The Old Vicarage

Escape from the hubbub and experience Victorian luxury living at its finest...

The spectacular Welsh Marches and Powys countryside are the perfect backdrop for The Old Vicarage, a Gothic style house on the edge of the village of Norton. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s on the bailey of a Norman castle and now a perfect luxury bed and breakfast retreat.

Every room inside The Old Vicarage is testament to your host Paul's attention to detail, from the period fixtures such as the restored servants' bells, exquisite gas, oil and electric light fittings, richly coloured wallpaper and fabrics, to the lovingly collected Victorian furniture.

The B&B guest bedrooms are each uniquely furnished with antiques offering a complete haven for comfort and relaxation. Both the Green Price room and the Gilbert Scott room have king size double beds whilst the Burlison room has a super king-size four poster bed.

Outside, the landscaped gardens were designed by Chelsea award winner Paul Cooper and B&B guests can enjoy exploring the paths, walkways, follies, pond, and waterfall that are to be found in this delightful and tranquil garden with the stunning countryside of Wales all around.

Two romantic cottages in the heart of the Welsh Marches

Vicarage Cottage and The Old Vicarage Coach House are two separate one-bedroom properties offering self-contained accommodation in The Old Vicarage's grounds. The Coach House is approached through a cobbled courtyard, adjacent to the main B&B, while Vicarage Cottage is hidden away in the lower gardens, with a small private garden all of its own. Both are charming period buildings, furnished with country antiques, and of a character rarely found in rental properties.  Both are delightful, luxury cottages, and in a perfect location to explore the sights of this beautiful region.

The Coach House has been lovingly converted to luxury accommodation.  The large sitting/dining room with a balcony is on the first floor, giving far-reaching views across the Radnorshire Hills. The open plan kitchen is compact but well-equipped.  On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with a charming with a brass half tester bed. The en-suite bathroom has a shower over the tub, giving guests the choice. 

Vicarage Cottage is a wisteria-clad, half-timbered cottage, a paradise of exposed beams and period features. The living room, with rugs and quarry tiled floor, has an inglenook fireplace and a Victorian coal-fired range. The well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen has a dining table and views over the fields.. An ancient oak staircase winds up to a second sitting room and a double bedroom & bathroom with exposed beams and a lovely brass half-tester bed. 

The Old Vicarage is the perfect combination of welcoming hosts, a wonderful house & a pretty garden, all set in beautiful countryside.

- Mr B, USA -

Your B&B Hosts

Paul Gerrard is your relaxed, friendly and welcoming host for your stay at The Old Vicarage in Presteigne and is a professional chef who delights in providing food sourced from the local Powys area. A fund of knowledge about all things Victorian, Paul is always keen to share his love and knowledge of Victorian architecture with his guests.


The Old Vicarage is on the edge of the village of Norton, near Presteigne in Powys. Named by Country Life as one of the top ten places to live, Presteigne is a former assize and county town offering an award-winning museum and a renowned music festival every August. The house is just a short drive from the many attractions of Wales offering something for all guests including inspiring walks, Michelin-starred restaurants and wonderful drives through the Cambrian Mountains to Cardigan Bay. Be sure to pencil in time to visit Leominster, Ludlow, Hay-on-Wye, Offa's Dyke Path and Croft Castle.

01544 260 038


B & B closed Christmas & New Year

Self-catering open all year

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Paul Gerrard
The Old Vicarage (Powys)
The Old Vicarage, Presteigne, , Norton, Powys, LD8 2EN, Wales

Tel: 01544 260 038


Prices are per Person, per Night inclusive of breakfast
2 King Size (5') B&B Rooms (en suite) £56
1 Super King Four Poster (6')/Twin B&B Room (en suite) £56
Single Occupancy £78

Dinner £34.95

Self Catering accommodation

From £70 per night, prices vary with time of year and length of stay (minimum three nights). More details including availability from Homeaway