UK - Poldark Short Breaks, Cornwall
Ride on the secluded Bodmin moor Poldark country, Cornish cream teas and pints of real ale at local pubs along the way, staying in beautiful renovated cottages. Bliss!


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from £825 or €955

Horse Riding Holidays UK – Poldark Short Breaks, Cornwall


Poldark Short Breaks: 2023

3 nights, 2 and a half days riding
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  • March to June & September to October
    • GBP: 825
    • EUR: 951
    per person sharing
    • GBP: 100
    • EUR: 115
    single supplement
  • July & August
    • GBP: 1,100
    • EUR: 1,268
    per person sharing
    • GBP: 150
    • EUR: 173
    single supplement

Non-Riders very welcome 40% discount.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Included – All your riding, guides, accommodation in a shared cottage, breakfast and lunches either at the cottage or as a picnic and transfers to local pubs and restaurants for dinners.

Excluded – Dinners, drinks at pubs, transfers and tips.

Getting There
The nearest airport is Newquay or there is also Bristol.
The local train station is Bodmin and you can also self drive.

Transfers to and from Bodmin Parkway is £15 each way ppp based on a minimum 2 people sharing. 1 person is £30 each way.
Newquay Airport is £40 pp each way arriving between 1 – 3pm. Any other time is be £50 pp each way.

Poldark Short Breaks: Dates 2023

Open from March to October, short breaks run each week and start on Saturdays to Tuesday or Wednesday to Saturday.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.


Poldark riding provides a brilliant horse riding holiday in a very beautiful and quite secluded part of the UK. You are based in a stunning architect revamped cottage called Hallagenna in the Bodmin moor which feels right off the beaten track. Your friendly hosts, Jen and Paul, have their small custom built riding centre based here and the place is immaculate. There are several itineraries but you’ll ride out daily on the locally bred ponies who have tons of stamina for up to 7 hours across picturesque countryside. You will follow pirate & smugglers trails off the beaten track, visit local pubs along the way and indulge in a good old fashioned Cornish Cream tea. Yum.

The popular BBC series Poldark is set in Cornwall and filmed around Hallagenna in the heart of beautiful Bodmin Moor. The story follows the life and adventures of Cornish nobleman Ross Poldark and showcases the wild moorland and coastal landscapes of Cornwall. Ross and Demelza’s home Nampara is an ancient farmhouse only a short ride away from Hallagenna. Hallagenna’s riding instructor Jen was involved in handling the horses and the stunt horses have been stabled at Hallagenna’s yard during filming.

To celebrate the fantastic scenery featured throughout the series as part of the riding itinerary you will visit several of the moorland sites used for filming to give riders a real feel for “Poldark” country, including some breath-taking moorland scenery around Nampara. All of the trails take in the fantastic scenery featured in the series, giving riders a real flavour of this wild corner of Cornwall.

It’s a great way to explore Cornwall and see this lovely part of the world. Before or after your short break riding holiday you can can visit local beaches, fishing villages and even take a surfing lesson if you fancy it!

Whilst the cottage is super remote you are literally a stone’s throw from the local village, about 5-10 minutes walk up a little country lane. The village has a pub, medieval church and grocery store.


Poldark Short Breaks: Horses – They are locally bred ponies off the moor ranging from 13H to 15H. These ponies look quite cobby but have loads of stamina and a good gallop in them too. They are mostly left unshod and have excellent feet.

Poldark Short Breaks: Level of Riding & Pace – From beginner to advanced.

Poldark Short Breaks: – English saddles and mostly snaffle bridles.

Poldark Short Breaks: Weight Restriction – 15 stone / 210 lbs / 95 kg.

Poldark Short Breaks: Group Size – Maximum 10


The accommodation consists of two beautifully renovated/refurbished old cottages. The cottages have been carefully restored to maximise light and are open plan and super modern inside. Each cottage is spacious, has lovely new wooden flooring with underfloor heating, a fully equipped kitchen and hospitality tray (teas, coffees etc). Breakfasts and some lunches will be prepared in the cottages for guests. Each bedroom has it’s own ensuite shower with modern showers and fluffy towels.

The Jubilee cottage sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 twin rooms and 1 double. The Trippet cottage sleeps up to 4 guests in a twin and a double.

Breakfasts, picnics and lunches are included and prepared in the cottages. Breakfasts are full English. Dinner is not included but you will be transferred to a local Cornish pub where there is a variety of pub grub/gastro food served.

Horse Riding Holidays like our Poldark trail riding holiday is part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding Holidays UK.

Please Ask About

You could combine a holiday to Bodmin Moor with a Dartmoor Cattle Drive.


Poldark 3 night Short Breaks – Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday
Train and Airport transfers available by request.
Upon arrival at the farm in the heart of Bodmin Moor, settle into your modern, comfortable converted stable accommodation with a traditional Cornish Cream Tea (scones, jam and lots of clotted cream). Welcome from your hosts Jen and Sam, followed by a tour of the yard and time to meet the horses and talk through the program for the week.
Dinner at a local pub – the St Breward Inn (the highest Inn in Cornwall) – a cosy retreat. (As a group you are free to walk or a transfer will be provided).

DAY 2 – Sunday
A full English breakfast (Bacon, sausages, eggs, toast, tea and coffee. Cereals are also available as an alternative) will be prepared in your cottage, which also has a fully equipped kitchen for preparing yourself drinks and snacks.
Begin the day by pairing each rider with a suitable mount. And then a 2 hour riding assessment ride out onto the Moor.
Return to Hallagenna for a lunch before setting off on an afternoon on the Poldark trail, with view of areas and settlements which were used to film the recent and Classic Poldark TV series. (Approx. 3 hours riding) Returning to Hallagenna you will then be taken to the St Kew Inn for approx. 6.30pm for dinner. (Dinner cost not included)

DAY 3 – Monday
Breakfast will be prepared, before saddling up for a morning ride, taking in some different moorland scenery. Ride along the wooded valleys of the Camel Trail to Hellandbridge, returning through Helligan woods alongside the river Camel up to the village of Blisland where you will hitch the horses on the village green outside Blisland Inn and enjoy a well deserved lunch. After the welcome refreshment mount up and head to Pendrift Downs to visit Jubilee Rock. This granite rock was carved in 1809-10 by Lieutenant John Rogers and his men to commemorate King George III’s jubilee. It features Britannia and various Coats of Arms and is updated with new carvings on special occasions. Head back to Hallagenna. (4-5 hours riding). Enjoy a cup of tea or Coffee and relax for an hour before heading out to St Tudy’s Inn for your evening meal, a delightful traditional local pub for some locally supplied produce and real ales to wet your appetite.

DAY 4 – Tuesday
After a full English breakfast, take in different scenery as you ride along the trail, that takes you towards Delford Bridge for a splash through the De Lank River, before heading across Kernow Downs and out on the vast Manor Common. From there you will see two of the many Tors or rocky outcrops on the moor – Carbilly Tor and Hawks Tor. You’ll also visit the Trippet Stones, a bronze age standing stone circle said to be maidens turned into stone for dancing on the sabbath. Cross Manor Common up to wallhouse, a short trek through the lanes of Waterloo and then return to Hallagenna at midday. (Approx. 3 hours Riding) Enjoy A Cornish pastries at the farm, Before saying your good byes and Departing.


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

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