THE ACTIVE BREAK
THE DRAW One of the finest set-ups for a horsey holiday,
Castle Leslie in Monaghan offers a fabulous location with luxurious lodgings, impressive stabling and acres of countryside to explore by horseback. THE SETTING With a backdrop of the iconic castle and 1,000 acres of private parkland, you’ll find this country retreat, on the edge of beautiful Glaslough village, an exhilarating place to explore in the lap of luxury. IN THE SADDLE The leafy county Monaghan estate welcomes riders of all abilities with tailored leisure breaks suitable for novices and more advanced riders, with 21 miles of meandering bridleways, plus 300 cross country jumps and expert tuition provided at the estate’s state-of-the-art equestrian centre. More skilled riders will enjoy the specialised equestrian breaks which focus on sports skills, like show jumping, cross country, dressage and estate rides. With 40 horses on site, you can arrange to bring your own horse too. CREATURE COMFORTS Stay at the cosy Lodge, Castle or in charming self-catering cottages (perfect for a family or group of friends) and enjoy all the benefits of this impressive estate. The Victorian treatment rooms offer soothing spa sessions after a day in the saddle and there’s excellent dining choices, from the relaxed Conor’s Bar to the upmarket Snaffles Restaurant. THE DETAILS ‘Getaway on Horseback’ includes two nights’ B&B in The Lodge or The Castle, and a one-hour guided walk through rolling parklands, from €190 pps. Specialised equestrian breaks for experienced to advanced riders can be booked from three to five nights and include three hours of riding daily. Three night breaks from €975 pps, castleleslie.com.