Devon’s Best Horse-Friendly Hotels, B&Bs, and Accommodation

Are you looking for a Devon holiday and dreaming of bringing your own horse to ride and explore? Devon is one of the best counties in England for horse holidays, and there are many farms, liveries, riding schools, and even holiday cottages that will put both you and your horse up in style for a decent price. Read on for a round-up of some‌ of Devon’s finest. 

The best horse-friendly accommodation in Devon

You can find holiday accommodation with stabling, grazing, and more across Devon. They offer great value accommodation along with stables and other services for your horse. As they’re in Devon, you’re never far from great hacking and the adventure of a beach ride! Here are some of the most popular horse-friendly hotels and B&Bs:

1. Equitrax

Equitrax offers a comfortable farmhouse B&B stay alongside well-run equestrian facilities in the village of Shebbear, in Torridge, Devon. This family-run business is ideal for horse owners who want to enjoy a Devon stay with their horse, or may travel through the county on the way to horse shows and competitions in Devon and Cornwall. 

Their facilities and grounds are ample enough to enjoy your horse at the farm with paddocks and off-road riding of more than 80 acres. A warm family welcome awaits. 

LocationEastfield Farm, Shebbear, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5HN
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Number of rooms
Equestrian FacilitiesStabling 
Tack room
12 acres of paddocks
Indoor arena
Jumping paddock
80 acres of off-road riding 
Children welcome too?
Average cost per night 
Telephone01409 281276

2. Middle Upcott Farm

Endurance riders Barry and Sue run Middle Upcott Farm in Dulverton. Their location on the edge of Exmoor is advantageous for an equestrian holiday where you and your horse can enjoy, the beauty of Devon. 

The farm offers comfortable stabling for up to four horses alongside a charming farmhouse B&B. 2 rooms are en-suite, and one has a private bathroom. After a hearty farmhouse breakfast, you have miles upon miles of great hacking for all abilities, and if you want to train for the Golden Horseshoe Endurance Ride, Barry and Sue will share their insights and experience. 

LocationMiddle Upcott, Brushford, Dulverton TA22 9RS
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Number of rooms3 en-suite
Equestrian FacilitiesStabling 
Rubber flooring mats
Shavings and feed on request 
Turnout on request
Local bridleways
Children welcome too?Yes
Average cost per night £35 to £60 PPPN
Telephone01398 323128 / 07885-185553

3. Westward Living Holiday Cottages

Have an adventure off the north coast of Devon by journeying with your steed to the delightful Westward Living Holiday Cottages. Kathy and Chris Murdoch, know just what a horse needs, as Westward Living used to be one of the country’s leading thoroughbred racing yards. Your horse will be rooming with racing royalty as many of the retired racehorses are still enjoying their home. 

Westward Living is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty making it perfect for hacking. Two-legged guests are not neglected with some amazing, family-friendly facilities and activities, including.

  • Plunge pool
  • Farm animal 
  • Play barn
  • Bar
  • Private dining
LocationDuckhaven Stud, Cornborough Rd, Westward Ho! EX39 1AA
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Number of rooms14 self-catering holiday cottages
Equestrian FacilitiesStabling 
60 acres of paddocks
Hay and straw bedding 
Children welcome too?Yes
Average cost per week £900+ per week + £100 per week for each horse
Telephone+44 (0)1237 238967

4. Hollamoor Farm Bed & Breakfast

Hollamoor Farm near Barnstaple is one of north Devon’s leading livery yards, set in over 400 acres of beautiful Devon countryside. This is a wonderful farm stay B7B where you can relax, knowing your precious horse is safe and in experienced hands, and a full-equipped livery yard. 

If you’ve always wanted to beach ride, you are literally a short drive from the beach. You can also enjoy country lanes, lakeside trails, and beautiful woodlands at Hollamoor Farm. Make sure that you fill up with a delicious fresh breakfast after a cosy night in the converted 18th-century farmhouse and converted stable block.

LocationHollamoor Farm, Tawstock, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 3NY
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Number of rooms4 en-suite
Equestrian FacilitiesLivery yard
400 acres of riding
Tack room
Feed room 
Heated rug room
Hay and straw on request
Paddocks and water troughs
All-weather turnout
All-weather arena
DiningBed & Breakfast 
Children welcome too?Yes
Average cost per week £90 per night £15 per night per horse  – Arena £15 per hour
Telephone01271 373466  07766 700904

5. Barricane Livery & Retirement Stables

Barricane is another accommodation for horses and their owners that is great for getting into Exmoor National Park. This beautiful retirement home for horses is also a great choice for having a cheap and cheerful horsey holiday. 

They provide a full livery service for your horse along with static caravan B&B accommodation. Make this livery your base to explore idyllic rural Devon with your horse. You have miles of quiet and traffic-free bridleways and byways. 

LocationBowdens Lane, Tiverton, United Kingdom
Star rating ⭐⭐
Number of rooms4 en-suite
Equestrian Facilities
DiningBed & Breakfast / self catering
Children welcome too?
Average cost per week
Telephone07970 707127

5. Easter Hall Park

Easter Hall Park is a respected riding school and livery in Okehampton that offers charming log cabin accommodation for horse owners along with full equestrian facilities for horses and 200 acres to explore. It is an ideal location for exploring the famous Devon Ruby country – home to the well-known cow breed. You can also get to Bude, Westward Ho or adventure in Dartmoor and Exmoor from this location. 

LocationEaster Hall Park, Petrockstow, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3HP
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐
Number of rooms2 bedrooms
Equestrian FacilitiesStabling 
Outdoor schooling area with all-weather surface
Indoor schooling area
DiningBed & Breakfast / self catering
Children welcome too?Yes
Average cost per week
Telephone01837 810350

6. Devon Farms and Country Stays

If you’re searching for horse-friendly accommodation across Devon, Devon Farms and Country Stats is a specialist provider of such breaks. They have an extensive portfolio of farm stay and holiday cottage providers who can provide anything from basic stabling to full equestrian facilities and schools.

LocationSouth and East Devon
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐ to ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
Number of roomsUp to 12
Equestrian Facilities
DiningBed & Breakfast / self catering
Children welcome too?Yes
Average cost per week £300 to £2000
Telephone01626 833266

Rounding up 

A horse holiday in Devon just makes sense! The unspoiled and varied natural beauty of this gorgeous county was made for riding holidays and more and more horsey folk are getting down here with their own horses. One of the great things about a ‘bring your own horse’ holiday in Devon is that you’ll often be staying with horse-lovers and equestrians with lots of local knowledge and experience to share. 

Happy hacking!

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