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Kirkby Stephen, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Welcome to Stonetrail. We are a dedicated horse holiday centre base at Street Farm Cottages, near Kirkby Stephen, in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Since 2008 we have been offering holidays for guests staying in our self-catering cottages the opportunity to bring their own horse and enjoy the peace and quiet and wonderful bridleways. We have years of experience of knowing what our guests need and we work hard to make sure everything is well organised for you to have a fun and safe holiday. Our horse holidays are offered on a self-guided basis where you go out on your own with one of our maps.
Our location is a horse-riders dream with an extensive network of well-maintained bridleways, offering a variety of route choices to suit everyone. We have short routes, long routes, flat routes, more challenging routes across the tops of the fells, as well as our very popular ride to the village pub! We are fortunate to have direct access from our gate to an extensive network of bridleways where you can still ride all day and hardly see a soul. The routes are a mixture of old green lanes across open common where you can enjoy a good canter, lovely bridleways through the valley, all surrounded by stunning scenery. Any road work is along very quiet, single-track lanes, many of which are unfenced. Any farm traffic we do meet is generally slow-moving and considerate for horses and riders.
Importantly, deciding where to ride is made super easy because we also offer trail-riding holidays (using our own horses) which means we have become very well acquainted with the local tracks and trails! If you are more experienced, we can help you plot your own route with tips on the best places to stop and picnic, or you can use our easy-to-follow route maps.
Horse holidays are available May to the end of September during the midweek. Arrival can be on either a Monday or a Tuesday. The minimum stay for each booking is 3 nights.
We have 5 self-catering cottages available for you to choose. Each one is located a few steps from the stable barn and paddocks. They have been beautifully converted from an old stone barn and retain the traditional features of oak trusses, feature stone walls along with stylish interiors and mod cons such as power showers, smart TV's and superfast broadband. Each property is toasty warm with its own wood-burning stove and central heating powered by our own biomass boiler. The gardens have lovely views across the valley and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun go down. Your accommodation will be available from 3pm on your first day until 10am on your departure day and you are welcome to arrive from 1pm and settle your horse in and enjoy a ride. Our properties are centrally heated by our biomass boiler system, which provides constant hot water and heating throughout your stay. Logs are provided without charge for the wood burning stoves. Free superfast Wi-Fi. We also have excellent drying facilities for outdoor boots and coats. Departure from your accommodation is 10am and 12 noon from the yard.
We also have a seperate website where you can view more details and images of each cottage - please click Street Farm Cottages.
Our livery facilities have been purpose designed for horses on holiday and include indoor stabling with rubber matting, secure tack room and a drying room. Next to the stables are six post and rail paddocks with automatic fed water troughs . Each paddock is suitable for up to 3 horses. Individual turnout can be arranged. We have ample parking for boxes and trailers with level access and easy parking. Our yard is well-maintained to a high standard to keep you and your horse safe and comfortable. We can accommodate up to 7 horses at a time. We do not accept horses under 3, or stallions. Please note dogs are not permitted on the yard and as we do not allow dogs to be left alone in side our accommodation we are unable to accept dogs when bookings include horses.
Your horse does not need to be vaccinated. We do however operate a no admittance policy if a horse shown signs of being unwell on arrival, ie, runny nose, coughing.
All horse holidays are mid-week stays arriving on either a Monday or a Tuesday. The minimum stay is 3 nights. The price of your holiday is made up of the accommodation rental and a livery charge. The accommodation rental is paid in two installments, a 25% payment at the time of booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival. The livery charge is paid in full on the day of departure.
|Bedrooms||No Guests||3 Nights||4 Nights|
|The Farmhouse||3 x triple, 2 x twin||13||£895||£995|
|The Coach House||1 x family, 2 x twin||8||£595||£695|
|Stoneyard||1 x twin + fold out bed||2 + 1||£345||£395|
|Stoneheights||1 x double||2||£345||£395|
|Stone End||1 x twin||2||£325||£365|
Our livery charge is £12 per horse per night. You do not pay a deposit for livery when booking, the full cost, along with any extras for hay or bedding, is paid on the day of departure.
The livery cost includes:
We can supply bedding and hay at the following cost:
Please bring your own:
Each property has a fully-fitted kitchen and everything you need to cater for yourself, but if you don't fancy cooking, we are lucky to have a great choice of places to eat nearby. The nearest pub (The Fat Lamb) is a lovely traditional inn and very popular with our guests, especially as it is only a 10 min walk. We also have two other fabulous pubs (The Black Swan and The Kings Head) in our local village (Ravenstonedale), which is 2 miles away. Our local town (Kirkby Stephen), is 6 miles and has pubs, restaurants, several takeaway's and a great choice of independent shops, as well as a large Co-op.
Horse holidays are available during the midweek starting on a Monday or a Tuesday. The minimum stay is 3 nights. The first place to start is to check availability in the property you wish to book. To do this please click here to view our holiday cottage website which is marketed under the name of Street Farm Cottages. Once you have found a cottage and a date which suits please get in touch with us by phone or email to check if livery is also available on the same date. Alternatively, just email us with an idea of the number of guests, no of nights and horses and we can provide up to date availability for you.
A 25% deposit for the accommodation cost is required at the time of booking and the final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. The full cost for livery is due on the day of departure.