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The Old Vicarage

Self Catering

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 private leisure facilities, including indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym, together with tennis court and football pitch.

What makes a stay at The Old Vicarage unique?

The Old Vicarage is consistently awarded a 5-star Gold Award from VisitEngland. Last year it was also 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?

Sleeping up to 10 people, 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 breath-taking views of Swaledale. There is also a separate pet room.

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 and the Black Sheep Brewery runs regular tours. 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.

Other Information

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, which include a 15-meter heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There is also a fully equipped gym, complete with table tennis and table football and a full-sized outdoor tennis court to keep the whole family entertained.

Top facilities

Award Winning

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs


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Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)


Swimming pool


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Gas / Electricity Details

Private Jetty, Mooring, Pontoon


Kitchen Facilities


Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Recommended walks


Extra info

Room Details: 5 bedrooms - 3 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single.

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award

Price Per Week From: 1,805.00

Price Per Week To: 3,800.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Old Vicarage Farm, Marrick, Richmond, North Yorkshire, RichmondDL11 7LH, United Kingdom

Travelling along the A1 northbound or southbound, come off at Scotch Corner (Junction 55 – A1/A66 interchange). Once on the roundabout, take the A6108 signposted Richmond. (The Old Vicarage is approximately half an hour away from here.) Drive through the village of Skeeby to Richmond and follow the A6108 round two roundabouts and out of Richmond towards Reeth. Approximately five miles out of Richmond, take a right turn over a narrow stone bridge signposted ‘Marske, Marrick and Hurst.' Carry on to the hamlet of Marske. At the bottom of Marske, turn left up the hill, following the signs to Marrick. Follow this country road until you reach the crossroads. Here you take a left turn to the hamlet of Marrick. On entering Marrick, proceed down the hill, go straight on, off the main village road, down a lane which is signposted as a dead end. (If you pass the village hall and post box then you have gone too far – come back!) Go past the old School House and also Park Lodge. At this point, the tarmac ends. Follow the narrow track in the direction of the wall then proceed carefully through three fields along the stoned lane (0.5 miles). You will then see The Old Vicarage directly below you. (Do not go straight ahead to the property you can see amongst the woods.) Turn right, slightly back on yourself, down the steep slope to The Old Vicarage following the small sign. You have arrived! Please note that the last mile of the journey is on an unmade farm track and requires careful driving at slow speeds.

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