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Greetings from The Vicarage
We’re not the types to splash our faces around the internet much, but thought it rude not to introduce ourselves. So here we are, Eileen and Robin, the duo behind The Vicarage B&B.
Our travels around the world have taken us to dozens of countries, including Germany, France, South Africa, Cyprus Hong Kong and the United States – some of which we’ve called home. While living abroad was incredibly rewarding, we were enticed back to North Yorkshire in 2016 after decades away from the area.
The house we chose to make our home dates back to 1679 and used to be the vicar’s residence. We did a radical redesign on the house and brought it into the 21st century. The stables next door were looking a little dilapidated when we arrived, but we immediately spotted the potential. After a significant renovation, we converted the building into three purpose-built guest rooms and The Vicarage B&B was born. Of course, that’s only a fraction of the story.
Thankfully our skillsets also lend themselves nicely to running a boutique bed and breakfast. Eileen has a lifelong passion for sumptuous fabrics, colour and clever use of space, so it’s no surprise that she meticulously designed every inch of our stylish rooms. Robin, on the other hand, is a keen food and wine lover, and handles the preparation of our continental breakfasts.
We also love talking to people, which in our opinion is one of the greatest joys of managing boutique accommodation. We’ll happily chat to anyone, but much prefer listening to our guests. We can do both in German, French and Yorkshire!
Nevertheless, we know when to keep our distance too. If you’re the type who would rather enjoy the peace of the countryside on your travels, we’re all for that. Being on hand when you need us and being invisible when you don’t is our signature style (checkout our #BathrobeBreakfast to see what we mean).
We live a stone’s throw from the guest rooms, so you can give us a shout if you need anything (perhaps not literally; mind the serenity) and we can usually be there in a jiffy. We give you our mobile number on arrival, so you can simply send us a text if you prefer.
Now you know a bit about us, take a look at our beautiful rooms. Pick your favourite then securely book direct through our website to get the best promotions and up-to-date information in the run up to your stay. If you’re not sure of your dates yet, just sign up to hear about what we have planned.
We look forward to seeing you at The Vicarage soon!
Eileen & Robin
YEW is the
OAK is a sunny room with its own private courtyard and barbecue, ideal for al fresco breakfast. Plus it's the quietest - no neighbours at all.
ASH is in the middle of the building and is the largest of our three rooms with a little more floor space and a high ceiling.
Nicki, Suffolk – OAK
This is a B&B with a difference it is in an idyllic peaceful setting. Eileen and Robin were there to meet us on arrival and to make sure that we had everything we needed. The attention to detail is really well thought out. We did make a suggestion and it was acted upon and our opinion was sought on the outcome. The only thing that was not quite right for us was the quilt as it was a very heavy winter one, but I am sure that in the cold winter people will love this. The breakfast arrangement was not quite what I expected but I could not fault it, it was delicious.
Grev, Sussex – ASH
Excellent, beautifully appointed room. Very friendly hostess.
I was the high bidder on an auction for three nights staying with Eileen and Robin. How lucky was I! The room (Ash) is one of three that have been converted from an outbuilding. The location is a very quiet village which is a short drive from Knaresborough and Harrogate. It is beautifully appointed with such tasteful decorations and thoughtful touches – I am thinking notably about the soft light that turns on when you enter the bathroom, which at night, emits enough light to use the toilet without having to turn on the main light. There is a very fast USB charging port, smart tv, kettle, Nespresso coffee maker, fridge etc. The fridge is filled with items ready for a continental breakfast every morning. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I would heartily recommend. A gem.
Nicola, Newcastle upon Tyne – YEW
Just back from a two night stay at The Vicarage! We couldn’t have asked for more, the place is so beautifully decorated and the hosts Eileen & Robin were so lovely. We stayed in the ‘Yew’ room. Beautiful, contemporary decor with all of the luxuries of a 5* hotel! The finishing touches in the room were fab, it had everything you could think of and more. The #bathrobebreakfast is such a modern and cool feature which leaves you to enjoy breakfast whenever is best for you – midnight toast with cheese and Prosecco went down a treat!
The B&B is about 10 minutes or so in a car away from Harrogate which is great to visit, really nice to stay in such a peaceful environment with the option to visit towns/cities in the area.
Will definitely recommend to others and hopefully come back soon. Thank you for having us!
The Vicarage is a stylish, boutique, North Yorkshire B&B in the little village of Nidd just outside Harrogate. With breakfast in your room any time you want it, it's just the spot for a great night’s sleep, a romantic break or your business base.
Town Street, Nidd,
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BL
T: +44 (0)1423 423113 EMAIL US