Eco-Friendly Glamping: A Deeper Dive into Our Sustainable Oasis

Embark on a journey to Loose Reins, where the untamed beauty of the Wild West meets an unwavering commitment to sustainable living. Our glamping experience isn’t just about escaping to nature; it’s about nurturing it. Allow us to share a comprehensive exploration of our eco-friendly initiatives that make your stay not only memorable but also environmentally responsible.

Sourcing Local Wood

A Warm Embrace of Sustainability – When the embers glow in our wood-burning stoves, it’s not just warmth you feel – it’s the comforting embrace of sustainability. The wood that fuels these fires is sourced within miles of Loose Reins. This local origin not only supports neighbouring communities but also drastically reduces transportation-related carbon emissions. As you bask in the toasty ambience, know that every crackle contributes to a sustainable circle.

A dog curled up in front of the wood-burner in the lounge area inside one of Loose Reins' lodges Logs inside the wood burner for one of Loose Reins' cabin's hot tubs

Illuminating Thoughtfully

Energy-Efficient Lighting Practices at Loose Reins, our commitment to energy efficiency extends to every nook and cranny. Step into our barn, where passive infrared sensors gracefully dance with the rhythm of activity, ensuring lighting activates only when needed.

Within our cabins and rustic retreat lodge, LED lighting paints a warm glow, creating an inviting atmosphere while minimising energy consumption. It’s not just about seeing; it’s about seeing sustainably.

Long tables set up in the barn ready for a party

Waste Reduction and Recycling

A Symphony of Sustainability Waste management at Loose Reins is an orchestrated effort towards sustainability. Each cabin features separate bins, inviting guests to partake in the symphony of recycling. From paper and plastics to compostables, our bins cater to a harmonious separation of waste. As the week progresses, our guests actively contribute to reducing their ecological footprint.

We carefully select suppliers who share our ethos, choosing those who use minimal, recyclable packaging. Through these practices, we aim to create a virtuous circle of sustainable waste management.

rown paper bag that is 100% recyclable and reusable

Water Sustainability

From Below the Chalk to Your Glass, drawing water from our on-site borehole, situated in the greensand beneath the chalk escarpment, we bring you a sip of pure, untainted freshness.

This eco-friendly water source not only eliminates the need for bottled water but also underscores our commitment to sustainable water practices. Our water treatment plant ensures pollutants are meticulously removed, allowing the water to return to the land with the utmost purity.

Fresh water being poured from a jug to a glass

Wild England Partnership

A Commitment to Refillable Luxury – Enter Wild England, our esteemed partner in sustainability.

Their ethos aligns so seamlessly with ours, as they inspire industry-wide change from plastic-heavy amenity products to luxurious, long-lasting, refillable glass alternatives. By choosing Wild England as our toiletry’s provider, we not only contribute to the reduction of single-use plastic but also offer guests a touch of luxury that respects the environment.

The partnership with Wild England is more than a collaboration; it’s a shared commitment to sustainability that echoes through every aspect of our glamping experience, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with their company.

Wild England Cleansing Gel

Supporting Local Craftsmanship

Where Sustainability Meets Artistry. Every piece of furniture at Loose Reins tells a story of local craftsmanship. Crafted by the skilled hands of the Dorset Coppice Group, our tables and chairs embody the beauty of local materials and the tradition of craftsmanship. This not only supports local talent but also forms the cornerstone of our commitment to a sustainable and interconnected community.

Rocking chairs with blankets on the Porch of a cabin at Loose Reins Looking through the entrance flap of one of Loose Reins' lodges at the dining table and kitchen area
Breakfast at Loose Reins Glamping in Dorset

Nurturing the Local Economy

From Construction to Culinary Delights. Loose Reins is more than a destination; it’s a celebration of local partnerships. Our cabins, crafted by the artisans at Plankbridge, showcase the epitome of local talent.

The Dorset Coppice Group, based in the forest behind us, contributes to the unique charm of our accommodations with their handmade furniture. But our support for the local economy doesn’t stop there. From comprehensive welcome hampers featuring South West produce, to selling neighbouring farms BBQ and breakfast hampers, we take pride in showcasing the flavours of Dorset. By sourcing locally, we create a sustainable loop that connects our guests with the essence of the region.

As stewards of this breathtaking landscape, we understand the importance of sustainable practices. Every decision we make at Loose Reins is a step towards a greener, more responsible glamping experience. Our partnership with Wild England exemplifies our dedication to sustainability, providing guests with an opportunity to indulge in luxury while honouring the planet. Join us in this journey towards a more sustainable future, where the Wild West, and Loose Reins, remain a haven for generations to come.

Choose Your Eco-Friendly Accommodation

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.

Discover Our Eco 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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Explore Our Eco 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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Experience The Rustic Retreat

Get ready to experience the next level of rustic elegance at Loose Reins with our newest addition, the Rustic Retreat Lodge, coming soon in 2024.

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