The living room at The Old Vicarage, Lake District
Location Icon Holmrook, Lake District
From £502 per night

The Old Vicarage

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Sleeps 14
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7 Bedrooms
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6 Bathrooms
Dating back to 1864, this spectacular former vicarage provides a unique and unforgettable stay for a family get-together or a celebration amidst the pretty Lake District countryside.
Nestled at the edge of the Lake District, The Old Vicarage is sure to impress from the moment you arrive. This historic property has links to the 4th Barron of Muncaster and was designed by the famous architect William White. The attention to detail is immaculately displayed through opulent interiors and designs, while the retained features brim with character and charm. You will have access to a host of luxurious amenities including a games room, a cinema room and a sunken hot tub in the private garden, while the multiple living spaces provide the perfect setting to socialise and entertain.

Why we love this

  • A newly renovated country house with a state-of-the-art cinema room and games room
  • Relax in the sunken hot tub while admiring the tranquil countryside vistas
  • Perfect base to explore Wastwater, Scafell Pike and Drigg Beach

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Hot tub Hot tub
Countryside views Countryside views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
Garden Garden
Electric car charging Electric car charging
Cinema room Cinema room
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Open fire Open fire
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
Outdoor kitchen Outdoor kitchen
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Step through the lovingly restored church door and into the hallway where the Victorian floor tiles pave the way, and the exposed wooden beams encapsulate the rich history of the property. Fashioned with a harmonious blend of period-style décor and contemporary styles, it is a true sign of what the rest of the house has in store.

The light and spacious living room is a fantastic place to relax and unwind after a day in the countryside. It features a striking bay window with a handcrafted bench, plus two plush velvet sofas, a Smart TV and an original open fire. Should you wish to gather for an evening of entertainment, the self-play piano will provide the soundtrack to any occasion.

There is also an additional sitting room with an L-shaped sofa (which can be converted into a sofa bed) and a Smart TV if you wish to escape for some peace and quiet. Also equipped with a PlayStation 4, children can enjoy their own lounge area yet still be near the main living room.

Continue into the open-plan kitchen/dining room where you will have access to a range of high-tech appliances including two electric ovens, a combination oven and microwave, a wood-pellet powered range oven, an induction hob and a boiling/chilled and sparkling water tap. Meanwhile, the 14-seater dining table provides the perfect place to socialise together, whether savouring a delicious meal, sipping on the finest of wines or chatting about your day.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a handy utility room with an American-style fridge/freezer, a barista coffee machine, a washing machine, a 9kg tumble dryer and two state-of-the-art dishwashers.

The ground floor is complete with a cloakroom where you can store your coats and shoes, plus a luxurious wet room featuring a rainfall shower, a hand-held shower and a WC.

Venture up the winding staircase to the first floor where you will find six luxurious bedrooms. Each room has been carefully designed with stylish and complementary interiors, while the high-quality soft furnishings tie everything together perfectly. There are three king-size bedrooms with en-suite facilities (two of which are zip and link), a double bedroom with an en-suite and two further king-size bedrooms (one of which is zip and link) with access to the shared hallway bathroom.

There is also a dedicated workspace on the landing should you wish to work remotely throughout your stay. The house is equipped with ultrafast broadband reaching download speeds of up to 200mbs.

Head up a second flight of stairs to the ultimate entertaining space. You will first be greeted by the coffee lounge with two sumptuous sofas, a barista coffee machine, a wine fridge and patio doors leading to a balcony overlooking the garden and fells beyond. It is the perfect space to relax, listen to music, play board games, or simply enjoy a coffee or a chilled glass of Champagne. Continue through the secret bookcase door and step into the high-tech games room where there are hours of fun to be had. Here, you will have access to a retro arcade machine with nearly 15,000 games that will take you back to your youth, table football, a jukebox and a karaoke machine. It does not stop there, double doors lead to the impressive cinema room with tiered seating, a 98” projector screen and a 7.1 Dolby Atmos surround sound system for a fully immersive experience, whether you’re watching a movie or playing the latest games on the PlayStation 5 in 4K.

Outside, there is a large lawned garden with a children’s play area and plenty to keep you busy when the sun is shining. Relax in the sunken hot tub, cook delicious alfresco meals in the outdoor kitchen or on the BBQ and gather around the fire pit for an evening of chatter as the sky fills with stars.

There is a key safe where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in.

The Old Vicarage was painstakingly renovated by its owners restoring many of the original features including an incredible staircase which winds through the centre of the property. The owners had sustainability at the forefront of their decisions to upgrade the heating and electrics including installing a Biomass pellet heating system, a Heatmiser system with smart thermostat controlling radiators, heating and hot water and insulating and draft proofing windows. The owner calculates that this has reduced electric and heating bills by 5-10 times. The owners are also looking to renovate the outbuildings and have committed around 15% of the land to rewilding.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Hot tub: As the hot tub is emptied, cleaned, and refilled after each booking, we cannot guarantee that your hot tub will be at its optimal operating temperature upon arrival.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £1,000 prior to their stay.

  • No smoking/vaping
  • 2 dogs are permitted with an additional fee of £30 per dog. The property owner will consider additional dogs. Please contact our Guest Services team to make an enquiry.
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • No stag or hen parties

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The neighbourhood

Located in the peaceful Lake District countryside with rolling hills at every turn and plenty of outdoor adventures to be had, you will never be short of a scenic walking route from the doorstep. For a hearty lunch or a tipple or two, the closest pub is The Bridge Inn, while the nearest restaurant is located at Irton Hall, just 4 minutes away by car or you can take the footpath over the fields, which is 1 mile away.

The nearest lake is Wastwater which is surrounded by idyllic landscapes and located at the foot of Scafell Pike. As a renowned place for climbing, many venture to Wastwater and the Wasdale Valley to scale Scafell Pike, however, those not ready to embark on the ascent to the summit of England’s tallest mountain can enjoy a scenic stroll or a picnic by the shore.
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