A Sleepover with a Miniature Horse Named Basil

A Sleepover with a Miniature Horse Named Basil

We had so much fun staying at Basil’s place! The property is picturesque and there is much to do in the nearby towns of Southwell and Nottingham ✨

What could be more Airbnb than a sleepover beside an open horse’s stall? Right? This place has 110+ reviews averaging at 4.92 stars, meaning that horse lovers everywhere have really turned it out for this one. Run by superhost Brittany, 95% of people gave this location a 5 star rating, even though there is literal hey in the rafters. Let’s find out more.


  • Where: Thurgarton, England
  • Sleeps: 4 People
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Pets: No
  • WiFi: No
  • Food & Drink: None

About Your Miniature Horse Sleepover

This location is truly exceptional. Where else in the world can you sleep alongside a miniature horse in its own attached stable? The bedroom here features a double bed and bunk beds, the kitchen is fully functional and includes utensils, and you have plenty of outdoor space with this deal – but the real attraction is star-of-the-show Basil, who fans adore.

The farm includes a herd of Highland cows and some Norwegian Forest Cats. Guests have an outdoor log fire and BBQ grill to enjoy, and the potential for baby lambs kept in the stables beside them. One thing is constant and that’s Basil’s admiring glances. He loves the company and will be happy to have you stay.

Basil is so famous, the Metro even ran an article on him. 

More Information

  • You share a stall room with a mini horse called Basil
  • Suitable for 4 guests sharing 3 beds
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 Basil
  • 60 acre countryside estate
  • Thurgarton, England
  • Attached to a 17th century country manor
  • Free onsite parking
  • Garden area
  • Fireplace
  • Patio included
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities on site
  • Fire pit
  • Outdoor dining and furniture

More Information

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Airbnb

Airbnb are a huge name in multinational travel. They operate all over the world, with their western market particularly strong. Airbnb uses an innovative model that allows you to stay in someone’s house, rather than in a hotel or other accommodations. Sometimes the owner rents out a room and sometimes you have the whole property to yourself. No matter what happens, though, you stay with a local person who has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Airbnb hosts work hard to earn 5 star reviews. This makes for an excellent experience, most of the time. Traveling with them means your local guide can pass on information to help you make the most of your trip. They can leave you the best takeaway menus from the area, gift you literature on local attractions, and even put together welcome packs for you.

Airbnb began in 2007 when two hosts in San Francisco rented out their properties. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength to become a worldwide guest hosting firm. Users can sign up to rent out space in their own homes or sign up as guests. A review process helps keep everyone aligned. 

Why Choose Airbnb

Traveling with Airbnb is a far more intimate experience than traveling and staying in hotels. Choices in accommodation range from high-end luxury to budget friendly. the locations offered span the entire world, with city breaks and country stays available. You can stay with Airbnb hosts here in the UK or you can stay with them when you travel abroad. 9 times out of 10, your experience will be more affordable than other accommodation might be.

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