Mas de Peyrelongue riding holiday in France - Far and Ride
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Mas de Peyrelongue, France




Programmes


• Riding Retreat

• Short Riding Retreat

 

Horses



Type of horses:

A mix of breeds and sizes.

Nature of horses:

The horses here are all with their own stories and personalities.

Height of horses:

Approx 14.2 - 16hh (although they do have some Shetland Ponies!).

Weight limit:

90kg / 14st 2lbs

Tack type:

English tack (GP saddles and horses mostly ridden in snaffles).

 

Travel Advice



Please ensure you read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice before you travel.
 

Ride Description

A world of horses in a beautiful region of southern France - a place to ride, relax, photograph and enjoy magical trails, medieval villages and the best of French cuisine. Gwladys and Jeremy invite you to stay with them on their welcoming farm, the Mas de Peyrelongue, where they hope to share their lives with you. Riders and non-riders are welcome to come and enjoy the traditional French lifestyle and the farm's relaxing surroundings. Their horses, ponies and donkeys live out in spacious paddocks across their fifty hectare property - a stay here is also a chance to share in the lives of the horses. Gwladys is a professional teacher and long distance rider who has clocked up more than 8000km riding alone through Central America, North Africa and Europe. Jeremy is a professional equine photographer, author and filmmaker - he loves to observe horses and nature and hopes to promote the diversity of horse breeds worldwide. He is also a keen cook, a real advantage to guests!

The farm comprises several buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century, representing the typical architecture of the region. The guesthouse was renovated in 2019 and includes a cosy lounge, traditional dining room and fireplace. There are three double rooms for guests which share a brand new shower room (with two showers and a separate toilet). Guests are also able to enjoy the scenic gardens, large swimming pool and wooden terrace. Your hosts serve homemade French cuisine using fresh and locally sourced produce - the region is famed for its food such as truffles, saffron and a range of delicious meats and cheeses.

Gwladys and Jeremy offer a riding retreat, a short stay and also welcome non-riders. The area is lovely for hikers who can access many routes directly from the property whilst the swimming pool is a fantastic place to unwind in the warmer months. The farm is well located amongst some of France's most beautiful villages and great sightseeing visits and gourmet meals are included, from Figeac to Rocamadour and beyond. Ride, relax and experience some of the best that France has to offer!

See Programmes.

 

Food & Accommodation

The Mas de Peyrelongue is a traditional French farm, renovated to a high standard, on which you can enjoy the typical lifestyle of the region. The farm comprises several buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century with renovations completed in 2019. There are three double bedrooms with a brand new shower room, lounge and dining room. From May to September you can enjoy the peaceful gardens and the large swimming pool and terrace. In the colder months the traditional fireplace is a great place to share an evening with fellow guests.

It's important to note that the one shower room is shared by the three guest bedrooms. There are two shower cubicles inside (with separate doors) and the toilet is also accessed separately. Your hosts built a friendly house in which they hope to share experiences and life with new friends from around the world - they hope that a shared bathroom will not be an obstacle to likeminded people.

Jeremy and Gwladys serve homemade French cuisine using fresh and local produce. The region is well known for its gastronomy and during the week you will also have the chance to dine in some different restaurants to experience the best local fare. Vegetarians can be catered for with prior notice.

When you dine at the farmhouse, a drink is included with your meals. Drinks are at your own cost when you dine in restaurants.

 

Activities

Swimming, hiking and photography courses are available on site.

 

Further Details

Languages: English and French.

Health requirements: General good health recommended.

Age limit: Riders should be 12+.

Tuition: Only photography tuition.

Included: Toulouse airport transfers, accommodation (shared bathroom), all meals, drinks with meals at the farmhouse, guided riding, use of the pool, photography instruction (if on the photography workshop) and your own printed horse photograph.

Not included: Flights, travel insurance, drinks when dining in restaurants, tips or souvenirs.

 

Travel Information

Transfers from and to Toulouse airport are included in the package prices. Transfer time is approximately 1h45m.

Airport: Toulouse

 

Programmes


Riding Retreat



A week riding retreat combining horse riding with some of the best sightseeing and gastronomy of the region. You are invited to come and relax and to join in with your hosts' daily life and to enjoy their environment. This is a friendly, welcoming destination for likeminded people.

Saturday:

- transfer from Toulouse airport

- arrival at the farm with a welcome drink

- dinner at the farm

Sunday:

- breakfast

- horse riding

- lunch at the farm

- visit of the medieval village St Cirq Lapopie

- dinner at the farm

Monday:

- breakfast

- horse riding

- lunch at the farm

- free time

- nature walking / horse photography

- barbecue party at the pool

Tuesday:

- breakfast

- visit of the Gouffre de Padirac

- gourmet lunch in Rocamadour

- visit of Rocamadour

- dinner at the farm

Wednesday:

- breakfast

- horse riding

- lunch at the farm

- free time

- visit of Figeac

- gourmet dinner in Figeac

Thursday:

- breakfast

- horse riding

- lunch at the farm

- visit of Pech Merle prehistoric cave

- dinner at the farm

Friday:

- breakfast

- full day horse ride with picnic

- last dinner at the farm

Saturday:

- breakfast

- visit of Figeac Market (provided you have time)

- transfer to the airport with a lunchbox



Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 6
Ability description: All riders should be able to ride at walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
Type of ride: Stationary programme with hacks (star rides).
Total riding time: Riding on 5 days - 4 morning rides and 1 full day ride with picnic. The rides range from 2 - 6 hours in duration.
Departure dates: 2021: 10 - 17 April, 24 April - 1 May, 8 - 15 May, 15 - 22 May, 29 May - 5 June, 5 - 12 June, 19 - 26 June, 26 June - 3 July, 3 - 10 July, 10 - 17 July, 28 August - 4 September, 4 - 11 September, 18 - 25 September, 25 September - 2 October, 9 - 16 October.

2022: please contact us for dates.
 
Pricing: 2021 (same rates apply for 2022):

Season 1: £1031 per person
Dates: 9 - 16 October

Season 2: £1117 per person
Dates: 10 - 17 April, 15 - 22 May, 29 May - 5 June

Season 3: £1204 per person
Dates: 24 April - 1 May, 8 - 15 May, 5 - 12 June, 19 - 26 June, 18 - 25 September, 25 September - 2 October

Season 4: £1291 per person
Dates: 26 June - 3 July, 3 - 10 July, 10 - 17 July, 28 August - 4 September, 4 - 11 September

Single supplement: £346 per person

Non-riding guests are welcome and receive a reduction of £286 on the above prices.

Price includes Toulouse airport transfers, 7 nights of accommodation, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day, drinks with meals when at the farm (drinks in restaurants are an extra cost), 5 rides as detailed in the programme, sightseeing visits as described, use of the pool and a printed horse photograph to take home.

Single supplement is not required if there is someone for you to share with (and you don't mind sharing). If you are the only single traveller in that week then the single supplement does not have to be paid.

Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding.

All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.



Short Riding Retreat



A shorter five night break with time to relax and explore. Some rides are included but this programme gives you time to go it alone, exploring your surroundings or relaxing as you prefer. There is a pool on site and beautiful nature but your hosts can give you maps and advice on things to do nearby. Canoeing, hiking, massages... it's up to you!



Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 6
Ability description: All riders should be able to ride at walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
Type of ride: Stationary programme with hacks (star rides).
Total riding time: To be confirmed.
Departure dates: 2021: 18 - 23 April, 2 - 7 May, 23 - 28 May, 13 - 18 June, 12 - 17 September, 3 - 8 October.

2022: please contact us for dates.
 
Pricing: 2021 (same rates apply for 2022):

£667 per person
Single supplement: to be confirmed.

Price includes accommodation (5 nights), meals, drinks with meals and riding.

Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding.

All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.