The Old Vicarage

Self catering
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4.9 (15)
Award Winning
Free WiFi
Dog/Pet friendly
Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs
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The Old Vicarage is set in large private gardens
The Old Vicarage is set in large private gardens
The Old Vicarage is set in large private gardens
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At the heart of the leisure facilities is a heated, 15-foot indoor swimming pool
At the heart of the leisure facilities is a heated, 15-foot indoor swimming pool
At the heart of the leisure facilities is a heated, 15-foot indoor swimming pool
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The all-weather tennis court has magnificent views across Swaledale
The all-weather tennis court has magnificent views across Swaledale
The all-weather tennis court has magnificent views across Swaledale
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The master bedroom has a Super King Sized wooden sleigh bed
The master bedroom has a Super King Sized wooden sleigh bed
The master bedroom has a Super King Sized wooden sleigh bed
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The Old Vicarage has stunning views of the picturesque Swale Valley
The Old Vicarage has stunning views of the picturesque Swale Valley
The Old Vicarage has stunning views of the picturesque Swale Valley
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The Old Vicarage has a fantastic rural setting
The Old Vicarage has a fantastic rural setting
The Old Vicarage has a fantastic rural setting
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A relaxing sauna is just the thing after a day out in the hills.
A relaxing sauna is just the thing after a day out in the hills.
A relaxing sauna is just the thing after a day out in the hills.
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The Jacuzzi is situated at the side of the swimming pool
The Jacuzzi is situated at the side of the swimming pool
The Jacuzzi is situated at the side of the swimming pool
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The state-of-the-art gym also has table football and table tennis
The state-of-the-art gym also has table football and table tennis
The state-of-the-art gym also has table football and table tennis
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The lounge has two large sofas and a woodburning stove
The lounge has two large sofas and a woodburning stove
The lounge has two large sofas and a woodburning stove
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The elegant dining room is perfect for all social ocassions
The elegant dining room is perfect for all social ocassions
The elegant dining room is perfect for all social ocassions
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A traditional farmhouse-style kitchen
A traditional farmhouse-style kitchen
A traditional farmhouse-style kitchen
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A generous welcome hamper is packed with high quality produce
A generous welcome hamper is packed with high quality produce
A generous welcome hamper is packed with high quality produce
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The snug is perfect for some quiet reading or time out
The snug is perfect for some quiet reading or time out
The snug is perfect for some quiet reading or time out
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This elegant room has a king sized bed
This elegant room has a king sized bed
This elegant room has a king sized bed
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This double room has an antique brass bed
This double room has an antique brass bed
This double room has an antique brass bed
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This twin room has lovely autumnal tones
This twin room has lovely autumnal tones
This twin room has lovely autumnal tones
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A cosy single room
A cosy single room
A cosy single room
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One of the three bathrooms.
One of the three bathrooms.
One of the three bathrooms.
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The main bathroom has just been fully refurbished.
The main bathroom has just been fully refurbished.
The main bathroom has just been fully refurbished.
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The spacious hallway has polished wooden floors and original art work
The spacious hallway has polished wooden floors and original art work
The spacious hallway has polished wooden floors and original art work
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Stunning views through every window
Stunning views through every window
Stunning views through every window
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The gardens by the pool are a lovely place to sit and relax
The gardens by the pool are a lovely place to sit and relax
The gardens by the pool are a lovely place to sit and relax
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Our Highland cattle are very friendly!
Our Highland cattle are very friendly!
Our Highland cattle are very friendly!
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Overview

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.

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 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.

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I have just returned from a lovely weekend away with a group of friends. We had a great time and are so pleased that we booked The Old Vicarage. The pool and gym facilities are fantastic. The house is beautiful and had a real touch of elegance and class to every aspect. Although the house is in a remote location, Richmond is only a 20 minute drive away if you’re looking for somewhere a little busier. A fantastic stay and we would love to visit again.

KateS

We had a wonderful week pottering around beautiful Swaledale. Julia is the essence of a good host and the swathes of information were really useful. The leisure facilities are a positive dream and all ages made extensive use of them. We ate out at several of the recommended pubs and there is a lovely baker in Reeth. We only scraped the surface of things to do so will certainly be back.

AnneP

Lovely house in a lovely, remote setting. Will most likely return before too long. Host was great and very attentive. Made for a very good stay-cation during the coronavirus pandemic. Leisure facilities are excellent - really felt that the host had not scrimped or cut corners.

AlexB

The house, the setting, the facilities, have provided us with the perfect opportunity to get together after several years of isolation - and of course we have had perfect weather! Congratulations on providing such a splendid and well facilitated holiday home.

JamesW

The house was fabulous with so many thoughtful details (rarely seen elsewhere!). We had so much fun splashing around in the incredible swimming pool (some very happy children) and playing tennis in the sunshine. Such a brilliant family holiday!

EmilyK

It is as good as it looks! The old vicarage is a beautiful house surrounded by stunning landscape. A perfectly peaceful location in which to unwind with leisure facilities worthy of a “wow”. You can be assured of a genuinely warm welcome.

SuzanneP

We really enjoyed the fantastic amenities. It was hard getting the kids out of the pool! The adults really enjoyed the tennis courts and spa. It is a shame we have to leave and we hope to come back in the future.

BasH

It gets better every time! The house, so cosy; the swimming pool amazing: and the walk to Reeth down the steps and by the river. It couldn't have been better. Great to be able to have a family get-together.

LizB

The week was everything and more than expected and allowed all of us to step out of our daily bubble and relax into the beautiful surroundings of Swaledale.

PaddyG
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Facilities & information

Summary

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

5 Star Official Rating

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Tennis court

Gym

Swimming pool

Spa

Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks

Television

Cooker

DVD library

Book library

Fire Pit / BBQ

CD player

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Dishwasher

Games Room

Gas / Electricity Details

Private Jetty, Mooring, Pontoon

High Chair

Sauna

Kitchen Facilities

Steam Rooms

Table football

Pool/snooker table

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Telephone

Central heating

Bicycle storage

Heated swimming pool

Recreations

Bowls, Boules, Petanque

Fishing

Football Pitches

Table Tennis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses

Gardens

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)

Extra info

Room Details: 5 bedrooms - 3 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single.
Gas & Electric Included:
Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award

Arrival information & 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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