We’re Dog and Horse Friendly
We are proud to consider ourselves 5 star dog-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation on Exmoor, as well as horse friendly holiday accommodation too! Now there’s no excuse to not take your horse on holiday to Exmoor! In 2019, after a full inspection, we were also pleased to announce that we were awarded the full “Horses Welcome” accreditation from the British Horse Society. Check out our listing here on the British Horse Society website’s recommendations for where to stay and ride in the UK.
So where better to bring your animals than for long rides or walks across the Exmoor National Park, with a splash in the River Barle along the way, of course! If you’d like to ride whilst at Stockham Farm without bringing your own horse, we can also recommend and arrange hirelings for you locally. Or if you would prefer to have some horseriding lessons or organised treks across the moor, we have links with some great local, friendly riding stables – please just ask.
There is an endless variety of fabulous dog walks that can commence right from the door of Stockham Farm – such as a full day’s trek to Tarr Steps and back, or a circular walk across the fields with panoramic views and through pretty woodland down into the small market town of Dulverton. All the local pubs welcome dogs and their owners – so no excuse not to grab a pint of Exmoor Ale or Somerset cider before you head home! All dogs staying in the cottages at Stockham Farm are greeted with a doggy welcome pack of treats, and both cottages have areas for washing/drying muddy paws.
And as for the riding…. well what can we say?! You will find bridlepaths almost directly from the farm leading you right up onto the moor with barely any roadwork needed. We know some great routes to follow with our own horses, so if you’re not sure which way to go, just ask! Guests staying in either cottage at Stockham will be able to see their horses in the paddocks from their cottage, and the stables are right on the farm too – visible from The Piggery dining room window!
If you’re visiting Exmoor to follow hounds, Stockham Farm is located in the hunt country of the Devon & Somerset Staghounds and the Dulverton Farmers Hunt – with 11 other friendly packs of staghounds, foxhounds, buckhounds and harriers within easy reach! Visit our entry via the ‘Related Services’ page of just one of our local packs in Bailys Hunting Directory.
NEW! ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE HORSEBACK RIDING HOLIDAYS FROM THE UNITED STATES TO EXMOOR IN ENGLAND!
If you would be interested in an all-in-one horseback riding holiday at Stockham Farm, please contact us for more information. Through links with our knowledgeable equestrian family and friends in Massachusetts in the United States, we can offer a complete package, including flights, transfers, accommodation, horse hire, contact with local hunts, restaurant bookings etc etc – if you’re having a good time, then we’re happy!
Sleeps 4 and 6
We are happy to welcome a maximum of two dogs to stay with us at a time in each of our two cottages and we are very particular that all four legged friends stay off the furniture and out of the bedrooms – the cottages really are very lovely and we don’t want them to become ‘doggy’! We also insist that the dogs that visit us are over a year old (sorry, no puppies!) and are well-behaved and fully house-trained.
A supplementary charge of £30 per dog per holiday will be added to the booking fee.
If you are not in need of a dog friendly cottage – please don’t let this put you off our cottages in Exmoor. If it’s a luxury holiday cottage you’re after, then you’re still in the right place!
If you’d like to bring your horse or pony to stay with us during your holiday, please do get in touch to discuss. We are an experienced equestrian/hunting family, so please feel free to ask us what you need to know!
We have ample indoor stabling at Stockham Farm – for five large horses and two ponies/small horses. Our main paddocks are pretty flat, and one has a roomy field shelter too. Hay and straw are included in the DIY livery price of £25 per horse/pony per night. Turn out only price is £15 per horse/pony per night. We can also offer warm wash off, a secure heated tack room and plenty of room for parking your trailer or horsebox too.
Reviews from guests who’ve brought their horses on holiday to Stockham
Miss F & Friends - September 2019
Thank you Jeff and Ali for a lovely stay in your cottage. It is beautifully decorated, furnished, clean and tidy. Jeff was so helpful with us and our horses. We did appreciate it! And the horses appreciated the warm shower – very nice!