Loose Reins

“Delightful glamping cabins and lodges on beautiful Dorset farm” - VisitEngland Assessor


Blandford, Dorset

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A chance to embrace the pioneer spirit in charming frontier-style porched cedar cabins and canvas lodges in a great location near Shillingstone in Dorset. Comfort assured, with fully equipped kitchens and hot showers. Relax on the ‘homestead’ or head off for adventures in local henges and hill forts, on the Jurassic Coast or along the Wessex Ridgeway.

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Loose Reins
Ridgeway Farm, SHILLINGSTONE, Dorset, DT11 0TF


About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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