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A Horses Welcome Establishment

Swallows Nest sits tucked away in an area of outstanding natural beauty set within 400 acres of estate land. We are perfectly placed to provide a tranquil haven for horse enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers or simply to relax. We offer top class stables with rubber matting floors, post and rail paddocks, access to horse walkers, outdoor floodlit arena and an indoor lunging pen. Expert trainers are on site to assist with instruction, guidance and care. There is ample parking for cars and boxes on site.

For the horses

We offer top class stables in covered barns with rubber-mat flooring, post and rail paddocks. Bedding and hay is provided in the cost of your horse booking. We have secure yard and parking areas, and secure tack and feed rooms. Paddocks for grazing are situated next to the house, so you can see your horse from your bedroom. Experts on hand to assist with any issues or queries you may have with your horse.

For people

Swallows Nest offers luxury living in a home-from-home environment. There are four double bedrooms (two ensuite), fully-fitted kitchen, large relaxing sitting/dining room, all mod cons provided, Freeview TVs in each room and free Wi-Fi. We can also help you plan your trip with picnics on request for day trips, help organise chauffeurs to and from locations for day trips and evenings out. There are lots of great local pubs for meals. Guided tours of the stud and HEROS (the ex-racehorse rehoming charity), which are also based here. We want to make everyone’s trip memorable and relaxing, so we are happy to accommodate most things; just ask us.

Riding opportunities

The 400 acre estate where Swallows Nest is situated is perfect for hacking out – either on your own or with some of the staff here on theirs. We are situated on a side route to the Ridgeway, so there are many routes you can take of varying distances – maps of routes are available for your use. We also have highly qualified instructors who would be happy to take a group or private lesson in flatwork, pessoa training, jumping and dressage. We are also happy to teach and guide on injury and aiding rehabilitation. Individual or group lessons are available with fully qualified instructors.

Instruction Levels

Not applicable


  • Client Facilities
  • Hacking
  • Indoor School
  • Livery Yard
  • Horses Welcome Centre

Grading Scheme


Highly Commended
Horse Welfare HC
Safeguarding A
Customer Care HC
Facilities HC
Riding Out HC
Tack Rooms HC
Grassland Management & Turnout HC
Legislative Compliance HC

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