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Tucked away amongst seven acres of woodlands and wild gardens meadows, Cynefin Retreats is a hand-crafted collection of luxury self-catering pods on the Welsh borders offering guests a unique indoor-outdoor escape. This July, Cynefin Retreats opened three new much-anticipated two bedroom lodges, giving families and friends the chance to unwind and explore the idyllic countryside in style.
This gorgeous trio of two-storey eco lodges blends into the local environment seamlessly. Locally sourced timber cladding, solid wood floors and walls of glass blur the lines between indoor and out.
Guests can expect a wide decking with the comfiest designer sun loungers, pre-warmed hot tubs, plus a fire pit with grill for sizzling sausages or toasting marshmallows while you stargaze (this is a Dark Skies area).
Inside, the open plan lower floor has high-quality furnishings, with a modern kitchen using soft and natural colours to blend in with the expansive, lush countryside views. As you head up the handcrafted staircase (a wonder in itself), two spacious and light bedrooms bookend the shared bathroom, where the luxuriously deep standalone bath sits under the window with yet more wonderful meadow views. There’s also a child’s cot and a blow up bed available that can be used, so you can accommodate a group of five if necessary.
There are several small touches to look out for that highlight the love poured into these lodges – colourful Melin Tregwynt blankets, quirky play nooks under the stairs with wooden toys; a curated collection of cookbooks and children’s stories – many from Hay on Wye’s eclectic shops close by; black and white lino prints of local scenes; a handmade swing under a Chestnut tree, among others.
Set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains and the winding River Wye, there is no shortage of activities on the doorstep. Whether it’s wandering around the characterful literary town of Hay-On-Wye, with its fantastic Thursday market and colourful array of independent shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants, or a weekend of canoeing, wild swimming and cycling, or simply a rejuvenating family reset, a stay at Cynefin Retreats will be a treat for all.
What you will win
One lucky registered Mumsnet user will receive:
- 1 x three-night stay for a family of four at Cynefin Retreats (RRP £1,050)*
How to enter
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Mumsnet T&Cs apply, along with the additional T&Cs below. The competition is open to UK residents and registered Mumsnet users only. Competition closes at 11.59pm 27 September 2022.
*Cynefin Retreats T&Cs:
- Three-night stay, between 2 September 2022 – 27 March 2023. Excludes the following dates: 21 Oct - 7 Nov; 25-28 Nov; 23 Dec – 2 Jan 2023; 10-27 Feb.
- Prize winner can cancel at any time by contacting Cynefin Retreats directly at [email protected] and choose another date within range specified, if there is still availability. We will not be able to accommodate requests for stays outside of this specified date range.
- Standard T&Cs apply