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Large luxury country house with access to indoor pool and leisure facilities

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Luxury self-catering for 9 guests (10 by arrangement) 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

The Old Vicarage is a very special, luxury self-catering experience in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Positioned high on a secluded hillside, this magnificent country house is surrounded by wooded valleys and rolling pastures. It is set in enclosed spacious grounds and even has its own private stretch of the picturesque River Swale. The views from every room are breathtaking, with stunning panoramic vistas of Swaledale.

Guests also have exclusive use of outstanding private leisure facilities that include a large heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fully-equipped gym with table tennis and table football. There is also an all-weather tennis court.

With every comfort in mind, The Old Vicarage has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create a relaxed yet sumptuous place to stay. Sleeping up to ten people - with five bedrooms, spacious reception rooms and three bathrooms - it is ideal for families and friends who are looking to relax, unwind, re-charge and re-vitalise while exploring this popular holiday area.

Although only a short drive from the historic market town of Richmond with its famous Norman castle, the house itself is set on its own and enjoys perfect peace and tranquility. The only sounds are the calls of the wild birds, the nearby river and occasional conversation of grazing farm animals.

There are numerous walking and cycling routes direct from the doorstep and The Old Vicarage is also perfectly situated to explore the Dales with its many activity opportunities and exciting visitor attractions.

More Details

Julia Carr
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fantastic weekend. The facilities have been perfect and all 8 of us have felt totally at home here and reluctant to leave and join the 'rat race' again'! The small touches that you have left made us feel very welcome and we can't wait to come back again!
Sep 2016
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Large luxury country house with access to indoor pool and leisure facilities
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great property for large family group,

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in early September with grown up children and their partners. Excellent well equipped property. Leisure facilities are a walk across the fields, but are amazing. Booked massage from the link provided, and that was great. Daughter and her partner even got to help groom the cows

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, very well maintained and equipped

  • 5 of 5

This was a pre-60th birthday celebration for 8 people. We could not fault any aspect of our stay. The property is very spacious and well maintained, ith all the equipment you could possibly need to self-cater. The leisure facilities nearby are simply superb. We received a very comprehensive information pack prior to our visit and we were warmly welcomed on arrival by th owners who live nearby.

Although th property is quite isolated (which is part of its charm for me), Richmond and Catterick are an easy drive and there are several attractive villages nearby. We both ate out and catered in-house; supermarket delivery was available, which was very useful.

Throughout our stay we felt comfortable and relaxed. We had the bonus of unsesaonably excellent weather but as I had not expected this when booking, the importance of the lesiure facilities cannot be overstated, and we were not let down. Quite magificent in scope and design.

Very warmly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We at the Old Vic aim to provide the unique experience of staying in an unrivaled location in the dales countryside with a really luxurious feeling - both in the spacious and homely accommodation as well as the unique and unsurpassed leisure facility. We hope that you, like others, will be back to enjoy what we offer here again.
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Fantastic getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house by far exceeded our expectations, set in rolling countryside with fantastic views. The house is equipped with everything that you need for your stay and is all of a high quality; the welcome hamper is full of local produce and was delicious. We went for local walks in between using the leisure facilities which are second to non and immaculate. We had already agreed to book again for next year before we left! Can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage and that you were able to have some relaxing time in the leisure facilities. It is lovely to be able to have a sauna or go in the Jacuzzi and steam room after a day out in the Dales. Thank you also for your kind comments about the welcome hamper. We try hard to source high-quality local produce.
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Brilliant ..Highly Recommend this property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 7 days. The accommodation was beyond our expectations and the gym/swimming complex was amazing.

The sceanery was so picturesque and well what can we say about the cows and sheep that greeted us when we arrived!

Julie couldn't have been more helpful.

We were a family of 8 ...12 years to 69!! everyone of us had a wonderful time.

Would highly recommend The Vicarage

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We find that The Old Vicarage is very popular with large family groups where different generations holiday together. There is something to appeal to all ages. Often people book to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary in a venue that is luxurious and spacious enough to accommodate everyone comfortably yet also feels homely.
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A truly magical place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Old Vicarage has to be seen to be believed. It is peacefully located in the most beautiful spot with breathtaking panoramic views. Each room is comfortable and luxurious with no expense spared. There were even fresh flowers and a generous food hamper. Nothing was too much trouble for owner Julia and we were made to feel very welcome. The leisure facilities are stunning and we really enjoyed the indoor pool and sauna. Would definitely recommend this beautiful property and the area itself is perfect for a refreshing outdoor holiday. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
bridge inn
Car: necessary

The Old Vicarage lies in the heart of Swaledale, near Richmond, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, known the world over for its picture postcard images of drystone walls, green valley pastures and dramatic countryside.



Just a few miles away is the historic market town of Richmond - famed for its elegant Georgian architecture, cobbled streets and landmark Norman castle. Here you will find many interesting shops, craft galleries, museums and other places of interest. If you feel like taking in some of the fresh country air there are plenty of local walks and the waterfalls are well worth a visit.

Reeth and nearby villages

There are also lots of picturesque villages to explore on the doorstep, all with their own unique flavour. Reeth, a traditional walking and cycling centre with a large village green, has a number of craft workshops and a local heritage museum. It is also the closest place to find a good choice of pubs, teashops and popular ice-cream parlour.

Outdoor activities

The area is renowned for walking and cycling (see the separate sections on this website), with inexhaustible networks of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes, including the famous 'Coast to Coast' route and the most northern part of the 2014 Tour de France cycle race. Other activities include horse riding, golf, caving and there is great fishing to be had on local rivers and fishing lakes.

Castles and historic houses

Yorkshire has an abundance of castles, abbeys and stately homes. As well as Richmond Castle, Bolton Castle (where Mary Queen of Scots was famously held prisoner) and Middleham Castle (the childhood home of Richard III) are close by. The abbeys of Easby, Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains (Yorkshire’s first World Heritage site) are also within easy reach, as are the crowd-pulling stately homes of Newby Hall and Castle Howard.

Family days out

Families are spoilt for choice when selecting activities. There are several visitor farms in the area. The closest is at Hazel Brow, which offers opportunities to get up close to the animals. The Forbidden Corner, near Middleham, is billed as the strangest place in the world and its unique labyrinths of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises certainly provide an endless source of fascination for all ages. Older children can test their endurance and skills at the Aerial Extreme adventure ropes course and Flamingoland and Lightwater Valley theme parks provide additional family fun.

Slightly further afield

Historic York, Durham and the Spa town of Harrogate and all within an hour’s drive, providing a host of attractions and shopping opportunities. If you travel east through the North York Moors, you soon reach the coast with its picturesque fishing villages, such as Robin Hoods Bay, and the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Filey. Lesser-known Runswick Bay (5 miles north of Whitby) is not only a beautiful coastal town with its brightly painted fishing cobles, but it’s a great place for fossil hunting too!


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please contact owners and see own website for more information and booking details. Short breaks may be available by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marrick in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Old Vicarage is very well catered for with three first floor bathrooms and a large downstairs cloakroom with toilet and hand basin. The largest bathroom is beautifully presented with a Victorian-style bath, hand basin, toilet and bidet. It has the added benefit of under floor heating for a particularly cosy feel. There are also a further two modern bathrooms with showers, hand basins and toilets. Plenty of good quality towels and a selection of toiletries such as hand wash, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing lotions, cotton wool, tissues and toilet paper are provided with our complements in each bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Additional 2 bed by arrangement, addit.charge.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each of the bedrooms are individualised with their own unmistakable character. Soft pastel walls, high quality linens and colourful throws add to their opulent comfort, with furniture and soft furnishings selected for their eclectic charm. Each bedroom has its own individual 'picture postcard' view of Swaledale whether it's across to the wooded valleys and river or over the gardens and surrounding meadowland. Good quality linen and plentiful soft towels are provided and each bed has a luxury duvet and two pillows per person, with additional cushions and throws.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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