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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


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 few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

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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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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marrick in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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


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Large luxury country house with access to indoor pool and leisure facilities
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have never been to a holiday home quite as special as this before. If you are looking for somewhere to go where you can shut off from the world, this is the ideal place. The views you wake up to in the morning are outstanding and we walked down to the river one day and it was so beautiful we could have stayed there all day.

The house itself is fully catered for its guests - wood for the fire, games, books, kitchen utensils, the comfiest beds, great showers - it really was perfect. The facilities are a short walk - but an enjoyable one and the swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, diving board, table tennis, gym equipment, tennis court, football pitch and table tennis are all well looked after and great for all ages. It truly was one of the best holidays and we will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margo thank you so much for this review - it was great to have you and your husband, your three delightful children, and their grandparents, all here together. It clearly suited you all and the Old Vic worked its magic as I always hope it will! Thank you for your lovely entry in the visitors book too. And its good to hear you are coming back - there is so much to see, do and enjoy around here. Julia
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fab time at the old vicarage. What a lovely warm house with beautiful views. Stayed with my partner and 6 kids. Loads of room for us all. Didn't leave the property all week, Had shopping delivered by asda very handy . Swimming pool etc was spotless and had private use all week. Walks from house are unlimited, walk down to river was worth it. Julia was very helpful and there if needed but also got the privacy were wanted while away. Beautiful house and grounds. We will all be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for three generations!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my 60th birthday in style with three generations staying at the Old Vicarage. The property was clean and well equipped. Julia welcomed us and was keen to make sure our stay was comfortable and hassle free.

The sports centre is of a very high standard and very well maintained. I would definitely recommend this as a great place if you want peace and quiet, fabulous views, full on exercise or just a relax in the Jacuzzi.....it ticks all boxes.....if the weather's not perfect (tennis, football and lovely walks) there's plenty to do...from the gym to table tennis, and from the sauna to the pool. You won't be bored!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Old Vicarage was the perfect location for our family holiday, hosting three generations ranging in age from 3 months to 60+. The house is spacious, warm and very well-equipped, with wonderful views and a lovely garden for the children to play in.

The leisure facilities are superb. The pool was the highlight but we made full use of all the many facilities available. We spent hours there every day and had to drag the children away at meal times.

Julie couldn't have been more helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed to get the maximum enjoyment from our stay. Thanks so much, Julia.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you all here Roger! The beauty of the Old Vic itself, its surroundings and the associated leisure facilities is that they tick so many boxes for a wide age range of guests, as you say. We'd love to see you here again any time of year. Enjoy the rest of your summer Julia
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Great family property

  • 5 of 5

The Old Vicarage is a pleasently secluded detached property on private farmland with direct access to fields and a beautiful stretch of the River Swale. The short walking distance to the owners leisure facilities is made up for by the excellent options on offer, easily up to 4* hotel standards, and is completely private with straightforward prior arrangment with the owner by SMS. If you want a rural holiday with kids and do not want to drive too much then this is ideal.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house and leisure facilities far exceeded my expectations.

What a wonderful relaxing week we all had, we were a party of seven, ages ranging from 9 to 74. I could not have chosen a better place to celebrate my 70th birthday, beautiful house, fantastic views and as my grandchildren said," amazing leisure facilities".

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marrick, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Season 34
3 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 35
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 36
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 37
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 38
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 39
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 40
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 41
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 42
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 43
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 44
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 45
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 46
7 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 47
12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 48
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 49
2 Nov 2018 - 6 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 50
7 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 51
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

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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