This welcoming country estate is situated in north-east Poland and has been beautifully restored to maintain its charm, whilst also offering a wonderful holiday setup for guests. It features a 16th century Palace, the 19th century Grange (with stables and restaurant) and a romantic park with over 200 hectares of forests, meadows, pastures and ponds. The estate is well-maintained and designed to immerse guests in nature and the area's history, whatever season of the year you come to visit.
The estate stud farm is home to almost fifty horses which are housed in the historic stables and across the estate lands. The number of horses means that the estate can run a riding school catering to different levels including beginner riders, those looking to improve their technique or guests who prefer exciting rides through the fields. You can take lessons in the indoor or outdoor menage, dependent on the weather, and lunge lessons are also a possibility. Carriage rides around the estate are a lovely way to explore and you can even take a lesson in driving mini horse carriages!
The horses primarily consist of warmblood types and Polish crosses whilst there are some fantastic Welsh B ponies for children. The estate's homebred horses have competed in championships both on a Polish and European level, as well as other parts of the world. The staff also organise many sporting, cultural and breed events and in 2003 they were awarded a gold medal for contribution to the development of noble horse breeds in Poland.
A unique feature of the estate are the magnificent landscapes which allow you to enjoy long walks without leaving the grounds. The 'Three Ponds Trail' starts on the edge of the magical forest with its ancient oak trees, then on through the waving grasslands until you reach the peaceful ponds and their connecting streams. From there you can come back across the picturesque pastures which the herds of horses roam. In summer you will find the company of cranes and other rare bird species whilst in winter there is certain to be some skittish deer.
The estate offers a fantastic choice of non-riding activities and sports making it an excellent location for families or mixed groups. Options include fishing, cycling, hiking, swimming (pond), a Russian Banya (sauna), massages, tennis, Nordic walking and more. There is also a mini farm with miniature horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits and poultry which both children and adults are sure to enjoy.
Holly and Natalie from Far and Ride visited the estate in October 2015 and loved every moment - please get in touch to know more!