Make the days as long as you want them to be…

There’s no agenda at Loose Reins. You choose to do as much or as little as you like.

Pick up a book, get out a board game, listen to the DAB radio, put your feet up and watch the world go by. Stay in bed – they’re so comfortable you won’t want to get up. Chew the fat over a brew or a bottle. Wrap up in a blanket and watch the stars come out. Do nothing, do something, it’s up to you.

Sunset over Dorset Hills A young boy in a hat walking through a field by Loose Reins

Discover the woods

Loose Reins nestles in a natural coombe, surrounded by woodland, criss-crossed with a maze of paths. Think fabulous colours and rustling autumn leaves, cool shade in summer and wildlife soaking up the sunshine. Berries on the holly in winter and woodland flowers adding colour in spring.

Take a scavenger hunt or follow your own nature trail, spot buzzards on branches or watch as they ride the thermals hanging over our coombe. Look out for deer and foxes and watch rabbits and squirrels hop away as you approach.

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Sun shining through woodlands in North Dorset A child sitting in one of the trees at Loose Reins

Make some new friends

Here at Loose Reins, you’ll find a delightful assortment of friendly animal residents to add some extra charm to your stay.

Meet our playful pygmy goats, share a chuckle with our woolly buddies, including Grey-Faced Dartmoor ewes and the huggable Rupert, or simply unwind while watching horses graze in the open pastures.



Sheep looking through fence Two of Loose Reins' goats resting on a log stack

Join the Buckaroo Club!

Young ranchers can step out of their cabin or lodge into our very own outdoor playground. Immerse yourself in our animal kingdom at the Buckaroo Club, an exclusive hands-on experience designed exclusively for our younger guests. Get a taste of life here at the ranch and see what it takes to be a true cowboy.


A young boy practicing horse shoe tossing in front of a cabin at Loose Reins Three girls exploring the wild areas at Loose Reins

On-site fun and games

Try your hand at some thrilling Western challenges or embrace your inner pioneer and venture into the nearby forest. Hone bushcraft skills. Enjoy quality time with our four-legged companions.

You don’t have to venture far from the site to try your hand at a bit of cowboy flair.

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Family dining outdoors on holiday at Loose Reins in Dorset Cow Girl with Ropes

More to explore

Check out our luxurious lodges and cosy cabins. Discover activities to keep the whole family occupied. You’ll find there’s more to Loose Reins than you first thought.


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Eat a home-cooked meal at the dining table and unwind on the sofa after a day of adventuring. Watch the sunset from the deck.

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Embrace that pioneer spirit in a cosy cabin that's perfect for two. Light the wood-burner and curl up on the king-size bed under an authentic American quilt.

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From fun and games in your lodge or cabin, to helping look after the livestock here at Loose Reins, there's so much to do to keep the whole family entertained.

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