Our Locality

The Old Vicarage is situated at the heart of the beautiful and extremely peaceful village of Hornby. We are lucky to be surrounded by a wealth of natural attractions, particularly the nearby River Wenning which has some lovely riverside walks.

The Hornby village institute is at the heart of the village and offers a weekly drop in coffee morning and other social groups. Attractive St Margaret’s Church, with its unusual octagonal spire is situated right next door to us and offers regular services. As does the rather more modest but still lovely St Mary’s Catholic Church, situated a short walk away on Main Street.

Luckily Hornby still has a village post office, which boasts its own small café and there is a village store and local butcher within walking distance.

If residents and their families are looking to explore further afield the vibrant City of Lancaster is just a short drive away along Caton Road and boasts a number of excellent restaurants and cafes, along with a busy High Street. Known for its cultural life, Lancaster has an imposing castle, two independent theatres, several museums and galleries and regular musical events hosted by the library, town hall and Priory.

Further North is the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, which is the perfect spot for a slice of cake and a pot of tea, along with a stroll around its many independent shops.

This is just a taste of what the area has to offer with both Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national park just a short drive away. If you’d like more information about sites of interest or attractions in our area just contact us or speak to a member of staff and we’ll be delighted to share our local experience.


Happy Residents

“I would like to thank you and all of your dedicated staff for all of their kind and excellent care. When my mother arrived, she was not happy due to the effects of her condition and had lost a lot of confidence and mobility. The transformation since living with you at The Old Vicarage is incredible. The whole family have noted her happiness and contentment. The peace of mind we all now enjoy is much appreciated.”

Mrs B

“Over the years I have visited a few care homes and I can honestly say the Old vicarage has been the most homely and caring I have come across…Whenever I have visited all the staff have been very friendly and have shown genuine care for all the guests.”

Mr H

“Thank you so much for the amazing care that my Granny received with you. You run such a lovely home. I am always telling my Health and Social Care students about you all and hoping they turn out as caring and competent as all of you.”

Miss A

“Thank you so much for all your wonderful care of Mum over the last 3 years. Words cannot really express how grateful we have been to have Mum looked after in such a lovely place. As you can imagine it’s never easy to have to have a parent ‘looked after’ in care, but The Old vicarage has been the next best thing to having Mum at home. You have all been so attentive and caring, nothing has ever been too much trouble, and we will always be grateful for this.”

Mrs I

“Thank you for all the kindness, attention and love you gave to M. She could not have had a better place to be in her last 3 years. Also, I would like to say how welcome you always made me feel when visiting. Always a cuppa. It was much appreciated.”

Mrs A