The Vicarage has spectacular countryside views & is in easy walking distance of the town & its amenities. We currently have 2 beautiful & individually styled bedrooms available. Bentham is central to the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales & the Lakes. People have commented on the location please read The Neighbourhood - Overview & Getting Around. The photos are genuine & taken from our house & the surrounding area. We try to be as accurate as possible if in doubt please search area, or ask me.
Our home is a characterful, late Victorian house situated in the small town of High Bentham North Yorkshire. We currently have one double and one twin room available on the top floor. There is a separate bathroom on the top floor which is shared between the two bedrooms. When we have finished our refurbishments we will be able to offer two doubles and one twin.
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Please note we are still renovating parts of the house and will also be having the driveway re surfaced later this year and the gateway widened - it is tight so please take care when driving in.
We are happy to let guests use the kitchen for tea and coffee making and bringing back a takeaway if desired. You are also free to sit out in the garden. Off road parking is available. Please ask about checking in times.
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This is our family home, we are not perfect, and as such we are sometimes a bit messy and untidy. We are also still updating parts of the house, but this would not affect your stay. We are not a hotel, and as long as you are happy with this we will we happy to welcome you. Built in 1897 St Margaret’s Vicarage is a superb detached family home situated in the small town of High Bentham in North Yorkshire. It is located within easy walking distance of the town centre, yet enjoys spectacular countryside views out towards the Church and the rolling Mewith Hills. Originally called Mayfield, it was commissioned by Anne Wilcock as a family home. In 1925 it was sold to the Diocese of Bradford and used as a Vicarage until around 2007 when it was put up for sale. Unfortunately standing empty for several years, then being rented out, took its toll on the Vicarage and this once beautiful house fell into a dilapidated state until it was bought by the present owners, Jane and Shaun, in 2013. By then it was in need of a complete renovation and over the past three years we have worked hard to bring the Vicarage back to life, sympathetically updating, whilst trying to preserve as many of the original features as possible. The late Victorian Gothic Deco style is reflected throughout maintaining the period feel of the property but not detracting from modern day comfort and use. The Vintage Vicarage currently has two rooms available, and when fully refurbished will be able to offer three beautiful and individually styled bedrooms. We are cycle friendly and have safe storage for bikes
We will accept small, well behaved, house trained dogs that get on with cats. We will happily provide a small wooden basket and blanket for your dog, so please no sleeping on the bed. We have been asked if dogs can have full range of the house, unfortunately not as Boris and Poppy wouldn't like it. Dogs are allowed in your bedroom and if you do bring a takeaway back can sit in the kitchen with you. Any questions please ask.
Both Shaun and I are very open and friendly and happy to give advice on local amenities, walks, local activities and attractions. We love meeting new people and sharing their stories and experiences.
I have a passion for travelling, ancient history and art, music, walking the mountains to the lakes, jungles to the sea, food and friends and laughing.
I got bitten by the travelling bug when I was 18 and hitched all around Europe visiting Paris, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Corfu and Athens to name but a few. The love of these countries and their spectacular cities, culture, history, people and food has meant I have never stopped travelling and wanting to explore – everywhere from Dambulla in Sri Lanka, Blue Mountains in Sydney, Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand, to Macchu Pichu in Peru, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian China and Ankgor in Cambodia.
I love art, craft and making things and am a collector, hoarder and recycler. From beach combing I make natural driftwood wreaths, socks are turned into monkeys, old wooden pallets into a 20ft long pirate ship for a party and cardboard into a totem pole. My husband and I also make and sell garden plaques, the designs are sculpted from clay, moulds made, then cast in concrete – Zeus, Easter Island Heads and the Green Man now peer from many a leafy garden wall.
Music has always been a major part of my life from that electric buzz of my first T-Rex single to the music revolution in the late 70’s…. the established all male, big stadium bands continued to tour whilst in the sweaty, dimly lit clubs and pubs up and down the country a nightmare erupted. A musical force so powerful that it provoked the kind of public reaction not seen since the birth of rock n’roll in the 50’s……Punk was my passion.
So I bought a guitar and got a band together – I sing, play and write and love performing. Not so much now, but I still like to go to gigs and festivals.
Cooking is great especially when you have grown it yourself – my veg patch is manic and I also love foraging and have made yummy blackberry and plum jams, sloe jelly and gin!
Oh and I love trying out new things…………………………….