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Game, set and match!

Posted: 17/05/2024

Game, set and match!

 

With Wimbledon just around the corner, tennis fans will be fine-tuning their serves and perfecting their volleys. And there is no better place to practise than the wonderfully sited, outdoor tennis court that is available to Old Vicarage guests throughout their stay.

Set into the hillside next to the indoor swimming pool, the court has far-reaching views across Swaledale that may distract even the most dedicated players!

In addition to its spectacular elevated location, the court boasts a top-quality all-weather surface that we like to keep in pristine condition. Part of its regular maintenance invloves a thorough deep clean of the surface and the renewal of the sand which gets brushed in to create that all essential underfoot grip. It took several days of hard work and 80 bags of replacement sand to complete the exercise!

One of the things that sets The Old Vicarage apart from other holiday accommodation in the area is the exclusive access to a whole suite of sporting and leisure facilities. As well as the tennis court, there is a superb 15-metre indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a fully equipped gym complete with table tennis and table football. These facilities are for your own private use and can be easily accessed across two small fields.

In the grounds of The Old Vicarage itself, there is a converted stable that houses a cosy recreation area with pool table. 

 

First calf of the season is born!

Posted: 07/03/2024

First calf of the season is born!

Now this is an offer you can't refuse!! Book a break at The Old Vicarage in April and you can meet Amabel - the first of our Highland calves to be born this Spring.

Due to a cancellation, the week commencing Friday 19 April has just become available. April normally books out way in advance which is not surprising as it is one of the best times to visit the Yorkshire Dales. The weather is warming up, the days are lengthening and new life is everywhere.

Little Amabel was born at the beginning of March. She is pictured here with her mum Anna of Marrick Park. She is the first of our calves to arrive and will soon be joined by other woolly new arrivals. There are also lots of lambs in the fields surrounding The Old Vicarage - one of the many pleasures of being in the heart of the countryside.

Our friendly Highland cattle are a great hit with guests - young and old!! - and we are always happy to introduce you to them. Go on, make it a date. You know you want to!!

Available to book online or contact Julia on 01748 884348 or 07704 455854 or email: julia@oldvicaragerichmond.co.uk

 

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