The Old Vicarage offers a unique luxury self-catering experience in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It enjoys a quiet location surrounded by meadows and woodland with its own private stretch of river. Guests have exclusive use of outstanding leisure facilities a short walk from the property which include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym, together with outdoor tennis court and football pitch. A converted stable just across the courtyard of the property provides an additional recreational area with a full-sized pool table.
What makes a stay at The Old Vicarage unique?
The Old Vicarage is consistently awarded a 5-star Gold Award from VisitEngland. It has also previously been awarded a prestigious ROSE Award from VisitEngland, made annually to only 100 accommodation providers across the country in recognition of those establishments who give visitors the warmest of welcomes and go the extra mile. It is the extra touches that make The Old Vicarage so special. The sumptuous welcome hamper contains local delicacies, including free range eggs from the owners' bantams, and freshly picked flowers decorate the rooms. The location is also second to none. The only sounds are the call of the wild birds, the nearby river and occasional conversation of grazing farm animals. It is quite simply the perfect rural retreat!.
What is the capacity for The Old Vicarage?
Sleeps 9 people (10 by arrangement)., the property captures all the elegance of a traditional country-style house and is tastefully decorated and furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary pieces. Each room has been thoughtfully considered to provide maximum comfort and convenience and out of each window there are breathtaking views of Swaledale. There is also a separate heated pet room with water tap, window and external door. Please note that pets are not allowed in the main house in order to maintain the high standard of decor and keep the rooms fresh and allergy free.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Richmond area?
There are numerous walking and cycling routes direct from the doorstep, so there will be days when you may choose not to get in the car at all but The Old Vicarage is perfectly located to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park with its many activity opportunities and exciting visitor attractions. The nearby market town of Richmond has many treasures including its famous Norman castle, the oldest working theatre in the country, spectacular waterfalls and an ancient abbey. There are also plenty of picturesque Dales' villages to explore, as well as castles, open farms, gardens and a heritage railway. The property is ideal for larger groups or families wanting to holiday together and enjoy all that this fabulous location offers.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
There are plenty of local pubs nearby, offering a range of experiences from traditional bar meals and real ale around a log fire to elegant foodie establishments. The nearby market town of Richmond has a plethora of cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars with something for all tastes and budgets. The village of Reeth also has plenty of eating options, including a popular ice cream parlour. Cheese lovers will be pleased to know that they can watch the famous Wensleydale cheese being made at the Hawes Creamery. There are several farmers' markets in the area to buy local produce and The Station in Richmond has a number of artisan food outlets and restaurant.
The property has a large garden with plenty of seating areas to relax and admire the view. Beyond the garden, there is direct access to private river frontage across the fields - ideal for fishing or enjoying a picnic and a few hours beside the water. Guests are also able to access a range of outstanding private leisure facilities in nearby converted farm buildings just a short walk across the fields. These include a 15-meter heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, as well as a fully equipped gym, complete with table tennis and table football and a full-sized outdoor tennis court to keep the whole family entertained. Just across the courtyard from The Old Vicarage, a former stable has been converted into an additional chill-out zone with pool table.