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ALLIER - 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 (30min away), nice walks or mountain bikes rides.

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


Day 1
Meeting point directly at the castle in the afternoon. You can get installed in your bedroom from 3pm. You will be able to enjoy the castle's wonderful facilities: warm outdoor swimming pool (in the summer), walks around the 40 hectares' park, mountain biking... For diner, menu "Escapade Gourmande" and night in the castle.


Day 2
After breakfast, meeting in front of the magnificent satbles. The equestrian program is "à la carte" (to choose during your registration). The instructor offers dressage and jumping training sessions to perfect your riding abilities or to get back in the saddle. If you wish, small rides around the castle can be proposed. You can build your stay depending on your preferences (choice of discipline, choice of lesson management, choice of duration...). Lunch at the castle is included as well as the diner, menu "Escapade Gourmande". Night in the castle.


Day 3
Breakfas, then, according to your program of the day before, you willfind the horses for your lesson or your ride, or you will enjoy your morning by relaxing at the castle. Lunch then individual departures.

The bedroom has to be free for 12pm. If you have ridden in the morning, you will have the time to take a shower before lunch. Your luggage will stay at recpetion during your meal.

The exemple above is given for a 3 days / 2 nights stay, you can also choose to stay longer to make the most of the top-of-the-range facilities.

 

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

Possibility to arrive any day of the week. Be aware the castle is closed on Sunday evenings and Monday's, in March, April, and from October to December. Annual closure is January and February.

Castle stay- 2021 (Rate per person)
3 days / 2 nights / 2x2 hours of horse riding
 
Double room
Single room*
Double "Pavillon" room
430 €
560 €
available
Double "Standard" room
470 €
640 €
available
Double "Comfort" room
510 €
720 €
available
Double "Superior" room
550 €
800 €
available
Double "Luxury" room
590 €
880 €
available

* Single room compulsory for every person traveling alone

Options, Discounts & supplements - 2021  
Non-rider discount
- 90 €
Departure in July or August
+ 40 € / pers.
Additional hour of riding

55 € private lesson

45 € group lesson

 

 

Included:

- Night in a double bedroom in the castle, depending on the chosen category
- Full board : from dinner day 1 to breakfast day out. Drinks are not included
- Access to the swimming pool (open from May to September depending on the meteorological conditions)
- One access per person to the hammam on day 1
- 2x2 hours riding with an instructor: choosing between lessons or riding tour
- 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 castle
- 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, mountain bikes, ping-pong...).
6 years old minors are accepted if accompanied and if having the necessary riding level.
Helmet is compulsory.

Rider maximum weight: 90kg 

The local team

Alix and Julien are experienced instructors 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 of 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), Mountain bikes, 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 yourselves. Never more than 6 riders per group, the average size of the group being way below.

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

Chargeable shuttle can be organized from the closest train stations (Moulins sur Allier): 45€ per way per 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

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.

Riding guest reviews

"Really nice place, the restaurant is excellent, a lot of eccentric flavors for your taste buds and beautiful plates that make you want to try everything... The staff is very welcoming, the horses are wonderful and encourage you to start riding again." - Sandrine F. (2020)

"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 430 €

Luxury ride - With a non rider - Gourmet - Weekend

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

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