Luxury romantic pods in Herefordshire with sweeping views and private hot tubs near the England/Wales border.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
Cynefin Retreats is owned and managed by Lorna Felgate.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Lorna Felgate.
Right on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, in England but only three miles from the Welsh border, Cynefin Retreats is a collection of ultra-decadent timber glamping pods boasting a range of high-end amenities. Situated close to Offa’s Dyke, the historic landmark which serves as a boundary between England and Wales, Cynefin Retreats is perfectly located to take advantage of the plunging and dramatic mountains, the starry and protected ‘Dark Sky’, and the culturally rich ‘Town of Books’ - Hay-on-Wye.
Each pod has been cleverly designed to take full advantage of the jaw-dropping views of the hills and valleys which this region is celebrated for. The main living space in each pod benefits from a floor-to-ceiling glass door, creating an airy and light-filled space which really draws the beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding woodlands into the pod. These glass doors open directly onto a private timber decking, where you’ll find your hot-tub, the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and soothe your muscles after spending the day hiking, wild-swimming or cycling.
The pods come with super-romantic beds in the separate bedroom, with a high-end en-suite bathroom adjoining the room. The kitchen is integrated in the open-plan living space, and comes with everything you need to prepare a feast using local ingredients. Alternatively, the pods all feature outdoors barbecues, making al-fresco grilling a great option. For the ultimate hygge experience, every pod comes with both an engineered wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of every evening, and underfloor heating throughout, ensuring that whatever the season, you’ll be cosy throughout the day and night. There’s even a cloak room and storage space adjoining each cabin, so that the clean, sharp Scandinavian lines of your pod go uninterrupted by hiking gear and luggage.
Cynefin Retreats are located within a private seven acre estate, where Corsican Pine woodlands and wildflower meadows attract a diversity of wildlife, from foxes and badgers to rare birds and unusual butterflies.
This area is a walker and nature-enthusiast’s paradise, with endless hill and valley ranges and forests rich in diverse trees and foliage. A number of trails and footpaths snake right past the pods, taking you towards the Wye Valley Wall, or Offa’s Dyke itself, whose lengthy peak can be walked along. How you explored the varied and exciting scenery is up to you; between horse riding, canoe rental and instruction, hiking, fell-running and mountain biking, there really are options to suit every kind of adventurer, all within close proximity. Well known for its celebrated festival, Haye-on-Wye is a beautiful town, just three miles from the pods. Anybody with an interest in literature, architecture, food, and the finest in small town charm will find Hay-on-Wye to be unmissable.
Midweek - Monday to Thursday
Weekend - Friday to Sunday
Winter - (Low Season) 4 January to 31 March, save Valentines weekend
Midweek nightly rate - £182
Weekend nightly rate - £230
Spring/Autumn - (Mid Season) 1 April to 26 May, save Easter and Bank Holidays, 1 October to 6 November and 25 – 27 November (Hay Winter Festival)
Midweek nightly rate - £230
Weekend nightly rate - £255
Summer/Holidays (High Season) 11 – 14 February, 15 – 18 April, 30 April – 2 May, and 6 June to 30 September
Midweek nightly rate - £250
Weekend nightly rate - £285
Hay Festival and Christmas (Peak Season) - 27 May to 5 June and 16 December 2022 to 2 January 2023
All nights - £285
Winter - (Low Season) 3 January to 30 March, save Valentines
Midweek nightly rate - £191
Weekend nightly rate - £242
Spring/Autumn - (Mid Season) 31 March to 25 May, save Easter and Bank Holidays, 2 October to 5 November and 24 – 26 November (Hay Winter Festival)
Midweek nightly rate - £242
Weekend nightly rate - £268
Summer/Holidays (High Season) 10 – 14 February, 7 – 10 April, 28 April – 1 May, 5 June to 30 September.
Midweek nightly rate - £263
Weekend nightly rate (Friday - Sunday) - £299
Hay Festival and Christmas (Peak Season) 26 May to 4 June and 15 December to 2 January 2024
All nights - £299
Extra guests: Children: £20.00 per child per night, Dogs: £30 per dog per stay.
We welcome guests staying 2+ nights.
We usually cannot offer one night stays, but can on occasion if there is a gap between reservations that we can fill. Please contact us if you would like to know if any options are available.
We are pleased to offer a 14% discount for bookings of 7+ nights.
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