EXPERIENCE RANCH-LIFE AT AN EXCLUSIVE POWDER BYRNE DESTINATION
Join us for a memorable family adventure at our private ranch in the Andalucian outback, just moments from the world-class sporting estate of Sotogrande. Stay at our authentic Spanish Finca and enjoy delicious local cuisine, countryside hacks and river rides, outback glamping with firepits, celebratory asados, exclusive beach clubs and day trips to captivating Spanish cities.
Book with Powder Byrne and you’ll enjoy exclusive use of our private ranch for your family and friends, with a bespoke programme of rides, hacks and activities tailored to your precise requirements.
ABOUT OUR PRIVATE RANCH
Our private ranch is a truly unique holiday destination and the perfect place to immerse your family and friends in a once in a lifetime holiday adventure. Accommodation in the Guesthouse is located just steps away from a working polo farm, where older children and adults alike can learn to ride, play polo or go on hacks through rivers and the local countryside. The nearby resort of Sotogrande offers country chic meets cosmopolitan experiences, from the El Mercando de Levante flea market and the pristine boutiques to the local Marina, exclusive beach clubs and various championship golf courses.
Our Guesthouse is situated within the beautiful grounds of the ranch and sleeps up to eight people in comfortable en-suite bedrooms, with a private swimming pool and fabulous dining terrace elegantly set within relaxing gardens. Best of all, the Guesthouse is expertly run by two local cooks who serve up delicious Spanish cuisine such as gazpacho, tortilla, paella, colourful fresh salads and special Argentinian-style Asado BBQ. Together with the on-site concierge team, they take care of all your requirements throughout your stay at the Finca.
There a wide variety of activities on offer within the grounds of the ranch, perfect for families and sure to keep the most active children and adults challenged and entertained.
The ranch is home to over 50 expertly-trained, friendly ponies and the perfect place for complete beginners to learn to ride for the first time and quickly build your confidence. Our riding lessons last for roughly an hour giving you plenty of time in the saddle with our experts.
Enjoy guided hacks with our instructors in the surrounding countryside suitable to all levels of rider. With rivers, mountains and beaches all part of the surrounding landscape, there is plenty to explore on horseback from your base at Polo Valley. Why not enjoy a night of star gazing by your firepit and stay in one of our spacious glamping tents?
Polo Valley is of course the perfect place to try your hand at the sport of kings. Don’t worry if you are a complete beginner, we have designed our Learn Together family polo programme as the perfect introduction to this exciting sport. You’ll spend your mornings under the watchful eye of our experienced instructors with all equipment and tuition provided. Polo sessions last for two hours leaving your afternoons free to enjoy all that Sotogrande has to offer.
With stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife and of course the beauty of the ponies, Polo Valley is a popular spot for sketching and painting and we can organise private painting classes for those who enjoy this relaxing past-time.
Authentic Spanish cuisine is a huge part of the experience at Polo Valley. In the evenings you’ll enjoy a delicious Spanish dining experience, whether it is an Asado-style BBQ, Paella or Tapas, served in an atmospheric al fresco setting with spectacular views over the polo fields.
Sotogrande is a world-class destination with plethora of leisure activities and gastronomic experiences. We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do from our extensive experience in Sotogrande. Our Client Concierge team will be happy to make reservations and provide their first-hand recommendations. You’ll find our top picks below.
This Chiringuito (beach bar) comes highly recommended by the local Sotogrande crowd and serves up delicious barbeque food and Spanish Sangria. It provides a relaxed child-friendly atmosphere in the day and later at night plays host to vibrant music at DJs. There are also various other Chiringuitos along the Sotogrande beach stretch to choose from.
The Marina is the beating heart of Sotogrande. Charter a boat at Club Maritimo or dine at the Hairy Lemon for some family-friendly tapas. For slightly more upscale dining, head to its sister restaurant, The Lemon, next door. Our Polo Valley in-resort team are full of ideas and recommendations to keep you entertained both on and off the polo field.
Sotogrande is home to five championship golf courses within the vicinity. Valderrama is a must play course for fans of the game, one of the best-known golf clubs in the world and host of the 1997 Ryder Cup. Also extremely popular is Real Club de Sotogrande, considered one of the masterpieces of prolific golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and cited as one of his 5 favourites from over 500 courses he designed worldwide.
Open on Sundays from 10.00am until 3.00pm and 7.00pm until midnight on Wednesdays, the El Mercando De Levante Flea Market can be found at the Sotogrande Marina with local and artisanal products on offer and is beloved by locals and tourists alike.
There are many places in Sotogrande to play Tennis and Padel on clay or hard courts. Polo Valley enjoys a special relationship with La Reserva Club de Sotogrande which offers the best facilities in the locality. Our Client Concierge team will be happy to help arrange your tennis and padel reservations prior to your holiday.
More of our top picks for the best sports and activities on offer in Sotogrande.
Visit the exclusive inland lagoon at La Reserva Club de Sotogrande where an array of activities are on offer. There is a sumptuous spa, water sports on the lagoon, tennis, padel and volleyball, kids camp, restaurants and bars and of course, plenty of sunbeds to relax on. The lagoon is a great place to spend a day for the whole family.
Cruise around Sotogrande in a renovated Mini Moke and explore the sights of the area. The Jolly Mile offers a fleet of classic Mini Mokes for hire; take one out on your own or book one of their fun experiences.
Villa Padierna is an elegant sanctuary surrounded by three golf courses, a tranquil lake, Roman amphitheatre and more than 1,200 original works of art. Home to the most luxurious leisure and wellness facilities, with a private racquet club and thermal spa, including 2,000 sqm Roman baths, sea salt hamman and pool.
Explore the wines of Andalucia in a wine tasting with Polo Valley’s local partners. Paired with either nibbles or a set-menu designed to complement the flavours of the local wines of the region.
The region of Andalucia is famed for its flamenco, fiestas, bullfighting and scenic landscapes of hills, rivers and ancient architecture. There are a variety of captivating cities, towns and villages that are a short day trip from Polo Valley and all just waiting to be explored.
Located just to the south of Sotogrande, this village has tumbling narrow streets of whitewashed house and has maintained its quintessential Andalucian atmosphere. San Roque is perfect for an evening adventure to explore local shops, bars and restaurants and its fascinating history, with one of the oldest bullrings in Andalucia.
Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural hub of the region. Stroll through the historic streets and soak up the major architectural landmarks, including the ornate Alcázar castle complex, the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring and the Gothic Seville Cathedral.
Located 1 hour from Polo Valley, Tarifa is a popular destination for wind sports due to its exposure to the prevailing ponente and levante winds. Between birdwatching, kitesurfing, windsurfing surfing and the ancient architecture, there is plenty to do.
An 1 ½ hour trip from Polo Valley to Ronda will reward you with delightful views and Andalucia’s first bull ring which is open for tours. Ronda is also famed for its iconic bridge spanning the deep gorge that the town is set above.
Flashier than Sotogrande, Marbella and Puerto Banus have a lovely promenade along the beachfront, many shops restaurants and places to go out, as well as a very pretty old town.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
All Powder Byrne holidays at our private ranch include dedicated pre-travel service from our Client Concierge team and full in-resort service from the Finca Concierge team, full board accommodation in the Guesthouse and access to our exclusive MyPB App with all your travel information. We will be pleased to assist with flight arrangements and will quote the best available fare at the time of your enquiry.
FROM £18,495 FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE
On a full board basis during the school summer holidays, including a programme of rides and hacks
PLEASE CALL OUR TRAVEL CONSULTANTS ON 020 8246 5300 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE TO FIND OUT MORE.
Approx. Flight Time
LHR – GIB: 2 hr 30 mins
When To Travel
FEBRUARY – OCTOBER
Average Hours of Sun
9 HRS BETWEEN MARCH AND OCTOBER
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