Christmas Magic at Loose Reins: A Rustic Retreat in the Winter Wonderland

The air is filled with the delicate scent of pine, and the soft glow of Christmas lights warms the cosy cabins—welcome to Christmas at Loose Reins, where the holiday spirit dances through the wooded coombe. We believe in an elegant and rustic Christmas, steering away from the garish and embracing a delicately festive vibe that defines the season.

In each accommodation, a Christmas tree stands adorned with rustic decorations, complemented by dainty fairy lights that add a touch of magic. The atmosphere is not just festive; it’s a warm invitation to experience Christmas in a way that’s enchanting and serene.

Local Festivities

For those seeking more festive adventures, our proximity to local events adds an extra layer of Christmas magic. The Alpine Bar at Hall & Woodhouse Brewery in Blandford creates an apres-ski vibe with live music and delicious food, offering a unique experience until Christmas Eve.

Explore nearby Christmas markets, such as the Bournemouth Christmas Market, a Dorset tradition known for its alpine lodge bar, real ice rink, and over 100 glittering Christmas trees.

Dozens of illuminated Christmas trees line the streets and parks of Bournemouth Couple ice skating at night time

Festive Menus and Local Pubs

Indulge in the holiday spirit with fabulous festive menus offered by local pubs. The Old Ox Inn, within walking distance, and The Langton Arms, known for its upmarket pub dining, are our particular highlights. Experience the warmth of the season through delightful culinary offerings.

Two wine glasses on a pub table with a christmas tree in the background Close up of a hamburger on a wooden table

Winter Wonderland Setting

Loose Reins in the snow transforms into a magical place, where the wooded coombe provides an ethereal backdrop. The fields glisten with snow or frost, creating a scene straight out of a winter fairy tale. Evergreen trees in the forest add touches of green to the enchanting white landscape.

Snow covered Trees in North Dorset Woodlands Luxurious wood fired hot tub with scenic winter background and pink sunset sky
Mince Pies and Mulled Wine on table on porch of rustic glamping cabin which Christmas tree in background

Merry Glampers…

“Blissful escapism! As we sat in our cosy cabin, logs crackling in our wood burner, owls hooting in the surrounding woods, and our two dogs breathing peacefully after a long walk in the countryside, we realized we hadn’t felt so relaxed in months! Such a warm welcome on a cold winter’s night— even a Christmas tree twinkling invitingly on our veranda! The cabin itself was a true home from home.”

Christmas Glamping

This Christmas, come experience the magic of the season at Loose Reins—a rustic retreat where every detail is designed to create cherished memories in the heart of winter wonderland.

Wrap up in front of the wood burner with the one you love in our perfectly packaged cabins, ideal for two, go for the space and comfort option with your friends in our rustic retreat lodge or spread out and relax with your whole family in one of our luxurious glamping lodges that sleeps up to six people.

Festive Hot Tub Lodges

It might be canvas, but it’s a whole lot more than camping. Our two magnificent Pioneer lodges are just tucked into the edge of the forest.

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Festive Hot Tub Cabins

Relax in warm comfort in our beautifully crafted Pioneer Cabins. Enjoy the simple things in life, with the most comfort possible.

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Explore The Local Area

Discover the Blackmore Vale, our little piece of the southwest is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we don’t think anyone could argue that.

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