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Cynefin Retreats

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Outdoor space with terrace, hot tub and fire pit
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Please enquiry for availability as our calendar cannot show all 4 pods. Set among woodland and meadow, Cynefin Retreats is an immersive destination offering an incredible indoor-outdoor getaway experience. Here, the true luxury is living and breathing this idyllic Welsh borders landscape, from the comfort of your handcrafted luxe-pod. Offering the ultimate in contemporary living, our four pods are purpose designed for couples seeking a unique escape in a stunning countryside setting, yet only three miles from the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye. Each luxe-pod offers stylish, modern living, with iconic curved walls to the rear and wall-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to the front, with uninterrupted views to the countryside. There is an en-suite bedroom with romantic floating bed, adj...Please enquiry for availability as our calendar cannot show all 4 pods. Set among woodland and meadow, Cynefin Retreats is an immersive destination offering an incredible indoor-outdoor getaway experience. Here, the true luxury is living and breathing this idyllic Welsh borders landscape, from the comfort of your handcrafted luxe-pod. Offering the ultimate in contemporary living, our four pods are purpose designed for couples seeking a unique escape in a stunning countryside setting, yet only three miles from the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye. Each luxe-pod offers stylish, modern living, with iconic curved walls to the rear and wall-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to the front, with uninterrupted views to the countryside. There is an en-suite bedroom with romantic floating bed, adjoining a spacious, open-plan kitchen/living/dining area. With both a wood burning stove and luxurious underfloor heating, uniform warmth throughout the pod is guaranteed. An adjoining cloak room for boots, coats and other bulky items ensures your pod can remain uncluttered and offering space to dry off any wetter clothing. Sliding glass doors open to a partially covered wooden deck, with private hot tub enabling an easy transition between indoor and outdoor living across the seasons, whatever the weather. Beyond the deck is a spacious terrace with dining and lounging furniture. The pod has a bespoke fire-pit with BBQ grill perfect for sizzling sausages and toasting marshmallows. By day, breakfast in bed watching the sun come up on a crisp winter’s morning, take a picnic lunch in the meadow on a balmy summer’s day, or supper on the terrace watching the sunset. By night, cosy up on the sofa with the log burner glowing and a good book in hand, or embrace outdoor living toasting marshmallows by the fire pit or enjoying Prosecco in the hot tub looking at the stars.Throughout the day, across the seasons, let this extraordinary landscape soothe the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. As dog owners ourselves, we understand that dogs are part of the family, and your four-legged friend is welcome to stay. With footpaths leading right from the doorstep, Cynefin Retreats makes for the perfect dog-friendly getaway. We ask that any guests with a dog follow standard etiquette, ensuring they are well-behaved, and are supervised when outside and are not allowed to roam free.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
We can accommodate an infant (free of charge) and/or one child under 10, for whom bedding can be provided to sleep on the sofa. (£20 charge) Smoking is only permitted outside the pod. Dogs must be supervised at all times when on the property
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Lorna F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had the most amazing anniversary getaway for a couple of days at Cynefin retreats. Our cabin (Willow) was spotless as soon as we arrived and was fully supplied with cooking appliances and crockery. The hot tub was super easy to use...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank brodiek136
Reviewed 22 December 2020

We recently stayed just before we got put into tier 4 and we are so glad we did! It met all our expectations! Beautiful views, fresh air and the hot tub was a big bonus The pods are super private which made the stay so...More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank georgiawww
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

This pod retreat was incredible, we stayed in Rowan and the view when you wake up in the morning is stunning as the sun beams through the glass sliding doors and windows and makes you feel completely switched off from the rest of the world....More

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank Francoisenl
Reviewed 5 November 2020

Wow! What a place. My little family and I stayed in the Holly lodge for 1 night. We booked at the very last minute. The team were so accommodating and the customer service and communication was fabulous. I cannot recommend this place enough. If you’re...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank MrsMills14
Reviewed 17 October 2020

Wow, everything was perfect; these are stunning pods in a beautiful location. It was cosy and warm with the underfloor heating and extremely well equipped. We loved soaking in the hot tub with a glass of wine and looking at the stars. It was certainly...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Passenger19841534355
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

Just back from a very relaxing stay at Cynefin. Despite the rain, there was plenty to do what with lounging in the hot tub an reading in front of the log burner, with lots of local walks to keep us busy. Hay is also a...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank oliviagia
Reviewed 9 October 2020

I don’t usually write reviews but I just had to for this place! We had a wonderful two night stay for my boyfriends birthday in Rowan cabin and it couldn’t have been more relaxing. It had everything we needed and we absolutely loved the hot...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank eviehamar
Reviewed 2 October 2020

We thoroughly enjoy our luxury pod ‘Holly’. The weather was doing it’s best to match the quality of the accommodation. We got up Pen y fan and Corn Du before soothing in the jacuzzi and then cooking sausages on the fire pit. With the clear...More

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank andrewmG2475EL
Reviewed 29 September 2020

All you could want from a short break in a gorgeously green and peaceful, rural setting. Everything has been thought of including extra towels for the hot tub, board games for a night in front of the fire and they even throw in little extras...More

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank Lousy88
Reviewed 24 September 2020

Enjoyed a wonderful break here with my husband, escaping the hussle and bustle, we felt Rowan where we stayed was the most private. Gorgeous Lodge.. only comment the hottub had one too many chemicals but all round great time, we will be back!

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank kathbrooke83
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
For anyone wanting to get ‘out and about’ there are a wealth of options nearby to explore. We are fortunate to have Hay-on-Wye, the ‘Town of Books’, famous for its Literary Festival just three miles up the road. And, of course, the great outdoors beckons! Wild swimming, canoeing, trekking, cycling, and horse-riding are all within easy reach.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cynefin Retreats
    How many people can stay at Cynefin Retreats?
    Cynefin Retreats is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.
    How many bathrooms does Cynefin Retreats have?
    Cynefin Retreats has one bathroom available. See all property details.
    How many bedrooms does Cynefin Retreats have?
    Cynefin Retreats has one bedroom available. See all property details.
    What is the minimum number of nights to stay at Cynefin Retreats?
    Stays at Cynefin Retreats must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.