Glamping site for riders who want to take their horse on holiday at Quex

Horse holidays proposed for Quex

Glamping for people who want to bring their horses on holiday is being offered on land at Quex estates in Birchington.

An application for four teepees with mobile kitchen and bathroom units and a turn out area for horses within Quex Park livery is likely to be approved by members of Thanet council’s planning committee next week.

In planning documents for the scheme it says: “This scheme provides a high-end glamping facility, which offers the unique opportunity for clients to bring their horses on holiday with them. The proposal will be purely for those bringing their horses with them.

“There will be 4 x 5m teepee’s, each in its own 15m x 15m site, containing an eco-bathroom, off road parking, gazebo and eating area, firepit /BBQ, grass leisure area and turn out for visiting horses. “Dogs will also be welcome.

“The proposal provides top class glamping within Quex Park, a site which provides many leisure facilities, eating choices and tourist attractions. The glamping area is within Quex Park livery a well-established business set in Quex Park Estate.

“The proposed opening times will be May to September after which time all temporary structures will be cleared until the following May each year.”

Via Thanet council planning documents

The eco bathrooms will be made from re-purposed horse trailers which will be painted in heritage colours.

The teepees would be sited on a 12-acre plot of land historically used to graze horses. It is currently used as private stabling and the yard is home to 11 horses.

The area already has equine facilities such as  1.5 miles of grass gallops, a mile of woodland trails , sand and rubber training area and full cross country course.

It also has turnout, stabling, waste management, water and electricity connections and links with local vets.

The Quex planning statement adds: “Quex Park Estate is already established as a tourist destination and the close proximity to local beaches and towns provide a big attraction.

“It is proposed to provide high quality accommodation to service this growing need in the market, therefore bringing more tourism to the area servicing other local business such as restaurants, supermarkets, tourist spots etc.”

The application has been recommended for approval when it goes before the planning committee on August 15. The teepees are already in place.