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Old Vicarage Farm, Marrick, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7LH

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The Old Vicarage

Old Vicarage Farm, Marrick, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7LH

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Summary

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.

Inspirations

The Old Vicarage is part of the following Inspirations:

Ten of the Best Self-Catering Properties in Yorkshire by Abigail Flanagan

"Totally secluded, with breathtaking views over the Swale Valley and River Swale, The Old Vicarage’s location alone is worthy of 5 stars, but step inside and the delights continue. Clearly a labour of love, this light and spacious five-bedroom farmhouse-style home has been beautifully refurbished throughout. Original wooden floors, vast sash windows and antique furniture pay homage to the building’s past; while contemporary touches – squishy sofas to sink into at the end of the day; Sky tv, and a snug with wi-fi – ensure your every comfort. Brilliantly placed for walking and cycling; guests can also make use of nearby private fishing rights, and, best of all, the owners’ leisure complex that includes a truly stunning 15-metre indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, tennis court and more. Private catering, supermarket deliveries, and massage and beauty treatments can all be arranged, but if you fancy something completely different, you can help groom and feed the owners’ Highland Cattle! (Sleeps nine/ten)"

Information on The Old Vicarage , Old Vicarage Farm , Marrick , Richmond

Price & Room details: Price Per Week From: £1640
Price Per Week To: £2815
Price Details: short breaks available on request
Gas/Electricity Included: Yes
Sleeps Up To: 10 people
Rooms / Buildings Description: 5 bedrooms - 3 Doubles, 1 Twin and 1 Single
General info: When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (not permitted in the house - special room provided)
Eco Friendly: Solar panels provide electricity for the leisure facilities and a biomass wood-burning boiler has recently been added to heat the radiators and hot water in the leisure complex, including the heating for the swimming pool.
Smoking Permitted:  No
Accreditation: VisitBritain 5 Star Gold Award
Local Services Nearby: Yes
Local Service Details: good choice of pubs, teashops and popular ice-cream parlour in nearby Reeth
Change Over: Friday
Local directions: 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.
Bedroom Facilities: Good quality linen and towels are provided and each bed is made up with a luxury duvet and two pillows per person, with additional cushions and throws
Property Facilities: Large garden, with facilities for al fresco dining and barbeques. From here there are uninterrupted views of open countryside and wooded hillsides. Guests also have use of a superb range of private leisure facilities, Including sauna, Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Gymnasium and tennis court - just five minutes’ walk away in an impressive converted dairy, In-house beauty treatments, and catering service can also be provided by prior arrangement, The rooms are furnished throughout with a mixture of traditional and contemporary pieces. As well as flat screen Sky television, with iPod docking station, The property has Wi-fi facilities, A travel cot and highchair is available on request, Access to a private stretch of river – perfect for picnicking, Logs for the fire are provided. Complimentary welcome hamper with local produce, The farmhouse kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, gas range cooker and microwave
Indoor Activities: A unique selling point to the property is exclusive access to indoor private leisure facilities – including an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and gymnasium – just five minutes’ walk away in an impressive converted dairy with high beamed ceilings and huge glass windows. At our pool, there is a comprehensive collection of inflatable toys plus all the usual aids for swimming and aqua aerobics
Outdoor Activities: The property has a large private garden which is the perfect place for playing out with the children, al fresco eating or just sitting, relaxing and admiring the stunning scenery. There is also a grass tennis courts and rackets and balls are provided. In addition, guests have access to a private stretch of the River Swale with exclusive fishing rights
Nearby Activities: The Old Vicarage is at the heart of Swaledale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Park offers miles of fantastic walking and cycling routes, as well as plentiful opportunities for horse riding, caving, golf and other outdoor activities. There is also plenty to see and do on the doorstep, including historic houses and castles, farm attractions, family days out and picturesque Dales' villages with local craft and food outlets
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Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Emma JCustomer stayed Jun 2019

96%

Beautiful property in stunning tucked away location.
We loved the views and the peaceful pool/spa complex.
A truly relaxing experience.
Thank you for a great weekend, we had a great welcome from Julia too.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Caroline DCustomer stayed May 2019

We have had the most fantastic week celebrating Charlie's 60th birthday with family and the best of friends. The house is a fantastic venue, with plenty of space for everyone. We have not needed to venture far as the house is so well kitted out and the leisure facilities are amazing! The weather has been stunning and we have felt so relaxed - chilling in the sunshine!


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Posted on by Charley WCustomer stayed Mar 2019

100%

Views are fabulous, watching the lambs skip around has been great entertainment. House is so well equipped, it truly feels like home from home. The pool has been our highlight and we're all much improved table tennis players! It's a great place for a group pf mixed ages and a brilliant spot for some family time.


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Posted on by Joanna TCustomer stayed Mar 2019

100%

It's been a wonderful introduction to the Yorkshire Dales and we'd love to come back in the summer. The facilities were superb and the leisure centre was amazing. The children particularly enjoyed the tractor ride to see the new-born Highland calf and we were delighted to hear the Barn Owl.


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Posted on by Joanne HCustomer stayed Feb 2019

100%

We had a wonderful weekend at The Old Vicarage. The house and leisure facilities were exceptional. We celebrated two birthdays. All ages from 1 to 92 had a lovely time.


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Posted on by Angela FCustomer stayed Feb 2019

The Old Vicarage is a gem of a holiday home. Very comfortable and well-equipped. Our party loved it - especially the wonderful leisure facilities. Beautiful views by day and glorious stars by night. Julia was so helpful and welcoming.


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Posted on by Elizabeth HCustomer stayed Dec 2018

100%

Spending Christmas at the Old Vicarage was a great success. Three generations of our family were perfectly catered for and everything we needed was at hand. The house was beautifully prepared for our arrival with a splendid hamper and large basket of fruit waiting for us. Julia and those who work for her were delightful and the swimming pool and gym were a joy to use and to have them all to ourselves was a real treat.


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Posted on by Richard HCustomer stayed Nov 2018

100%

We were a party of 8 and the accommodation was perfectly suited for our needs.
The house was fantastic with a great dining room and living area.
The separate swimming pool was a short walk away and had excellent facilities which were enjoyed by all.
Julia was the perfect host and no issue was too great to be healthy with swiftly.
I am sure we will return in the future and can recommend the property as a great holiday retreat.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Keith SCustomer stayed Aug 2018

98%

As a family we have been somewhat disappointed with the quality and high price of several ‘old’ houses we have rented over the past 14 years but The Old Vicarage is definitely not one of them! Excellent communication from Julia (the owner) on booking, pre arrival information and guided tour on arrival. The welcome pack was excellent,everything you would need on arrival and beyond, along with a large basket of fresh fruit. Highly recommended by our 3 generations we will definitely return.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Emma HCustomer stayed Jan 2018

100%

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Vicarage and it has surpassed our expectations in every way. We would like to say a special thank you to Julia for her extra hard work and kindness - shown in a huge array of different ways, which really made the trip what it was!


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Posted on by Charles JCustomer stayed Dec 2017

We have had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous house. Having access to the pool and gym facilities has been amazing and the toddlers in our party have especially loved it. We've had a brilliant 3-generation get-together! The house is very well equipped and we have found everything we needed.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Julie TCustomer stayed Dec 2017

"Can we move in please? We have had such a wonderful week. The pool was a big hit with the grandchildren, who are all waterbabies anyway but loved the fact that it was all theirs. This is a wonderful home-from-home, with every need catered for and more. "


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Linda SCustomer stayed Nov 2017

The house is beautiful, the views stunning and the spa and gym facilities amazing. My friends and family were here to help me celebrate my 60th birthday and I went home feeling ten years younger. I couldn't have wished for a better birthday present. I will be recommending it to all I know for a perfect country retreat.


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Posted on by Margo LCustomer stayed Oct 2017

We have enjoyed every minute of our stay at The Old Vicarage - such a chilled out, beautiful place. The comfiest beds, warm fire, away from the rush of life - this place is perfect.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Greta LCustomer stayed Sep 2017

Our second time here and as we walked through the door we all felt instantly at home again! The special touches make it feel like our home rather than a place to visit. We love the new bathroom!


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Sara FCustomer stayed Sep 2017

We have had a superb weekend in this gorgeous house. Eight friends getting together for a catch-up, walks and fireside glasses of wine. We enjoyed all the little touches in the house but the outstanding highlight was the pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym space. Knock out! What a wonderful setting; we'd love to come back.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Faye DCustomer stayed May 2017

"This is our fourth stay at the beautiful Old Vicarage. I always feel incredibly relaxed in this beautiful setting and once again we have created memories to be much cherished in the future and, with luck, we'll be back again for many more. "


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Janet CCustomer stayed May 2017

"Every member of the family enjoyed this amazing venue - fantastic views, the walks, the pool, the games room. We all made friends with the gorgeous Highland cattle. I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed and chilled out. Truly the best place ever to celebrate my sixtieth birthday. Julia's kindness and attentiveness towards her guests is second to none. "


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Posted on by Pat TCustomer stayed Dec 2015

We all have had an amazing, unbelievable experience in the most beautiful, luxurious, comfortable surroundings. It's been a weekend we will never forget.


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Posted on by Jenny PCustomer stayed Jun 2015

Everything absolutely perfect! House, leisure facilities and scenery first-class. The kitchen facilities at the pool were very useful for a lovely picnic in the walled garden.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Jean DCustomer stayed May 2015

Everything has been thought of to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.


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Posted on by Wynn JCustomer stayed Jan 2015

A very warm welcome by Julia. Her offer of help with access and shopping, and in particular her personal search for our friends was much appreciated. The facilities are quite outstanding.


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Posted on by Helen HCustomer stayed Nov 2014

We've had a beautiful couple of days here. We've had great fun in the pool and enjoying the fresh air. The children loved the cows! Facilities were excellent.


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Posted on by Terry MCustomer stayed Oct 2014

Beyond our expectations in all aspects. The photos do not do it justice!


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Posted on by C BCustomer stayed Jul 2014

Very well appointed house. Very comfortable. Fabulous setting.


Review of The Old Vicarage

Posted on by Liz BCustomer stayed May 2014

The standard of everything was excellent. We were so impressed with the sports facilities. It was all superb. Many thanks especially for all the extras - the hamper was very much appreciated.

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