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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 on site to assist with instruction, guidance and care. Ample parking for cars and boxes onsite.

For the horses
We offer top class stables in covered barns with rubber-mat flooring, post and rail paddocks. Bedding and Hay provided in the cost of your horse booking. Secure yard and parking areas. Secure tack and feed rooms. Paddocks for grazing 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 Wifi. 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 and 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
Customer Care HC
Stabling HC
Arenas (indoor and outdoor) HC
Grassland Management & Turnout HC
Tack Rooms HC
Feed Rooms HC
Show Jumps HC
Working Procedures HC
Additional Facilities HC

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