Hazel at Cynefin Retreats

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 1 Dogs icon 1 Dog
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

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    Why we love it

    Toast marshmallows on the firepit, spend sunset in the hot tub, there’s wildlife in abundance and stunning design at every turn

    What you'll love

    Dogs will love

    • Shaking off after using the doggy shower
    • Just resting their eyes in front of the log burner
    • Finding their towel, bowls and throw waiting inside

    Humans will love

    • Waking up to birdsong and floor to ceiling views
    • Dining out in the ever-changing Hay-on-Wye
    • Cracking open a bottle to enjoy in the hot tub

    The place

    Hazel cabin, like her sisters, Willow, Rowan and Holly, is found on the Cynefin Retreat Estate, three miles outside of Hay-on-Wye. Designed as a model for eco-living, Hazel cabin has something to do at all times of the day, and all times of the year. You might decide you and your canine companion have earned some downtime, and lie in until the morning light streams through the floor to ceiling windows. Then cook a late breakfast in the fresh midday air and serve on the patio, dog looking hopeful by your knees. End your day melting by the log burner in a pile of pleasant exhaustion with your dog.


    • 1 x King room


    • Bathroom with rainfall shower and toiletries provided (shower gel and hand soap)
    • Warm water outdoor dog washing facilities

    Living and relaxing

    • Private hot tub (soft tub) on deck, with Fouta towels
    • Wood burner - first batch of logs provided
    • Sofa in the lounge area
    • Under floor heating
    • Board games and books
    • Wifi
    • Smart speaker

    Cooking and dining

    • Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven and fridge with small freezer compartment
    • Cooking basics supplied - olive oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee, milk and marshmallows for the fire pit
    • Dishwasher with dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid
    • Fire pit with BBQ grill and utensils
    • Indoor and outdoor dining table and chairs

    For the dog

    • Dog throws for the furniture
    • Dog biscuits on arrival
    • Dog blanket
    • Water bowl
    • Towels for muddy paws and soggy coats
    • Boot room with a lead clip by the door to keep safe whilst the humans are dealing with muddy kit

    Booking information

    • Check in 1630
    • Check out 1030
    • Early check in or late check out available on request
    • Babies under two are welcome
    • One additional child aged 2 - 10 years can be accommodated on the sofa for an additional £20 per night. Bedding and towels provided, add this extra when booking.
    • £30 per dog per stay

    Optional extras

    • Additional firewood available from the owners at £4 per bundle
    • Bottles of local sparkling wine on arrival
    • Flowers on arrival
    • Hay Deli can deliver hampers
    • Travel cot provided free of charge, upon request

    You should know

    • Your little companion should be supervised at all times when outside, but you won’t struggle wanting to explore the grounds with them
    • There are other cabins on site, but you have your own private areas separated by hedges. Guests are encouraged to respect each other's space
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    In the neighbourhood

    • Hay-on-Wye is bustling with culture and life for such a small town, and it’ll become apparent the more you explore its ancient winding streets. There are 24 bookshops, meaning there’s a bookshop per 100 inhabitants, one of the highest ratios in the world – so an ideal candidate for avid readers. Many of the bookshops allow dogs, so just pop in and check first!
    • Say hi to the lovely people at The Old Electric Shop, a small café and vintage shop next to the river. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten free items on the menu, who don’t they cater to? Make it your final destination after a riverside loop
    • Book a table at Tomatitos Tapas Bar and while away some hours eating tapa made from locally sourced ingredients, whether that’s artisan bread, seasonal veg, or choosing from the imported wines list. Sit out in their garden, and learn the difference between cosas de picar, pinchos and cazuelas – the fun way
    • Speak to the staff at Want to Canoe? The tour company that operates out of Hay-on-Wye leading expeditions down the river to get in a little exercise, spot the masses of wildlife that populate the river, and get the fresh river air in you. They welcome well behaved dogs
    • If you’re feeling like a dip, take a wander down to the Warren, a small rocky beach on the banks of the River Wye, and enjoy a little swim – just remember to avoid the aforementioned canoes… There’s also space on the grassy bank for a picnic, or those less keen for a bracing plunge
    • On the very most north-easterly tip of the Brecon Beacons, Hay-on-Wye is a convenient place to rush into Wales’ second largest national Park, and take on the many activities it offers. From biking to hiking, wild swimming and paddleboarding, horse riding, climbing, the list of things to do there is massive.
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