A Great Place to Stay and Tour in the Yorkshire Dales

4 Jan

If you are a T-Type owner you’ll be made very welcome at The Old Vicarage Guest House, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. TF owners, Grant and Barbara Humphreys have looked after several MG guests (and non-MG guests!) for the past three years since they acquired the premises.

The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed residence, parts of which are believed to date back over 300 years and provides guest accommodation with views from all rooms The house is situated in the heart of what is popularly known as ‘Herriot Country’, 3 miles from Leyburn and 4 miles from Aysgarth Falls. It lies on the edge of the ancient village of West Witton, to the south side of the A684 country road, with panoramic views across the Wensleydale valley as far as Castle Bolton to the North, and with unrestricted views of Penhill to the south.

Some of the guests they have looked after include a party from the Swiss MG Car Club, whose members can be seen (back cover) enjoying themselves at The Wensleydale agricultural show. A couple of other visitors included Harry Miltner and his wife Sharon, TC owners from East Wenatchee, Washington State, USA, who stayed for 11 nights. As well as his TC, Harry rebuilt and flew a Tiger Moth, before spending 14 months building a replica timber boat used to carry hunters and their game on the Columbia river during the late 1800s. Another couple of interesting visitors were Bill Ebzery with his wife Susan from Londonderry NSW Australia, Bill is a Jowett enthusiast (he owns 9 of them!) & visited Yorkshire to see the birth place of Jowett (Bradford). They chose to stay as fellow classic car enthusiasts. Bill and some of his friends have completed an epic journey from Perth to Sydney in three 1920s Jowett Bradfords, (1000cc pick up trucks) – see www.waitandsee.net.au The trek was planned in celebration of the first wait and see odyssey, a journey undertaken across the african continent in the 1920s in Jowetts by motoring pioneers of the day.


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One Response to “A Great Place to Stay and Tour in the Yorkshire Dales”

  1. Owen Frankland 18. Jan, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    I can highly recommend The Old Vicarage. Barbara & Grant’s hospitality is excellent. The location is superb and there are some of the best T Type roads in the country.

    Well worth a visit.

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