Beautiful holiday cottages on the North Cornwal/Devon border Nr. Bude


Marsland Valley on the N.Cornwall/N.Devon border


We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the last 43 years. Many of our old faithfuls will be living out their days here at the stables. We will be offering livery with limited spaces at the moment.

IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT US by phone we have a fault on the line which could take some time to resolve. You will hear it ring, we don’t, and you can probably leave a message which we can’t retrieve. Please leave a message on my mobile 07971478220. Thank You.

Come and ride with us in beautiful surroundings on the North Cornwall North Devon coast. We cater for all ages, beginners and the experienced rider offering 1/2 hour pony rides to longer hacks through the beautiful Marsland valley and surrounding area.

Horse riding is offered to guests staying in our holiday cottages, perfect for families with mixed interests and helping hands are always welcome around the yard.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements when arranging your holiday. There are about 25 horses and ponies resident on the farm including some old faithfuls in retirement, all very much loved and well cared for. Ranging in size, we allocate mounts to suit size and ability.


Hen party riding at Gooseham

fun hen parties

hose riding sea view cornwall

stunning views

All rides are escorted by our experienced and friendly staff.

Half hour lead rein rides are available for children of any age. Mum and Dad are welcome to join in either mounted or on foot.

Hacking for beginners and experienced riders.

Hard hats and riding boots can be borrowed free of charge.

For the well being of our horses we have a weight limit of 13 stone.


Cost per person 2017:  half hour £14,  1 hour £24,  one and a half hours £35,  two hours £46.

To make a booking – please call us on 01288 331204  we will be happy to discuss your  requirements.


PRICES FOR NON GUESTS  2017:- half hour £16,  1 hour £28,  one and a half hours £41,  two hours £54.




5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 May 2014

What can I say? Horses fantastic, scenery amazing and staff were perfect. Greeted like an old friend and during the wonderful hack we were friends out riding not “ride leader and client”. Been on many a hack/trek in my life but the ones from here beat EVERY other hands down. Can’t wait to go back in June.

A great stables”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had a fantastic day with Gooseham Barton Stables the staff were great really friendly and happy to help. The horses and ponies were all in very good health and were well cared for and had excellent temperaments obviously well handled and well schooled. the stables were clean and tidy. I would recommend this stables to any who are looking for a great experience. Horses suitable for novices and experienced riders. They also have cottages for hire in the stable grounds I know where we will be next summer.
Visited August 2014


”lovely afternoon”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 April 2015

Gooseham Riding Stables looked after us really well on the last day of our holiday in Cornwall. All novices, and 3 kids under 13, we were all paired with suitably patient horses/ponies, and 2 equally patient instructors for our 60 min hack in gorgeous countryside. We really enjoyed ourselves, thanks to all.

Visited April 2015

Our horses and ponies

Here are some of photos of our friends