Saddle up and head on down to Loose Reins for a break like no other. Experience frontier style living in these beautiful bespoke artisan cabins.
Loose Reins is not just a holiday. It’s an adventure. Nestled into the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Three luxury glamping cabins are situated on a family run farm. Reminiscently styled for the Wild West, they’re ideal for both couples and small families. Each cabin sleeps three adults (four, if little ones can top or tail or would like to make use of the neat bunk bed option). There’s a real emphasis on enjoying the simple things in life. Being outdoors, reconnecting with nature and having fun together is a sentiment echoed throughout. With kids’ activities, animals to make friends with, and woodlands to explore. Den building, nature trails and scavenger hunts. There is so much fun to be had!
So much care and attention has been paid to create an authentic feel to each cedar wood cabin. Ranchers, Trappers and Gold Panners, though alike, each have a little extra special something unique in the decor. Inside you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. A cosy king size bed, plus the dining seats transform into a single bed with a bunk option for a child if needed. Or, the dining table can be folded away to make space for a travel cot. There’s also a private shower room/wc. And should you encounter a chilly night? Light the wood burner and snuggle down beneath real American quilts and blankets. Loose Reins is the closest thing to Frontier living in Dorset!
Each morning head out onto your very own porch. Survey the landscape from your custom-built rocking chair, feet up and coffee by your side. Head on out by day and explore the farm, countryside and surrounding woodlands. Or pick up a bespoke walking trail map and check out the Wessex Ridgeway. Stock up on staples at the Loose Reins General Store. And if you don’t fancy cooking, there’s facilities to buy ready prepared food onsite. Just pop in the oven and enjoy al fresco. Follow with a dessert of ‘s’mores toasted to perfection over the fire bowl. And once night falls, with the kids fast asleep. Enjoy your very own wood fired eco hot tub. Pure bliss!
If you fancy getting out and about, there’s plenty to do. Explore the Jurassic Coast, with its beautiful coastal paths and secluded bays. Try surfing or kayaking at sea. Or engage with your inner archaeologist with a hunt for fossils. National Trust properties nearby include Thomas Hardy’s Cottage, a must see for lovers of literature. While Stourhead and Corfe Castle provide much to see and learn. Younger children will love a day out at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park. Or why not check out the local towns? Climb the famed Gold Hill in Shaftesbury – instantly recognisable to anyone who has seen the old Hovis advert. Or Sherborne and its wealth of independent shops and eateries. Known as one of the most beautiful towns in England, it is well worth the 30-minute drive.
Best Choice For…
Small families or couples looking for nature-filled adventure with a twist!
Why it should be on your Wanderlist
Mosey on down to experience good old-fashioned relaxation and togetherness.
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