Accommodation

Yes, there are a number of sockets and electric lighting in each cabin and lodge. Our cabins and lodges are fully plumbed with the benefit of hot water on demand, a generously sized hot shower and proper loos. We also provide electric blankets in the lodges, and in the cabins in the winter months. 

Yes, we allow up to two well behaved dogs in each cabin or lodge. We provide beds, treats, towels, food bowls and a dog shower as well as a handy information pack with all of the information you could possibly need on the local area. We like their stay to be just as comfortable as yours…

You can stay as long as you like with a minimum stay of two nights. Our change over days are Mondays, Fridays and Wednesdays although in peak seasons we tend to stick to Mondays and Fridays. At quieter times of the year we can sometimes make special arrangements so do get in touch if you need to arrive on a different day.

We supply quality bedding, soft towels, hair dryer, loo roll and hand soap as well as all the equipment you will need to self-cater, such as pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery and condiments. You'll find a generous supply of organic coffee, Dorset tea, hot chocolate, sugar, and other cooking provisions such as oil and balsamic vinegar. We also provide a welcome food pack containing local bread, marmalade, free range eggs, butter, milk and not to forget, delicious home-made brownies. 

Yes, we are very fortunate to have crystal clear water from our own filtered bore hole - far nicer than buying bottled mineral water!

No, to help preserve the natural beauty of Loose Reins the only place that guests can stay on site is in the cabins and lodges. However, if you would like to make a full site booking, we may be able to accommodate one or two tents.

Our canvas lodges sleep six (plus one baby in a travel cot) in two king size beds and two single beds. Our pioneer cabins sleep four in one king size bed and two occasional bunks that sleep people up to 6ft tall. Please note that when the bunks are up, there is limited floor space and so it is a bit of a squeeze for four adults.

Yes, you are welcome to have visitors during your stay with a limit of two visitors per cabin or lodge. We also request that they only stay overnight if there is a spare bed. If you wish to have visitors, for safety reasons please remember to let us have their details in advance along with visiting times. Finally, a quick reminder that Loose Reins is a place of tranquility where our guests can escape day to day stresses and enjoy some peace and quiet.

We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate stag parties. If you are interested in booking the whole of Loose Reins for a hen party, please contact us to chat through your requirements. 

We are unable to accept guests sleeping on the floor for safety reasons. It may be possible to accommodate a seventh person in a safari lodge on an occasional bed - please contact us if you would like to explore the possibility of doing this.

Horse Boarding and Children's Activities

Yes, you are welcome to bring your horse to Loose Reins. We have excellent equine facilities and miles of outstanding riding straight from the gate. We can accept up to 3 visiting horses at any one time. 

Not at all! The Loose Reins homestead is designed with a Wild West ranch feel and, whilst we have lots of friendly animals here, they are safe in their paddocks and you don't have to get up close and personal with them!

Our fun Buckaroo Club runs during weekends and school holidays in the warmer months. Young guests love learning how to keep the Loose Reins furry team members!

If young guests fancy getting stuck in with our sweet ponies, pygmy goats, sheep and chickens then The Buckaroo Club is the place to be! Help out with the morning barnyard tasks; give Lottie and Tom Thumb, our Shetland ponies a cuddle and groom; play with the pygmy goats; and go egg hunting with our busy hens. The club is primarily for children aged 5-12 years (younger guests are welcome with a parent) and runs during the school summer holidays except Mondays and Fridays. It lasts just over an hour and costs £25 per child per session (£45 for two children from the same family, or £60 for three). 

Pony Pamper Sessions involve our Shetland ponies, Lottie and Tom Thumb, and are all about grooming and pony care. Lottie and Tom love attention and cuddles and will be your best friend if you help them look and feel their best. The sessions are £20 per child for a shared session or £30 for a private session.