Saddle, Spa and Castle

Terms & Conditions apply. See below.

Offer details

We offer an exceptional horseback adventure for enthusiastic, confident riders with our exclusive package working alongside our partner, Liberty Trails, who are specialists in tailor-made horse-riding holidays on Dartmoor.

Arrive to Bovey Castle for a three-night stay, knowing that the next two days will be spent exploring all of the beautiful sights of Dartmoor on horseback.  You will be picked up each morning from Bovey Castle, transported to your horse where you will saddle up and ride out.  You will be accompanied by an experienced mounted guide who can tell you all about the moor, it’s wildlife, history and legends and there will be a ground support vehicle carrying wonderful refreshments and any spare kit. You will cross varied, remote and stunning countryside, climbing to the top of tors, crossing rivers, and enjoying long, contour-hugging canters. You will definitely encounter Dartmoor’s famous native pony herds, see standing stones and more. On each day’s ride you will experience different parts of the moor.

Liberty Trails pride themselves on matching your skills and experience as a capable rider to their horses and welcome riders who want to bring their own horses. Advice will be given from a local vet on how to get your horse nicely fit for this sort of adventure if you are bringing your own. Also, a suggested packing list will be supplied.

Accommodation, activities and meals

At Bovey Castle you will stay in one of our luxurious Castle Rooms giving you high levels of comfort after a long day’s ride. You can enjoy our magnificent public spaces, our large indoor pool and Elan Spa during your stay. You will dine in Smith’s, the hotel’s bright, relaxed brasserie, and enjoy an a la carte meal in the Great Western Grill.

Additional activities, including falconry, archery, clay pigeon shooting and our 18-hole championship Golf course, can be easily arranged for non-riders and riders alike. (Extra activities not included in the price).

For the full three-day itinerary, click here



What’s included

The Saddle, Spa and Castle stay includes:

  • Three nights luxury accommodation in a Castle Room
  • Dinner in the Great Western Grill on one evening
  • Dinner in Smith’s Brasserie on one evening
  • Delicious breakfast each morning
  • Either three nights’ livery for your own horse or with horses hired through Liberty Trails.
  • Two full days in the saddle including lunch
  • Access to our Elan Spa
  • Transport from Exeter St David’s train station or Exeter airport, and to and from your horse each day.

Book offer

Prices available on request.

The stay must be booked with the Liberty Trails team direct.

Or email the team on or call 01822 851463 / 07967 823674.

Terms and Conditions

Offer is available for stays from April until September.

Prices available on request. Additional days to the package can be added. Two riders minimum are required.  Designed for experienced riders who are confident riding at all paces in open country.

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