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.
- 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