SELF GUIDED HORSE HOLIDAYS
4 nights Monday to Friday
£240 per horse & rider
If you enjoy the freedom of riding without a guide but with the help of easy to follow maps then our self- guided horse holidays are perfect for you. Our self-guided holidays offer a great choice of safe off-road routes, well organised livery facilities and a choice of five luxury, self-catering cottages which overlook the stables and paddocks. We have been welcoming horses on holiday for over 10 years and can assure you of a warm welcome and a well-organised yard with everything you need to enjoy some special time with your horse. We are a 'BHS Horses Welcome' establishment and many of our customers return year after year. Our location is a horse rider's dream. We have stunning scenery, an extensive bridleway network and, because the area is still relatively unknown, you can ride for miles and hardly see a soul. Peace and quiet is hard to find in today’s world but that’s exactly what you will find here at Street Farm. Our gate leads directly onto the fellside, with a choice of safe, off-road routes in each direction. Within minutes you can join the Pennine Bridleway and close-by we have the Eden Valley Loop bridleways. We have short routes, long routes, flatter routes and wilder routes, where you can ride along the top of the fells. There are routes with pubs and routes with the beautiful picnic stops by rivers, or even next to a ruined castle. We have routes with wonderful long canters across along green lanes and wide open commons. Roadwork is minimal and only involves quiet lanes, mostly unfenced and with little traffic. We have an excellent knowledge of all the trails in our area and will try and help you decide which route may suit your ability.
Maps are provided for the following routes which start and finish at Street Farm:
Route 1- Howgill Trail, 10 miles. A lovely varied route, following a bridle path through the Howgill Fells
Route 2 - Mallerstang Trail, 10 miles. Ride across open common and beside the River Eden, following the Lady Anne Way.
Route 3 - Pennine Bridleway Wild Boar Fell, 5 or 10 miles. A more challenging high route, up and over Wild Boar Fell
Route 4 - Crosby Garrett Loop, 18 miles. A super, long-distance ride, with miles of open-common riding
Route 5 - Village Ride, 5 miles. A scenic ride to Ravenstonedale village, along quiet lanes and bridleways
We also have shorter routes of around 3 miles, as well as several Park & Ride routes within a half hour drive, for those who fancy exploring the wider district.
At the end of each day, you can look forward to a restful night in one of our 5 cottages which overlook the stables and paddocks. Recently converted from a range of stone barns they offer a wonderful blend of rustic charm with contemporary interiors, wood-burning stoves for cooler months, power showers, and crisp, white linen. There is even a spa room, with hot tub, to help relieve any sore muscles! In the evenings, you can choose to stay in and cook for yourself, or eat out. We have one Inn within walking distance and several more a short drive away.
Accommodation for Self-Guided Horse Holidays
All our horse holidays are self-catering. Check-in time to your accommodation on your day of arrival is 3pm. The check-out time from your accommodation is 10am. We have a choice of five beautiful self-catering cottages overlooking the stables and paddocks. Our accommodation has been converted from a range of stone barns which offer a lovely blend of traditional features including oak trusses, wood burning stoves and stylish contemporary interiors.
The Farmhouse - 5 bedrooms - sleeps up to 14
The Coach House - 3 bedrooms - sleeps 8
Stoneyard Cottage-( Ground Floor) 1 twin bedroom - sleeps 2 plus extra guest on a fold out bed
Stoneheights ( First Floor ) 1 Double bedroom - sleeps 2 plus extra guest on a fold out bed
Stone End ( First Floor )- 1 twin bedroom - sleeps 2
Please click the link to our cottage website staystreetfarm.com to view details of each property. We have a lovely inn within walking distance and several more a short distance away. There are plenty of places to visit nearby: Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and Appleby are all within a 30 minute drive.
2019 Self-Guided Horse Holiday Prices
3 nights midweek - £195 per person. Groups of 5 or more £175 per person.
4 nights midweek £240 per person. Groups of 5 or more £220 per person
Price is based on a minimum of 2 persons on a self-catering basis in your own private cottage with stable and grazing for your horse.
A third guest can be accommodated in one of our one bedroom cottages on a fold out bed at a reduced price of £45 per night.
The price guests who do not require stable and grazing is £50 per person per night.
Additional Livery Charges
Hay or haylage - £2 per horse per day
Bedding - £10 per bag (shavings)
2019 Availability- Self Guided Horse Holidays
Horse holidays are available from May until the end of September. The minimum stay is 3 nights starting on either a Monday, Tuesday or Friday.
How to Book & Payment
Please contact us by phone or email with your preferred arrival date, number of horses, number of paddocks and number of bedrooms you require. We will then email you the booking details. We ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Your livery costs are paid on the day of departure. Any extra costs for hay or bedding on paid on the day of departure.
TRAIL RIDING HORSE CAMPS
4 nights Monday to Friday
£395 per horse & Rider
If you are looking to take your horse on holiday with great hacking and would like to support of an experienced guide and the company of others then you will love our Trail Riding Horse Camps. It’s a great way to meet new friends and spend some quality time with your horse in a relaxed and non-competitive setting. Each morning there is a guided 2 hour trail ride and a fun based horsey activity in the afternoon focusing on improving trust and confidence between you and your horse. You will be sharing one of our lovely farmhouses with your fellow camp riders which overlook the yard and paddocks. The evenings are informal with everyone heading off to the local pub for dinner.
We keep the number of horse and riders on each camp limited to 5 plus a guide. Your guide each day will be either Alison Muir or an equally experienced guide. Alison is a qualified BHS Ride Leader and has been guiding horse and riders across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales for the last 12 year. We have an excellent choice of routes which begin at our gate and lead directly onto the bridle paths. The routes are a varied mixture of grass, stone paths and quiet lanes. This is fell country so please expect some hills. The area is very quiet and we can often ride all day and meet hardly anyone.
Over the last 10 years we have been welcoming riders with their own horses to Street Farm to enjoy the marvellous choice of safe hacking routes, lovely accommodation and purpose built livery facilities for horses on holiday. We run a small and friendly yard which is well organised ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable holiday with us. Our horse camps are ideal for horse owners who would like the sociability of joining a group of riders and want to enjoy some great hacking with the benefit of a guide. The guided rides each day are around 2 - 2.5 hours in duration ridden at mostly at walk with occasional trotting and steady canters. The camp is activities in the afternoon are very relaxed and fun designed to encourage trust and confidence between you and your horse.
Your horse must be aged 5 and over and be known to be calm and sensible when riding with horses they do not know. Due to the type of terrain our camps are more suited to horses who are used to riding in wide open spaces, up and down hills, through streams & farmyards. When riding on the open common we encounter flocks of sheep and fell ponies who graze freely on the fells, most of these conditions are what you would encounter on a pleasure ride. As guides, we will take charge of the route and the speed. We have a very good understanding of the terrain including safe places where we can enjoy safe canters. Whilst roadwork is kept to a minimum using quiet lanes your horse must be safe on the road. Riders are required to wear hi viz. Stallions are not permitted. You will also need to provide us with a copy of your third party liability insurance, if you do not have insurance we suggest you contact the British Horse Society who offer an excellent package of membership which includes liability insurance for you and your horse. Please click here for more details. Please contact Alison if you would like to chat more about our camps and suitability for you and your horse.
Arrive at Street Farm from 12 o’clock. Settle your horse into the yard and meet your fellow camp riders and your guide for the week. Tack up and enjoy a one hour relaxed trek at about 2pm. The bridleway starts at our gate and follows a lovely path onto the hillside behind the farm with stunning views. After the ride there will be a good cup of tea and chance to get to know your fellow camp riders. Early evening you can visit the spa room before a visit to our local inn called The Fat Lamb.
Meet in the yard at 9am, groom and tack up ready to set off for a morning ride at 10am. This morning we will be riding a beautiful route following a bridle path through the Howgill Fells and Ravenstonedale Village. In the afternoon you can choose to take part in a mini trek / groundwork competition. Early evening you can visit the spa room before a visit to a local Inn of your choice or you can choose to stay in and cater for yourself.
Meet in the yard at 9am, groom and tack up ready to set off for a morning ride at 10am. Today we will ride on the fellside behind the farm where we can enjoy spectacular views, a few canters and hopefully meet the herd of fell ponies with the new born foals. In the afternoon you can pamper your horse and choose to take part in a fun in hand show. Early evening you can visit the Spa room and tonight we will visit the Kings Head in Ravenstonedale for dinner.
Meet in the yard at 9am, groom and tack up ready to set off for a morning ride at 10am. Today our routes takes us to the Mallerstang Valley where we can enjoy riding across the common, along the River Eden following the historic Lady Anne Way. This afternoon and evening is free time for you to choose to relax or visit the local area.
On your final morning the checkout time from your accommodation is 10am and 12 noon from the yard. There is no guided ride on Friday but you are welcome to enjoy a self-guided hack out before you depart if you wish.
Our livery facilities have been designed to provide horses on holiday with a warm welcome and a safe environment. Access for trailers and boxes is easy with a wide unfenced drive and plenty of parking. We will meet you on arrival and focus on your horses first making sure they are safely unloaded and turned out in their paddock or stables as you wish. Individual turnout is available if required in small post and rail paddocks which have mains fed water troughs. The paddocks are next to the stables and in view of the cottages. Each horse will be allocated its own stable which is fitted with rubber mats. You can choose to leave your horse out 24 hours or you can bring them in at night, the choice is yours. We ask that you clean your paddock before leaving, wheel barrows and tools provided. Shaving bedding and hay is available at an extra charge if required. We have a secure tack room, drying room and a horse shower with hot water. Please click here to photos of our livery yard
Horse Camp Accommodation
This holiday includes 4 nights accommodation on a self -catering basis sharing one of our lovely farmhouses with your fellow riders. Our properties have been beautifully converted from a range of stone barns and overlook the stables and paddocks. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms. After your ride each day there is time to enjoy a dip in our indoor jacuzzi ( don’t forget your swimsuit ! Towels are provided and your accommodation will include tea, coffee & milk throughout your stay. Please visit our accommodation website staystreetfarm.com to view more details and photos of our accommodation.
HORSE CAMP PRICES
£395 per person - price includes:
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a twin room with towels and fluffy robe
- 4 nights’ DIY stable & grazing for your horse with individual turnout if required
- A guided ride on 4 days
- An organised afternoon activity on two afternoon activities
- Use the Spa Room throughout your stay.
- Milk, tea, coffee throughout your stay.
Single rooms are available at an additional supplement of £20 per night.
Bedding available at an additional charge of £10 per shavings bag.
Hay is available at an additional charge of £10 per horse or you are welcome to bring you own hay.
2019 HORSE CAMP DATES
Monday 20th May 2019
Monday 10th June 2019
Monday 24th June 2019
HOW TO BOOK
Please get in touch if you would like to chat in person about our Horse camps. If you wish to make a booking please contact us by email or phone and we will email you a booking form. The amount of deposit required to secure a place is £200 per person. The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.