I was lucky to grow up on a nearby farm in the carefree days of the seventies, with all the freedom this suggests. When it came to creating the same experience for my own children we had to be a little more inventive.  

For twenty-five years, I ran a very busy and successful farming enterprise. To balance this, I wanted to create somewhere my family and friends could unwind, away from the demands of modern life. The “pond field” was created - a hidden paradise on our home farm, complete with cabin and a bell tent. It was our first taste of ‘glamping” where we gave our family and friends some truly unique and special memories.

After being in the fortunate position to sell my last business, I started Loose Reins because I recognised the potential for creating something similar for others to enjoy. Horses and ponies have always been a big part of my family life, and a big part of slowing the pace of life too. The countryside, its people and skills are close to my heart and I wanted to share that with others in a relaxing environment where they could get away from it all. 
I think the pace of life is too fast these days and Loose Reins offers individuals, families and friends the opportunity to kick back, soak up the magic of this small corner of Dorset and benefit from the sense of calm that envelops you on arrival.
Out on the trail or just sitting back close to nature and taking it easy, Loose Reins has become a little piece of pioneer paradise - a tranquil hideaway where you can be yourself and reconnect. The place is yours. Discover your trail…

Marc Gibbs