Frequently asked questions
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Where are you located exactly?
We’re in the little village of Nidd, just 4 miles north of Harrogate. We are close to main routes, but just far enough away to not hear any traffic. It’s a quiet and tranquil spot, but not off the beaten track. It’s ideal if you are travelling by car, but bus or train is an option too. Some have said this location is remote. Trust us – it’s not, we are prety sure they got lost on the way. See our location page for more details about how and where to find us.
How far are you from Ripley Castle?
Just over a mile. If you let us know in advance, we can usually take you there, if you’re at an event. You just need to make your own arrangements back, in
What’s the difference between the 3 rooms?
The rooms have very similar facilities, though decidedly different
What time is check-in?
What time is check-out?
Check out is before
Are children allowed?
Our rooms are specially designed to accommodate one or two adults, so
Sorry, no furry small folk either. We ask that dogs, cats
Is it best to book directly through your website?
Definitely. Despite what they
Do you have parking?
Yes. Each room has designated free parking right outside your room, so no need to awkwardly drag your luggage down a street, along a corridor or up any stairs. All rooms are at ground level.
Will someone meet us on arrival?
Yes. We always meet new guests on arrival so we can properly show you around and answer any of your questions. We love recommending our
Do you have wifi?
Absolutely, and we’re pleased to say it’s superfast wifi! You get unlimited use on as many devices as you like. The Smart TV is also wifi enabled so you can use it as a browser. You’ll find the password in the Room Book.
Do you offer transfers?
As we’re a two-person show we can’t always guarantee transfers (for instance to the train station, conference centres or events), but in most cases, we can figure something out. Just let us know where you need to be and when.
Do you have daily housekeeping?
Yes. There’s no need to worry about making your bed or washing up, as we’ll tend to your room every day with full housekeeping and restocking the breakfast pantry. We’re pretty flexible types, but we need to finish housekeeping and restocking by 3pm every day, so we do need access to your room at some point.
What's breakfast like?
We don’t have a dining room, so you won’t be rubbing shoulders with strangers in the morning over a traditional fry-up. We designed a breakfast pantry in each room which is well-stocked with a continental breakfast inclduing boiled eggs. We lived on the continent for years, so we know what we’re talking about and we’ve added a few Yorkshire twists. You can just help yourself anytime you please or have breakfast in bed. No need to decide anything the night before and the twoof you don;t even ahve to eat at thee same time. have a look at our breakfast page for more information and a menu. If you like people watching over breakfast, then keep your eyes peeled instead for any passing wildlife. Please let us know in advance if you have dietary needs and preferences – we can handle just about anything.
Is breakfast included in the room price?
It certainly is!
Do you provide any other meals?
No, we don’t. If you have booked OAK, you have a barbecue at your disposal and we can recommend some lovely delis nearby. If you’d prefer a
We can also recommend many wonderful restaurants. There are more than 200 caféeand restaurant options in the surrounding area (including one on the property next door if you don’t want to venture far), so you won’t go hungry. Ask us about our favourite restaurants in the area and see our explore page for suggestions.
What appliances are in the rooms?
Each room has its own Samsung smart TV, fridge, kettle, egg boiler, Nespresso coffee machine and Babyliss hairdryer with
Is your accommodation suitable for business travellers?
Yes. There are many conference facilities in Harrogate and surrounds, so we often have business travellers passing through. We have superfast wifi, good lighting, USB charging stations, good mobile phone signal, endless coffee, and a table conveniently located next to power sockets so you can charge your laptop as you work. Plus your parking space is right outside your room. We think it’s properly nice.
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes. Please let us know when you book through our site and we’ll make sure your wishes are catered for – gluten or dairy free, allergies. A vegetarian or vegan breakfast is no trouble and we have our top picks for eating out too.
Does your B&B have spa facilities?
Harrogate is also one of the original spa towns – so give the Turkish Baths a try. We can hihgly recommend it. As we’re a small operation we don’t have any spa facilities onsite ourselves, but conveniently, there is one next door, so our guests can book in for massages and other treatments. Contact Nidd Hall direct on 01423 771598.
Are there any small shops nearby?
There’s a small village shop in Ripley a mile away which opens bright and early or endless shopping options in nearby Harrogate or Knaresborough.
Is the area safe?
Yes. We are located in a very safe neighbourhood with an almost non-existent crime rate. It has a lovely local feel, where everyone looks out for each other. The property is well lit and you can park right outside your door. We recommend you lock your doors, but that’s a standard safety precaution.
Are your reviews true?
Emphatically yes. Almost all our reviews are on Google, TripAdvisor or Facebook – we then add all of those to our Reviews page so they are in one handy place. Once in a while, guests email comments to post as reviews on the site instead of posting a public review. We can tally every single review to guest names and date of stay. It’s quite shocking that some people in the world do post reviews that are fake or for money.
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