Winner Visit Wales National Tourism Awards: Best B&B in Wales
"Sumptuous Victorian country house with three gorgeous, antique-furnished rooms, each with fine views across the Marches."
The Rough Guide to Wales
The Old Vicarage offers luxury accommodation in relaxed Victorian surroundings. Indulge yourself in our stylish rooms with comfortable beds; crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen; soft, deluxe bath towels; and elegant antique furniture. Relax on arrival with tea & scones in the delightful gardens or, in winter, by the roaring fire and let the cares of the world slip away. Enjoy first-class home-cooked fare at dinner & breakfast, created using excellent, local ingredients.
The village of Norton, in the lovely Welsh Marches countryside, is half way between Ludlow (famous foodie market town) and Hay on Wye (the town of books), where the borders of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales meet. Nearby Presteigne, a delightful town nestling on the River Lugg, boasts the award winning Judge's Lodging Museum. With fine walks from the front door, The Old Vicarage is a pleasant stroll from some of the best preserved and most beautiful stretches of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail. The cathedral city of Hereford, Croft Castle & Berrington Hall (both National Trust properties), the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and the spectacular Victorian dams in the Elan Valley are all a scenic drive away. Radnorshire and the Marches, with stunning scenery and quiet roads, abound with delightful destinations just waiting to be discovered and re-visited.
What others say about The Old Vicarage...
Standing in the garden of The Old Vicarage I felt that, for all its troubles, our world is a truly beautiful place.
Ruth Watson, award winning hotelier, TV presenter of Channel 4's 'Country House Rescue' and Channel Five's 'The Hotel Inspector' writing in June 2010 Country Homes and Interiors magazine.. read full article
The Old Vicarage "is a real treat in the lesser known Welsh Marches region. The three-room boutique B&B ... boasts an ambience of opulent, rich colours and perfect calm, the latter interrupted only by the delicate chiming of antique clocks."
BBC Lonely Planet Guides (Britain & Wales) and also recommended in the Lonely Planet Best Places to Stay in Britain 2011
'Exceptional standards of hospitality, comfort and food'.
Visit Wales (Wales Tourist Board)
"The Old Vicarage welcomes you into its hearty Victorian gothic embrace, all period half tester brass beds, antique marble sinks and blue sandstone fireplaces. Conveniently, it comes supplied with miles of great walking country between Ludlow and Hay and great nosh."
The Guardian Travel section
'A treasure trove of Victorian fittings. The effect is impressive with warming colours, restful bedrooms and the gentle chiming of antique clocks. Calm prevails with no TVs but vintage radios in the rooms, plenty of books to browse and a nightly dinner party to foster sparkling conversation.'
The Times Online Travel section