Early Summer Offer15% off midweek stays before 5 July 2024

Luxe-pods hideaways

Escape the everyday

Luxury Glamping

Early Summer Offer

15% off midweek stays before 5 July 2024

At checkout, please use discount code: LATEOFFER

Idyllic & romantic getaways for two

Luxury Glamping

Our four luxe-pods offer 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.

Surrounded by Corsican pine trees, meadow flowers, and orchard, our pods sit within a seven acre haven in the Wye Valley, with the peaks of the Brecon Beacons just beyond the horizon.

Although designed for couples, we can provide a travel cot for an infant or a single duvet on the sofa for a child. 

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Cynefin Retreats (one dog per pod).

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Romantic? Yes. The pods are designed with couples in mind: city escapees desperate for some green, some peace.
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Luxe-Pod Spaces

  • Handcrafted floating bed (king size)
  • En-suite with extra large rain shower
  • Open-plan living area with log burner
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Utility and cloak room
  • Spacious decking area
  • Private terrace with sun loungers
  • Fire pit with BBQ grill
  • Outdoor dining furniture
  • Private hot tub
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Luxe-Pod Features

  • Feather duvet and feather pillows
  • Hypnos pocket sprung mattress
  • Egyptian cotton towels
  • Quality Bose sound system
  • Glass-fronted woodburner
  • Broadband WiFi
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fouta towels for hot tub use
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This is several rungs up from glamping. There is a hot tub on the deck, underfloor heatings, one of those frying pan sized shower heads, a smooth, handleless kitchen, and crockery from Sophie Conran’s range for Portmeirion.
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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 one well-behaved dog per pod, for the price of £30 per stay.

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 four Luxe-Pods 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)£188£250
Spring/Autumn (Mid Season)£235£280
Summer (High Season)£260£315
Peak Season*£325£325

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

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.

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.

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for bookings of 7+ nights. This is automatically applied when booking. This discount is not valid in conjunction with other offers. 

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


2024 Rates

Winter (Low Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday – Thursday) £188
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday) £250

Spring/Autumn (Mid Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday – Thursday) £235
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday)  £280

Summer (High Season)
Midweek nightly rate (Sunday – Thursday) £260
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Saturday)  £315

Peak Season*
Midweek nightly rate (Monday – Thursday) £325
Weekend nightly rate (Friday – Sunday)  £325

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

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There’s a perfect reading corner by the fire in the pod, where you can lie against the sloping wall, toast your toes and turn the pages.
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