Create Memories

Award winning, adult only, luxury self-catering studios in Hertfordshire

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Designed and created by Vicky & Chris Saynor, Bethnal&Bec Luxury Rural Retreats is a true home-grown family business. City chic meets countryside cool, in a stylish and cosy home-from-home  setting. For grown-ups only, and maybe the dog too – escape to your very own luxury rural retreat with everything you need to relax and do things your own way, and in your own time.

Relax, Restore, Reconnect

Enjoy the space of your own private garden. Take time out in the hot tub or large bath

Breakfast as you like it, when you like it! Sleep by day and watch Netflix all night....
Unplug and reconnect

We look forward to welcoming you!

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King-size Bed ~ SMART TVs ~ Luxury Bathroom ~ Rain-forest Shower  ~  Double Bath ~ Fully Fitted Kitchen ~ NEST Heating ~ Wood-burner ~ Seating Area ~ Private Hot-tub ~ Private Garden ~ Breakfast Hamper ~ In-room Pantry ~ Carport ~ Pet friendly ~ Countryside views


Our services

Free Breakfast Hamper

Bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, bread, baked beans, butter, jam/honey/marmalade, milk

(vegetarian & vegan options available)

Private Garden

Private hot tub, sun loungers, seating area, fenced with direct access to

1 acre paddock and stunning walks

Private Hot tubs

Both retreats have their
own hot tubs 

Free Wifi

Superfast Broadband.
Password protected

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Private Off Road Parking

Private, undercover parking bay
in a carport. Access to electric charge point for a small charge

Dog Friendly

Your four-legged friend will enjoy a warm welcome with us. We do have a very thorough cleaning regime for those that are not so dog-loving!


We are certified 'Good-to-Go' and using hospital grade cleaning products, end enchanced cleaning procedures

We will issue a 2 year credit for any bookings affected by CV19.
Just chat to us!

In-Room Pantry | Dine In Menu

Frozen, chilled & ambient Honesty pantry. Dine In options include Pizza Oven, Burger Night & Popcorn Party

(vegetarian & vegan options available)

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Beauty Treatments

Book a relaxing treatment during your stay to truly unwind. Includes massage, yoga, forest bathing and beauty services


Local Pubs & Restaurants

We are surrounded by fabulous
local friendly  places to eat. We've listed our favourites here

Cultural Sites

Knebworth House, Hatfield House, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Henry Moore Foundation to name a few

Cambridge & London

30 minute drive from historic Cambridge, 25 minutes by train from London

Leisure Activities

Walking, running, cycling, dog walks - all from your back door

Curated Experiences

We've teamed up with some fabulous local businesses to offer In-retreat experiences. From floristry, wine tasting to cooking classes. Full details here

Switch Off  or On!

Free SuperFast Broadband;
43" Smart TVs,
Netflix preloaded, 
vinyl record player,
cinema screen (Bec only),
board games



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Our COVID-19 Policy

We will continue to follow Government guidelines, and so any bookings made that cannot be taken due to Coronavirus, we will happily work with you to re-arrange to another date within 2 years of your original booking. Our T&Cs below fully explain our policy.

Our booking system is 'live' and correct.

We have received a huge increase in bookings, so we have set up a waitlist system in case of cancellations due to Coronavirus. If you would like to be added please click here. Please tell us the dates you're wanting to book.

Thank you



Bethnal&Bec, Nottinghams, Cottered, Herts, SG9 9PU

Tel: 07790 901051

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Sign up now & receive a code for an added treat for bookings placed before 31st March 2021 (for any future stays).

You will also be the first to hear of any exclusive offers, late deals and competitions.

Don't worry we will not inundate you with emails, as we are not exactly keen on that ourselves and you can opt out at any time.

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