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Horse Riding Holidays
Horse Riding Vacations and Short Breaks in London at Wimbledon Village Stables
Take a fabulous short break with us here at WVS. What could be better than combining horse riding in some of the South of England’s most fabulous riding country, shopping in the some of the capital’s greatest streets and boutiques and staying at either Cannizaro House Hotel or The Rose & Crown; the smartest hotels Wimbledon has to offer or the cosy Fox and Grapes Inn?
Our brilliant two-day Short Breaks for horse riders can be tailored specifically to meet your needs but, typically, comprise a combination of hacking and instruction in the morning with afternoons and evenings left free to capitalise on the brilliant shopping and entertainment opportunities available both locally in Wimbledon and in central London.
For example, after a 9am lesson on Wimbledon Common and a 2hr hack to Richmond Park at 10.15am, take a leisurely lunch at one of the fabulous cafés or restaurants in the Village before heading back to your hotel to shower and change. Take a taxi, bus or train into London for some sightseeing and shopping; Kensington & Chelsea and Knightsbridge are only 20 minutes away, and the West End and Covent Garden just a little further. Why not reserve a table at one of London’s world-famous restaurants and book tickets for a show to round off the evening? Show a little restraint, though, as Day Two could start with a head-clearing hack at 9am followed by instruction at 11.30am .
As these Horse Riding Holidays are bespoke, prices do vary and accommodation, restaurant and theatre bookings are not included!
Hotels and Inns in Wimbledon:
At a fraction over 300 years old, Cannizaro House is the only 4 star boutique hotel in Wimbledon. Located on the edge of Wimbledon Common and Cannizaro Park, the views surrounding it are absolutely stunning. Following its recent refurbishment, it now boasts 46 beautifully designed bedrooms, an award winning restaurant, a great bar with an extensive cocktail list with al fresco dining available on the terrace (in summer months). It’s also a great place for afternoon tea. It’s the little touches that make it stand out, every coffee is served with homemade biscuits, free Wi-Fi is available throughout and when you stay there’s a welcome tipple waiting for you to enjoy.
Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE. Tel: 020 8879 1464
The Rose and Crown is a traditional English pub offering a friendly atmosphere in comfortable surroundings. Our range of award-winning beers and fine wines compliment our delicious menus – with something for everyone’s tastes. We offer relaxed, friendly dinning in all areas of the Rose and Crown, make the most of it with a lingering lunch or delectable dinner. Large courtyard garden area is also available even on the cold days there are overhead heater to keep the chill away. You’ll find us in the heart of leafy Wimbledon Village, within walking distance of the world-famous All England Lawn Tennis Club. Drop in before your visit to Wimbledon Theatre, or after your ramble over Wimbledon Common. We’re only 15 minutes away from central London by rail or tube – come out and breathe some fresh air – a warm welcome awaits you.
The Rose and Crown, 55 High Street, Wimbledon, Village, London. SW19 5BA. Tel: 020 8947 4713
Situated just off one of the leafy streets next to Wimbledon Common, The Fox and Grapes is popular with locals and visitors alike. Owner Claude Bosi, best known for his two Michelin star cooking at Hibiscus, Mayfair, which was recently nominated one of the world’s top 50 best restaurants, the Fox and Grapes showcases simple British dishes. Shadowing Claude’s support for small farmers and producers, the Chefs at the Fox and Grapes continue to use the eclectic and varied list of independent butchers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable growers that Hibiscus is so lucky to have built up in the last ten years of trading. The Fox and Grapes has three cosy and very comfortable bedrooms.
The Fox & Grapes, 9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UN. Tel: 020 8619 1300
Peaceful family run bed and breakfast in a large detached house in one of Wimbledon’s most exclusive private streets. Indoor heated non-chlorine swimming pool all year round. The pool is equipped with a 32inch waterproof plasma television, a counter current swim jet, colour changing lights and is heated to 30 degrees centigrade. Our delicious breakfasts including fruit, cereal, yogurt and full cooked English. Families welcome. Wonderful bright rooms, all with en suite or private bathroom, flat screen televisions, DVD, tea and coffee making facilities, complementary bottled water, Wi-Fi, parking and use of the indoor pool. There are three pubs within a short stroll and many more restaurants in the Village. Forest Lodge is a 200 yard walk to Wimbledon Common where you can take a relaxed walk across ancient woodland.
www.thewimbledonbedandbreakfast.com Tel +44 (0)208 9463253
Olwen Law created In The Saddle in 1995. Since then it has grown to become the UK’s leading equestrian holiday specialist. Their Book of Riding holidays (and website www.inthesaddle.com) has information about riding holidays across the world from Ireland to India, Arizona to Argentina and a lot of other destinations in between! With over 260 pages covering 117 rides in 38 countries this is the most complete source of information on riding holidays. You can pick up a copy of the book in our office.
Have a look at What’s on for riding holiday dates.
Looking for a horse riding or trekking holiday in Wales UK? Caeiago Riding Centre provides probably the best horse riding holidays in the UK and Wales with a fantastic reputation for year on year excellence. Many of our customers return time and again.
To experience our horse riding holidays please contact us. We are always available to discuss your needs and we can provide flexible riding holidays, horse riding weekends, horse riding weeks, or other type of breaks, for single people or parties alike.
To create your dream horse riding holidays for full weeks, mid-week or weekends – Caeiago Horse Riding and Holiday Centre is perfect for that riding holiday at a great price with fantastic company excellent food and outstanding scenery.
- Richmond Park Rides
Whatever the season it is always a pleasure to ride in Richmond Park. Available Tuesday-Fridays at 9.00 or 10.15. For riding levels 4-6. Sign up now if you would like to go
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