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Holiday cottages with horse riding in the local area
Holiday cottages with horse riding in the local area

Holiday Homes - Great for horse riding

Whether you are an experienced riding enthusiast who can't bear to be away from the saddle for the duration of a holiday, or you just fancy trying something new; renting a cottage close to a riding stables offers you access to horses, ponies, riding lessons and great trekking opportunities. A holiday is the perfect time to try something new so why not book some lessons and learn to ride while you are away; or explore your holiday destination by horseback? We’ve got lots of holiday homes within easy reach of riding stables, meaning you can enjoy a trek with a group of friends; embark on a new adventure as a couple; or delight your children with riding lessons and ponies they can care for whilst away. Read more

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52.192365, -1.706203

Shakespeare would have passed Three Gables as he walked along what is now High Street in Stratford-Upon-Avon. If he saw it today, he would be amazed at how luxurious the Grade II listed property is inside, with seven self-catering apartments refurbished to a high standard with original features that include beams, fireplaces and oak panelling. The apartments are in the heart of this historic town, within a short stroll of favourite attractions like Shakespeare's Birthplace and the River Avon, as well as restaurants, pubs and cafes. The apartments each sleep either two or four guests and are ideal for couples, families or friends.

Weekly guide price:
£895 to £1795
Short breaks from £237 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.192365, -1.706203

Stay in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon in this beautiful Elizabethan property which dates from 1595. The Three Gables has been restored and renovated to a high standard to provide seven beautiful self-catering apartments sleeping between two and four people, each with authentic period features and lots of charm. Pubs, restaurants, shops and sights like Shakespeare's Birthplace and The Swan Theatre are all within a short walk from the apartment, which is also close to the River Avon. Each apartment has a unique charm that makes it ideal for couples, families or friends.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £595
Short breaks from £122 per night

2+1  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.212601, -4.071268

Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.

Weekly guide price:
£249 to £799

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.729190, -4.062609

With beautiful original Victorian features and breathtaking coastal views, The Tower at Plas Mynach is perfect for couples who want to stay somewhere as unique and wonderful as the surroundings. The second-floor apartment is around a ten-minute walk from the beach, shops and pubs of Barmouth, and within easy reach of popular Snowdonia activities and attractions. With short breaks possible all year round, The Tower is ideal for a romantic getaway.

Weekly price:
£700 all year
Short breaks from £150 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.533634, -3.340342

Oakview is a contemporary barn built using traditional materials and techniques to sit gently in its environment. The holiday cottage has been furnished with couples in mind, featuring a wall of windows overlooking rolling fields and woodland, a copper bath in the bedroom, and a luxurious outdoor hot tub. It's quiet, private, and exactly what you need to unwind and relax with your favourite person. It's only two miles from Newtown and within easy reach of Welshpool and Llanidloes. Local attractions include Powis Castle, the Forest Rally Driving School in Carno, and Glansevern House and Gardens. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and golf are just a few of many activities you can try. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1320
Short breaks from £167 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.533634, -3.340342

Couples searching for a luxurious retreat need look no further than The Hideaway. Tucked away at the end of a country lane two miles from Newtown, it's a gorgeous, oak-framed barn built to take advantage of beautiful views and the private location. You can enjoy features like an outdoor hot tub, a copper slipper bath in the bedroom, and an onsite spa with heavenly treatments. There are stunning walks from the door, and the cottage welcomes one well-behaved dog. Welshpool, Powis Castle, and the River Severn are all nearby. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1320
Short breaks from £167 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.817511, -1.231871

With its oak framed open-plan layout, huge deck, landscaped gardens and stylish furnishing, The Cabin almost feels like you're in the Caribbean rather than the beautiful Hill Head on the Solent. The welcoming holiday home has a studio layout with loads of natural light and plenty of space for two people, or four if you use the sofa bed. It's only a few minutes stroll from the beach, village shop, cafe, and waterfront pub, and close to Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton and the New Forest. 

Weekly guide price:
£744 to £1211
Short breaks from £103 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.339439, -5.159437

Enjoy a luxurious Highland holiday on the shores of Loch Awe. The three-bedroom Premium timber lodges at the Portsonachan Hotel sleep six people with extras that include a covered outdoor hot tub, private sauna, outdoor fireplace and a TV with satellite channels. They are set amongst 100 acres of pristine wilderness with spectacular views, seasonal fishing, hiking, boating and mountain biking. The self-catering holiday homes welcome children and well-behaved pets and suit families or groups of friends. You're only a short stroll from the hotel bar and restaurant for nights you don't want to cook. 

Weekly guide price:
£1925 to £2632
Short breaks from £275 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.192205, -1.731435

Combine the convenience and comfort of a hotel with the space and privacy of a self-catering property at Brookside Cottage. Dating from 1635 with plenty of original charm and character, the cottage is part of the reputable Burnside Hotel. It has been carefully updated to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a short walk away along a pretty woodland path, while Stratford-Upon-Avon is just over a mile from the door. Warwick and the Cotswolds are within easy reach, as are Birmingham, Worcester and Royal Leamington Spa.

Weekly guide price:
£1400 to £1935

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.033822, -0.662010

Milton Keynes is an ideal destination for a relaxing break. With fantastic shops, attractions, parks, restaurants and nightlife, it has something for everyone in all seasons. You're only a 40-minute train journey from London, making it easy for those who want to sightsee or work in the capital. South Lodge has two luxurious self-catering apartments - one a studio apartment sleeping two and a two-bedroom apartment sleeping four. Both are finished and furnished to a very high standard to accommodate couples, families or solo travellers in the area for work or leisure. They are in a quiet garden setting within half a mile of a pub and easy reach of the M1.

Weekly price:
£1400 all year
Short breaks from £200 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.138724, -1.950966

Here's a place with room for everyone! The Grade II listed Mermaid Inn is in a fantastic spot, offering a high-standard of self-catering accommodation in the Peak District for up to 34 people in 13 ensuite bedrooms. It feels remote and rural with no neighbours for a country mile, but Buxton is only a 20 minute drive and Leek is even closer. The house is a former pub and built for hospitality and entertaining, making it ideal for extended family celebrations, hen and stag weekends, and fun team building events.

Weekly guide price:
£5500 to £7700
Short breaks from £1250 per night

34  |   13  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.253574, -1.922910

Perfect for family get-togethers, special celebrations, or even team-building events and corporate retreats, Quarnford Lodge is a fantastic self-catering property for groups in the Peak District. There is loads of space with ten bedrooms that can sleep up to 28 people, three separate living rooms and a central dining area with a vaulted ceiling that is ideal for entertaining. The village of Flash and two pubs are within walking distance, with Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers also within easy reach. The Peak District is beautiful in every season and there are lots of walks and mountain bike trails close by to help guests to explore.

Weekly guide price:
£4000 to £5600
Short breaks from £900 per night

28  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.577693, -3.811849

Snuggle up in this cosy Dartmoor cottage in the pretty village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Hayloft is a beautiful mix of original features and comfortable furnishings, sleeping two people in a mezzanine bedroom with space for a travel cot for an infant. It's within walking distance of the village shop and two pubs, with fantastic footpaths from the garden gate. Dartmoor is on the doorstep, and the beautiful beaches of the south Devon coast and English Riviera are around half an hour's drive. It's a wonderful holiday cottage for couples or solo travellers. 

Weekly price:
£600 all year
Short breaks from £117 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.329293, -2.802969

Nestled in beautiful Shropshire countryside just a few miles from the medieval market town of Ludlow, The Old Granary is a wonderful Grade II listed property that sleeps seven guests in four bedrooms. There is lots to do nearby including walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and golf. Nearby attractions include Ironbridge Gorge, Powis Castle, Hopton Woods and the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Hereford, Malvern and Worcester are an easy drive away so whether you like walking, shopping, eating or all of the above, it is an ideal holiday destination.

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £1015

7  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.164245, -0.148586

As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1200

6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

52.164245, -0.148586

Deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the owners of Fullers Hill Cottages have created a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Number 1 Fullers Hill Cottages comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is as comfortable for couples as it is for families and friends. The Georgian cottage is on a family-run farm and has been renovated to a very high standard, earning it four stars from Visit England. It is only 15 miles from Cambridge and around an hour from central London, making it possible to escape to the countryside without sacrificing metropolitan delights. The cottage can be booked on its own or together with the estate's other five cottages for family reunions, hen weekends and other celebrations with family and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where large groups of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with an exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the self-catering apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

Horse riding on holiday

Stable horses and ponies are used to being ridden by a variety of people of different experiences, so tend to be calm, easy going and compliant. The beauty of horse riding is that beginners can instantly enjoy the experience. Qualified instructors will assist you in choosing a suitable mount and help you with the basic techniques so that you can enjoy a gentle horseback ride through the countryside. There are also horses, lessons and trekking opportunities suitable for more experienced riders who want to enjoy the thrill of a more challenging ride.

Horse riding is the ideal way to experience a new and stunning landscape without being restricted by walking all the time. It is also very relaxing and a great way of working off some of those holiday calories whilst strengthening your core muscles! For children, horse riding is such a fun experience and one that the whole family can enjoy together.

Tips: It is advisable to pre-book the lesson or trek and be honest about your riding ability! Make sure you take comfortable flat footwear (if you don’t have riding boots, take wellies or trainers that won’t get stuck in the stirrups). Wear long trousers to prevent your legs being rubbed or pinched by the stirrup leathers.