Horse & Hound

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to get away with your significant other (what guy would pass up the chance to be a cowboy for a weekend?) or fancy getting a group of like-minded friends together for a break with a twist, we suggest you check out Loose Reins in Dorset.

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Frock Me I'm Famous

We knew that we wanted to stay in a cute cabin, something very quintessentially British and we found the PERFECT accommodation via Canopy & Stars. We spent two nights at Loose Reins, an intimate setting with 3 standalone log cabins, complete with horse riding and the most welcoming staff! We arrived fairly late on the Friday evening and were warmly greeted and shown to our beautiful cabin; it was definitely love at first site for both of us! Our cabin was super cosy but had everything we needed from instant hot water, to a super comfy bed and a log fire burner – it was Instagram dreams!


Located in the quaint town of Shillingstone, Loose Reins provided us with a stay that left us feeling reconnected with nature! Set on a ranch with lots of stunning land, we felt so relaxed and refreshed during our trip; everything we wanted and more from our country retreat in Dorset!

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The Blackmore Vale Magazine

Living and working in Dorset means you often come across special undiscovered spots on your travels and the setting for a new venture at Shillingstone is quite magical.

Tucked under Blandford Wood, a sweeping natural coombe is now home to several cedar clad cabins which blend seamlessly into the stunning surroundings. You almost feel as if you have stepped into a different country with a chalky outcrop rising up above the avenues of trees.

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This is Your Kingdom

Loose Reins is a new and inspired place to get-away-from-it-all, tucked in a wooded fold under the Wessex Ridgeway. The pretty shepherd’s huts and larger pioneer tents surround tranquil paddocks where the Loose Reins quarter horses roam quietly in the valley.

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Bride and Tonic

When we found Loose Reins, we instantly knew we had stumbled across something special. The perfect retreat to relax, unwind and escape in your own little Pioneer cabin. We couldn’t believe it was in Dorset, UK!

The place is set in a very special natural valley with fields and woodland all around- the perfect retreat for a mini moon or romantic getaway. The beautiful cabin is stylishly accessorised and the wooden veranda quipped with sheepskin clad benches and willow rocking chairs is the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by.

The shoot was inspired by the Pioneers of the West, with a warm autumnal hues and beautiful bohemian gowns.

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Beautiful Sunny Day at Loose Reins

Frog & Field

Michelle showed us up to the most delightful cabin. Based on a pioneer cabin these have been hand crafted in Dorset and are just so cute! Filled with home comforts and so many details. Little touches like Christmas decorations, cotton wool pads, fresh eggs and a heated blanket. They really have thought of everything. There’s an honestly shop filled with yummy local delights and en route are the cutest Pygmy goats. Possibly Margaux’s favourite thing.

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Glamping with Dogs and Horses at Loose Reins