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The Old Vicarage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £2050  to  £3550

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage is a beautiful early-Victorian house which comfortably accommodates up to nine people (or ten by arrangement with the use of a Z-bed) in five bedrooms. The owners have expertly renovated and updated the property to offer a very high standard of accommodation that thoroughly deserves its Gold rating and every one of its five stars awarded by Visit England. Original features sit comfortably alongside contemporary luxuries and guests have exclusive access to a superb indoor and outdoor leisure complex that includes a 15-metre heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym with table tennis and table football, together with an all-weather tennis court and football pitch.

The owners would argue that there is nowhere more picturesque than Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales, and plenty of visitors would agree! The house is surrounded by extensive gardens and fields in a tranquil location that is unmarred by noise and light pollution. Every room in the house benefits from beautiful views, some of which extend towards the River Swale, while others overlook flowering meadows where Highland Cattle graze contentedly and whom younger guests love to befriend for their gentle nature. Guests have access to a private stretch of river good for fishing, bird watching and even spotting the odd resident otter, and there are lots of lovely countryside walks that weave their way from the house and through the surrounding landscape.

Stocking up for your self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales is as simple as a short drive to Richmond, where there is a wide variety of independent shops and boutiques as well as lots of places to eat and drink. The quality of the local produce is extremely high and there are some excellent farm shops in town, as well as supermarkets that stock all of the essentials and a farmers' market that runs on the third Saturday of every month. Try the artisan food outlets in The Station, Wilfred Deli and Pantry on Finkle Street, and Mocha Chocolate Shop in the Market Place.

You won't struggle to work up an appetite during your stay at The Old Vicarage. Active guests will love the wealth of footpaths in the vicinity while cyclists are spoiled with miles of road and mountain bike routes to challenge every ability. Popular attractions for a day out include Big Sheep Little Cow, The Forbidden Corner, Wensleydale Creamery, and Lightwater Valley which boasts Europe's longest roller coaster. There is no shortage of historic buildings and houses including Newby Hall and Richmond Castle, with local museums and galleries offering an insight into the life of the people who have made this place as welcoming as it is beautiful.

The Old Vicarage is a wonderful setting for a holiday with your extended family or friends, offering everything you could want including an excellent standard of accommodation and lots of space with plenty of nearby attractions that will appeal to everyone.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Julia Carr joined Independent Cottages in May 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Vicarage dates from the mid-1800s with lots of character and original features.


  • Light, welcoming entrance hall with stripped floorboards and beautifully restored doors and woodwork.
  • Living room with multi-aspect windows that let in lots of natural light and showcase gorgeous views, two sofas with generous proportions, and a fireplace with a log burner. The room is a peaceful haven that is brought firmly into the 21st Century with an entertainment system that includes surround sound and a flat-screen TV.
  • Separate snug with a desk and good WiFi signal, as well as squashy armchairs where guests can settle back to read or enjoy a quiet chat.
  • Dining room with antique furniture that suits the age of the building yet which is practical for modern families. As with every room in the house, it benefits from panoramic views of fields and countryside, and is as lovely for a lengthy dinner as it is for a casual breakfast.
  • Farmhouse kitchen where mod-cons blend seamlessly with period features. A scrubbed oak table and bench seating is ideal for relaxed kitchen suppers and also provides extra space for preparing meals.
  • Utility room with a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge.
  • Handy pets' room off the utility room to give pooches their own room that is warm and comfortable, keeping the main house pet-free.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with an elegant super king-sized sleigh bed, tall wardrobe with full-length mirror, bedside tables and reading lights. The furnishings add an extra touch of luxury with full-length curtains to help frame the far-reaching views.
  • Bedroom two is a comfortable double with a king-sized bed, proper storage and an original (decorative) fireplace. Windows overlook the River Swale.
  • Bedroom three is another double, this time with an antique brass bed and views over the stables and paddock where the owner's herd of Highland Cattle grazes.
  • Bedroom four benefits from the morning sunlight and has two full-sized single beds and a chest of drawers.
  • Bedroom five is a quiet single room with a single bed, antique wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Family bathroom with a deep cast-iron bath, WC, bidet and handbasin.
  • Modern tiled shower room with a walk-in rain shower, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin.
  • Second shower room with a large walk-in shower, heated towel rail and a handbasin.

Outside: A short distance from the house, converted farm buildings house a heated 15-metre indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and a gym, as well as table tennis and table football. Guests also have use of a hard surface tennis court. The house is surrounded by private gardens with plenty of garden furniture for sitting and eating or admiring the view. There is ample parking and secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and bath towels are provided. Short breaks are possible depending on availability off-peak or at short notice - please check with the owner. Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior agreement but must sleep in the pets' room and are not allowed in the main house. Guests to provide dog beds and cot bedding if either is required. Smoking is not permitted. Children must be supervised when using the leisure facilities.

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

The Old Vicarage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 24th May 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 6th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 7th Jun 2024 - Thu, 20th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 21st Jun 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 10th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 11th Oct 2024 - Thu, 17th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 9+1 in 5 bedrooms (1 Super-King, 1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single + Z-bed)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1748 884348 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Julia Carr
Member Since May 2019

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Short breaks may be available. Please contact the owner to make an enquiry.

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The Old Vicarage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 29th May 2024