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A totally perfect way to celebrate my 40th birthday. Julia was fantastic and made us all feel totally at home instantly. The house is amazing, the facilities are fabulous and the scenery is spectacular - on a clear night stargazing is a must! We'll be back soon!
by The Jones Family - September 2020
The house was beautiful, the views were stunning and the leisure facilities were outstanding. We enjoyed many days out to Beamish, Flamingo Land and even a horse trek around the Swinton estate. But best of all, we just enjoyed time as a family, making some memories and celebrating Rory's 1st birthday. We look forward to visiting again next year.
by The Gallagher/Ward Family - September 2020
Thank you so much for another gorgeous stay. We have enjoyed being here just relaxing, swimming and pottering about by the perfect stretch of river. Just what we all needed! The children are already planning our next visit.
by The Baxter Family - September 2020
Thank you for another unbeatable holiday in your wonderful accommodation. The children have loved the freedom to roam, swim and explore the countryside. In spite of Covid restrictions, we managed horse riding at Kilnsey and a lovely outdoor pub lunch at the Farmers' Arms (Muker) plus hot chocolate and ice-creams at Reeth and Leyburn. We very much hope to return.
by The Spilling Family - August 2020
We were incredibly lucky to have a booking just 3 weeks after the accommodation reopened after lockdown. The Old Vicarage is incredibly beautiful, spacious and well appointed accommodation. Our stay was nothing short of a dream come true after the events of 2020! Julia has gone to great measures to ensure full compliance with the list of Covid safety measures meticulously, but in a way that does not detract nor intrude on comfort. We were so lucky to visit the cattle with the kids and loved our daily swim.
by Christine - July 2020
Lovely, comfortable house in a beautiful, isolated setting in the Swaledale valley overlooking the River Swale and surrounded by fields. The house is reached down a very bumpy, stony track (about 750 metres), so you really are in quite a remote location - your only neighbours will be sheep and cattle. The leisure facilities are a 5-10 minute walk away across some fields but they are worth the walk. The lovely warm and large indoor swimming pool was a particular treat. The host is very attentive and was clearly taking the coronavirus-driven need to clean and distance very seriously.
by Alex - September 2020
"We came here with the family to celebrate Ian's 70th birthday and we were not disappointed. We were the first guests since Corona 19 lockdown and Julia went above and beyond to keep us safe within Government guidelines. On arrival there was a wonderful welcome pack. The pool and leisure facilities were first class and the grandchildren would have stayed all day! The weather was disappointing but the setting and fabulous countryside made up for it! We hope to return sometime in the future."
by The Booth Family - July 2020
Thank you for such a lovely weekend we just spent at The Old Vicarage. We all enjoyed it so much and the house is just perfect! It was such a special birthday weekend for my mum and we all enjoyed a well-timed break together. Thank you for all the little touches and especially the birthday treats for my mum, it was very kind of you! We really hope to visit again in the future.
by The Cotton family - March 2020
Thank you so much Julia for the most amazing birthday weekend. Where else could I have watched the sunrise with Highland cattle; ridden in an ATV to see a three-day-old calf; had a private spa; a walk by the river and a soothing swim?! It was fabulous.
by The Callaghan Family - January 2020
Our first time here. What a wonderful and relaxing place. Perfect for a cold winter weekend. Everyone loved it!
by The Barrett family - November 2019
A fabulous stay in the house Grandad grew up in when he was a boy. I bet it was different in 1930! Loved the views, the cows and especially the swimming pool.
by The Southwell family - November 2019
We had a second wonderful stay at the Old Vicarage to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary with our family. Once again we delighted in the leisure facilities (which we even more appreciated during the tense 24hours waiting for news of our first grandchild) Julia is an excellent host not only providing a delicious hamper of local produce but also in offering support & sharing in our special family time.
by The Massey family - October 2019
Had a lovely stay, beautiful house and location. The swimming pool and facilities are wonderful. Really enjoyed our family week here - couldn't ask for more. Would definitely recommend The Old Vicarage.
by The Pert family - September 2019
What an incredible location. It far exceeded our expectations. The leisure facilities are top-notch and it's the perfect place to while away a long weekend.
by The Dalton family - September 2019
Second visit to the Old Vicarage. Just as great as remembered. With four grandsons, the pool, gym, football goals etc were a highlight. Their mums and dads enjoyed everything - as did we. Need another big birthday as a reason to come back!
by The Brown Family - August 2019
Beautiful property in stunning tucked away location. We loved the views and the peaceful pool/spa complex. A truly relaxing experience. Thank you for a great weekend. We had a great welcome from Julia too.
by The Jennings Family - June 2019
We have had the most fantastic week celebrating Charlie's 60th birthday with family and the best of friends. The house is a fantastic venue, with plenty of space for everyone. We have not needed to venture far as the house is so well kitted out and the leisure facilities are amazing! The weather has been stunning and we have felt so relaxed - chilling in the sunshine!
by The Dickson Family - May 2019
Views are fabulous, watching the lambs skip around has been great entertainment. House is so well kitted out and truly feels like home from home. The pool has been our highlight and we're all much-improved table tennis players! It's a great place for a group of mixed ages and a brilliant spot for some family time.
by The Stothard, Preston and Watkins Families - March 2019
It has been a wonderful introduction to the Yorkshire Dales and we'd love to come back in the summer. The facilities were superb and the leisure centre was amazing. The children particularly enjoyed the tractor ride to see the new-born Highland calf and we were delighted to see and hear the barn owl.
by The Thornton Family - March 2019
The Old Vicarage is a gem of a holiday home. Very comfortable and well equipped. Our party all loved it, especially the wonderful leisure facilities. Beautiful views by day and glorious stars by night.
by The Dickins Family - February 2019
We had a wonderful holiday at The Old Vicarage. The house and leisure facilities were exceptional. We celebrated two birthdays and all ages from 1 to 92 had a lovely time.
by The Hill Family - February 2019
The Old Vicarage is a gem of a holiday home. Very comfortable and well-equipped. Our party loved it - especially the wonderful leisure facilities. Beautiful views by day and glorious stars by night. Julia was so helpful and welcoming.
by The Finn Family - February 2019