Welcome to Straven House

Straven House is a listed building dating back to 1873. Transformed from a family home into a care home over 30 years ago, it has retained its homely atmosphere and layout and this helps its residents feel it is their home from home.

We offer high quality residential and day care for older people, including people who are suffering from dementia and older people with physical disability.

Meet the Manager

Contact & Location

A very high standard of care in a lovely setting

Straven House is a beautiful home set on the edge of the Wharfe valley which overlooks the picturesque town of Ilkely, at the Southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Visitors receive a proper Yorkshire welcome at any time and if you would like to come and have a meal with your loved-one just let us know. 

The basics in healthcare which are sometimes overlooked within the care setting are observed by every member of staff here

Facilities at Straven House

Access to minibus for trips out

Fortnightly visits from hairdresser

Regular chiropodist visits

Regular optician visits

Regular local entertainment

Multiple lounges

Passenger lift & stairlift

Life at Straven House

The staff here at Straven House give discreet care, allowing people to have total freedom whilst observing the need for care as required. It’s a beautiful homely home with a welcoming atmosphere and kind and experienced  staff.

Is Straven House right for you?

Food at Straven House

Our food here at Straven House is wonderfully tasty with a choice of menu available at every mealtime. We also offer excellent individually prepared and nutritionally balanced texture modified meals for residents who have swallowing difficulties. Visitors are welcome at any time and if you would like to come and have a meal with your loved-one just let us know. 

Contact Straven House

Feel free to leave us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Andrea Pearson

I have many qualifications, including level 2, 3 and 4 in Health & Social Care and have also gained qualifications in leadership and management. I have worked in social care for 37 years since 1984.  I have been the registered manager of Straven House since 2014.

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