Holly 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

  • Owner pets on site
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Why we love it

Woodland wandering that leads onto the beauty of the Wye Valley Walk. Evenings snuggled up beside the firepit or soaking in the hot tub.

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Roaming the five acres of woodland
  • Snuggling by the wood burner or fire pit
  • Throws so they can join you on the sofa

Humans will love

  • Luxury pod living with style and sustainability
  • Stunning views of the surrounding countryside on the edge of the dark sky reserve
  • Relaxing in the hot tub under the stars

The place

Holly is a perfect blend of craft, comfort and care. Sustainable materials, local labour and efficient design make the cabin low impact, but big windows and the owners’ eye for interiors give it a feeling of both real indulgence and immersion in nature. There are big throws so the dogs can join you on the sofa and plenty of great walks, including the riverside stroll just 10 minutes away. Hay on Wye, famous for its bookshops, also has many independent traders where you can stock up on fantastic local produce for dinner. The nearby Brecon Beacons make for days of wandering and the “secret willow garden” on the edge of the woodland is a magical spot, while the area’s dark skies mean you’ll finish the night looking up in wonder from the hot tub on the deck.


  • 1 x King bedroom


  • Rainfall shower with toiletries and bath towels
  • Warm water outdoor dog washing facilities

Living and relaxing

  • Private hot tub (soft tub) on deck, fouta towels
  • Throws for the furniture so the dogs can enjoy
  • Board games and books
  • Under floor heating
  • Wood burner
  • First batch of firewood provided
  • Wifi
  • Smart speaker
  • Sofa
  • Outdoor casual seating

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

  • Gift of 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 should be under 2 and a travel cot can be provided
  • 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

You should know

  • Guests at the other cabins on site might have dogs
  • The four cabins on site are 15-20m apart, separated by privacy hedges
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In the neighbourhood

  • Trading for over 700 years, Hay Market Day (Thursday mornings from 0900) is a vibrant local market held in the centre of Hay-on-Wye. Over 40 stalls offer a diverse range of items, from food to woolly socks.
  • The 'Town of Books' does not disappoint boasting over 30 book shops.
  • The Globe at Hay is an independent arts centre embracing an ever-changing arts landscape. Often has an interesting programme of evening events.
  • Sitting on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park Cynefin Retreats is wonderfully located for exploring the outdoors with a fabulous riverside walking route and the Offa's Dyke trail that runs through Wales
  • Locally named ‘The Warren’ is a little beach on the riverbank, making the perfect spot for a picnic, BBQ, and, for the brave ones among you... a swim
  • Launch your own canoe or other boat from the toll bridge at Whitney. Alternatively, near the Wyeford Road car park in Hay is the launch area for canoe trips down the river Wye. You can easily book a canoe for a half- or day-trip, starting in Hay.
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