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Richmond celebrates Yorkshire Tour route announcement

Posted: 09/12/2017

Richmond celebrates Yorkshire Tour route announcement

Nearby Richmond has been revelaed as the starting point for stage 3 of next year's Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.

Attracting some of the world's top riders, the four-day event takes place from Thursday 3 May to Sunday 6 May 2018 and is expected to see over 2million spectators line the route. We still have availability at The Old Vicarage during this time so why not book now and be part of this amazing event.

The race will assemble in the historic market town of Richmond for stage 3 on Saturday 5 May. The riders will race out of the town's cobbled market place and head to Catterick Garrison where the starting flag will be lowered. The 184km route will then take in Leyburn, Morton-on-Swale, Northallerton and Thirsk before crossing into the North York Moors and the notorious Sutton Bank climb. The action will then move to Helmsley, Pickering and Scarborough before a concluding loop from Scarborough to Filey seafront and back to Scarborough for the finish. 

The following and final day will see the route return to the Yorkshire Dales when it takes in Embsay, Wharfedale, Kettlewell, Kilnsey, Coverdale, Middleham and Masham.

The race showcases some of the UK's most spectacular countryside and highlights the area's strong repuation for cycling.

Full details of the route can be seen on

Grand makeover for family bathroom

Posted: 24/11/2017

Grand makeover for family bathroom

The main bathroom at The Old Vicarage has just been totally refurbished and now has a smart new suite featuring a deep Victorian-style, roll-top, slipper bath with feet. There is also a richly coloured wooden floor and the room benefits from under floor heating for a particularly cosy feel. 

This is the largest of the three first floor bathrooms, which are complemented by a spacious downstairs cloakroom with toilet and handbasin. It's great to have so many facilities to choose from - you never have to queue!

We make bathroom time even more of an indulgence by providing plenty of good quality towels together with an extensive range of complementary toiletries from the Bath House. Naturally made in nearby Cumbria, with the finest ingredients, these products use sustainable palm oil, contain no parabens, SLS and TEA (surfacants) or microbeads and have not been tested on animals. Our favourite is the sophisticated and chic Bamboo and Jasmine range - known for its soothing properties. It combines the fresh cut green stems of bamboo and jasmine, mixed with gardenia, rich amber and soft musk. Totally gorgeous!

As you can see from the photograph, there is also a stunning outlook across Swaledale from the large picture window. There can't be many bathroom views like it!

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