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ALLIER (FRANCE) - Luxury Equestrian Castle Stay


Here, you have the possibility to improve your riding ability in jumping or dressage and to relax in a refined environment!

Enjoy a XIXth century romantic house renovated with a lot of charm and with confort of 4*hotel.

Wonderful equestrian facilities, well-trained horses and a personalized equestrian coaching will allow you to organize your equestrian activities depending on what you desire: jumping or dressage lessons, ride in the 40 hectares park or in the wonderful forests nearby...

For the relaxing part, in summer time, you can enjoy the warm outdoor swimming pool, the hammam, the golf or even a solex tour (in option).

Charming weekend on horseback with Castle accommodation - Randocheval - Ride in France

Program suggestion :

A unique and natural environment, unspoiled and largely unchanged from historical times. Experience the traditional bourbonnaise countryside in its true sense - the characteristic bocage, herds of Charollais cattle, flocks of sheep, horses, and, of course, the friendliness of the bourbonnaise people themselves. A private estate of 100 acres containing cool woods, green pastures and a pond, all carefully maintained with the well-being of the guests in mind. Walking paths wind through wood and field, while the pond provides fish for the angler and a row boat for the boater. Peace and tranquility are a priority at the Castle.

The double French doors of the entrance open to a large foyer which provides access to the different reception rooms on this floor. The style is predominantly Directoire, as evidenced by the ornate golden coloured wood paneling, the mahogany paneling, and the monumental original chandelier.
The Grand and the Middle salons are furnished with your comfort in mind. The comfortable seating and pleasant music provide a perfect setting for enjoying aperitifs and refreshments.
The mahogany-paneled library, containing books and parlor games, opens onto the grounds via large, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Day 1

Meeting point directly at the castle in the afternoon. We can get installed in our bedroom at 3pm.
We enjoy the wonderful castle’s facilities: warm outdoor swimming pool (in summer time), a ride in the 40 hectares park, VTT.
Dinner: a "market return menu" and night in the castle.


Day 2

After breakfast, go to the magnificent stables.
The equestrian program is "à la carte" (to choose during your registration). The instructor offers training sessions (dressage or jumping), to perfect your riding abilities or for a re-saddle. If you wish, small walks around the castle can be proposed.
You can manage your stay depending on what you prefer (choice of disciplines, choice of the distribution of lessons, choice of duration ...)
Lunch at the castle (starter + main course or main course + dessert) is included as well as dinner in "market return menu". Night at the castle.

Day 3

Your morning will be organized according to your program of the day before and your program choices.
We leave our bedroom at 12am and have our last lunch in the castle’s restaurant.

 

Horse riding stay in Auvergne with Castle accommodation - Ride in France
Horse riding stay in Auvergne with Castle accommodation - Ride in France

Possibility to book during the week.
Beware, on Sundays evening and Mondays, in march, April, October, November and December, the castle is closed.


Castle stay - 2018 (minimum 2 nights)
Rate per person per night - sharing a double room
from March to June,
from September to December
July and August
Pavillon room
199€
209 €
Standard room
219€
229 €
Confort room
239€
249 €
Superior room
259 €
269 €
Luxe room
279 €
289 €

 

Options, Discounts & supplements  
Non-rider discount
- 68 €
Additional hour of riding (private lesson)
40 €

Additional hour of riding (group lesson)

34 €

Single room supplement - MANDATORY - per night

Pavillon room
+ 60 €
Standard room
+ 80 €
Confort room
+ 100 €
Superior room
+ 120 €
Luxe room
+ 140 €

 

 

Included:

- night in a double bedroom in the castle, depending on the chosen category,
- Full board : 1 breakfast + 1 dinner + 1 lunche. Drinks are not included.
- Access to the swimming pool (open from May to September depending on the meteorological conditions),
- On access per person to the hammam
- 2 hrs riding; choosing between lessons or riding tour, distributed in the whole stay, with an instructor,
- The financial guarantee of funds deposited in Ride in France, (see "why ride with us ?"),
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").

 

Not included:

- Transport from and to the meeting place,
- An extra charge for an individual bedroom if you are riding alone,
- Drinks,
- Optional activities in the castle (golf, solex...),
 - Registration fees of 15 € per person,
- An eventual discovery of the other regions in France before or after the riding tour, 
- Any other service,
- Optional insurances : For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Our horses and required riding ability

Horses

The horses are well-trained and willing. They are French saddle, trotter and Lusitanian breeds. They are particularly well-groomed. You will have a horse perfectly suitable to your level and to which activities you want to do.
For the youngest riders, some Connemara and new-forest horse breeds are available.

Tack

We use English saddles.

Suitable riding ability

This riding stay is for every riding ability. The non-riders are also welcome.
Each day, you'll have the choice between trails and horse riding lessons in the outdoor area with a competent teacher.

Good to know
The riders owning a horse can make the riding stay with their horse.
The non-riders can enjoy the many facilities inside and outside the castle (swimming pool, hammam, on-demand care, VTT, ping-pong...).
16 years old minors are accepted if accompanied and if having the necessary riding level.
Helmet is compulsory.

Rider maximum weight: 90kg 

The local team

Jean Patrick, or one of his team members will be your instructor. They are all experienced and bilingual guides ensuring a quality stay.
The stables are nearby the castle; 24 boxes, a care room, a warm shower, 2 maneges, a 755m gallop path, a round pen, a horse walking machine...

In the castle, a discreet and efficient staff will try to provide you the best possible service.

 

Accommodation

Your accommodation is a castle from the XIXth century. You will sleep in one on the 19 nice bedrooms equipped with a private bathroom. Every bedroom is unique and has a panoramic view on the bocage or on the training paths!
Every bedroom is equipped with Wifi and satelite television.

 

You have the choice between 5 types of room :

- Pavillon bedroom: 

Situated in the garden pavillon, on the side of the castle, the bedrooms are furnished with the countryside style. With a direct access to the gardens, they are very appreciated, as they are open to the castle’s park. They are equipped with a bath or shower, a double or twin bed, a flat screen TV, a minibar and an air-conditioning system.
One of these bedrooms meets the accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility.

- Standard bedroom: 

Orientated to the north, they offer a view on the horses’ maneges. They are equipped with a bath or a shower, as well as a free Wi-Fi access, a flat screen TV, a minibar and an air-conditioning system.

- Comfort bedroom: 

Orientated to the south or north, they offer a panoramic view, either on the Bourbonnais bocage or on the horses’ maneges. They are equipped with a double or a twin bed, as well as a free Wi-Fi access, a flat screen TV, a minibar, a welcome tray and a reversible air-conditioning system.

- Superior bedroom:

A more spacious bedroom than the Comfort bedroom.

- Luxury bedroom: 

Large superficie, 5 big windows, a huge bathroom with a corner bath. This beautiful bedroom conserved its original historical decoration.


Facilities

In the domain you have an outdoor warm swimming pool (in summer time), VTT, a fishing pond, a hammam, pool table, a petanque ground, ping pong tables, a music room, library...



Meals

The castle’s restaurant proposes high quality French gastronomy dishes. Furthermore, this restaurant is referenced in several guidebooks; such as the Gault and Millau, the Bottin Gourmand, the Guide Champérard, or even, the Routard for the high quality dishes. Our menu is elaborated depending on the season and the products available in the market. We favor the vegetable from our garden, the Charolais meat and the cheeses from the farm.

The breakfast is a hearty buffet. For lunch, we have a "rider" menu (starter and main course or main course and dessert). For dinner, you will have a high quality menu with a starter, a main course and a dessert.

 

Languages spoken by the guide: Our guide speaks English / French and our head waiter speaks Spanish and Portuguese too.

Group size: Between 1 and 5 riders by trail.

Arrival airport / train station: Meeting point directly at the castle at 3pm.
If you come by train, the closest train station at Moulins sur Allier.

Chargeable shuttle can be organized from the closest train stations (Moulins sur Allier): 45€ per way par car (maximum 4 people in the car and maximum 8 people in the minibus). Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.

 

Our riding consultant's report

Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval

Maelle's report

Three hours driving from Paris, this sumptuous castle allows us to discover the charm of the Bourbonnais countryside in the middle of an exceptional historical heritage

Contact Maelle

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
maelle@randocheval.com

Riding guest reviews

"We had a great stay my family and I. My husband and my daughter (16 months) can enjoy beautiful surroundings. For my part, I can enjoy two lessons with a very pedagog teacher, Jean-Patrick, and a pleasant horse ride with good paces. Jean-Patrick et his horses know how to give me more confident and adjust his instruction. I recommand this stay to all people who expect a equestrian escape without sacrifing their confort" Amandine H-C (may 2018)

"We appreciated the riding lessons for the quality of the explanations and the very good atmosphere. The whole team is very nice and willing to help." - Isabelle G. (2012)

Why you will love this trail

From 398 €
/person for a 2 nights stay

Luxury ride - With a non rider - Gourmet - Weekend

3 days / 2 nights / 4 hours on horseback (extra optional hours possible)

Your riding consultant

Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval

Contact Maelle

Phone: +33 (0)4.37.02.20.00
maelle@randocheval.com

 

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