Just came back from this fantastic weekend away. I was a bit apprehensive about how we would get on, having absolutely no experience with horses, but this soon disappeared as soon as we met Ned, our beautiful white horse and Bob, our trainee horse, who came along with us with his trainer Harry Jo.
We arrived at this lovely cottage and was immediately made to feel so welcome by Polly, our fab host. Our first night was spent in the caravan in Polly’s lovely garden. We sat outside, had some wine and a picnic with only the cows in the field for company, and the odd visit from buttons and bobbin.
Next morning, we met our groom, Popsey, who is very knowledgeable about horses and the area. Popsy taught us how to look after Ned, and how to put his harness etc on, and then how to hook him to the wagon.
Our first stop was the Golden Swan, where we had a lovely meal at a very reasonable price before grooming Ned, and setting off to our next stop. You are left to drive the horse, but definitely need the groom to stop traffic. We had a lovely meal at Seven Stars. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is to die for.
We then spent the night alone at Dingle Dell, with campfire by the stream, a supply of marshmallows and the two horses watching the bats. Polly our host knows all about bats ha ha.
We had to get Ned ready before Popsy arrived for our last day on the road, stopping for lunch before returning to Polly’s, where we all sat around the table having a chat and cuppa. If you are worried about toilets, don’t be. Polly’s bathroom is always available, along with toilets, use of showers at pubs and Portaloo when staying in woods.
Thanks Polly, Popsy, Harry Jo and not forgetting the two beautiful boys Ned and Bob for a wonderful weekend.
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom