The Old Vicarage Richmond

Richmond, Yorkshire
Self-catering


A lovely big old farmhouse for gatherings of friends and family with your own indoor pool, sauna, gym and Jacuzzi

Bed

9 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 9

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Journey through Yorkshire’s finest scenery, then drop down into the cobbled yard where this refined Victorian farmhouse sits on the side of a secluded valley – the views are fabulous. Come together for family suppers in the large kitchen, stoke up the fire when the weather isn’t playing, sleep in cosy, view-filled bedrooms with sleigh beds, original art and more of those views.

Fish on the river at the bottom of the fields and spot deer or perhaps an otter if you’re patient. Across the fields you’ll find a vaulted barn with a heated indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. There’s a gym too with table tennis and table football plus your own tennis court and football pitch. This is fabulous walking and cycling country – the whole of the Yorkshire Dales are yours to discover.
Take the scenic road to the market town of Richmond or further into Swaledale – there’s a reassuring timelessness to it all. Julia can also arrange yoga, therapy treatments, bike hire and art workshops.

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We think you'll love

  • The feeling of space, inside and out
  • Looking out over Swaledale
  • Having your own swimming pool and gym
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You should know

  • You’re at the end of a track
  • You need to be organised about shopping

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 3 nights in low season. Can sleep ten people on request.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £227
Weekly price
from £1640
1 House for 9
From £2279 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Oct 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. We were saddened that our daughter didn’t get to stay with us however she did get to visit with Daisy. So I can honestly say the Old Vic is ideal for all ages from 4 days to 78 years.

Sue, Stockton-on-tees

The Old Vicarage nestles in a stunning Swaledale valley, the views really are breathtaking. I felt immediately at peace on entering the house, with its spacious interior and soft furnishings in earthy tones. The house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped - there's even baking equipment.

Caroline, Sawday's inspector

We had an amazing week at the Old Vicarage. Total privacy, down a long private road, with amazing views of the Swale valley in 3 directions. The house is great: spacious and full of lovingly restored woodwork, comfortable beds and stunning views. The pool etc. was over and above what we expected - great for the children who spent hours each day in the pool, and for the adults who relaxed in the sauna/steam room/gym etc. Trips to the river were also a big highlight. We hope to come again!

Emily, Leeds

A comfortable, spacious and well-equipped house in splendid isolation, this was a perfect base for a family get-together. Both house and leisure facilities were immaculate and Julia ensured a warm welcome. The house is situated in stunning countryside with sweeping views. The fields and skies teem with wildlife and the call of the curlew.

Jane, Bridlington

We were a party of ten, two families of four with children of 13, 11, 8 and 5, and ourselves (grandparents). The house, which is isolated but set in beautiful countryside, is quiet, very comfortable and with excellent bathrooms. The leisure facilities - including a magnificent heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fully equipped fitness centre with, additionally, table tennis and table football and - important for everyone - an excellent music system - were an immediate hit with all ages. Our hostess Julia was very responsive and helpful. Strongly recommended.

Gideon, Brighton

As a family we have been somewhat disappointed with the quality and high price of several ‘old’ houses we have rented over the past 14 years but The Old Vicarage is definitely not one of them! Excellent communication from Julia (the owner) on booking, pre arrival information and guided tour on arrival. The welcome pack was excellent,everything you would need on arrival and beyond, along with a large basket of fresh fruit. Highly recommended by our 3 generations we will definitely return.

Keith, Preston

The farm track that leads to the house could be an issue for some sports cars but it takes you to an idyllic remote location perfect for time with family & friends (surprisingly serviced by supermarket deliveries). The owner Julia was warm and welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The house was clean & well appointed throughout. The leisure facilities (indoor swimming, tennis court & gym) are at a standard better than many nice hotels. We hired a chef for the week and she found everything she needed. I can’t recommend this place enough.

Dan, Taipei

Stayed for a week with the family to celebrate a 70th birthday. House is extremely comfortable; the pool and gymnasium are absolutely first class - supplemented with steam room and jacuzzi. All set in the most wonderful countryside. For a very special holiday I would recommend it highly.

Allan

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Location

The neighbourhood

Follow the farm track through the fields – you’re tucked away, far from prying eyes and town hustle. Swaledale is God’s Own County at its most resplendent – the northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales with wild moors, waterfalls and meadows to cross on country walks. There are no shops in nearby Marrick, but you’re only five miles from Richmond with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and markets.

Local points of interest from Julia Carr

  • Wildlife is all around The Old Vicarage from the curlews and golden plovers in the meadows to the badger and deer making their way to and from the nearby river.
  • If you like culture then a trip to the Georgian Theatre Royal in nearby Richmond is a must. Built in 1788, it is Britain's most complete Georgian playhouse. Interesting daily guided 'behind-the-scenes' tours as well as varied live performances.
  • History buffs should visit nearby Bolton Castle - a spectacular medieval fortress completed in 1399. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here.
  • This part of Yorkshire is a cyclist's paradise and the Dales Bike Centre in the hamlet of Fremington (a mile or so away) hires mountain bikes and runs courses for beginners and enthusiasts alike. It also has a great cafe serving home-made food and cakes.
  • The Old Vicarage is surrounded by meadows and has its own private stretch of river - perfect for picnics or skimming stones.
  • Miles and miles of footpaths and country lanes with plenty of walks and cycle routes from the doorstep. Walk to the pretty village of Reeth via ancient Marrick Priory and discover the Nun's Wood on the way.

Introducing

Julia Carr

Julia lives just two small fields along the valley with her three sons – it’s unlikely you’ll need her but she’s on call all the time if you do. She’ll meet you at The Old Vicarage to show you around before leaving you to your stay. The Highland cattle you’ll see grazing nearby are hers. They are very friendly and she is happy to introduce you to them. This is often a big hit with children, particularly if there are any newly born calves.