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“A lovely, lovely place.”

Gooseham Barton Stables & Farm Cottages
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Owner description: Situated on the spectacular N. Cornwall / N. Devon coast near Bude. Gooseham Barton is a licenced Riding Stables established in 1974. We have a selection of happy, well behaved horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities. Enjoy a ride through leafy lanes, wooded valleys and bridle paths with views of the sea and beautiful surrounding countryside. Hacks for the more experienced riders can be taken separately. Our gentle ponies are ideal for children or nervous riders. All rides are escorted by our experienced and friendly staff. We also offer pet friendly self catering accommodation, non-riders are welcome.
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have been coming to ride and stay at Gooseham Barton since 2003 - not every year but as often as we can. We choose to return because it's such a lovely, lovely place. Debbie is a great host and the team who run the stables are excellent. Rides can be tailored to ability and the horses are all incredibly well cared for and loved. The staff know all the horses well and are full of useful advice and knowledge. Visitors are more than welcome to help groom, tack up and generally bond with all the animals, which is really nice for people like my mum - who loves to be around horses but doesn't want to ride every day. All the horses and ponies are safe and a joy to ride. Best of all, the stables keep their horses and ponies after they retire. All the horses are treated like family and it's so nice to visit and see ponies I rode in 2004, 2005 etc, playing in the field with the younger, newer recruits.

The cottages are very nice and cosy - we stay in William Cottage - and there is Wifi, a DVD player, TV with freeview and fully equipped kitchen. It's a great location for travelling around Cornwall and Devon, with lovely nearby beaches. I can recommend the coastal walk - start at Duckpool and finish in Bude if you want to avoid the most punishing hills!

Thank Ellieh657
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed here on a family holiday and had a super time.

The accommodation was adequate. Clean and comfortable.

The location was lovely. You need a car to get to the beaches and other attractions.

The owner was very helpful.

The horses/ponies were wonderful and we enjoyed our hack. We had total beginners, young and older and a learner and experienced rider and all were catered for perfectly.

Thank luvfoodantravel
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Really helpful and friendly people who put together a ride for a novice and a 'rusty rider' that kept us both very happy....so much so we went back for their two hours 'riders ride'. Annie was fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and gave my husband confidence - so much so he's hooked and wants to take it up properly. Horses, lovely - have every confidence in them. Only problem is we've been spoilt by the fabulous scenery, wonderful trails and (luckily for us) great weather. I'd thoroughly recommend these stables and people.

Thank girlinagirdle
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Very friendly stables and put together a nice simple hack for two novices at short notice £25 each for an hour. A little tricky to find at first as no signs to help but if you get to gooseham then the stable entrance is first left immediately up the no through lane.

Thank SherpaP
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