Ride in Wiltshire Xmas & NY

 

Enjoy Christmas and New Year on the Rushmore Estate – Wiltshire

Christmas Eve
Arrive late morning and settle into your self catering lodge. The lodge is made up of a lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room and a private bedroom which can be made up to a twin or double. There is a double sofa bed in the living room. Robes and slippers are provided, plus a welcome pack with milk, bread, biscuits, chocolates etc. The horses are just a stones throw away. For people coming without a car we will provide transfers for you from Gillingham or Salisbury train station or Hurn airport.

At midday you will be meeting the horses and heading out for your first ride. You will ride out through the thick woods away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day work and life. Stopping off for mulled wine and mince pies at the local farm shop/village inn - what better way to start your trip!

Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! Today you are free to celebrate the festivities with your friends and loved ones, open your presents and make you way to the local pub for a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. If you would like to ride in the morning this can be arranged, just ask upon enquiring.

Boxing Day
This morning after a good night's sleep you will will be taken to the village inn by car where you will meet the Portland Hunt for a glass of port and a mince pie before following them by 4x4’s on their route across the estate. Afterwards you will head out on a 2hr hack. Take your camera so that you won't be disappointed as you will ride through the estate up to the hills of the Cranborne Chase to take in the spectacular views. As you are the only riders permitted on the estate this really is a truly exclusive trip never to forget. There are no cars allowed in this area and you will hardly meet a soul apart from the wonderful wildlife, peace and tranquillity.

27th December
Today is sadly your final day but you will be riding before you head on your journey home Angie will take you on a morning ride through the Estate where hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the wild deer in the ancient valleys and see the stunning view once more across the Cranborne Chase.

Rushmore Estate really is something straight out of a Jilly Cooper novel; you need to see it to believe it, a holiday you'll never forget begging you to come back again and again!

We have space for 2 people in the cabin, 4 at a push if you're happy to sleep on the sofa bed. The price is as follows:
•    3 nights self catering
•    Luxury lodge accommodation
•    Approx. 6hrs riding
•    Lunch on Christmas Day
•    1/2 a day following the Portland Hunt on Boxing Day inc. port and mince pies
•    £495pp

There is a single room supplement of £15 per night.

 

New Years Eve
Arrive late morning and settle into your accommodation. You can either stay in a 4 person self catering cottage or the luxury lodge. (Lodge details in the Xmas itinerary above). Facilities in the cottage include 2 bedrooms (doubles and or twins), lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, log burner, private drive and garden. This pretty traditional cottage is set in the heart of the privately owned Rushmore Estate just a few doors from the local village inn.

This afternoon you will be meeting the horses and heading out for your first ride. You will ride out through the thick woods away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day work and life.

This evening you can head to the local Village Inn for a New Years Eve party, the tickets cost £25pp. There will be music and a live band until the early hours! Alternatively watch the firework display from the comfort of your garden.

New Years Day
Happy New Year! At midday you will have a New Years Day lunch with Angie in her house. She will prepare a 3 course meal for you to enjoy before your afternoon ride. Take your camera so that you won't be disappointed as you will ride through the estate up to the hills of the Cranborne Chase to take in the spectacular views. There is no doubt that this is a magical sight to see on horse back! As you are the only riders permitted on the estate this really is a truly exclusive trip never to forget. There are no cars allowed in this area and you will hardly meet a soul apart from the wonderful wildlife, peace and tranquillity.

2nd January 2014
Today is sadly your final day but you will be riding before you head on your journey home. Angie will take you on a morning ride through the Estate where hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the wild deer in the ancient valleys and see the stunning view once more across the Cranborne Chase.

We have space for 4 people in the cottage or 2 people in the cabin (4 at a push if you're happy to sleep on the sofa bed). The price is as follows:
•    2 nights self catering
•    4 person self catering cottage or luxury lodge accommodation
•    Approx. 6hrs riding
•    Lunch on New Years Day
•    £350pp

There is a single room supplement of £15 per night.

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