The Stables Country Retreat is located just outside of the historic County Town of Hertford in Hertfordshire. Junction 25 off the M25.
Based on Elbow Lane Farm adjacent to our livery yard of 27 horses. Facilities include 25 acres of private woodland, acres of grazing enable us to be able to offer all year turnout and a large fishing lake for our visitors to use.
We are surrounded by rolling countryside and miles of bridleways and tow paths.
The Bourke family purchased Elbow Lane Farm in July 2002 where previously the site had been a bovine research facility.
After some conversion and major alterations, East Herts Equestrian Centre was founded in 2004 with capacity for 51 horses. Over the years we added to the facilities offerd to clients and continued to be successful.
In 2010 we decided to start the process of diversiciation into short term holiday lettings, a business that would run sympathetically alongside the equine business. In 2014 the Clydesdale Suite was opened and since then we have continued to diversify with the addition of 5 further short term lettings and the conversion of a barn into 3 long term lets.
The equine business is a very important part of the farm and as a result of the diversification, we reduced our capacity to 27 horses.