Win a Weeklong Castle Stay with The Wayfarers: Walk in the Devon Locations for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse

Posted on 01 April 2012

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The Wayfarers and Everett Potter’s Travel Report Team up for 

The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway


Pentillie Castle

We’re thrilled to be giving away The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway, a Weeklong Castle Stay with The Wayfarers. On this walk with the legendary English walking company, you’ll get to explore Devon, England at the locations for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse movie.

The six-night Pentillie Castle Walk in Devon and Cornwall has been organized and led by The Wayfarers, the quintessential English walking company. The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway is for two adults, sharing and will be given away in conjunction with Everett Potter’s Travel Report, the travel website that  The Wall Street Journal cites as “a terrific mix of profiles and interviews, all designed to make the best use of your travel budget.” The prize is worth $8,500.

Accommodations are in the dramatic Pentillie Castle(built 1698), on the banks of the Tamar River, which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall.

Based on the novel War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, the story illustrates the true history of how horses were commandeered from the countryside across Britain and used in the World War I effort. The author lives in Devon,England, and his tale was grounded in the culture and countryside of that county.

Actor Jeremy Irvine and director Steven Spielberg on the set of War Horse in Devon.

It’s that countryside that inspired Spielberg, who said “I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor … And, with two-and-a-half weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities that were offered to me.”

Led by Muff Dudgeon, Walk Leader, and Dr Tom Greeves, Dartmoor Cultural Historian and Environmentalist, participants will visit Ringmoor Down for beautiful views of the Burrator Reservoir and the hamlet of Sheepstor. There’s also Ditsworthy Warren House, which served Spielberg as the Narracott family home and scene of Joey the horse’s formative years and triumphant homecoming. Contest winners may if they choose take a horseback ride on the Moor in the afternoon to continue in the hoof prints of War Horse (an optional extra for other participants).

Lime Avenue at Pentillie Castle

Visiting War Horse film sites on Dartmoor is just one day of a fantastic week-long itinerary that encompasses a tour of historic Plymouth (Pilgrim Fathers, Spanish Armada), coastal walking in Cornwall and a visit to a former home of Sir Francis Drake. Gentler coastal estates include Tudor Cotehele with its own quay and stewpond, andMount Edgcumbe with its Grade I Cornish gardens. Pentillie Castle is home for the entire week and The Wayfarers have exclusive use of the property.

The giveaway, which runs from April 1 to 30, 2012, is for one Pentillie Castle Walk prize. The prize is a trip for two adults, sharing one room, on either September 23 to 29, 2012 or October 7 to 13. 2012. Airfare is not included and alternate dates are not available. The winner can use The Wayfarers travel planning services to help them organize their trip.  Visit Everett Potter’s Travel Report for full contest details. Readers are invited to enter The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway daily.

The Pentillie Castle Walking Tour  runs in September and October, 2012, with departures from $3,995 per person based on Double Occupancy.

So enter daily for a chance to win The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway from The Wayfarers and Everett Potter’s Travel Report.



Named by National Geographic Traveler as purveyor of one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” and by National Geographic Adventure as one of the “Best Hiking Companies,” The Wayfarers offers an eco-sensitive “walking” holiday of both culture and fitness in 14 countries with 46 itineraries and 80 departure dates. Now in its 29th year, The Wayfarers offers exclusive entrées into homes and gardens otherwise closed to the public, graceful accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and meetings with local residents. Walks are from 6-13 days and are rated on a five-level challenge scale. The Wayfarers is also a member of Trusted Adventures,  dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited.

The Wayfarers800-249-4620. Twitter: @Wayfarers Facebook: the wayfarers.


Walking is the best way to see the English countryside


This prize is for one (1) Pentillie Castle Walk trip for two adults, sharing one (1) room, on either September 23 to 29, 2012 or October 7 to 2013. Airfare is not included and alternate dates are not available. The winner can use The Wayfarers travel planning services to help them organize their trip. Readers are invited to enter The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway daily. The giveaway, which runs from April 1 to 30, 2012



For a chance to win The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway, just fill out the form below. Multiple entries are welcome, so come back and enter once a day through April 30, 2012. Complete rules are below. The winner will be notified by e-mail on or about May 15, 2012.


Important: Please adjust your spam filter to enable receipt of e-mails with the domain, so that we can notify you if you’re a winner. Good luck!


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Register for a chance to win The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway. By entering, you agree to opt-in for weekly emails from Everett Potter’s Travel Report and occasional emails with information on special offers, promotions and news from The Wayfarers and Trusted Adventures. To enter, you must be at least 21 years old and a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada.
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COMPLETE RULES: The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway


Presented by and The Wayfarers


1. How to Enter. Between12:00pmEastern Time (“ET”) onApril 1, 2012and11:59pm ETonApril 30, 2012, (the “Giveaway Period”), you may log onto to enter this Giveaway. To enter, fill out your full name and email on the entry form and click “Submit Now.” Entrants may enter once a day, each day, during the Giveaway Period.

All entrants must have a valid e-mail address. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of prize will require a street address (no P.O. Boxes) upon winning. is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by this web site.

2. Eligibility. Participation is open only to legal residents of the 50United States, theDistrict of Columbia, andCanadawho are 21 or older as of date of entry. Proof of age and legalUSresidency may be required. Void outside of the 50United Statesand theDistrict of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees and partners of, The Wayfarers, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/partners are not eligible to enter. This Giveaway may only be entered in or from theUnited Statesand entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. You are not authorized to participate in the Giveaway if you are not located within theUnited States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

3. Random Drawing/Odds. One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by on or aboutMay 15, 2012. By entering the Giveaway, you fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these official rules (“Complete Rules”) and the decisions of, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway.

4. Prize. The prize will be given to one (1) winner. The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway prize is for one (1) Pentillie Castle Walk trip for two adults, sharing one (1) room, on either September 23 to 29, 2012 or October 7 to 13, 2012. Airfare is not included and alternate dates are not available. The winner can use The Wayfarers travel planning services to help them organize their trip. Readers are invited to enter The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway daily. The giveaway runs from April 1 to 30, 2012

No credit will be extended for unused portion of the package. Package may not be redeemed for cash, resold or transferred. Gratuities are not included. Airfare is not included. The cash value of the prize is approximately $8,500.

The winning prize is valid from either September 23 to 29, 2012orOctober 7 to 13, 2012.

Winner’s certificate is for (2) two people sharing the same accommodations. No credit will be extended for unused portion of the package. Package may not be redeemed for cash, resold or transferred.

In order to redeem the prize, the winner must contact The Wayfarers after notification fromEverett Potter’s Travel Report. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.

Winner will receive a prize email which must be submitted at time of booking or the space is not valid. The letter will contain instructions for redeeming the prize. The prize may not be sold on eBay or any other auction site, nor may it be sold directly to anyone for cash. Otherwise, the offer becomes invalid.

5. Notification. The winner will be notified by e-mail on or aboutMay 15, 2012. If the winner does not respond to our e-mailed notification within fourteen (14) calendar days of first notification attempt, if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if the winner rejects his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these Complete Rules, such prize will be forfeited and reserves the right to select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

6. Conditions. By entering, you agree to opt-in for weekly emails fromEverett Potter’s Travel Report and occasional emails on special offers, promotions and news from The Wayfarers. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Participation in this Giveaway and acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s permission for, and The Wayfarers to use his/her name, address (hometown and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the Giveaway or for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. and The Wayfarers are not responsible if the prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Entrants who do not comply with these Complete Rules or attempt to interfere with this Giveaway in any way will be disqualified. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate.

7. Additional Terms. In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. Any other attempted form of entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted., its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Giveaway, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or downloading any materials in this Giveaway. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Giveaway should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Giveaway or for any other reason deems it necessary. In such case, may, at its discretion, select the winner from all eligible entries received unaffected by the problem. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Giveaway or web site. may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Giveaway or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or representatives.


8. Name of Winner. To obtain the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope byMay 20, 2012to:Everett Potters Travel Report Attn: The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway Winner,146 Third Avenue,Pelham,NY10803.


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140 Responses to “Win a Weeklong Castle Stay with The Wayfarers: Walk in the Devon Locations for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse”

  1. Mary Lynch says:

    Would love to win!

  2. Sally Carroccia says:

    hope I win!

  3. Bryon Reap says:

    My daughter and I would love to win this.

  4. Vickie Schlicher says:

    would love this

  5. Marcia Moan says:

    need to travel-homebound for too long now

  6. Virginia Morris says:

    Please take me home!

  7. Jason Franklin says:

    I would love to win this for a 15th anniversary trip for my wife and I.

  8. Lisa says:

    Aweome opportunity!

  9. Kathy DeCicco says:


  10. judy folk says:

    great way to see some of the countryside

  11. Duffy Tarantino says:

    I could sure use a great vacation

  12. Julie Leffelman says:

    I love horses

  13. Marianne Picardi says:

    Looks like the most interesting
    trip ever.

  14. Joseph Picardi says:

    Love to learn, love to walk.

  15. Rita Favata says:

    This surely would take me out of my doldrums.

  16. Bob Mennell says:

    Hope somebody wins.

  17. Marianne Picardi says:

    this should be on everyone’s bucket list.

  18. Joseph Picardi says:

    What a pleasure this would be for my wife and me.

  19. Nancy Dozier says:

    What a dream come true to walk in the footsteps of my own Murray Clan, also!!!

  20. Janice Cournoyer says:

    A trip to see where my ancestors are form!!

  21. Bryon Reap says:

    If and when I win…I will take whoever wants to go

  22. Marianne Picardi says:

    Nature is beautiful.

  23. Joseph Picardi says:

    Love to go on this hike

  24. Rita Favata says:

    i could use a week in England

  25. elaine says:

    My sister and I would really love to take this journey

  26. Janice Cournoyer says:

    Would love to win a trip to England!!

  27. stephen martin says:

    this would be a lot of fun.

  28. great sweepstakes love to win

  29. Rita Favata says:

    I truly could use some good news right about now. i hope i win this.

  30. Marianne Picardi says:

    If I knew this trip existed, it would have been on my bucket list.

  31. Joseph Picardi says:

    What a dream of a trip.

  32. David Burnett says:


  33. Elsa Foli says:

    What a wonderful contest!

  34. pat says:

    I would love to win this one!

  35. pat says:

    Please pick me!

  36. Steven Thomas says:

    Looks like paradise on earth.

  37. Elsa Foli says:

    I’d be thrilled to win this! Good luck to all!!!

  38. Betty Clancy says:

    Beautiful….Beautiful Movie

  39. Alison Sharaf says:

    what a wonderful trip this would be for my mom and I to share together

  40. Janice Cournoyer says:

    What a great contest!

  41. Joseph Picardi says:

    What a magnificent trip

  42. Rita Favata says:

    Wow! fabulous trip

  43. Gary Green says:

    I would love to win this prize.


    What a wonderful way to experience England.

  45. Janice Cournoyer says:

    I have never seen a Castle in person.

  46. Marianne Picardi says:

    What a treat

  47. Joseph Picardi says:

    Seems like close to heaven.

  48. Rita Favata says:

    Away from it all! fabulous

  49. Elsa Foli says:

    This would be such an adventurous win! Good luck all!

  50. Nancy Dozier says:

    What a dream it would be for my daughter and I to walk and ride the same paths, and see the same breathtaking scenery as our ancestors! I’m sure we, nor them would have every thought we would be drawn back one day!

  51. Laura Gr says:

    Would love to win!

  52. Janice Cournoyer says:

    A walk with History.

  53. JP Braaten says:

    Wow, what a dream!

  54. roger gray says:

    This sounds like so much fun…

  55. Carolann McLaughlin says:

    Just got the movie; what a dream of a chance to actually go there!! And look up some of my ancestory info at the same time…

  56. Debra Holloway says:

    This would be wonderful to win as my husband and I have never had a honeymoon, and what a more magniciently magical place to begin again.

  57. Hope Ryckman says:

    what gal has not had the dream to be a princes for a while and live in a castle and to explore its domain! it is indeed mine!

  58. Judy Allpress says:

    how exciting!

  59. Patti Berry says:

    I gotta go there!

  60. Marianne Picardi says:

    I can’t wait to put on y hiking shoes

  61. Joseph Picardi says:

    What an exciting adventure.

  62. Joseph Picardi says:

    great walk

  63. Rita Favata says:

    on my bucket list ever since I learned about it.

  64. mark watson says:

    Great adventure!!!!

  65. Frances Perry says:

    Thi sone is fo rme!

  66. Elsa Foli says:

    Would be lovely to win this travel getaway!

  67. Vickie Schlicher says:

    This looks so cool

  68. Nori says:

    I would love to win this ! I live in Hawaii and most people think we are on vacation all the time, why on earth would we want to go anywhere ? Trust me , one does get “Island Fever” and seeing the world is the best remedy.

  69. Mary Harris says:

    Great trip!

  70. Elsa Foli says:

    Wow! What an adventure for some lucky person!

  71. Pat Lankes says:

    Wow. What a wonderful trip to win.

  72. Mary Harris says:

    Nice trip

  73. Marianne Picardi says:

    whwt a great trip

  74. Joseph Picardi says:

    out of sight

  75. Rita Favata says:

    I need this solitude

  76. Marianne Picardi says:

    The trip of my dreams

  77. Joseph Picardi says:

    Wow!! A magnificent prize!

  78. Rita Favata says:

    I truly need this trip. my life has been hell.

  79. Claudia Cooper says:

    I’d be talking about this trip of a lifetime for months if I won!

  80. Elsa Foli says:

    This is truly an adventurers paradise! Breathtaking scenary.

  81. Mary Harris says:

    A touch of heaven.

  82. Mary Harris says:

    a dream trip

  83. Katherine Martin says:


  84. Elsa Foli says:

    I can’t get over how picturesque that view is from the castle!

  85. Daniel luscomb says:


  86. Sharon Ashmore says:

    This would be an awesome dream trip

  87. Ron Ashmore says:

    What a great trip this would be….My wife and I are celebrating our 25th Anniv. this year. This would be a wonderful 2nd honeymoon.

  88. Mary Jamison says:

    I love castle and would love to win this. Pick me please

  89. Elsa Foli says:

    Now this would be a photographer’s dream!

  90. Marianne Picardi says:

    what a dream, to get into nature and God’s country

  91. Joseph Picardi says:

    my wife and I would cherish this trip of a lifetime

  92. Rita Favata says:

    This prize is the miracle my mother has been praying for for me

  93. Patti Berry says:

    A dream come true!

  94. Sharon Nelson says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip

  95. Bill says:

    I hope you win it Rita.

  96. Linda says:

    Texan girl want s to win

  97. Gina Cone says:

    How amesome would it be to win this??

  98. Elsa Foli says:

    I would be so delighted to walk along Lime Avenue at Pentillie Castle, what an incredible picture, and a thrill to experience it in real life!

  99. Ron Ashmore says:

    This is on my bucket list…awesome trip…awesome memories

  100. Sharon Ashmore says:

    Trip of a lifetime – beautiful historical place

  101. William Mills says:

    Vacation of a lifetime!!!

  102. Sharon Ashmore says:

    I love to hike and this would be the ultimate trip.

  103. Ron Ashmore says:

    My wife and I love the outdoors and love to hike. This would be our dream trip.

  104. Elsa Foli says:

    This will be a dream come true for someone!

  105. Joseph Picardi says:

    a vacation of a lifetime, for sure.

  106. Marianne Picardi says:

    the countryside must be beautiful in autumn

  107. Jess DiAna says:

    Wow I can only dream, looks so beautiful like the way I think Heaven looks

  108. Ron Ashmore says:

    WOW – this would be a trip of a lifetime.

  109. Sharon Ashmore says:

    If I won this trip, it would be one thing I could check off my bucket list. What an awesome trip……

  110. Elsa Foli says:

    Can’t wait to see who wins this one! Good luck to all!

  111. Janice Cournoyer says:

    This trip would be a dream come true!

  112. Gayle Libby says:

    A trip of a lifetime!

  113. Marianne Picardi says:

    It sounds like the most fabulous trip ever.

  114. Joseph Picardi says:

    My bags are packed.

  115. Sharon Ashmore says:

    This is my dream trip…..Would love to check it off my bucket list.

  116. Ron Ashmore says:

    Would love to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with my wife on this awesome trip. We love to hike and the trip would be the ultimate vacation – second honeymoon for us.

  117. Marianne Picardi says:

    Das wandern ist des muellers lust…… and mine, too

  118. Joseph Picardi says:

    Oh, to be able to go on this glorious hike!

  119. Ron Ashmore says:

    I can be packed in a moments notice…what a dream trip.

  120. Sharon Ashmore says:

    Whoever wins this trip is not only lucky but will experience a trip of a lifetime. I’m dreaming about it now……..pick me …. pick me ….

  121. Elsa Foli says:

    This is an absolute paradise! Good luck to all!

  122. Bill says:

    Sorry Ashmore’s. Only one entry/family.

  123. Cathleen Clark says:

    What an amazing idea for a vacation/prize, I love it! I appreciate you guys giving away prizes in this economy, trust me the working man and woman truly appreciate it! :) THANKS

  124. Sharon Ashmore says:

    A weeklong castle stay……..I’m dreaming about it now. Hope I get to live it. Thanks for a great giveaway…..

  125. Marianne Picardi says:

    I am soooooo ready

  126. Joseph Picardi says:

    A dream of a vacation

  127. Donna Doyle says:

    what an awesome prize!

  128. Marianne Picardi says:

    It sounds like a wonderful, life changing experience.

  129. Joseph Picardi says:

    I envy the person that wins this prize.

  130. Sharon Burrell says:

    What an awesome prize….beautiful countyside & the trip of a lifetime.!

  131. Sharon Ashmore says:

    If I don’t win this unbelieveable trip – I hope the person that wins it, will take me along. I love to hike. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  132. Ron Ashmore says:

    Last day to enter – expires 04/30/12. Dreaming of a week long castle stay – hiking and exploring new places and meeting new people.

  133. Richard Norman says:

    I would love to go back to see where my family came from long ..long ago

  134. Janice Cournoyer says:

    So hoping top win this!!!

  135. Bill says:

    I don’t think Ron would approve of that Sharon, but I’ll certainly keep you in mind when I win. :)

  136. David Rivers says:

    Would love to win!


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