Early Summer Offer15% off midweek stays before 5 July 2024


Living in the landscape

Luxury Glamping

Early Summer Offer

15% off midweek stays before 5 July 2024

At checkout, please use discount code: LATEOFFER

Where luxury greets nature

Our trio of luxury lodges offer the ultimate in contemporary living. We’ve poured a lot of love into these lodges, aspiring to create spaces we would want to experience on our own holidays.

Each lodge has two bedrooms and sleeps 4/5 people + infant. Four legged friends are also welcome. 

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Indoor spaces

In each lodge you’ll find a light-filled, open-plan living space with beautifully kitted-out kitchen, generous dining space for comfortable conversation-filled suppers, and super squishy sofas with glass-fronted log burner – perfect for cosy evenings enjoying our carefully curated book and games collection.

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Upstairs are two serene bedrooms with luxurious linen and those all-important blackout blinds help ensure a peaceful slumber.

The master bedroom enjoys a sumptuous super king bed, while the second bedroom can be made up as either a super king or twins. A folding bed with mattress for a fifth person can be provided (£10 per night supplement, includes mattress, bedding and towels). 

The family bathroom includes a ginormous stand-alone bath, separate waterfall shower, and wall-to-ceiling mirror to maximise the sense of space and light.

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We are meticulous when it comes to the small detail (think quality ‘Marshall’s Bluetooth speaker, Egyptian cotton linen and colourful cookbooks) and are true lighting-obsessives, ensuring a range of dimmable lighting is available throughout the lodge to suit the mood. 

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Luxury and space are at the heart of the Cynefin Retreats experience – I can honestly say I have never seen a bigger bedroom in a holiday home.
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Luxe-Lodge Spaces

  • Master bedroom - super king bed
  • Second bedroom - super king or twin
  • Bathroom with standalone bath
  • Separate waterfall shower
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Utility and cloak room
  • Downstairs toilet
  • Private hot tub
  • Fire pit with BBQ grill
  • Spacious terraces
  • Ample parking
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Outdoor spaces

Huge sliding doors and windows invite nature in, yet we are equally passionate about encouraging our guests to head outdoors, without compromising on the all-important comfort. We’ve chosen designer Scandinavian furniture for our terraces, alongside a luxury hot-tub and fire-pit with BBQ grill for toasting marshmallows or cooking up a feast with our quality cast iron cookware.

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From each of our spaces – whether indoor or out – you can truly live in the landscape, absorbing the views across our meadow to the hills beyond. Ultimately, our hope is that our guests feel the whole lot of love we have poured into our lodges, and that adults and children alike return home inspired, rejuvenated, and wishing to come again. 

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Luxe-Lodge Features

  • Feather duvet and feather pillows
  • Pocket sprung mattresses
  • Egyptian cotton towels
  • Marshall sound system
  • Glass-fronted woodburner
  • Broadband WiFi
  • Caneline outdoor furniture
  • Lafuma deckchairs
  • Fouta towels for hot tub use
  • Washer/dryer
  • Under-stair 'den' with wooden toys
  • Locally-sourced toiletries
  • Locally-sourced original artwork
  • Melin Tregwynt wool blankets
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…and a touch of magic for the kids

The best holidays we’ve had are the ones where our children are happy and having fun. Peek under the stairs and you’ll find the secret den with nature books, binoculars and wooden toys to inspire creative play. Head outside and discover the hand-crafted wooden swings dotted through our woodland, and a plethora of natural nooks for getting lost in magical imaginary worlds.

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“We all felt relaxed and content and for the first time in so long, just able to really slow down. The secret den is absolutely magic – the stuff of dreams! …And the children slept until after 8am thanks to the blackout blinds!”, Cynefin Retreats guest

Dog Friendly

As dog owners ourselves, we understand that your dog is a member of the family, and VIPs (Very Important Pooches!) are welcomed at Cynefin Retreats with as much warmth as their owners.

You and your canine companion will have a tail-wagging time exploring the local area and the wealth of walking opportunities nearby. Our woodland adjoins a public footpath leading directly onto the Wye Valley Walk– a fabulous path that leads directly into Hay-on-Wye and beyond. The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are nearby which are fantastic for scenic dog walks.

We welcome up to two well-behaved dogs per lodge. The cost per stay is £30 for one dog, £45 for two dogs.

We do have a few simple pooch-related rules in order to ensure that Cynefin Retreats is an idyllic holiday destination for everyone:

  • We accept one dog per luxe-pod, for a small fee of £30, and up to two dogs per luxe-lodge for a fee of £30 for one dog and £45 for two dogs.
  • Please keep your dog(s) out of the bedrooms. For our two-storey luxe-lodges, this means we ask that dogs are not allowed upstairs. A stairgate will be provided which we ask that you to keep closed at all times.
  • Ideally, we ask that dogs are not allowed on the sofa. If your dog is accustomed to sofa snuggles, please use the blanket(s).
  • Do not leave your dog unattended in any of our properties – new environments can cause much distress, particularly on warm days when our accommodations do heat up if the windows and doors are not open.
  • Any dog mess must be cleared up and disposed of immediately, either into the hedge using the shovel provided, or using dog mess bags. Dog mess bags can be disposed of in the large black rubbish bins by our car park. Please do not leave them behind for our housekeeping team to throw away.
  • There is livestock in the fields surrounding Cynefin Retreats. Please ensure your dog is supervised and kept under control at all times when in and around Cynefin Retreats.
  • When taking your dog for a walk, please follow the country code and keep to the public footpath at all times. Please keep your dog on a lead when in close vicinity to livestock.
  • When returning from muddy walks, please use the hose provided to rinse muddy paws. A communal warm water hose is located on the building by the car park, or a cold water hose can be found on the other side of your privacy screen by the hot tub. Please use the towel provided to dry off wet paws before allowing your dog back inside.
  • Dogs must be older than 12 months – no playful pups, sorry, even if they are very cute!
  • You will be liable in the unlikely event of any damage or if excess cleaning is required as a result of your dog(s).

We know that dogs can be quite picky about their home comforts so we trust that you’ll bring their bed, blankets, and food with you. However, you’ll find water bowls and food bowls in each property for you to use during your stay, along with a towel for drying muddy paws, and blanket(s) for covering the sofa/armchairs.



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Our Rates

Our three Luxe-Lodges are designed and equipped to exactly the same standards and are priced according to the season.


2024 RatesMidweek nightly rate
(Sunday - Thursday)
Weekend nightly rate
(Friday - Saturday)
Winter (Low Season)£245£295
Spring/Autumn (Mid Season)£295£310
Summer (High Season)£310£345
Peak Season*£398£398

*Peak seasons are May Half Term/Hay Festival, Bank Holidays and New Year’s Eve. 

Length of stays

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. 


The prices for our luxe lodges are based on an occupancy of 4 people (+ an infant). However, each lodge is incredibly spacious and can comfortably accommodate one further guest for a small surcharge of £10 per night, which includes provision of a folding metal bed frame with foam mattress, bedding and towels. Our folding bed works well for children. We are happy to welcome adults to use the folding bed, though please be aware it does not offer the space and comfort of a standard single.

Special rates

The summer has begun! To celebrate, we’re offering a 15% discount on all midweek (Sunday to Thursday) 2+ night stays. Use code LATEOFFER at checkout. Eligible on stays taken before 5 July 2024. Enjoy! Please read our T&Cs before booking.


For those looking for the spacious living areas our lodges have to offer but only need one bedroom, you can book a mid-week lodge stays on select dates between 2 October 2023 and 29 March 2024 with a 15% discount. Please email our team to enquire.


We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for bookings of 7+ nights. This is automatically applied when booking. 

Please note – only one offer can apply at any time.



2023 Rates

Winter (Low Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday- Thursday) £245
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday) £295

Spring/Autumn (Mid Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday- Thursday) £295
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday)  £310

Summer (High Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday- Thursday) £310
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday)  £345

Peak Season*
Midweek nightly rate (Monday – Thursday) £398
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Sunday)  £398

*Peak seasons are May Half Term/Hay Festival, Bank Holidays and New Year’s Eve. 

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