We've just returned from half term week at the Old Vicarage. We've stayed at many houses in the Lake District over many years – some in better locations, some that are more luxurious – but this was the best by far. Three families stayed here, with teenagers, small children and dogs thrown in to the mix but the house catered brilliantly for everyone. The house is very comfortable, not so posh that you are worried walking in with muddy boots but still beautifully and aptly furnished to make you feel like you're somewhere decidedly better than home! The owners have been very thoughtful when kitting out the house, with every need catered for. The kitchen is especially well-equipped and will set the bar very high for anywhere we stay in future. We wanted for nothing and, after a hard, cold day walking the hills, the house was warm, welcoming and really well equipped for our stay. Will definitely be back and the house will be our go to place for a Lakes holiday from now on.
I can't rate this property highly enough! Stayed with a large group of friends (12 people in total) for a birthday celebration - everyone loved it and wants to go back again soon. Absolutely loads of space and great facilities - the 12 of us cooked together and made big meals and had more than enough cooking equipment. My favourite was the huge cafetiere that made enough coffee for almost all of us! The rooms were fab and really clean, and the games room went down really well. Location-wise it was perfect for a walking weekend - we did a lovely loop walk up into the hills and back down via St John's in the Vale.
Really really fab stay, and Stephen was really helpful along all stages of booking and our stay.
Thank you for having us - we'll hopefully come back again soon :)
The house was beautiful, with loads of space. I was staying with my large family and there was plenty of room for all. The scenery was gorgeous around the house, and the town was only a small drive away. I would definitely be back to visit
It's a fantastic place to stay. It has everything you need and is fully equipped like as if a family still lived there.
Lovely big house with plenty of space for a large family get together everything you need provided and more.Great gardens with fantastic views sorry had to come home best English holiday we have had.
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