We all love going away even if it’s a couple of nights, but the worry we face when leaving our horses in the hands of others to look after – not so great! Plus, wouldn’t it be amazing if you could take your partner in crime along too? We’ve researched the places the are top of our list where you can do just that!
Nestled in the beautiful Lake District is Witherslack Hall, a 17th century farmhouse that offers B&B stays and stables for your horse too. Featuring a gorgeous, cobbled yard and Victorian stalls, Witherslack Hall looks ideal for anyone who loves a bit of character in the countryside. You’ll be cosied up in one of their rooms – single or double, throughout your stay and you’ll get breakfast provided every morning. Choose between going off hacking locally around grange over sands, or you could box down to the beach for a ride as it’s not too far away. Witherslack Hall also is a fully working equestrian centre so you could even book in for some dressage or jumping lessons while you’re there, and make use of their superb facilities.
This stay is available from £175pp for two nights B&B for yourself and livery for your horse. Hay/haylage is available to purchase on site
If you’ve always dreamed of riding on the beach and splashing through the sea with your four-legged friend then we know the perfect place for you. Field Farm is located on the East Coast of Lincolnshire, and is little over a mile from the nearest beach meaning you can easily ride there. You’ll have a choice of staying in one of their cottages, holiday homes, glamping bell tents or if you’re lucky enough to have a lorry there are electric hook up points. Meanwhile, your horse will have it’s own stable or grazing so you know they are happy and comfortable during your stay. If you need an even better reason to come here, they also have a cross country course, arenas and show jumps which are all available to you – sounds pretty amazing!
Prices for a holiday home start from £90 per night depending on the time of year, and your horse can be stabled from £25 per night including hay and straw. Shavings and haylage can be added as an optional extra.
If you fancy hacking around beautiful surroundings in the Cotswolds and prefer quieter locations where you can be at one with nature, then Burnt Ash Farm is a great choice for you. Located in the Cotswolds, Burnt Ash Farm provides a great base for you to go exploring over 600 acres of quiet locations, such as Cirencester Park which is just down the road. Your horse will be happily stabled with hay and bedding, while you can choose to stay in a beautiful shepherd’s hut or camp out in your own tent or lorry. There is a shower and toilet block on site to make your stay comfortable, as well as being a short stroll away from a few local pubs where you can go for a well-deserved drink or meal after a day of riding.
Prices start from £20 per night for camping, prices for the shepherd’s hut and stabling are available on request to Burnt Ash Farm.
Fancy waking up every morning and seeing your horses head poking out its stable door opposite your cottage? Longlands Farm is a picturesque farm stay with three cottages and four stone built stables – It’s a great choice for a relaxed stay with a couple of friends and your horses. There are many superb bridleways and quiet country lanes nearby for you to explore Pembrokeshire on horseback, with many beaches being a short drive away if you’re happy to box over. There is also a quiet garden area with picnic tables for when you return so you can all chill out with a cold beverage in the sun.
The cottages can sleep between 4-6 people comfortably. Prices for the cottages and stabling are available upon request.
Quex Livery will be ideal for you if you’re a fan of glamping, and you’re keen to go somewhere that not only offers excellent hacking but tuition as well. They are located within a private family estate which boasts 250 acres of grass gallops, a cross country course and woodland. They also have a sand arena with show jumps which can either be hired, or you can book lessons with the instructors there. You’ll be staying in a luxury bell tent with a bed, firepit and BBQ so you can chill out and catch up with friends about your day. Your horse will be turned out in a paddock adjacent to your tent for grazing overnight, so you can wake up every morning to see your horse happily munching away!
Prices start from £80 per tent per night depending on whether it’s a weekend or weekday. Grazing for your horse is available at £15 per night and hay/haylage can be bought separately if required.
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