Loose Reins wins Bronze at the National VisitEngland Tourism Excellence Awards 2018!
24th April, 2018
Yesterday, we attended a fantastic awards ceremony at the Bath Assembly Rooms for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018. These are the Oscars of the tourism industry and so we were over the moon to have made it to the final of the New Tourism Business category and to be one of two businesses representing Dorset!
Loose Reins named as one of the top three New Tourism Businesses in the country!
27th March, 2018
The finalists have been announced for the VisitEngland Excellence Awards 2018 and we are thrilled that Loose Reins has been named as one of three finalists in the 'Best New Tourism Business' category! These are the Oscars of the tourism industry and so we are delighted to have made it to the final three! It will be revealed at the awards ceremony in Bath on 23rd April whether we have won the Gold, Silver or Bronze award.
Loose Reins Awarded Visit England Gold Standard!
21st February, 2018
We are over the moon to have been awarded the highest standard (Gold) in the Visit England Glamping Accreditation Scheme! Here is some of the feedback from our assessor: ‘Loose Reins provides a high standard of accommodation’ ‘The lodges and cabins sit very high in the category, hence the coveted Gold award’ ‘The lodges and cabins are situated in a stunning location overlooking the North Dorset area’ ‘Each property has been created with a stunning balcony area for the guests to enjoy the view’
August Nearly Fully Booked!
13th February, 2018
We have limited stays remaining for August with just three remaining stays in the cabins and a handful of seven night stays in the lodges. Make sure that you book soon to avoid missing out on your summer holiday! Available Stays: Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August - £565 (two cedar cabins remaining) Friday 10th to Monday 13th August - £565 (one cedar cabin remaining) Friday 10th to Friday 17th August - £1485 (three canvas lodges remaining) Friday 17th to Friday 24th August - £1485 (three canvas lodges remaining)
The Best Sporting and Leisure Experience in the South West!
5th February, 2018
What a fantastic night for Loose Reins at the South West Tourism Awards! We are absolutely thrilled to have won GOLD in the Sporting and Leisure Experience of the Year and BRONZE in Glamping and Alternate Accommodation of the Year! We had an incredible night and are over the moon to have been successful in some very tough categories! Huge congratulations to all of our fellow winners and a massive thank you to all of the judges, sponsors and organisers!
Loose Reins Featured on ‘Frock Me I’m Famous’
29th January, 2018
At the beginning of January, we welcomed Hayley Rubbery, the editor of lifestyle blog ‘Frock Me I’m Famous’ to Loose Reins country. She spent the weekend in one of our cosy cedar cabins and exploring our stunning surroundings. She visited fantastic restaurants, picturesque towns and all of our favourite local spots. So, if you want to find out more about our special part of Dorset and all of the things that you could get up to whilst on a break at Loose Reins - this is definitely the post for you!
Fulfil a Bucket List Dream down in Loose Reins Country…
18th January, 2018
Learn to Ride the Western Way… Wander through the woods or take in the views from the ridges. Discover your trail – discover yourself. Get a taste of freedom and adventure in the Dorset hills. Find kinship with one of our friendly Quarter horses and roam the trails together. Beginners or experienced riders, it’s all about loosening those reins and losing yourselves in a whole world of calm.
School Holidays Filling Up Fast!
15th January, 2018
Only one space left for February half term from Friday 16th - Sunday 18th February in Gold Panners cabin. This cabin sleeps up to four people and is £300 for the two nights. Three night stay also available. Very limited stays left for the Easter holidays with just two four-night mid-week breaks and a handful of weekend stays remaining! Available dates: Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April: Foresters Lodge - £695 Monday 2nd - Friday 6th April: Trappers Cabin - £485 Friday 6th - Monday 9th April: 2 Cabins and 2 Lodges available - £495 to £695
Loose Reins Featured on Bride and Tonic!
8th January, 2018
Loose Reins has recently been used as the location for an American Boho inspired wedding shoot! Follow the link to check out the stunning photographs taken by Carrie Lavers and read more about it - doesn't Yogi look pretty… http://www.brideandtonic.com/2017/12/31/styled-shoot-an-american-boho-inspired-shoot/
Happy New Year from Loose Reins!
3rd January, 2018
What a year we've had in Loose Reins country... We are thrilled to have been named the Best Sporting and Active Experience in Dorset, the Best Glamping and Alternative Accommodation in Dorset and the 'Winner of Winners' at the Dorset Tourism Awards! But most of all, we've loved welcoming back all of our fantastic returning guests and meeting lots of new faces. We'd like to say a huge 'Thank You!' to all of you, for your support this year, and for making our 2017 so special.
12 Days of Christmas in Loose Reins Country
18th December, 2017
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me; a holiday in Loose Reins country… On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me; two pygmy goats and a holiday in Loose Reins country… On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me; three cedar cabins, two pygmy goats and a holiday in Loose Reins country… On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me; four trail rides, three cabins, two pygmy goats and a holiday in Loose Reins country…
Finalists in the South West Tourism Awards 2018!
11th December, 2017
After winning Gold in both of our categories at the Dorset Tourism Awards, we are absolutely thrilled to be named finalists at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018! We are nominated for an award in both Glamping & Alternate Accommodation of the Year and Active & Sporting Experience of the Year.
February Half Term 2018: Last few spaces up for grabs!
7th December, 2017
Often find yourself dreading the long months in the run up to Spring? Why not change that and give yourself something to look forward to… We’ve still got a few spaces left over the February half term in our beautiful cedar cabins. Sleeping up to two adults and two children in absolute luxury, they are the perfect winter escape… Curl up by the wood burning stove with an old favourite board game or brave the cold and head out on a brisk walk through the beautiful landscape we like to call Loose Reins country. Do something, do nothing. It’s up to you.
Our Favourite Winter Activities in Loose Reins Country…
28th November, 2017
Toast marshmallows on the fire bowl, snug in a woollen blanket… We can’t think of a better way to spend a clear winter’s evening than wrapped up by the fire, sipping hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows under the stars… Rediscover an old favourite board game… We’ve got Monopoly, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders and all the classics. Snapchat might be great but you can’t beat the feeling of Dad landing on Mayfair when you’ve just put up that hotel…
The Perfect Gift This Christmas...
20th November, 2017
Are you searching high and low for something special this year? Something that won't be shoved aside as soon as the wrapping paper is off, an experience that will create memories to last forever? Our gift vouchers can be tailored to you, whether it's Western riding, a stay in our beautiful cabins or lodges, or maybe even both! Treat your loved ones to an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life; allow them to find that sense of liberty and adventure on horseback or enjoy a simpler way of living in our cabins and lodges.
Loose Reins is the ‘Winner of all Winners’ at the Dorset Tourism Awards 2017!
14th November, 2017
What a night for Loose Reins at the Dorset Tourism Awards! We are over the moon to have been awarded the Gold Award in both of our categories; Glamping & Alternative Accommodation of the Year and Active & Sporting Experience of the Year! And just when we thought things couldn't possibly get any better, it was announced that Loose Reins had won the overall Winner of Winners award for 2017!
7th November, 2017
Two Night Break Offer: Head down to Loose Reins country this winter for a two night break in one of our beautiful cabins for as little as £250. We can't think of a better way to spend a crisp winters day than curled up by the wood burning stove with a good book or a board game, after taking a brisk walk or trail ride through the stunning landscape that we like to call Loose Reins country. What's more, we'll include one of our tasty one pot meals for you to enjoy on arrival...
Half term adventures at Loose Reins!
1st November, 2017
It’s been a fantastic half term down in Loose Reins country; filled with new and familiar faces. We’ve had families from Manchester to Cornwall and some as local as Poole! The Crabb family have been back for their eighth – yes eighth – stay in two years (they really do deserve a prize of some sort). We love seeing our returning guests and it really is great watching them sink back into the Loose Reins way of life.
Finalists in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2017!
24th October, 2017
After a nerve wracking period of applications and mystery shopper visits, we are over the moon to announce that Loose Reins has been made a finalist in two categories for the Dorset Tourism Awards 2017! We have been nominated for ‘Active and Sporting Experience of the Year’ and ‘Glamping Business and Alternative Accommodation of the Year’. We are absolutely thrilled to have been successful in two very strong categories. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for the awards ceremony in November!