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!
- Also Known As:
- The Old Vicarage Lorton
- The Old Vicarage At Lorton England