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Accommodations

7-day trip (stationary option): You will be staying in the same location each night.
8-day trip (progressive option):You will be staying in various hotels, farms, and B&B's during your trip. You will be staying in 4 different locations total.

Description
All accommodations include WIFI. Laundry is not available.

7-day stationary option
The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th century inn of great character resting on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. They have a total of 8 bedrooms, all ensuite and privately decorated. All the rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, flat screen television, bath sheets, hand towels and complimentary toiletries. WIFI is available onsite. The Inn has its own restaurant/pub, where you can order dinner. Laundry is available at the farm for an additional fee.

**Camp-outs are possible upon request for an additional fee. Please inquire.


8-day progressive option

Night 1, 2, & 7: Castle Inn Lydford
The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th century inn of great character resting on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. They have a total of 8 bedrooms, all ensuite and privately decorated. All the rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, flat screen television, bath sheets, hand towels and complimentary toiletries. The Inn has its own restaurant/pub, where you can order dinner.

Night 3: Two Bridges Hotel
The Two Bridges Hotel is your oasis of comfort and fine Devon hospitality in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. They are located on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River, with jaw-dropping countryside and bracing walks in every direction. Step inside and discover a warm Devon welcome, comfortable hotel rooms in which to rest the night, fine restaurant dining, characterful lounges, and a bustling bar. And all in beautifully historic surroundings. They have 32 uniquely stunning bedrooms, many of which enjoy views of the West Dart River and the moorland beyond. Their rooms are a delightful combination of modern facilities and traditional charm, capturing something of the splendour of Dartmoor.

Night 4 & 5: Dockwell Farm
Dockwell farm is a traditional Darttmoor farm with a superb setting, farmhouse accommodation with very friendly hosts, who will transfer guests to local pubs for evening meals. Shared bathrooms.

Night 6: Three Crowns Inn
Set in the heart of Chagford, this 5-star inn boasts a magical mix of 13th century features and contemporary comfort and style. From beamed ceiling and huge inglenook fireplaces, to a glass atrium and stunning courtyard garden, the Three Crowns is a delightful place to enjoy great food and a comfortable stay. The inn has 21 en-suite boutique bedrooms refurbished. In each room you will find a contemporary en-suite, a divinely comfortable Vi-Spring bed, flat-screen TV, internet connectivity, bottled water, bathrobes and i-pod docking stations. WIFI is available throughout the inn.

Please note that guesthouses are subject to change!

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.


Meals

Breakfasts, picnic lunches, and a snack after rides (tea and cakes) are included. Dinners are not included, but each accommodation offer restaurants nearby for you to explore and sample the local cuisine.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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The Dartmoor Explorer
Tour Code: IT-ENG01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,625.00
Dates : May to Sept

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter horses, quarter horse cross, h...
Pace: Mainly walking/trotting with long cant...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Exeter
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