Dales

Contact details

Name: The Dales Society

Address: Grove House, 12 Riddings Road, Ilkley, LS29 9BF

Phone number: 01943 886000 


Charity number: 1160258

Our homes


Situated in the lovely market town of Skipton, famous for 900 year old medieval Skipton Castle, Woodlands is a beautifully converted manor house with an extension, combining the tradition and elegance of the past with the modern conveniences of today. Woodlands offers 31 wonderfully homely one and two bed apartments which give you the privacy and comfort of your own space and you can find companionship with our other residents.

Ing Royde

Located in the charming market town of Halifax, famous for some of the best maintained Georgian and Victorian landmarks including Piece Hall, Halifax Minster and Halifax Town Hall, Ing Royde is a beautifully restored 18th century manor house with modern extensions. We have 30 homely and peaceful one and two bedroom apartments providing residents with the comfort and privacy of their own room with the added benefit of companionship and friendship of others.

Abbeyfield House

Nestled in the small market town of Settle, famous for its beautiful countryside and renowned landmarks including the breathtaking Castleberg Crag, Abbeyfield House is a supported house set in the heart of Settle and only a short walk away from the town centre. Abbeyfield House has 11 en-suite rooms which come fully carpeted but allow you to decorate your room to your own personal taste, so bring your loved pieces of furniture, favourite photos and trinkets to make your home feel like yours.

Abbeyfield House

Located in the friendly market town of Barnoldswick, full of character, with quaint streets, and nestled in the heart of the Pennine Hills with rich, rolling heather moorlands, Abbeyfield House is a supported house offering 12 beautifully spacious one or two bedroom apartments. Each rooms comes fully carpeted with en-suite facilities and unfurnished, allowing you bring your favourite pieces of furniture, treasured trinkets and beloved photographs, to make your room feel like home.

Grove House

Located in the picturesque spa town of Ilkley, Grove House is a wonderfully historic building nestled in the heart of Ilkley and is within close proximity from a large range of shops, restaurants and local amenities. You'll find excellent transport links to the surrounding areas for those who wish to travel further afield. Our small and homely residential unit has 16 en-suite spacious rooms which provide a peaceful and private environment.

Abbeyfield Grove House

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque spa town of Ilkley, surrounded by breathtaking countryside, Abbeyfield Grove House provides independent living apartments with extra care if you need it. Abbeyfield Grove House is a wonderful historic building offering cosy and peaceful apartments that provide residents with their own private, high-quality accommodation combined with companionship of other residents.

The Beeches

Located in the picturesque village of Menston, The Beeches is a lovely building nestled in the heart of the village offering 28 cosy and homely apartments which come fully carpeted and include a private entrance, open plan kitchen and lounge, bathroom and a utility cupboard. Enjoy the freedom of having a private apartment, which comes unfurnished, combined with the friendship of your fellow residents.

Abbeyfield Court

Located in the traditional spa town of Ilkley, famous for having some of Yorkshire's greatest tearooms, stunning countryside and the winding valleys of the Yorkshire moors, Abbeyfield Court is a modern building located adjacent to our main building, Grove House. Our 13 peaceful and homely apartments combine the freedom of living in your own self-contained, spacious home whilst remaining involved with life in the local community. Apartments are available on the open market and are privately owned.

Abbeyfield Lodge

Located in the Wharfe Valley, the charming town of Ilkley, famous for it's stunning moor, beautiful countryside and a spa town, Abbeyfield Lodge is a modern building which is situated opposite our main building Grove House, nestled in the heart of Ilkley and only a short walk away from a large selection of shops, amenities and restaurants, with excellent transport links to the surrounding areas for those wishing to travel further afield. Abbeyfield Lodge is a home from home, we're a small house with only five high quality apartments that offer the freedom of living in your own self-contained, spacious home, whilst maintaining an independent lifestyle combined with life in the local community.

Leyland Lane

Built in 1852 and renovated in 2003, Leylands Lane in Bradford is a lovely home set it's own beautiful gardens in a charming residential area just on the outskirts of Bradford, where you can enjoy stunning views over the valley. Leylands Lane has four spacious one bedroom apartments offering high quality, affordable accommodation. In each apartment you'll also find a living/dining area, bedroom and bathroom, as well as each room being allocated a parking space.


Nestled in the heart of the market town of Shipley, Kirkview is a lovely home which is set in a pleasant residential area with plenty of local amenities and great transport links to both Bradford and Leeds. Built in 1900, the house was renovated in 2004 and now consists of four one and two bed self-contained flats and 3 self-contained bungalows. All of our rooms come unfurnished allowing you to decorate your flat or bungalow to your own personal taste to make it feel like home.

Wood View

Set in a friendly residential area close to a variety of stunning locations including the World Heritage site Saltaire, Roberts Park and Baildon Moors, Woodview offers independent living comprising of two self-contained bungalows and three apartments in the main house, all with different layouts. Built in 1900, Wood View was tastefully refurbished in 2006 and has ample parking at the rear of the property for those who wish to bring their car.

Abbeyfield House

Situated in the charming Victorian market town of Pudsey, Abbeyfield House is a lovely purpose built home set back in a quiet cul-de-sac and located close to the town centre of Pudsey, with plenty of local amenities and good transport links to surrounding areas, including Leeds. Abbeyfield House has six flats offering affordable, high quality living for people who want to be as independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home.

Fern House Independent Living

Located in the beautiful market town of Bingley, famous of the Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Fern House Independent Living is a modern, award-winning development with 49 expertly designed Independent Living with Extra Care apartments and 30 residential apartments which are used for supporting people living with dementia.

Fern House Dementia Care

Situated on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, skimming the breathtaking Aire Valley, is the market town of Bingley, an area steeped in history, famous as being Bronte country, is where you'll find Fern House Dementia Care.Set in the grounds of the old Bingley hospital overlooking Bingley moors, our innovative, award winning development offers 49 expertly designed Independent Living with Extra Care apartments as well as a 30 Residential apartments which support individuals living with dementia.


Situated in the Dales National Park, Elbolton is a beautiful house with stunning and extensive views over the Wharfe Valley. The house has 11 homely bed-sitting room apartments which are fully carpeted with a private entrance hall, separate kitchen and bedroom. There is a comfortable dining room and conservatory looking out onto our beautiful well-maintained gardens which has a seating area for residents to socialise or spend time to themselves.

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