Hostels for horse riding holidays
A number of independent hostels are geared up for horse riding holidays. Whether you want to take your own horse on holiday with you (horse B & B) and ride out from the hostel or you want to book onto organised treks or have riding lessons on the centres own horses, one of the hostels above will be able to help.
Take your horse on holiday: Horse B & B
Is the perfect holiday for you one where you take your horse on holiday with you? Where you and your horse travel to a different part of the country to explore the local bridleways, off road tracks, country lanes, open moorland and village pubs? Where you have great value self catering accommodation with horse B & B on site? Perhaps you have a group of horsey friends who would love to join you on your horse riding holiday.
If that’s the case and you fancy going to Wales, take a look at Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn, Clyngwyn Bunkhouse (Brecon Beacons) or Springhill Farm Bunkhouse ( north Welsh Borders).
Mid Wales Bunkhouse has grazing and stabling for your horse or pony during your stay in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse has a self catering kitchen and meals can be provided on request. Explore the wild and dramatic Mid Wales countryside with routes available from the gates, from an hour’s hack to whole day circular picnic rides. Your hosts at Mid Wales Bunkhouse can offer expertise and local knowledge to help plan rides. On request they may also accompany you on their own pure bred fell ponies so that you get to see the very best that the area has to offer. Parking is available for trailers and small horse boxes.
If you would prefer a riding holiday with your horse right on the The South Downs Way, a beautiful 161km bridleway stretching from Winchester to Easbourne, then the South Downs Bunkhouse is your perfect horse holiday destination. Or perhaps you are drawn to the fantastic riding on the Long Mynd in Shropshire. In which case your group of riders and horses should turn to Womerton Farm Bunkhouse for your dream horse holiday.
If its Hadrians Wall you would like to explore on your horse then contact Slack House Farm for more details.
A horse holiday without your own horse: Stay at a hostel with its own equestrain centre.
If you want a riding holiday but don’t have your own horse, or don’t want to bring your own horse on holiday but still want to ride, then staying at a hostel on an equestrian centre will be the perfect solution. You can use the equestrian centre’s own horses and book onto their organised activities; trail rides, treks or lessons. The perfect solution for a great horse holiday without your own horse.
Springhill Farm on the north Welsh Borders is a BHS (British Horse Society) approved equestrian centre offering trekking across some of the country’s most fantastic riding areas. Or if you prefer you can have flat or jumping lessons as well as, or instead of the trail rides. Alternatively, on a small hill farm in Brecon Beacons National Park, there is Tregoyd Mountain Riders. Also BHS approved, Tregoyd Mountain Riders offers trekking, trail riding and riding lessons. The on site bunkhouse, Cadarn Bunkhouse, offers great value accommodation for your group of riders.
If you would rather ride in the Lake District, look no further than Rookin House Farm near Ullswater. With three camping barn units for your accommodation, the Rookin House Equestrian Centre offers trekking, lessons and two day long riding adventures for the more experienced riders.
In the Lincolnshire Wolds there’s Brook House Barn, also BHS approved, which offers hacking and lessons. They have a luxury hostel and a two bed cottage for your perfect horse holiday.
All the accommodation at these equestrian centres is self catering, offers great value for money, has no minimum length of stay and is great for groups.
Photos taken of horse riding holidays from: Springhill Farm, Mid Wales Bunkhouse and Rookin House Camping Barn
Hostels with Horse B&B and Riding
Womerton Farm, All Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6LJWomerton Farm Bunkhouse, All Stretton, Shropshire, sits right next to the Long Mynd in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. 3 miles from Church Stretton, 12 miles from Shrewsbury & 15 miles from Ludlow. Local attractions inc. Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Stokesay Castle & Museum of Lost Content.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5USClyngwyn four star Bunkhouse is in the Brecon Beacons, only minutes away from the waterfalls and caves of Ystradfellte and Sgwd Yr Eira. An ideal base for a wide range of outdoor activities. There is a 19 bed bunkhouse, camping, three double B&B rooms and a romantic shepherd's hut in the meadow.
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,Penrith,Cumbria, CA11 0SSRookin House Camping Barn is at heart of the Lake District surrounded by some of the best walking in Cumbria, from strenuous hikes up Blencathra to gentle meanders along Aira Force. The Barn provides centrally heated self catering accommodation popular with walkers year round and close to the C2C.
Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DBSlack House Farm provides walkers accommodation on an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only a field from the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. Warm and cosy with farmhouse breakfasts, suppers and packed lunches.
Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8YXConwy Valley Backpackers is situated on a peaceful organic farm in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with excellent access to Snowdonia. Centrally heated with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, log fires and hot showers. Secure bike/canoe storage. Grazing for horses.
Springhill Farm, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NZSpringhill Farm Bunkhouse, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire is on a Welsh hill farm on the Wales / Shropshire border, 1475ft above sea level. Beautiful views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains. Great for walking, riding, cycling, team building, meetings, or just to relax.
Gibbs Hill Farm, Bardon Mill, Nr Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7APGibbs Hill Farm Hostel, Northumberland, is on a working hill farm near Once Brewed on Hadrian's Wall and close to the Pennine Way. Ideal for groups or families who can book a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome. Amazing views of the wall from the Farm and a feel of remoteness.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LYMid Wales Bunkhouse near Rhayader has an unspoilt rural location, close to the Elan Valley, with a stunning natural garden. Explore or Swim in the river, walk or bike from the door. Tipi, camping and horse B&B available. Fully equipped for self catering. Families, groups & individuals welcome.
Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QLGilfach Wen Bunkhouse provides self-catering 4 star accommodation for individuals, families & groups. In the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains, close to Brecon Beacons National Park but only a short drive to the beaches of Pembrokeshire & Gower. One mile from Brechfa village with its shop and pub.
Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 0TBCadarn Bunkhouse is on a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley with easy access to the mountains and River Glasbury. It is perfect for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. Pony trekking, bike and canoe hire on site.