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Bardwell Manor Equestrian Centre, Ixworth Road, Bardwell, Suffolk, IP31 1AU
Bardwell Manor Equestrian Centre has a small campsite with 5 pitches, suitable for caravans, tents and motor homes.
A quiet campsite with views across the fields. It is an ideal place to stay when visiting Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area.
The village of Ixworth is a 5 minute drive away, with pubs, a cafe and shops.
There is a shower room and toilets. Dogs are welcome on the lead.
Open between 1st April to 31st October.
We welcome 'horsey' and 'non-horsey' guests.
We are able to offer riding lessons and hacking for those staying here and many campers have their first riding experience here.
If you'd like to try horse riding lessons can be booked from £20 per child's beginner's session (£23 for adults).
We can take children riding from 5 years of age.
Cool Camping says "Get tacked-up, grab your trusty steed and hit the trail; for the next day or two you're in horse riding country! Bardwell Manor is a small-scale, unique campsite situated on the grounds of a successful riding school in Suffolk's delightfully quaint countryside. Fully qualified instructors Sharon and Karl established the equestrian centre back in 1996, and have grown to offer guests (of all abilities) a range of horse-related lessons, including “toddles” (short rides for small children), stable management and full-on two-hour country hacks.
Right, lets talk about the campsite itself. The views of horses leisurely grazing are truly fabulous. Whether the stallions and mares appreciate the sight or not is a matter of speculation, however campers can hardly fail to be impressed. As mentioned, Bardwell Manor is a small site (with room for only 5 pitches), so there's no danger of overcrowding. Pitches are flat, unmarked and generously spacious, with no 'pack em in' mentality here. Ablutionary facilities may not be fit for a queen, however they are clean, modern and more than adequate. There's one large unisex shower room (with lifesaving heater), and two toilets (one female, one male.)
Given the right weather, a stay at Bardwell Manor allows for one of the great British excursions, and this comes from a “non-horsey person” as Karl and Sharon politely put it. Somehow you can't help being impressed with these athletic, majestic creatures (there's a whopping 25 onsite), and waking up to the sound of ‘clip-clops' and ‘neighs' is a unique, lovely way to start your Suffolk day. So we suggest you try something a little different and visit the welcoming Bardwell Manor, you wont regret it"
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