A number of independent hostels and bunkhouses cater for horse riding holidays.
Situated in rural areas with access to fantastic off road riding and quiet country lanes.
Some have on site equestrian facilities where you can book trekking or riding lessons. Others offer horse B & B for your own horse.
Perfect for horse holidays for groups of friends and families.
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
Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DBSlack House Farm is a working, organic farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. On the NCN 72 cycle trail and bordering the dark-skies of Kielder and the Northumberland National Park. Half a km from Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The bunkbarn is adjacent to the farm’s cheese dairy. It is heated and has basic self-catering facilities and an outdoor cooking/barbecue cabin. Breakfasts, farmhouse suppers, ready meals and packed lunches available.
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 and tourist information are available. Local activities range from fishing and hiking to white water rafting and mountain biking. Surf Snowdonia is within walking distance and Zip World is a short drive away.
Springhill Farm, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NZ
Walking, horse riding, and stunning views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains at Springhill Farm Bunkhouse.Stay 1475ft above sea level, on the Welsh/Shropshire border for a holiday in stunning scenery to relax or explore! Our bunkhouse is perfect for group adventures, team building getaways, and relaxing get togethers; or bring your horses and explore our local bridle paths!
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Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
Womerton Farm, All Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6LJ
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Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 0TB
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,Penrith,Cumbria, CA11 0SSRookin House Farm Camping Barn sleeps up to 24 with central heating, fully equipped kitchen and inside toilets & showers (BYO bedding). The centre also has luxury self catering group accommodation and provides outdoor activities. At the heart of the Lake District surrounded by some of the best walking country and close to C2C cycle route.
Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QLA homely, high quality, bunkhouse for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm. The large social area is ideal for reunions or celebrations. The are 7 family bedrooms including one downstairs for disabled. Perfect for exploring Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and the Gower. Walker, cyclist, dog & equestrian friendly. Village pub close by.
Gibbs Hill Farm, Bardon Mill, Nr Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7APGibbs Hill Farm Hostel is on a working hill farm near Once Brewed and Hadrian’s Wall and close to the Pennine Way. Designed to reduce energy consumption it is centrally heated throughout. Comprising 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable communal area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. Ideal for families who can book a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome.Self catering only.