City chic meets country comfort in a stylish home-from-home for grown-ups.

Just you, the two of you, and maybe the dog too – escape to your very own luxury rural retreat with everything you need to relax & do things your own way, in your own time.

• Fresh air • Hot tub • Stocked pantry • Netflix • Dog friendly

Owners Vicky and Chris Saynor have invested heart and soul in creating this pair of boutique retreats with everything you need to find rest and relaxation and do things your own way, in your own time. Located in the lovely village of Cottered in rural Hertfordshire Bethnal & Bec are newly-built and custom-designed to offer individuals and couples fresh air, comfort and seclusion.

You make the rules

Catch up with your loved one, daydream in the bath, stargaze from the hot tub, eat yourself silly from the pantry in your pyjamas – whatever you say, goes.

Take your time

Set in the village of Cottered in the heart of rural Hertfordshire – just a short jaunt from London, Cambridge, the A1, M11 and M25 – grab yourself some quality time.

Kindle a spark

Enchanting enough for a wedding night or to remind you why you first fell in love.

Rediscover life’s real luxuries

The wi-fi’s working, but you can pretend to be off-grid.

Let go and love the small stuff.

Reasons to stay in

Plunder the pantry, soak up the romance

Luxuriate in the knowledge that your every need is catered for – from a hot tub soak under the stars to a blissful sleep in sumptuous linens, all-you-can-watch Netflix in your pyjamas to boundless peace and quiet. The champagne is on ice – are you in?

Have it your own way

We’ll stock the pantry and fill the wine cellar with quality choices, or you can bring your favourite ingredients – so if you love to cook, the only limit is your imagination.

Relax restore reconnect

Enjoy the space of your own courtyard garden. Take time out in the hot tub. Breakfast as you like it. Sleep by day and watch Netflix all night.

Unplug and reconnect.

What's in it for you?

Eating & pantry

  • Beautifully appointed kitchen
  • Extensive stocked pantry, fridge and freezer with quality locally sourced food & drink – see here for more details
  • Pay as you go wine cellar


  • Spa services on-hand – see more here
  • Designer decor in the Rough Luxe style
  • Egyptian cotton bedlinens on king sized bed
  • Close to London with private parking & entrance

Hot tub & bathing

  • Hot tub in private garden
  • Luxurious en-suite bathroom
  • Bath for two
  • Spacious rainforest power shower


  • Wi-fi
  • 42” TV, Netflix, Flip-down cinema screen in Bec
  • Underfloor heating, Google Nest control
  • iPad on hand with environment control

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Reasons to go out

It’s worth going out to have the pleasure of coming home again

Work up an appetite walking the dog, wander round the pretty villages with their myths and legends, have supper in one of the excellent local pubs, venture into historic Cambridge or visit one of the nearby historic houses.

Dive into the deep green

One of many charming villages set among the rolling countryside – Cottered is a gem in the heart of rural Hertfordshire.

Into the air

Opportunities abound for hiking, cycling, horse riding, shooting and fishing. Well behaved dogs are welcome and fine country walks start right from the door.

What about going out?

Walking & cycling

  • Extensive footpath & bridleway network
  • Dozens of beautiful villages to explore
  • Our favourite country walks start right from the door
  • Many pubs within walking or cycling distance

Places to visit

  • Beautiful Buntingford is only three miles away
  • Historic Cambridge is only 25 minutes away
  • Historic houses; Hatfield House, Knebworth House, Wimpole Hall
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford

Eating out

Just a few recommendations:

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07790 901051

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