Project Description

SADDLES, SPA AND CASTLE STAY

Two unforgettable days on horseback combined with an exquisite three night stay at Bovey Castle

Treat yourself to a fabulous horseback adventure and discover the secrets one of the UK’s last wilderness region. On high quality, forward going horses, you’ll ride through stunning scenery, past prehistoric settlements and through some of Europe’s finest examples of the Bronze Age.

This experience offers the ultimate escape to delight all the senses and reinvigorate mind, body and soul. It combines exhilarating riding with a three-night stay at Bovey Castle and use of their flagship Spa for rejuvenating treatments.

Bovey Castle is a world class hotel in the heart of Dartmoor and the epitome of country house elegance.  The hotel is set in a 275 acre estate and offers an 18 hole championship golf course, Spa, falconry, a bistro and the Great Western Restaurant in honour of the Great Western Railway company that first transformed the building from a private house to a world class hotel.

Indulge your passions and awaken your senses

You’ll spend the first full day exploring Dartmoor with one of our experienced guides. You’ll ride across wide open grasslands, passing famous Tors, wooded areas and rugged moorland. Dartmoor offers a huge variety of terrain ideal for adventurous riders.

The second day gives you the opportunity to indulge your passions with a choice of three activities. Enjoy the thrill of the chase with a fast-paced ride led by one of our guides and often accompanied by an expert falconer on horseback. This is a challenging ride at hunting pace that will give you the chance to truly test your skills on horseback and appreciate this magnificent landscape.

Alternatively you can choose to discover more of Dartmoor with quieter day of trail riding, or opt for a more relaxing half-day ride followed by a blissful afternoon in the Spa.

Whether you choose to bring your own horse or hire one of ours, from the moment you arrive you’ll be treated to luxurious hospitality, attention to detail and outstanding service.

An exhilarating horseback adventure for accomplished riders

This is a unique break especially for accomplished confident riders looking for an exceptional experience on horseback. Groups are exclusive and intimate, with a minimum of two riders making this the ideal getaway for couples or small groups of friends. You’ll need to be comfortable riding forward going well schooled horses at all paces in wide open spaces. If hiring a horse, guests can choose to ride on English or Western Saddles.

Download the experience brochure here.

Your riding holiday

Prices start from £1500 per person based on two sharing a Castle Room with dinner, bed and breakfast included.

The price for one person booking to come on their own to enjoy an exclusive ride with just their guide and horse for company, start from £1995 for single occupancy of a Castle Room with dinner, bed and breakfast.

An exclusive day ride (excluding dinner, bed and breakfast) for one person booking to come on their own is £500 per day and for two people booking to ride together is £400 per person.

DETAILS

Two full days in the saddle and a choice of riding experiences each day

Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast in a Castle Room (Upgrades are available)

The first day could be a full day trail riding, or a half day ride in the morning followed by an afternoon at Bovey Castle

The second day offers a choice of a full day’s ride at hunting pace often accompanied by an expert falconer on horseback or a full or half day trail ride

Horses will be provided unless you choose to bring your own

Either one horse per person for two days or three nights’ livery for one  horse

A picnic lunch or lunch at a historic Dartmoor Inn each day

All transfers between Exeter Airport and train station to the hotel and stable yard are included

Package runs either Friday to Monday or Monday to Thursday

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AT A GLANCE

HEART OF DARTMOOR

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

Ride wild and free across Dartmoor and explore one of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK.

MADE FOR YOU

A FAST-PACED, EXHILARATING RIDING EXPERIENCE

Bring your own horse or hire one of ours and relish the thrill of  riding at hunting pace across Dartmoor.

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THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY

Enjoy opulent rooms, unparalleled service and indulgent spa treatments to revive, relax and restore both body and spirit.

SUPERB STABLING

SUPERB STABLING

Your horse will have the care and attention of our resident yard manager in our exclusive stable yard in the heart of Dartmoor.