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Church Lane, Lorton CA13 9UN, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Lorton B&B and Inns
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“Perfect retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed a weekend break at The Old Vicarage in October. We had stayed there before in 2007 and this visit was just as wonderful - we didn't want to leave!

We requested Room 1 again, with the view to Low Fell. The en-suite bathroom with the roll-top bath is wonderful for a luxurious soak and there's also a shower cabinet for those who want a quicker wash. Everything in the room is stylish and no detail is overlooked. The website states that the rooms have a tea tray - but that is such an understatement. Quality ground coffee and a cafetiere, quality tea bags and a small thermos of fresh milk, are a treat. But that special extra is always included - the little packages of Jane's homemade shortbread.

The Old Vicarage is beautifully decorated and maintained with love and attention. Every detail demonstrates Jane and Peter's wish to provide a quiet and hospitable retreat for guests that need a break from the daily stresses and strains or to celebrate a special occasion. Jane and Peter strike just the right note of being welcoming hosts, enquiring about your day, answering queries about the area but never intrusive or overbearing.

The meals are beautifully presented and delicious. Breakfast choices include Jane's homemade bread, a bowl of porridge presented on a plate with a spoon of cream and a spoon of maple syrup - what a way to start a day's walking. But I'm sure Jane wouldn't be the least offended if guests don't want to indulge and prefer something simpler. We've had dinner at The Old Vicarage during both visits and the food is excellent.

Lorton is well placed to explore the nearby fells and also Cockermouth, Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere and Grasmere. And Lorton has the advantage of being quieter than all of the above and none of the parking challenges of other towns in the Lakes.

We look forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Sorry it has taken us so long to repond. Thank you for your wonderful review and your continued support.
Kind regards,
Jane and Peter
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights over NYE. Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing stay. EVERYTHING is just right and the attention to detail is fantastic.

The food (both breakfast and evening meals) were delicious and the room (along with the rest of the house) is very high quality.

We will, no doubt, be back!

A&F

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, January 6, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed a relaxing New Year's stay with us. Hope the recipe works well for you,do get in touch if you encounter any difficulties with it.
Very best wishes for the year and we look forward to being able to welcome you in the near future.
Kind regards,
Jane and Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

If you want a truly wonderful B&B, set within beautiful surroundings, with first class service and food, then the Old Vicarage at Lorton is certainly it. Jane and Peter are fantastic hosts and their breakfasts and evening meals are absolutely delicious.

We stayed for four nights in room 3. It was immaculate and included some lovely touches: robes; good quality toiletries; an excellent hairdryer (for the ladies reading this); fresh milk for tea and coffee; proper hangers (!) in the wardrobe; dressing table with mirror.

The lounge area was very comfortable with a roaring fire and a good selection of books to help pass the time either after a long walk or before and after your evening meal, perhaps with a class of wine or two.

Peter and Jane are knowledgeable about the local walking areas and are happy to give you some ideas and tips about where to go. The setting of the B&B is certainly one of the most picturesque we have stayed in within the Lakes, being surrounded by the hills giving the most dramatic views, whether you're looking up to or down from them.

We had a really relaxing time here and would certainly recommend this gorgeous place.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, January 6, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you were comfortable, enjoyed our food and were able to make the most of this beautiful location.
We look forward to being able to welcome you again at The Old Vicarage in the near future.
Kind regards,
Jane and Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Peter and Jane really make you feel welcome. Both the dinner and the breakfast were superb, and the room was beautifully done. Nothing was too much trouble, and it combined luxury with a personal, friendly touch.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
Thank you for your review. So glad that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Jane & Peter
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I booked this hotel for my boyfriends 30th and was not disappointed..A breathtakingly beautiful setting. The garden was snesational with red squirrels jumping around at breakfast time. The food was spot on.. we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious duck-Thanks Peter :-). We had such a lovely rest and felt so relaxed at this beautiful hotel.I would definately go back and would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to explore Buttermere, Loweswater and around.

Thankyou for such a wonderful time.

Laura and Chris (from Nottingham)

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
It was lovely to meet you both. We were glad to help make Chris's 30th Birthday special and we hope to be able to welcome you both again soon.
Kind regards,
Jane & Peter
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Set in an idyllic setting, the Old Vicarage offered us a truly 5 star experience. Our room was exceptionally well appointed and the bathroom (including powerful shower!) was spacious and pristine. A lot of thought had gone into ensuring nothing was amiss, including a torch to get us to the pub and back in the dark! After a very comfortable night's sleep we were then presented with a broad selection of breakfasts, including smoked haddock! (which was superb). Wish we had set aside more time. Congratulations on the 5 star rating - well deserved!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
Thank you for your very kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Jane & Peter
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

This is a hidden gem, a super place to stay and unwind, relax.
The owners Jane and Peter made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble to them, this guest house in super, rooms great, bathroom super we had all the little extra's, We had dinner each night and Peter is some major cook, all in all a fantastic place.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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petersmith48, Owner at The Old Vicarage at Lorton, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
It was a pleasure looking after you. Peter thanks you for your complimentary comments about his cooking. We'd be delighted to welcome you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Jane & Peter
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Address: Church Lane, Lorton CA13 9UN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Lorton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lorton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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