About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Log fires by the Sea
Located in East Yorkshire , close to the seaside town of Hornsea and it's Blue Flag Beaches, in the small coastal village of Mappleton, a mere 200 meter flat walk to the sandy beach , The Old Vicarage sits inside it's own walled garden of one acre with large lawn and apple trees . Tastefully restored retaining rustic charm , period features and wooden floors complimented by hand made French Tomette terracotta tiles and heritage paints . The ground floor features a large kitchen with Rayburn stove , full size Whirlpool USA refrigerator , dishwasher , microwave , and an open plan dinning room with fireplace . The lounge has a working open fireplace, wooden panelling , window shutters and sash windows with views across open countryside. There is also a separate snug with TV , books , CDs, DVD Player, plus a utility room with washing machine and ground floor washroom.
An elegant stripped wooden staircase with arched window leads to the large first floor landing , 4 large bedrooms ( 1 on-suite ) and family bathroom.
The furnishings at The Old Vicarage have been selected over a number of years at French Flea markets , English auction houses ,California swap meets and make for an eclectic backdrop in which to getaway from it all , relax , unwind , reflect and re-charge after a long walk on the sandy beach.
There four large bedrooms which can easily sleep up to 8 people ( plus a cot bed is also available ).
Bedroom one : Master bedroom with super king size bed , on -suite bathroom and sash windows with duel aspect views to open country
Bedroom two : Twin room / 2 single beds with sash window overlooking the garden and sash window with open views to country.
Bedroom three : Double bedroom , sash window with open view to country.
Bedroom four : Double bedroom , two sash windows with views to sea and garden .
Parking : Ample parking space is available within the walled garden with electric gate.
Pet friendly : Dogs are welcome.
Internet : Yes.
Electric & Oil Heating : Provided
Towels / Bed Linen : Provided
Kitchen : Electric cooker with hob / Rayburn Stove / Whirlpool Fridge Freezer / Duolit Toaster
Kitchen Utensils / Cuttelrey / Iron & Ironing Board / Microwave / Kettle : All Provided
Games : Outdoor Table Tennis , Scrabble, Chess
Local Landscape :
The East Yorkshire seaside town of Hornsea and it's Blue Flag Beaches , Mere , Golf Course , Leisure Centre, Bowling Green , Skate Park, Eateries , Serviced Laundrette , Tesco's Megastore ,Freeport Outlet and full Amenities are all on the doorstep, less than 3 miles away.
In the village , the Old Post Office Tea Room & Shop is located 100 metres down the road from The Old Vicarage , overlooking the sea .There is a Garage, Church and Fresh Eggs are available from the local Farm.
The local farmers and fisherman go about their daily routines , while local leisure activities include cycling, swimming, walking, surfing, horse riding , fishing , paragliding , kiteboarding .Plus there is paddle boating at Hornsea Mere . It is a flat 800 meter walk to the local pub, The Cross Keys which serves hand drawn ales and a full food menu.
Nearby in the area is the historical market town of Beverley with it's Minster , Theatre , Racecourse and Eateries . RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Fraisthorpe Beach are along the coast road , and the attractions Hull's City of Culture - The Deep , Marina and Ferens Art Gallery ( works include local artist David Hockney and Stanley Spencer ) , Hull Truck , New Theatre , K Com Stadium , Mainline Rail Station , Cross Channel Ferry Terminal are all within easy driving distance of less than 18 miles.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
David purchased this House in 2006
Why David chose East Riding of Yorkshire
Complete getaway by the sea , rural retreat.
What makes this House unique
Fresh Farm Eggs, Tea Room , By the Sea & Sandy Beach , fossils, drift Wood , space and tranquility.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful building. Lovely big rooms, open fire, big garden and all that less than five minutes walk to a great beach. Would very much recommend staying here.
Our cup of tea
Would not suit you if you are addicted to pledge and Shake n Vac. We ain't. Spacious, friendly feel, "quirky" is understated. Any blips quickly sorted by phone. Ideal place for reuniting the flock. Beach "atmospheric" - sea fishermen, dog, dogs, dogs, stranded porpoise, bits of lobsters, eroding cliffs. EVERYBODY smiled, made eye contact and said hello. Janet's cake shop over the X roads is worth making a documentary about. We had our special meal in The Falcon and used Star Taxis. Both great. Contact with owners was excellent.
‘Madmen’ meets the Brontës in this stylish, lush vicarage by the sea
The only downside of our stay at the Old Vicarage — and it’s a big one — was having to tear ourselves away. The house is spacious, airy and elegant and is extremely comfy and warm. Every room is delightfully furnished and decorated with a pleasingly eclectic selection of furniture, objects and artwork from antique to Mid-Century and beyond — a delight to the eye and imagination. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking family meals in the welcoming high-ceilinged kitchen, and the house well-appointed all around.
David is an extremely responsive, generous host. He kindly was waiting upon our late arrival with a personal welcome. He supplied firewood, eggs, milk and bread and placed fresh flowers throughout the house. Our family deeply enjoyed walks on wide, empty beach and plunges in the sea —especially glorious at sunrise and sunset — and an excellent dip into Hull.
Thank you, David, for a beyond-five-stars experience. We dream of returning.
Character house near the sea
This is nice old house with lots of character. The central heating and log fires kept us comfortable during our winter weekend stay. Just a short walk to the beach where we found some fossils. The house grounds are big enough for ball games and the outside table tennis table is a bonus.
Beautiful house and garden in a great location just 2 minutes walk from the beach
We had a fantastic time as a family with 3 dogs over February half term. The house was more than big enough for us all and had everything you could need for a weeks stay. The huge garden was great for the dogs, as was the beach just a 2 minutes walk away. We had a lovely walk north up the beach to Hornsea (roughly 1 hours walk), and south exploring the clay cliffs erosion.
Would recommend staying and fully intend to return ourselves.
Great winter weekend break
The décor and style of this property really added to the occasion for our family gathering. The extra welcoming touches were very much appreciated David- many thanks.
We don't envy you all the hard work needed to maintain this character property!
Local Sandy beach 200 meters walk , Hornsea Blue Flag beaches , Golf Course , Mere and Shopping all within 2 miles drive. Village tea rooms 100 meters, and pub / reastaurant 800 meters .