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A fun and completely unique stay in luxury self-catering stable, complete with a beautiful horse for company, set on a friendly farm in the Lake District.

The ultimate in fun sleepovers, Stable Stays offers a unique opportunity for you to sleep in a cosy, self-catering stable, with a beautiful Friesian horse or a cute Shetland pony right by your side!

Your soothing location is a historic, family-run farm in the Lake District National Park - the ancient and picturesque village of Cartmel, to be exact - which is home to a Grade II listed farmhouse, and 17 much-loved Friesian horses.

So, what exactly can you expect from your one-of-a-kind luxury Stable Stay?

Well, for starters you'll be happy to know that the hay bed is strictly for your horse! You'll find your fairy-lit stable equipped with luxury Egyptian cotton comfy double and single bunk bed, and there's a mini kitchen and dining table where you can cook your own meal or book a take-away from the local 2 Michelin star restaurant L'Enclume!

You'll even have your own en-suite wet room, complete with a refreshing shower and a portable eco-loo.

Meanwhile, your equine companion is just next door... in a spacious, water-equipped stable with a see-through room divider, that means you'll be able to keep each-other company for your entire stay.  

Simply clamber to the top bunk for a stroke or a chat, or to feed your new friend some tasty treats.

In fact, there are plenty of luxuries on hand to help you get to know each-other a little better. These include scrumptious dinner and breakfast buckets for you to tempt your horsey companion with, and a top-quality grooming kit to keep them looking their best.

(Just make sure you remember to get some sleep!)

And if you thought the fun would all be over by morning, think again! You can meet the rest of the farm's equine gang by booking a one-to-one Meet the Horses tour or opt for a carriage ride around the charming village.

If you're an experienced equestrian, you can arrange a hack, or even ride one of those magnificent horses down on the beach.

But if you'd rather amuse yourselves, you'll find Cartmel more than entertaining with pubs, two Michelin star restaurants (yes two!) and shops - including the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding shop, ideal for an indulgent afternoon treat!

The village also features a 12th century Priory, complete with ornate stained-glass windows, and an elegant racecourse. Oh, and not forgetting the vast, shimmering Lake Windermere, which is a mere 15-minute drive away.

So, in short, if you're in need of a fun, memorable, and mesmerisingly scenic stay... then don't hold your horses!

Things to note

Check in at 4pm, check out by 9:30am. Please note that the farm is a busy equestrian centre, with work beginning from 7am.

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The basics

The basics


Region: Cartmel, Cumbria
Cost (from): £250 per night
Sleeps: 1-3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1518

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Facilities

Facilities

Self-catering stable, sleeps 3 guests.  Luxury Egyptian cotton on double and single bunk beds, fairy lights, dining table and chairs, mini kitchen with fridge and microwave, en-suite wet room with shower and portable eco-toilet.  Transparent room divider to adjoining water-equipped stable with a Friesian horse or Shetland pony.  Provided: haynets, luxury grooming kit, dinner and breakfast buckets to feed your horsey companion.

Local Activities

Walking, riding, carriage rides, Meet the Horses tour, wildlife park, historic sites, racecourse, shops, pubs, restaurants, Lake District National Park

At a glance

At a glance

  • A fun and completely unique stay in a partitioned stable, with you on one side, and a beautiful Friesian horse or Shetland pony on the other!
  • Your stunning setting is the historic, family-run Greenbank Farm, just one mile from the ancient village of Cartmel in the Lake District National Park.
  • The stable is equipped with kitchen and en-suite bathroom facilities, along with a double and single bunk bed with heated blankets & hot water bottles.
  • Your horse will be just next door, in a spacious stable with a see-through room divider that means you can keep each-other company throughout your entire stay! Simply climb to the top bunk for a stroke or a chat.
  • Breakfast and dinner buckets, and a luxury grooming kit are provided for you to get to know your companion a little better.
  • Book a carriage ride into the village, or arrange to meet the rest of the farm's horses. Experienced equestrians can arrange a hack and non-riders can book an Experience Day where they can groom the horses, get to know them and even learn how to carriage drive.
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