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Horse Powered Farm carriage ride

Ash Mill, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Stuart

90 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meet your host at the entrance to Middle Week Farm. Walk across our farmyard & enter the Horse Barn where you will meet our three draught horses, Albert, George & Bella. The horse(s) being used for your horse and carriage ride will already be harnessed. We encourage guests to get as up close and personal with our wonderful horses as they wish, but if you prefer, you can watch from a distance.

For two guests we normally use one horse, but for more than two we use a pair of horses to ensure that the load is an easy one. The welfare of our horses is very important to us and we are proud of their turnout and condition.

You are welcome to take photographs of your party with our horses before we hitch up our carriage. The carriage is comfortable but open to the elements and it can be cold, so make sure you bring warm and weatherproof clothing and an umbrella.

Once we are hitched up you are invited to climb aboard the carriage and we begin your trip back in time to a gentler age. The route we take travels through the peaceful countryside surrounding our farm.

During the ride I will normally share some of the local history, and give you some insights into our way of life, but if you want peace and quiet we can do that to!

You are welcome to take photographs at all times during the experience and we can adjust timings to suit your party, just message us to request a change.
Other things to note
Guests need to be able to climb up an 18 inch step to get onto the carriage.
Meet your host at the entrance to Middle Week Farm. Walk across our farmyard & enter the Horse Barn where you will meet our three draught horses, Albert, George & Bella. The horse(s) being used for your horse and carriage ride will already be harnessed. We encourage guests to get as up close and personal with our wonderful horses as they wish, but if you prefer, you can watch from a distance.

For two guests we normally use one horse,…

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Sat, Mar 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$56 per person
$56 per person

Meet your host, Stuart

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am a horse drawn farmer who uses three heavy draught horses to work our land. We do not have modern machinery or tractors, just heavy horses and mostly Amish or bygone era equipment. My wife and I believe in treading lightly on the earth, and endeavour to live a plain and simple life.

I have a passion for our horses and use them in their traditional role almost every day on our small farm in beautiful North Devon. I first worked with farm horses in the Amish and Mennonite communities of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. as an 18 year old, 40+ years later I still keep faith with these miracles of nature.

We believe this experience offers our guests a unique insight into a way of life that in many parts of the UK has been lost almost entirely.

Your support helps keep us afloat and preserves a timeless rhythm of life far removed from modernity.
I am a horse drawn farmer who uses three heavy draught horses to work our land. We do not have modern machinery or tractors, just heavy horses and mostly Amish or bygone era equipment. My wife and I believe in treading lightly on the earth, and endeavour to live a plain and simple life.

I have a passion for our horses and use them in their traditional role almost every day on our small farm in beautiful North Devon. I first worked with farm horses in the Amish and Mennonite communi…
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Where you'll be

The experience begins and ends at 'Middle Week Horse Drawn Services'. You will start in our horse barn and then during the ride we visit the beautiful North Devon Countryside surrounding our farm, with glorious rolling hills and tiny lanes in a peaceful rural scene reminiscent of a bygone age.

If you have ever watched period dramas and wondered what it would be like to travel in a horse and carriage, this is the experience for you!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Diane
October 2020
Stuart made us very welcome, he introduced us to his four horses . The two Suffolk punches George and Albert were going to pull the wagon that took us around country lanes up and down some very steep hills which led us to see beautiful views. My two grandsons (12/14) had a wonderful time especially being able to take the reins and learn a little about driving the horses. I’d definitely recommend this to all my family and friends. We learnt a lot from Stuart
Stuart made us very welcome, he introduced us to his four horses . The two Suffolk punches George and Albert were going to pull the wagon that took us around country lanes up and d…
Claire
October 2020
We had a wonderful time with Stuart and his magnificent horses. I can’t recommend this activity highly enough. The cart we used was immaculate, as were the horses. Stuart was very considerate towards our small grandchildren regarding their apprehension with the beautiful giant horses, so much so that they ended up sitting in front and driving them! An altogether tremendous visit and an eye opening experience into life being lived in a unique and meaningful way. Stuart adores his horses and takes great care of them, and they are clearly devoted to him too. Our visit was an absolute pleasure, and I urge everyone to spend a morning taking this activity. It is very special.
We had a wonderful time with Stuart and his magnificent horses. I can’t recommend this activity highly enough. The cart we used was immaculate, as were the horses. Stuart was very…
Nancy
October 2020
My sister and I took our mum and Aunty for a buggy ride with Stewart. We knew they would enjoy it but we had no idea how much! Stewart made the experience so special. We were never rushed (even though we got there a bit late) and he even took a couple of detours to show us some really beautiful sights from his gorgeous and very comfortable buggy. He gave us a fantastic recommendation for lunch (the London Inn) so our special day crrried on there. Thank you so much, Stewart, for a super lovely morning. Would definitely recommend!
My sister and I took our mum and Aunty for a buggy ride with Stewart. We knew they would enjoy it but we had no idea how much! Stewart made the experience so special. We were never…
Anne
October 2020
Wonderful experience going back in time meeting the local people from farmers neighbours and even the vicar on our trip! Great value,and hospitality from Stuart and his beautiful horses who were unflustered and obviously so loved. Thankyou Stuart Bella,George and Albert! We will remember you fondly.👌
Wonderful experience going back in time meeting the local people from farmers neighbours and even the vicar on our trip! Great value,and hospitality from Stuart and his beautiful h…
Wendy
October 2020
Stuart is charming,a lovely man with a passion for his horses and farming. He kept us entertained with his stories about his life with the Menonite C ommunity and stories of the local area. Bella is a gentle good tempered horse but also strong,pulling us up hills with magnificent views! Definitely want to book a ride for my grandchildren nxt time we are down here. Wendy and Lee Seymour,Somerset.
Stuart is charming,a lovely man with a passion for his horses and farming. He kept us entertained with his stories about his life with the Menonite C ommunity and stories of the lo…
Karen
September 2020
Wonderful experience despite the weather with a fantastic host. Would definitely recommend. We will be back for another trip when we are next in Devon.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Warm, waterproof and weatherproof clothing. An umbrella is a good idea!