The Vickers is a superb venue for a large family gathering, wedding or corporate get-together. This beautiful Victorian vicarage has been completely refurbished to the highest standards and has the flexibility to be used as the base for gatherings for up to 22 people.
The property is situated in the village of Malborough, near Salcombe in the South Hams. A lovely, quaint village with a shop and traditional pubs in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South Devon. From the large balcony on the first floor, guests can enjoy panoramic views of glorious rolling countryside leading to the coast just a couple of miles away. Guests can relax in comfort, enjoying spacious, state-of-the-art facilities within a period setting retaining the character of the old building.
The house itself offers accommodation for either 22 people or an additional 16 if needed using the adjoining east wing of the property. For larger parties there is the option to also use the nearby hotel 200 yards away which sleeps 20. There are also two self-catering cottages opposite the hotel that sleep a further 12.
The property has been fully renovated to a very high standard, retaining the character of the original building, but introducing a lavish level of comforts and facilities to ensure you and your guests feel pampered and indulged!
Main House - Sleeps 22 Ground Floor - Games room and entrance porch. - Lobby with Minton tile floor. - Games room with open fire, surround sound, table football, - American pool, air hockey, Sony PlayStation 2 and 50" plasma screen with Sky Freeview. - Morning room with 2 open fires, surround sound, full Sky TV, DVD, Sony PlayStation 2 and 50" plasma screen, this room also has a writing desk with a laptop & colour wireless printer and a double sofa bed. - Cloakroom with WC & wash hand basin. - Drawing room with open fire, surround sound, full Sky TV, DVD, Sony PlayStation 2 and 50" plasma screen. - Kitchen with surround sound, 4 oven Aga, hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, USA fridge, breakfast bar and an interesting glass 'window' in the floor looking into an illuminated Victorian well underneath. - Dining room leading off the kitchen with surround sound, dining table to seat 24 on one long table or 40 by converting the Brown lounge into a dinning room with 4 tables of 10. The house offers guests full Sky TV, DVD, 50" plasma screen. - Wet room leading into the garden with shower and WC, which can be used to accommodate well behaved dogs.
First Floor - Double bedroom with Sky Freeview TV, DVD and en-suite with shower, and French windows leading out onto a superb sun terrace with loungers. - Further double bedroom with Sky Freeview TV, DVD and en-suite with shower, and French windows leading out onto a superb sun terrace with loungers. - Lounge with double sofa bed, Full Sky TV, DVD, CD player & with Juliet balcony. - Double bedroom leading off lounge with Sky Freeview TV, DVD and en-suite with shower. - Bedroom with 4 single beds Sky Freeview TV, DVD, en-suite with shower and Juliet balcony. - Double bedroom with Sky Freeview TV, DVD & en-suite with shower. - Bedroom with bunk bed Sky Freeview TV, DVD and en-suite with shower. - Further bedroom with bunk bed Sky Freeview TV, DVD and en-suite with shower. - Laundry room with washing machine tumble dryer and ironing board.
Second Floor - Double bedroom with Sky Freeview TV and DVD & en-suite with shower. - Wireless broadband internet and a colour wireless printer are provided.
East Wing - Sleeps 16 The East Wing is available along with the main property and caters for up to 16 guests. It is separately accessed from the main house, but has an adjoining door on first floor so it can be let as one.
Front door leading to entrance lobby and wet room with W/C, shower and wash hand basin. Through entrance lobby to lounge with double sofa bed, TV with DVD and CD player, Sky Free view. Stairs up to first floor landing with kitchen diner leading off. Kitchen has electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Dining area seats 8 people.
Stairs up from first floor landing to second floor that has twin bed room with wash hand basin, TV/DVD player. Also from the landing onto Double bedroom with wash hand basin, TV/DVD player and a further double bedroom with TV/DVD player and wash hand basin. Attic bedroom with restricted headroom with double sofa bed and two twin beds and TV/DVD player. These second floor rooms share a bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and shower.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Malborough dominated by All Saints Church, a landmark which can be seen for many miles around. The Church dates back to the 13th century and several local manors were mentioned in the Domesday book. The village is more tranquil than Salcombe and Kingsbridge, and it has its own character with many thatched cottages and old houses. There is a post office, garage, small supermarket, two public houses, and The Lodge Hotel.
Things To Do
- Visit the safe and sandy beaches at Salcombe, Hope Cove, Thurlestone and Bantham.
- Shopping at Salcombe, Kingsbridge & Dartmouth.
- Golf at Thurlestone, Bigbury & Dartmouth.
- Walk a section of the South West Coastal Path.
- Enjoy watersports such as windsurfing, canoeing and water skiing at South Sands (one mile away).
- Hire a boat and explore Salcombe harbour.
- Visit the cathedral cities of Exeter & Plymouth.
- Horse riding along the country lanes or over Dartmoor.
- Horse Racing at Exeter & Newton Abbot.
- Visit Paignton Zoo or Dartmoor Wildlife Park.
- Enjoy rugby at Exeter Chiefs or Plymouth Albion or the local teams of Salcombe and Kingsbridge.
- Enjoy a dinner dance at the famous Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel.
- Visit the New Angel at Dartmouth.
The following services are included in the rent: - Welcome hamper containing afternoon tea - Logs and utilities - Towels and bed linen and toiletries - Wireless broadband internet access and a colour laser jet printer - Use of hands-free telephones
The following services can be arranged with other trusted business associates: - Cooked or continental breakfast to be pre-ordered each evening - Full or partial catering & child minding - Food shopping - Unpacking service (Tesco online can deliver) - Pre-prepared homemade Aga ready meals - Facsimile and photocopier - Hire of a 12-seater Land Rover, and driver
Guests can make their weddings memorable by hosting and entertaining guests for the whole weekend at this elegant house. This luxurious Gothic revival country house can be exclusively rented for the weekend of a wedding celebration. With fabulous gardens overlooking one of the valleys of the South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the venue has everything needed for a truly wonderful weekend.
Features Include: - Superb formal entertainment rooms - Marquee facilities for 150 - En-suite accommodation for 22 in the main house and 14 in the East Wing - Civil ceremonies (licence pending) - Full catering and bar service provided by the Lodge Hotel 100 metres away - Additional en-suite accommodation for a further 19 guests at the Lodge Hotel - 2 further cottages available for 6 guests each for at total of 75 people
Meetings and Conferences Enjoy the exclusive use of the delightful reception rooms and gardens for a private and confidential meeting or conference. - Morning (9am to 1pm): £200. - Afternoon (1pm to 5pm): £200. - All day: £375. - Coffee and biscuits: £2.50 per head. - Light lunch: homemade soup and roll, sandwiches and cake: £12 per head. - Afternoon tea: £7.00 per head. - Luxury overnight accommodation: 5 doubles, 2 twin & 2 bunk rooms available. - Games room & honesty bar: £75.00 per head.
- Security deposit: £1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. A larger deposit is required for wedding bookings. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. - Arrival time: Check in is 4pm, early check in at midday is available at an extra £300. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Well behaved dogs are welcome but they must stay in the wet room for the duration of the stay. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - Weddings: Please note that a surcharge to the regular hire fee may be applicable if booked for a wedding (depending on the requirements of the couple). - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
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