Build a den, make a bow & arrow…

For the adventurous types, take to the vast forests surrounding Loose Reins, accessible with our Forestry Commission Licence. This natural playground is the perfect place to build a den, craft your very own bow and arrow, or track the wily animals that call this place their home.

Boy building Den in Dorset Woods 3 girls walking through woods on adventure holiday in North Dorset

Read a book, stargaze & unwind…

Relish the great outdoors right from the comfort of your home away from home. Play board games, snuggle up with a book, spend some time drawing.

Savour breathtaking views from your very own wood-fired eco-tub, or unwind by our private fire-pit; the perfect place to toast marshmallows and tell tall-tales.

Watch the sunset and the stars appear. Your frontier-style retreat awaits.

Sunset over Dorset Hills A boy sitting on the cabin porch at Loose Reins reading a book

Explore a little further afield…

If you can bear to leave the comfort of Loose Reins, North Dorset can offer breathtaking hiking, cycling and walking trails, right on our doorstep.

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Corfe Castle in Dorset at Sunset The hilltop street of Gold Hill in the town of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

More to Explore

Check out the luxurious lodges or quaint, cosy cabins. Meet the animals. Taste the most wonderful food and drink. You’ll find there’s more to Loose Reins than you first thought.


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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Loose Reins is home to a number of two and four-legged animals. From the furry to the feathery, there are so many new friends to be made during your stay.

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Discover the most delectable food and drink on your travels out and around Dorset. From tasty treats to the most hearty of meals - absolutely delicious!

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