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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Horse Riding Holidays UK – Poldark Short Breaks, Cornwall


Poldark Short Breaks: 2021

3 nights, 2 and a half days riding
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  • March to June & September to October
    • GBP: 750
    • EUR: 889
    per person sharing
    • GBP: 100
    • EUR: 119
    single supplement
  • July & August
    • GBP: 1,000
    • EUR: 1,186
    per person sharing
    • GBP: 150
    • EUR: 178
    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.

Newquay airport is £40 per person each way. (please ask for quote for Bristol airport)
Bodmin train station is £30 per person each way.

Poldark Short Breaks: Dates 2021

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
Pick up from either Bodmin Parkway train station or Newquay airport if required. Pickup at approx. 3pm. Arrival at Hallagenna 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 Paul and Jen, tour of the yard and time to meet the horses and talk through the program for the holiday.
Dinner at a local pub – the Old Inn, the highest Inn in Cornwall.

Day 2
Breakfast will be prepared for you in your cottage. After breakfast time to saddle up for a morning ride, taking in some beautiful Bodmin scenery. We will ride along the wooded valleys of the Camel trail to Helland bridge. Returning through Helligan woods alongside the river Camel. Up to Blisland Pub for Lunch, where the horses can graze on one of the only Village greens in Cornwall.
After Lunch you will head out to Pendrift past Jubilee Rock where locals have recorded every monarchs rein and jubilee since King George by carving coats of arms on a very large piece of Granite rock. Over the top to Kerrow downs , through the river at Delphi bridge and home to Hallagenna. (5-6 hours)
Dinner at St Breward’s Old Inn, another delightful traditional Local Pub for some locally supplied produce & real ales.

Day 3
After breakfast, we’ll head out on The Rocky Tor Trail. This Trail Ride takes you out across the Moor to Alex Tor, from where you can take in the breath taking moorland views reaching as far as the North Cornwall Coast. We then ride on to Rough Tor, which at 1,313 feet, is the second highest point in Cornwall. At the summit is a “Logan” rock, a huge piece of granite which will rock gently if you stand on the right spot!
From Rough Tor and its many Bronze Age hut circles, we ride along the foot of the highest point in Cornwall at 1,375 feet – Brown Willy or Bronn Wennyly in Cornish, meaning “Swallow’s Hill, past woodland to Davidstow Moor and crowdy reservoir. One of north Cornwall’s main water supply reservoirs and home to a wildlife reserve. Onto Davidstow Airfield which once played an important role during the Second World War and was home to American and Canadian troops.
A stop at Roughtor farm for a traditional Cornish cream tea”. Then ride through a byway passing bronze age built stone walling, traditionally known as Cornish stone hedging and through a narrow windy lane back up to Newton Common. We ride past further stone circles and ancient signs of settlements before coming to Casehill
Downs. This is one of the most fascinating sites on the Moor, thought to be an ancient Neolithic or early Bronze Age ceremonial site. It consists of roughly fifty-six stones arranged in a rectangle with a bank of earth around them. We then head home to Hallagenna. (5–6 hours).
Dinner at nearby St Tudy Inn.

Day 4
Breakfast and then off on our last morning trail ride to another hidden corner of the Moor. Through Delphi over Kerrow downs to Bradford to Manor moor passing the trippett circle and ancient burial grounds, up
to Wallhouse and on through carbaglet to return to Hallagenna. (3 hours).

It’s time to say goodbye to your horse and your hosts before transfers and departure.


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.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

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UK Holidays Testimonials

Chris on Cattle Herding Holiday, UK

There was a great atmosphere and it felt like a really special moment, when the cows came out of their winter housing, the first time since the autumn. We started to herd them over the tracks, across the dam and out onto the open moor. Mostly the cows know where they are going but there

Chris Cousens from Edinburgh