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Cynefin Retreats

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Cynefin Retreats invites families to stargaze, explore wild woodland and indulge in a slower pace of life. All from the comfort of a luxury lodge, complete with hot tub.

  • roomUnits 3
  • person Sleeps 2 - 6
  • bed Bedrooms 2 - 2
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
From £295/night
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Set among woodland and meadow, Cynefin Retreats is a family-focused destination with an emphasis on slow-living, reconnecting and revelling in the beautiful countryside. Breathe in the clean country air. Bask in glorious views. And all from the comfort of a handcrafted, luxurious lodge. You can find fun and excitement swimming in the Wye, horse riding through the Brecon Beacons or exploring nearby Hay-on-Wye. As the name suggests (when translated from Welsh!), get ‘rooted in place’, and enjoy.

About this place

Best bits

  • It’s impossible not to slow down and reconnect with nature, especially in such beautiful surroundings with wildlife in abundance. Spotting owls, hedgehogs and bats is a regular occurrence.
  • Kids will love the under-the-stairs nook with wooden toys and a den-like feel. It's the perfect spot for imaginary games or story time.
  • The lodges are absolutely gorgeous. Contemporary finishes, a warm atmosphere, stunning views. You’ll never want to leave.

Top tips

  • Don’t forget to look up on a clear night – Cynefin is in a designated ‘dark skies’ area, meaning the stargazing is just incredible.
  • Footpaths bordering Cynefin Retreats lead straight up the hills for great views, down to the river for a paddle, and on to the Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke should you fancy. Don’t forget your walking boots!
  • Check out the secret willow garden – perfect for playing and getting lost in imaginary worlds.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Hot tubs
Wifi
Outdoor play equipment
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Rooms

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Activities

Accessibility

Unfortunatly, the luxe-lodges are two storey with both bedrooms accessible by a relatively steep, wooden spiral staircase and are therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are invited to contact the team ahead of booking to discuss any additional requirements they may have.

Location & local area

About the owners

Lorna and Ryan

Listed since February 2023

We live nearby and are often down at Cynefin, taking a stroll or picnicking in the woodland with our young family and fun-loving Sproodle, Juno. We're passionate about sustainable tourism, supporting the biodiversity and wildlife of the site and working with local suppliers. We love exploring the outdoors and are happy to offer recommendations for our favourite local spots.

 

Owner recommendations

  • Take a trip to Shephard’s Parlour in Hay on Wye. They serve good coffee, toasted sandwiches and cakes. But the real highlight being the fantastic locally made ice-cream. Yum!

  • Depending on the age of your kids, canoeing down the Wye is a great day out. And there's lots of opportunities to stop for a drink or a meal in pubs along the way.

  • Grab a coffee, relaxed lunch, or evening meal at The Bridge – a fabulous eatery located at Whitney Toll Bridge – just a short stroll from your lodge. You can also take a dip in the river there – making this a real special spot for adventure with the kids.  

  • Bring your walking gear and discover the dramatic landscapes of the Black Mountains.

Plan your stay at Cynefin Retreats

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