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Loose Reins Cabins and Lodges

Blandford Forum - Dorset

Get back to nature and live the pioneer lifestyle in luxury and comfort at Loose Reins, a collection of stunning cabins and lodges set in the Dorset countryside.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
£105-278 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

How to book...

Loose Reins Cabins and Lodges is owned and managed by Marc Gibbs.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Marc Gibbs.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Live the pioneer lifestyle in luxury cabins and lodges.
  • Set in the Dorset countryside on the edge of a woodland.
  • The cabins and lodges mix authentic style with touches of luxury and comfort.
  • American Quarter horses in paddocks on site with lessons available for riders of all levels.
  • Explore one of the many trails through the woods or over the hills, either on foot or by horseback.
  • Head into Blackmore Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, or down to the Jurassic coast.

  You should know...

  • Car is recommended if guests want to explore nearby attractions.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Cabins have one designated bedroom and seats that fold into beds to sleep two more.

  The Detail...

Slow down and get back to nature at Loose Reins, a collection of luxurious lodges and cabins surrounded by the Dorset countryside.

Each bespoke wood-pannelled Cedar Cabin sleeps four people and is perfect for a family getaway. The living areas have little touches everywhere, such as faux furs and fleeces and Victorian light shades, to give that truly authentic feel.

The fully-equipped kitchen, complete with woodburner, fridge, oven and hob, is ideal for rustling up a family meal before enjoying it in the indoor dining area, or watching the wildlife out on the porch in a custom-made rocking chair.

Snuggle down under American quilts and Egyptian cotton sheets in the king-size master bedroom, while the seats in the living area fold down into beds to accommodate two more people. Each cabin also comes with a private bathroom with a shower.

If a bit more space is required then there are also three Pioneer Lodges tucked on the edge of the woods, which each sleep six people. Here the large living area with armchairs, sofa and woodburner is perfect for cosy nights in and once again there is a fully-equipped kitchen.

A king-size bedroom, twin bedroom and double cabin bed in the third bedroom ensures plenty of options for sleeping arrangements. The large deck is perhaps the best bit, with your own private viewing platform across the beautiful surroundings.

Getting out into the countryside is what Loose Reins is all about and the guests can either relax in the stunning environment, or adventure out into the hills and woodland.

With paddocks containing American Quarter horses all around, riding the many nearby trails is a brilliant way to enjoy the country air. Guests can bring their own horse, or there are lessons, training and tours provided for riders of all levels.

Head into the encompassing Blackmore Vale - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty - or take the short 45-minute drive to the Jurassic coast.

The Royal Signals Museum, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and a number of National Trust sites are all close by too, as are the Langham Wine Estate and Goldhill Organics for those food and drink lovers.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
Bed/Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

Dog friendly and you can even bring your horse with you! Virtual check-in and social distancing measures in place.


  Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Hundreds of acres of off road walking and riding accessed directly from site, downhill mountain bike park adjacent, North Dorset Trailway in village.


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

45 minutes Bournemouth, 1 Hr Southampton, 1.5 Hrs Exeter & Bristol

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Pricing is seasonal and we often run special offers - check out our website and booking calendar for latest availability and pricing, or take a look at our Facebook page for latest offers.

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£105-278 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

How to book...

Loose Reins Cabins and Lodges is owned and managed by Marc Gibbs.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now  

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Marc Gibbs.

Message the owner  
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