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If you are a horse lover looking to escape your busy daily life, and you're thinking about a holiday in England, this is the perfect holiday for you. As well as daily hacks through the countryside, ranging from 1 hour to a half days riding, you can sharpen your skills with jumping or flatwork lessons. You'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the nearby towns and at the end of the day, take some time to relax in your own outside hot tub!
Rider Weight Limit: 210 pounds / 95 kilograms
Horses Height Range: 11 to 16.3 hands
Tack Type: English
Horse Breed: Various native breeds, cobs, hunter types
Jumping or flat work lesson
2-hour hack to Traitors Ford
4.5-hour hack to Epwell with a stop at the local pub
You will be staying at self-catering accommodation, Turpins Lodge Holiday Cottage. The cottage is situated next door to Turpins Lodge Riding School in Hook Norton.
Turpins Lodge Holiday Cottage
Turpins Lodge Cottage is built of the local warm, mellow Hornton stone. The cottage is very comfortable and cozy, the thick walls retain the heat from the underfloor heating and the traditional oil fired Rayburn is always welcoming to come back to.
Lovely in the summer but also ideal for a winter break. The cottage has lots of character features, but also has had all modern conveniences throughout. The kitchen is fully fitted and behind the wooden doors are hidden the integral dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and a good range of cupboards with everything you need to cook an excellent roast dinner using the Rayburn if you wish. If you don't want to cook while you are staying at the cottage there are numerous local pubs serving good food.
Aga Rayburn stove
Induction plate (instant heat)
Washing machine / drier
Comfortable seating for 4
Dining table and chairs for 4
Flat screen TV with freeview and online apps
Router for unlimited internet
Surround sound CD / DVD player
iPod docking station
Spiral stairs leading to gallery
Double doors leading to conservatory with sofa bed if required
Jacuzzi corner bath with champagne bucket
Fully fitted vanity unit
Shower with body jets
The double bedroom
Overlooks the private garden with outdoor hot tub.
Fully fitted wardrobes and wooden hangers
The twin bedroom
It has bunk beds, fully fitted wardrobes, and a vanity unit. Both bedrooms and the bathroom are on the ground floor
It is equipped with a comfortable sofa which can be converted into a second double bed, is a nice light airy room for reading, sewing or just sitting
Day 1 (Monday)
Arrive at Turpin’s Lodge Cottage. Meet the horses and have a welcome cup of tea.
Day 2 (Tuesday)
10:30 - 12:30 2-hour hack to Traitors Ford.
Afternoon free for site seeing or relaxation.
Day 3 (Wednesday)
10.30 - 11.30 1-hour hack
14:00 - 14:45 Lesson with Alex, jumping or flat work, or free afternoon
Day 4 (Thursday)
11:00-15:00 4.5-hour hack to Epwell. Stop at the pub for drink and a sandwich
Day 5 (Friday)
Riders must be experienced and able to canter.
Hook Norton is situated midway between Banbury and Chipping Norton. Oxford, Warwick with the historic Warwick Castle, Cheltenham (Cheltenham Races), Gloucester, Stratford upon Avon of William Shakespeare fame, Silverstone with its famous racetrack, Bicester Village for all your designer bargains are all within one hour.
Within half an hour you can visit Woodstock home of Blenheim Palace or the Cotswold towns of Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, and Bourton on the Water, these are the more well-known beauty spots there are lots more places to discover.