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“Beautiful house and rooms, perfect location for south peaks walking” 4 of 5 stars
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Wetton | Ashbourne, Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Wetton B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful house and rooms, perfect location for south peaks walking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We're just back from an enjoyable long weekend stay at The Old Vicarage. As all of the reviewers on here note, the house is beautifully decorated throughout, with lots of restored wood features complemented by tasteful colours and furnishings. Breakfast was great and everything was run with smooth efficiency, from the personalised welcome note addressing anything you might think of on arrival to the checklist breakfast order forms for completion each night and the local pub menus in the dining room. Wetton is a fabulous location for walking and we did two great walks straight out of the door during our visit, taking in the Manifold Valley and Dovedale.

The only downsides for us were a dodgy TV remote (raised with Nicky on departure so not likely to be an issue for others in future), the separate rather than en suite bathroom (which although ours alone did involve a trip out into the main corridor; not ideal post-showering or when you need a wee in the night!) and the fact that, being old, large and stone-built, the house was quite cold. It is worth noting that we stayed on a particularly cold weekend in February and the room we were in may not have been occupied since before Christmas, but we found ourselves huddled against the radiator whilst spending time in the room, particularly when getting changed! All in all a lovely B&B though, in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OldVicarageWetton, Owner at The Old Vicarage Country House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hi guys - thanks so much for your review. The TV was brand new and must have been faulty and has already been replaced - i am so sorry it wasn't working and i would have happily swapped it for another had i known so my sincere apologies.
More importantly i am mortified that you were not warm in your room - we go to a lot of trouble to make sure the house is warm and would have happily swapped you to another room if i'd known. That room in particular is usually toastie even on a very cold night so i will get the radiator checked tomorrow. I am so sorry you were cold, i feel awful thinking of you huddled up and just wish i could have done something about it while you were here.
It was great meeting you both and am pleased you enjoyed the walks.
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Kilsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Visited Wetton for annual reunion and stayed at Nikki's lovely home with a couple of walking and occasional drinking pals. Welcomed with tea and drizzle cake upon arrival and treated like old friends. Accommodation very well appointed, great options available for breakfast and ample car parking - highly recommended.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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OldVicarageWetton, Owner at The Old Vicarage Country House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hi boys. Great to see you as always and thanks for taking the time to send us a review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have stayed here many times.
Nicky is an excellent host, who has exacting standard in both hospitality and taste.
All the rooms are beautifully appointed and have an old world charm with modern convienience.
A comfortable bed, with crisp linen, for the night always precceds an excellent breakfast with local produce, home made bread and jams.
The Old Vicarage is situated in a delightful village, with easy access to the Peak District. With picturesque walks and cosy eateries.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We reserved all 4 rooms for the weekend. Nicky was a great host, very welcoming and the rooms are lovely. Breakfast was superb and the tea and cake on arrival was a nice touch. I think they could do with a few new televisions in the rooms but i only watched it for 20 minutes. Hope to return in the summer.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldVicarageWetton, Owner at The Old Vicarage Country House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thanks so much for your lovely review! It was great to meet you all and fantastic that you managed to get everyone together.I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. TV's seem to all be acting up when there is fog for some reason but ok at other times. Bring back analogue!! We are on the case - new aerial now installed so fingers crossed. Nicky
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I had a very relaxing weekend at this B&B. The welcoming pot of coffee and delicious banana bread went down a treat. The bed was very comfy and I slept much better than normal. The decoration is very classy. The breakfast room was lovely and the food and coffee a very high standard. I want to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This place is special.Beautiful old house in lovely gardens with a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere that invites all guests to make themselves completely at home. This is exactly what we did! All facilities are of the highest standard and you can expect a great night's sleep followed by an excellent breakfast with extra touches such as home-made bread and jam. The location is perfect too with numerous lovely walks straight from the door, and a handy village pub just at the end of the drive. What makes The Old Vicarage special, tho', is the way that Nicky get's it just right when it comes to hosting - the welcome, the help and advice given if needed, and the easy, laid-back, and yet extremely professional approach. The absolutely gorgeous house-dog that is Maisie is just the icing on the cake!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldVicarageWetton, Owner at The Old Vicarage Country House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Ahhhh that is so lovely, and so very kind of you to take the time! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and Maisie and i were very sad to say goodbye! Hope you all get to Tuscany! nicky
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Staying in the holiday cottage next to the B&B in August for a week. The cottage is lovely, finished to a very high standard, with pretty much everything you need. Location is a little remote, but most of the main peak district attractions are only just over an hour or so away. Nicky is a lovely host and very helpful, without be intrusive. You should know that Maisy the dog "small puppy" also lives there, she is very young and excitable, but extremely friendly and well trained, even our little boy who has an unknown fear of dogs, rather liked her. Please note that mobile phone signal is not great here and there is wifi, but impossible to get inside the cottage, but ok outside.
All in all a great cottage, very well decorated at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldVicarageWetton, Owner at The Old Vicarage Country House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thanks so very much for taking the time to write a review! Maisie does seem to have the knack of charming everyone. I was sorry to hear you couldn't get WIFI inside the cottage. We are looking into a booster but it seems that some equipment gets the signal whilst others are only patchy! Hmmm technology!! Thanks again. Nicky
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Address: Wetton | Ashbourne, Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Wetton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wetton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful Country House is set in over an acre of secluded gardens in the heart of the peak District National Park. Originally built by The Chatsworth Estate, The Old Vicarage has been lovingly restored and offers a home from home full of character and charm,in the pretty stone village of Wetton. With literally dozens of walks and cycle rides straight from the door and a traditional pub only 2 minutes walk, it is a great base to explore this picturesque area. Wake up to the aroma of Nicky's freshly baked breads served with organic home made jams and a tasty freshly grilled breakfast. We are also ideally located for exploring the pretty marker towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton and the many National Trust properties in the area as well as Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. As featured in August Edition of Countryfile Magazine!! ... more   less 

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