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Welcome to The Old Vicarage as a new season begins!

Posted: 12/04/2021

Welcome to The Old Vicarage as a new season begins!

At last, we are able to welcome guests back to The Old Vicarage for a unique Swaledale experience. And it is the very best time of year! The daffodils are in full bloom, the trees are greening up, and our Highland cattle have new calves to show off to you, with lots of lambs around too.

During lockdown we have been working hard to provide even more facilities to add to the exclusive heated indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, tennis court and football pitch.

Just finished is the ‘Pool Stable’, situated conveniently just across the courtyard from The Old Vicarage. This new area (pictured) contains a full-size pool table and is the perfect place to hang out. Originally used as a shippon for hand milking cows, we have kept the rustic feel of the building by making a feature of its exposed beams and stone walls.

We have also erected a traditional double swing at the top of the garden. Here all ages can swing into the magnificent view to their heart’s content and without a care in the world. The swinging seat tucked away further down the garden is large enough for several people and is perfect for sharing a chat, passing the time with a good book or your own thoughts, or even indulging in a quiet snooze.

We are really looking forward to meeting new guests and catching up with old friends during the forthcoming weeks. For those who have not been able to secure a slot with us yet, please keep your eyes on the availability calendar for cancellations or perhaps consider planning ahead for holidays next year. Our 2022 dates are open for booking but are already disappearing fast.

For further information, please call 01748 884348 / 07704 455854 or email

We are opening from 12 April - new spring dates available

Posted: 24/02/2021

We are opening from 12 April - new spring dates available

We are thrilled that, all being well, The Old Vicarage can open its doors again from 12 April.

A limited number of dates have also just been released including holidays starting 12 April, 16 April and 30 April.This is a wonderful time of year in the Yorkshire Dales and these weeks present a great opportunity to celebrate the first release from lockdown with some much-deserved time away.

These previously booked dates have only become available because unfortunately some guests have been unable to meet the travel criteria*. Other dates may follow, so please keep an eye on the availability calendar and be prepared to move quickly as there is likely to be huge demand for UK holidays as the year unfolds. We are otherwise fully booked up until the end of 2021 with the exception of 3 December.

With the continuing uncertainty surrounding international travel, the staycation is proving the preferred holiday of choice. The Old Vicarage provides the perfect opportunity for family and friends to escape to the great outdoors and enjoy a unique holiday that will stay in the memory for years to come.

*Just to re-cap on the current guidelines, it is likely that from 12 April people will be able to stay in self-catering accommodation with other members of their household but this should be extended to two households after 17 May and then with no restrictions after 21 June.  


Please get in touch to book your holiday now

For further information about availability, please call 01748 884348 / 07704 455854 or email



Book with confidence

We understand that this is an ever-changing situation and the roadmap might change. Please be assured that any holidays that have to be cancelled due to Coronavirus regulations will happily be rolled over to another time to suit you or, if necessary, fully refunded. We want you to have complete peace of mind and confidence regarding your booking.


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