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4 Day Amazing Horseback Riding Holiday at Pädaste Manor on Muhu Island

Pädaste Manor, Pädaste Village, Muhu Island, Muhu Parish, Saare County, Estonia

Beautiful Estonia Horseback Riding Holiday

Discover beautiful Muhu on horseback with Padaste Manor. Your eyes will be enchanted by the beauty that Muhu has to offer while you are enjoying horseback riding guided by professional instructors. Not only your eyes that will be amazed, your body will also feel relaxed as you will practice a 'rise and shine' yoga with the therapist. To be more fully rejuvenating, you will be pampered by having sauna or steam bath and partial body massage. This will be your complete holiday ever!

Highlights

  • Two days of guided horseback riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 3 to 5 hours
  • One hour of Muhu wood burning sauna or herbal steam bath on day 2 and day 3
  • A 30-minute relaxing partial body massage
  • Transfer to and from the horse stables
  • Lunches and dinners
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Estonian, Russian
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Conference room
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

The Manor House of the Pädaste Estate has undergone an extensive two-year restoration, bringing back the dignity and nobility the house had held for centuries. This exquisite Manor House, set in idyllic Baltic seaside parkland, had been left totally untouched for decades. In the course of the last fifteen years, it has been saved from dereliction and slowly re-awakened, culminating in a final two-year restoration project completed in June 2008. The origins of the manor go back to the 14th century with some of those ancient walls now at the very heart of the Manor. In the latter part of the 19th century, the house was enlarged considerably and given a new façade, hence the harmonious dimensions and clean lines which give the Manor it’s character today.

The 14 rooms in the Manor are beautifully appointed with luxuriant fabrics, unobtrusive state-of-the-art technology and wonderful attention to detail. The beds are sumptuous and you’ll walk on warm wooden floors - you will love them. All the superior junior suites and the grand suite have wood-burning fireplaces stocked up daily with fresh baskets of firewood. There is a personal streaming audio system with virtually thousands of titles available at your fingertips. Views over the parklands and the shores of the Baltic Sea are spectacular and unique. Extra day pillows invite to rest, relax, and daydream.

The Manor House offers accommodation in three deluxe doubles, seven superior doubles, three superior junior suites and the grand suite:

  • Elegant, well-appointed bathrooms with a large bathtub, separate rainwater shower, WC, and hairdryer
  • iPad for your personal use during your stay
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • AV console with retractable 32-inch Sony Brava HD TV
  • PS-3 station for the enjoyment of Bluray HD movies
  • Wireless Sonos audio controller with access to thousands of titles and internet radio
  • Bose Acoustimass speaker system
  • Complimentary wireless and wired internet access for your laptop
  • Internet access on your TV screen
  • Minibar and complimentary still water
  • Oversized bathrobes and slippers
  • Superior junior suites feature a wood burning fireplace

Should you enjoy reading poetry under the stars, it is suggested to request room 15, the superior double with a Poetry Loft. You may climb a farmers ladder to the tiny mezzanine which is crammed with a fine collection of poetry. A small window opens up to the sky while you retreat in your club chair. All rooms and suites in the Manor House are non-smoking.

In-room entertainment

Guests are presented with a personal in-room iPad upon check-in for their enjoyment. It speaks for itself that all rooms and suites at Pädaste Manor are equipped with satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Your in-room iPad controls the Sonos audio system in your room which provides access to more than 20,000 music titles from our library and to any internet radio station of your choice. With three moves of your fingertips, you can create your own playlist and set the mood for your very own In-room entertainment. Please insert a Bluray disc into the concealed PS-3 player and enjoy a true High Definition movie experience in the privacy of your room.

The rooms and suites in the Manor House offer the ‘non plus ultra’ in In-room-entertainment with all equipment concealed. Smartly hidden from view, a 32-inch Sony Brava HD TV appears at the touch of a button. All rooms and suites in the Manor House are fitted with a Bose Acoustimass sound system, widely known to be top of the range equipment and providing a truly amazing sound quality.

Padaste Manor has concealed all this state of the art technology from view because they do not want the guests to be distracted from the extraordinary and simple beauty of Muhu Island after all these are unique wonders to enjoy during a stay at Pädaste Manor. However, it’s all there for you to enjoy whenever you please. Should you choose to forego the in-room entertainment system altogether, you may leave Padaste Manor without knowing that it was at your fingertips all along.

Program

During this horse riding holiday, you will enjoy two days of guided horseback riding (five hours on day two and three hours on day three). Also, you will get one hour of Muhu wood burning sauna or herbal steam bath on day two and day three, a thirty-minute partial body massage, and “Rise and shine” yoga with a therapist.

Day 1

Afternoon arrival at Pädaste. After check Padaste Manor will welcome you with a glass of sparkling wine and a selection of Pädaste Gourmet goodies in your room. A three-course Table d’Hôte dinner is served in Alexander, our fine dining restaurant

Day 2 and 3

After a sumptuous breakfast you‘ll go out riding. The horses are from a local race: the Estonian horse, a breed recently rescued from extinction. An experienced guide will join you on your ride. Muhu has many interesting riding possibilities: along the coastlands, over fields and through forest paths. According to the route and the weather conditions lunch is being served at the horse stables or alternatively as an en-route picnic. Upon your return to Pädaste Manor, you might want to take a Roman Steam bath or a Muhu wood – burning Sauna, and please take all your time before dinner to enjoy: on the Terrace, the balcony of your room or in front of the Fireplace.

Day 4

After breakfast, you might want to go out on your own to discover Muhu or just relax in the park or in your room. Check out is at noon.

Muhu sauna

You will enjoy Enjoy your private wood-fired sauna. Padaste Manor still follows the old-fashioned tradition to fire the sauna with wood with a pleasant heat as a result. This will be great to tone-down before a massage or enjoy the sauna just at its own. You will follow local traditions and ask for a “viht”; a bunch of young birch branches to stimulate circulation. Complimentary salt and Muhu honey rubs are provided.

Herbal steambath

This will be a relaxing and cleansing treatment on itself or as a preparation for a body treatment. Padaste Manor offers a choice of pure natural aromatic essential oils or freshly ground herbs for a soothing, relaxing, or invigorating experience.

Location

Pädaste Manor is idyllically located at Pädaste bay on Muhu Island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Western Estonia. Muhu Island is a comfortable two-hour drive from the capital Tallinn. Five 19th Century ironstone buildings join the stately Manor in a horseshoe shape, opening up to the Baltic Sea. The Manor ensemble is set amidst a seven-hectare landscaped park surrounded by 22 hectares of meadows and forests. The estate is surrounded by centuries-old ironstone walls, partly overgrown with moss.

The shoreline gives way to astonishing views of the bay with its islets and untouched coastland. A variety of grasses, ferns, wildflowers, berries, brushes, orchids, pine, birch and the ‘national’ tree the juniper paint the landscape of Pädaste Bay. The park and shoreline form part of a nature protection zone which is well-known for its biodiversity. It is the natural habitat of 23 species of rare orchids. Birdlife is of particular interest since Pädaste bay is a favorite stopover location for migratory birds as geese, cranes, ducks, and swans.

Three breeding couples of the rare and majestic sea eagle nest nearby, the nightingale take center stage in the evenings of early June. The park is home to owls, woodpeckers, nesting swallows, tree-nesting ducks, squirrels, and bats. Deer, wild boar, and moose inhabit the surrounding forest. They occasionally can be seen crossing into the park, especially during cold winters.

Nearby places

  • Kuressaare Airport (URE) - 45 minutes' drive

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wedding

Food

You will get a welcome with a glass of sparkling wine and a selection of Pädaste Gourmet goodies in your room. Also, you will enjoy two-course Table d’Hote lunch, an en-route picnic or lunch at Tihuse Farm, and three three-course Table d’Hote dinners in Alexander Restaurant.

Alexander Restaurant

Alexander Restaurant occupies the most prominent space on the ground floor of the Manor House. The gloriously proportioned, elegant room with high ceilings opens into a spectacular winter garden and offers sweeping views over the park with its ancient trees. Chef de Cuisine Adrian Klonowski and his team at Alexander is proud to serve innovative Nordic Islands’ Cuisine, respecting the seasons and making maximum use of fresh local ingredients by working with the island’s producers and farmers while many of the greens and herbs are grown in Pädaste’s own gardens and greenhouses. Pädaste Manor offers an arresting culinary combination of urban sophistication and wholesome countryside traditions.

Dietary concern

It is the pride of the kitchen team to create an excellent menu based on the produce of the day. Should you have any dietary requirements, please advise 24 hours ahead and Padaste Manor shall be delighted to provide alternatives.

The bar

The hugely comfortable and beautifully appointed bar at the Manor House serves aperitifs, cocktails, and refreshments daily from 5 p.m. onwards. The special Dry Martinis and Cranberry Daiquiris are legendary and highly recommended. The Bar also welcomes guests during the day for tea, coffee, and refreshment from 9 a.m. onwards. While you enjoy the atmosphere, please do take note of the fine examples of over 150-year-old wall stamps which have been preserved in the bar area, most appropriately they are depicting vines and grapes.

The cellar

The vaulted wine cellar in the Manor House dates back to the 14th century when the initial foundations for the house were laid. Once upon a time, the cellar was a storage area for fresh produce of the estate - now it is climate controlled and well-stocked with well over 200 selected bins of fine wines. The vaulted wine tasting room - adjacent to the wine cellar - is available for wine tasting and private dinners. The sommelier will be delighted to take you on a tour around the cellar.

Pädaste Yacht Club

The lunch venue - The Pädaste Yacht Club on the Sea House Terrace - serves a casual cuisine for lunch, a nice contrast to the elegant Nordic Islands’ cuisine offered in the evenings at Alexander Restaurant. Unpretentious and proud of simplicity, the Pädaste Yacht Club offers a leisurely lunch in a laid-back atmosphere with gorgeous views of the manor and sea you would expect in Southern Europe.

Pädaste Yacht Club will open its doors for this season from 18 May till 15 September 2018 from Monday to Sunday between 12 noon and 6 p.m. with the last order at 5.30 p.m. After 6 p.m., Pädaste Yacht Club will be serving wine, cocktails, coffee, snacks, and sweets until the last guest. During the period when Pädaste Yacht Club is closed, lunch is served at Pädaste’s Winter Garden between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cooking class
  • Seawater hot tub
  • Spa
  • Sundeck
  • The cellar tour
  • Wine-tasting

What's included

  • Two days of guided horseback riding (5 hours on day 2 and 3 hours on day 3)
  • One hour of Muhu wood burning sauna or herbal steam bath on day 2 and day 3
  • A 30-minute partial body massage
  • Transfer to and from the horse stables
  • Welcome with a glass of sparkling wine
  • A selection of Pädaste Gourmet goodies in your room
  • Two-course Table d’Hote lunch
  • An en-route picnic or lunch at Tihuse Farm
  • 3 three-course Table d’Hote dinners in Alexander Restaurant
  • 3 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tallinn Airport (TLL) or Kuressaare Airport (URE).

Tallinn Airport (TLL) is well-connected to most Scandinavian and Baltic cities as well as to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, and Frankfurt. Kuressaare Airport (URE) at a 45-minute drive has a bi-weekly connection with Stockholm and accommodates private planes.

Arrival by bus

Alternatively, there is a rather good and efficient public transportation system in Estonia. Regular bus schedules depart from Tallinn main bus terminal to Muhu once in every two hours. For more comfort, it is suggested to make use of Padaste Manor's limousine service which will take you from your hotel in Tallinn which is the seaport terminal where you will arrive or from Tallinn Airport (TLL) directly to the hotel.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Muhu Island is a two-hour drive from Tallinn, The ferry in Virtsu will bring you to Muhu in a little more than 30 minutes. Should you decide to rent a car, all major rental companies are represented at Tallinn Airport (TLL). Renting a private car gives you the additional benefit of being able to explore the beauty of our Islands on your own account.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

Low season

12 March – 31 May 2020
1 September – 02 November 2020

High season

1 June – 31 August 2020

 

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