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The Old Vicarage

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a week in February and had a wonderful time. Beautiful location with wonderful views from the house. Children and adults loved the games room! The house is fantastically equipped. Will definitely be returning.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely stay the same place twice but this place is so great that I had to. Once with my partner and once with my mum and sister, both times it was amazing and my family and partner agree. It is dog friendly. We didn't bring a dog but my partner loves dogs and thought it was a major bonus...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Old Vicarage for two nights. Lovely welcoming hotel. Nothing was to much trouble. Even allow you to bring your uwn food and drinks to enjoy in lounge, conservatory or garden. Even supply plated and cutlery! Lovely pool and jacuzzi to relax in after a day on the fells. Breakfast was excellent , plenty of options to choose...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I tend not to visit the same place too often - we like to try somewhere new. But we keep going back to The Old Vicarage in Ambleside because of its location, its friendly family-run atmosphere, its dog-friendly rooms, the breakfasts, the pool, the little snooker table, the fridge in the room, the ice-on-demand in the hallway...

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Middlesbrough
Reviewed April 20, 2017

What a fab place to stay, very friendly and welcoming. Central location, excellent facilities, nothing too much trouble for this family run B&B. Plenty of parking, pool facilities very good together with very large jacuzzi. Rooms spotless with plenty of free top up tes, coffee available and convenient ice machine for general use. We would definately stay again.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Wow, stumbled across this place on the lakes tourist board site after struggling to find somewhere dog friendly. This is a beautiful place to stay . The front of house staff can't do enough for you. What a great welcome. Dogs are very welcome . Swimming pool, sauna and hot tub are a bonus. Breakfast is superb. Would highly recommended...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 13, 2017

From arrival to checking out, this place was great Great facilities in the room, plus swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. The staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and polite.that's a great If I had to say something negative, it would be the room was too hot... but when it's cold outside, one likes the warmth inside!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We've been staying here years and we never get let down, lovely, friendly place and located in the lovely village of a Ambleside. Everyone is really helpful, nothing too uch trouble. We stayed in room 3 which is fantastic, great comfy bed and lovely large room. We look forward to staying again hopefully soon.

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

I stayed here last weekend with my two sons aged 12 and our dog. It was a great B&B- the pool, jacuzzi and sauna is clean and warm. We were in there several times! The room was clean and very comfortable, large bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Our room had 2 rooms within the room, one with a...

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night on 22 February. Having searched extensively for somewhere that is child AND dog friendly, and has a pool, and accepts a booking for one night only, I stumbled across the old vicarage and I have to say, it definitely ticks all the boxes. It's centrally located, just tucked off the main road, and has its own...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Old Vicarage

Address: Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $149 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Vicarage 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Room 9, Superior double. Large room, jacuzzi bath and separate shower.”
Mandy312989, Apr 20, 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room no 9”
Cynpar, Feb 8, 2017 | Read review
“The suites are spacious and very comfortable”
tcurtisma, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
“We had a lovely view over the garden at the back”
571helenm, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
“Garden Suite (bedroom in the eaves, private terrace, amazing bathroom with whirlpool bath) is perfect for a truly romantic weekend away.”
SalM007, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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