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Based on 52 reviews
Had a fantastic weekend in The Old Vicarage! House was fab, had everything we needed and everyone loved it!
8 April 2024
Beautiful house in a very scenic & quiet location. Couldn’t have asked for a better spot to host a large group of us on a stag weekend. The pictures of the property don’t do it justice in all honesty.
31 March 2024
The entire group had an amazing time. We couldn’t quite believe how beautiful the house was. Kitchen of dreams. Amazing garden and space in general. Great location, easy to get to by train or car. Close to Newcastle if needed.
25 March 2024
gorgeous house and fantastic service - a few small hiccups (completely put of hosts control) but were sorted very quickly! thanks for a fantastic trip!
29 January 2024
Perfect spot for a group family trip - we were 6 families with 5 kids. Situated along the river Tyne in a peaceful village, it was great for day time walks, and super close to Beamish for a fun family day out. Neil was proactive and responsive to all our needs, and his lunch recommendation at the White Swan was enjoyed by everyone. We’ll be back!
17 December 2023
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at this stunning house. We had an early family Christmas celebration for those who we would not see during the festive period, and it was indeed magical. 12 adults, 2 children and 4 very well behaved dogs. The house is utterly charming with many original features and Neil had kindly added a decorated Christmas tree and a basket full of goodies for our special stay, which was very much appreciated. The log fire made the living room so cosy for our games evening and our delicious Christmas dinner was so easy to prepare in the very spacious and well stocked kitchen. The bedrooms were really spacious and the beds so comfy. We had a meal at the White Swan pub, it was delicious and the service was excellent. A few of the family enjoyed the hot tub and said it was delightful. Neil responded quickly to our messages and was very helpful. A fabulous weekend had by all, would definitely return and highly recommend.
11 December 2023
Wow ! We had the most fabulous family weekend with memories made to last a lifetime. Neil was very responsive and helped us with any requests or advice. We enjoyed lots of wonderful walks in the area, trips to the local pub and a fantastic Indian takeaway away. The rooms were spacious and clean and enough hot water for everyone. Lots of fridge space and the hot tub is fab 👌 We loved the grounds, history and period features in the property. We brought logs and had a games night in the big living room one evening which was very cosy. We will be back :)
20 November 2023
We had a group of 13 coworkers from 4 countries stay at Neil's place for 5 nights- 11 men, 2 women. It was a truly wonderful experience and everyone was very comfortable. The bedrooms are huge, beds are comfortable. Bathrooms are very clean. The kitchen are was spacious. The other living areas are massive. The gardens and grounds are beautiful. We had more than enough space to eat, sleep, relax and gather. Walking along the river and dining at the White Swan was enjoyed by all. If you have a large group, I highly recommend the Old Vicarage. You will not be disappointed.
10 November 2023
We've just returned from a fantastic 4 night stay, celebrating a big birthday. The house is incredible, with plenty of room for adults and children to spread out and relax. We spent most of our time in the huge kitchen which is the perfect entertaining space. The hot tub was enjoyed by most of our party and the children loved the play room and desk in the garden room! We had two meals at the local pub, The White Swan, where the food and service were perfect. We hope to return to The Old Vicarage in the future and will recommend to others! Thank you Neil!
30 October 2023
Based on 8 reviews
stayed for my friends 30th birthday, with 20 other quests and what a fabulous weekend we have had! house is stunning, everything you need is there and if things get a bit loud there is plenty of places to escape to. Surrounding areas is beautiful and I especially liked the little pub up the street, such friendly staff and tasty food. I have already recommended this to friends and would definitely return 😊
Gemma Wright
6 February 2024
A fantastic place for a large gathering of friends or family. Immaculately clean and lovely and warm on our arrival during cold stormy January. The kitchen-diner is the perfect place for everyone to gather, it’s really well equipped and very warm and welcoming. The house is huge and there are lots of places for sub-groups to gather to chat or watch TV. We pre-ordered a meal at the local pub where we were made very welcome. Loads to do in the area if you can drag yourself away from the house!
Jennifer McGregor
23 January 2024
The Old Vicarage, Ovingham was a perfect setting for our extended family. We stayed for two nights but would have loved to stay longer. This amazing house enabled three generations to get together communally, whilst also having space and privacy. The kitchen, dining room was a wonderful central hub for all and different sitting rooms gave homely space for different groups. The bedrooms were large and comfortable, perfect for children and adults alike. We are hoping to arrange a return visit to make more memories with family and enjoy even more of the house, and local area. The Crisps, Marshalls and Heslops November 2023.
Dot Heslop
5 December 2023
an amazing place to stay the house was fantastic had everything we needed and more, stunning location I highly recommend it perfect for that family holiday or friends on a break will definitely be back
Wendy Mcpartland
13 November 2023
Wow!!! What an incredible place to stay. Even better than the photos and it had everything that you would need. Comfortable beds and so much space for sizeable parties to move about in. Neil's responses were prompt and he was so helpful. Beautiful garden too. So many memories have been made and was a privilege to stay in this magnificent home. Thank you!
Janine Jarratt
24 July 2023
Fantastic house and highly recommended for group team building! We were a group of 9 individuals using the property for a 3 night team development trip and could have stayed longer. The variety of reception rooms and outdoors space offered ample options for group work, and the perfectly positioned screen beside the dining table was ideal for the more ‘serious’ sessions. Well appointed, well thought out and well equipped, and the hosts were very helpful throughout. We have already booked to return next year.
Northumbria Students' Union
11 July 2023
I booked the old vicarage for my sisters Hen Party and it certainly didn’t disappoint. There was 18 of us in total and there was so much room for us all. Especially in the kitchen area where we practically spent most of our weekend. The grounds around the house were so lovely too! Neil was fantastic and I definitely recommend The Old Vicarage to anyone looking for an amazing stay. We are already looking at booking again in the future for a family getaway.
Courtney Biro
3 July 2023
What an amazing property this is. It has everything you need for a family gathering. Full of character and charm. All the bedrooms are stunning and spacious. Garden are amazing and well kept, plenty of room for a large party. Would highly recommended this beautiful house and stunning setting for a large party or just a get together for family and friend. It made our 40th Wedding anniversary very special.
Hazel Murray
26 June 2023
Based on 3 reviews
What a wonderful stay we had at the Old Vicarage in Ovingham. A stunning and spacious house with an attentive host who helped quickly with any questions. We enjoyed the hot tub which is in a beautiful garden. The area was great with a good local play park for the kids nearby. We had a brilliant time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place!
Emily Haskins
19 February 2024
This house was amazing. It was in a great location and the house was so spacious. Neill was a great host! The check in instructions were clear, and he always responded promptly. We had a wonderful stay and will be returning.
Laura Prentice
18 February 2024
What a beautiful house, the pictures do not do it justice. A lovely place to stay.
Christopher ORourke
15 February 2024
Based on 9 reviews
29 December 2023
This is an exceptional property, and perfect for a family get together. ☺ Stunning features. Lots of space. Great location. Warm, for chilly Autumn nights. Plenty for children to do, inside, and with a playground and country park nearby.
25 October 2023
Best Family Holiday ☺ Just back from The Old Vicarage. We have had the best weekend. We were a family of 20. And 5 dogs. We had the best time from start to finish. House and grounds both beautiful. Very relaxing and comfortable especially with all the dogs. House was huge. It was at its full capacity with us and there was lots of space. Made great use of hot tub. We done a mix or cooking and ordering in. White Swan pub even done take away for us all on the Sunday. They were lovely. Neil could not have been any more helpful. I messaged on numerous occasions and he got back almost instantly and helped with everything I had to ask. Even kind enough to post something back to us that we left behind. Wouldn't hesitate to book again. Just brilliant. Thanks again Neil.
18 September 2023
Highly recommend… first class. ☺ The location, close to the station. The appearance… beautifully maintained gardens and interior. Had a great hot tub in the garden with outdoor facilities for cooking. Great space. Large kitchen and social spaces. ☹ There was nothing we didn’t like about the property.
14 September 2023
Excellent, would highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. ☺ Fantastic spacious property with hot tub in beautiful garden. Great location for easy access in to Newcastle. ☹ Nothing
16 April 2023
The Old Vicarage ☺ The house is amazing. Extremely well equipped. The photos don't do it justice. So much space inside and outside. Twenty of us ranging from 5 years to nearly 90. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Everyone had a fantastic weekend. The kitchen is definitely the heart of the home. Neil is a great host. Great weather meant we could use the gardens too. Looking forward to coming back. ☹ There was nothing not to like.
11 April 2023
magical ☺ the place was amazing. beautiful setting fantastic bedrooms and facilities.
12 March 2023
An exceptional property - would recommend to anyone! ☺ I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone. We were a large group and the house gave everyone plenty of space. The bedrooms are all spread out nicely and were all good sizes - some of them were huge with lovely views onto the grounds/gardens and view of the river through the trees. The gardens are really well maintained and even at this time of year were lovely and of course completed with the hot tub! The kitchen and dining area are particularly great and were ideal for our large group to be able to eat together. There was everything you could possible need and even 2 dishwashers to cope with our numbers. Everything has been very well thought out and Neil was a great host and answered any questions that I had. Check in was easy and a large parking area as well. Ovingham itself is a lovely village, complete with a pub and very easy access into Newcastle - about 25 minutes by car but there is also a bus stop outside the property. Would love to stay here again! ☹ Nothing at all to dislike
27 February 2023
You hope for a great weekend but here we got perfection and the happiest of memories. ☺ This is by far the best house we have stayed in - as a large family (multiple generations) we need somewhere that can sleep at least 12. Usually some of us end up compromising so we can all be in the same property, other times we have had to hire 2 or 3 cottages and then we lose the feeling of being all together, but not here - this whole house and its grounds are ideal for a large group and made a birthday weekend one of the happiest times we have all shared. The living spaces are perfect for spending time together or finding a quiet spot in which to relax. We stayed during the FIFA World Cup so we had one room that was a TV lounge with the matches being show, another was a quiet room and the kitchen/diner was the main 'everyone together' space. All the bedrooms are very spacious, with some being simply huge. Having a king size bedroom on the ground floor was ideal for those who don't deal with stairs too well. Likewise, having a couple of rooms right 'up top' gave our teenagers a sense of their own space. In fact, each and everyone was wowed by their rooms. There are plenty of bathrooms, it never felt like people were having to wait their turn and all were very well appointed. The kitchen facilities are 1st class - fully loaded Sky TV, high end coffee machine, American style fridge/freezer, plenty of glasses, crockery etc (so we never felt we HAD to always wash up before the next meal) and despite it being cold outside, the house is lovely and warm and welcoming. Naturally we gravitated to the kitchen whcih comfortably coped with all of us. The gardens and grounds are wonderful, lots of great views over the River Tyne, a fab hot tub (which was the highlight for quite a few of our party) and outdoor seating and dining furniture. We will certainly like to come in the summer and enjoy the outdoors more.
29 November 2022