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AWARD WINNING (...again)!!

We WON Self Catering Accommodation of the Year at the East of England Tourism Awards 2023-2024.

We had a lengthy entry process, judging and judges the win feels truly deserved. Next stop...the National Finals in July!

You see the full list of winners HERE.

Feb 2024

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Best stays for a mini-moon...

We have been featured on this mini-moon blog by our friends at Cool Stays!

You can read it in full HERE.

Feb 2024

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Feature in The Guardian

Check out this article on the rise in Dog Friendly accommodation featuring Bethnal&Bec Luxury Stays!

You can read more about it HERE.

Feb 2024

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Feature in Hello! magazine...

We are so happy to have been featured in Hello! magazine's 14 most romantic couples' retreats in the UK.

You can read more about it HERE.

May 2023

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Feature in The Telegraph...

Vicky was proud to talk to The Telegraph about how she reversed her Type2 Diabetes diagnosis.

You can read more about it HERE.

Feb 2023

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The Tour SmallBiz Saturday...

We were hugely excited to join The Tour on Facebook Live to talk all things Bethnal&Bec Luxury Stays & being a small business.

You can watch it HERE.

Nov 2022

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Hertfordshire Living Magazine...

It was our pleasure to talk to Charlotte for the "My Hertfordshire" feature in Hertfordshire Living Magazine.

Sept 2022

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Vicky was on BBC News...

...talking about the cost of living crisis, the rise in energy prices and the impact of it all on running a small business. Thank you to the BBC for having Vicky.

Sept 2022

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We are so excited to share that we have been selected as one of Small Business Saturday's #SmallBiz100 2022.

So proud of this fantastic achievement and look forward to sharing more news of the campaign throughout the year.

You can find out more about it all HERE.

Aug 2022

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Award News...

We are delighted that we are FINALISTS in the Service Excellence category in the Chamber of Conscience SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2022!

Jul 2022

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Take a listen to BBC Radio Kent...

Vicky was thrilled to be invited onto BBC Radio Kent to talk all things staycation & holidaying in the UK.

To listen to the chat, click this LINK and scan forward to 32mins and 30secs in, just after the news.

Jul 2022

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Junk Rocks... really does!

We are proud as punch to be featured in Metro Newspaper sharing our love of all things upcycling/recycling.

Jan 2022

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Our Baked Tiles Reno Journey you know we are passionate about supporting small, indepedent businesses so we were delighted to find Baked Tiles during The Foaling Box build.

To find out more about our reno journey, have a read HERE. Thank you for featuring us Zena & Baked Tiles.

Dec 2021

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Best Magazine Heroes 2021

...we are so delighted to have received our Best Magazine Heroes 2021 award.

Opening our doors to those seeking respite from domestic abuse at a time when we were not able to welcome guests, felt like the right thing to do & gave us the opportunity to give back & "pay it forward" a little. We would do it again in a heartbeat & would encourage others to do the same.

Dec 2021

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National Winner 2021

We are thrilled to have won the SME National Business Award 2021 in the Business Hero category.

Dec 2021

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Gift Vouchers available...

...did you know that we sell Gift Vouchers?

The perfect gift for Christmas, Birthdays...or in fact any day ending in "y"! They can be any denomination. Please get in touch to find out more & to buy yours today!

Nov 2021

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...last night we attended the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards

...and we WON both awards we were nominated for!

SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2021 - Sustainability

SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2021 - Business Hero

Huge thanks for all of your votes & support. We now move foward to the National Awards which take place in December. Fingers crossed for an early Christmas present!

Oct 2021

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

...Vicky was delighted & proud to be asked by Tesco Magazine, to feature in Your Health to talk about her Breast Cancer diagnosis & treatment. You can read the full article HERE.


As a proud patron of the charity Something To Look Forward To, Vicky has been raising money for them this month by going Sober in October. Click HERE to learn more about what they do.

Oct 2021

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Award News...

...we are ecstatic to have been nominated for three awards...

NRA Recycling Awards 2021 - Recycling Excellence
SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2021 - Sustainability

SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2021 - Business Hero

(this one is is voted for by the public so we would be hugely grateful for your vote)


We are keeping everything crossed for good news at the ceremonies which take place a little later this year.

Sept 2021

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Prima Magazine feature...

...Mrs Bec aka Vicky, was featured in this "We Escaped To The Country" article in August's Prima Magazine. From city life to country girl...

Aug 2021

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We love to support other local businesses... we are so happy & proud to be featured in Herts Live talking about the rollercoaster which has been our time since we first opened in 2017!


To read the full article, click HERE...



Jun 2021


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Huge thanks to The Telegraph for including...

...Bethnal&Bec Luxury Rural Rutreats as one of the 'Top 40 best places you can take your dog...'. We love welcoming your four-legged friends so we would (modestly) agree with this accolade!


To read the full article, click HERE...



Jun 2021


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Better Not Stop feature Bethnal&Bec...

...Luxury Rural Ruetreats in its recent 'Better Business Roundup'. We have invested a lot of time & money into our sustainability journey so it is great to be recognsied for this!

To read the full article, click HERE...


Jun 2021


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Thank you Woman's Weekly...

...for including Vicky, aka Mrs Bec in this wonderful article. We were proud to be able to dedicate the feature to Fiona Coldron, founder of Something To Look Forward To who passed away from Stage 4 Breast Cancer in February this year.

To read more about Something To Look Forward to, click HERE...


Mar 2021


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As seen in The Telegraph...

...we are very grateful & proud that the work we are doing to provide respite to victims of DA has been picked up by The Telegraph.

Read the full article HERE...


Mar 2021


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Luxury BnB press feature...

Huge thanks to the team at Luxury BnB for such a wonderful feature & helping us spread the word about the work we are doing during lockdown to bring some positivity during such difficult times for so many.

Read the full article HERE...


Mar 2021


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Free stays for NHS workers...

Bethnal&Bec Luxury Rural Retreats is offering free stays as a gift to NHS workers and cancer patients. They are currently working alongside Something to Look Forward To and #Gift4Good.

As a charity, Something to Look Forward To supported Vicky Saynor and her family when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.

Oct 2020


Charity ambassadors

Vicky & Chris are delighted to have been invited to become ambassadors to the incredible charity who supported their family throughout Vicky's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Something To Look Foward To is one family affected by cancer who created a way to improve the lives of thousands of other families across the UK affected by cancer.

Oct 2020

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Evening Standard - Cool Stay of the Week...

We are so proud of being featured & we would have to modestly agree! 


Read the full article here.

July 2020

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18 Luxurious Dog Friendly UK places... visit. We are delighted to have been included in this article. A huge thanks to Martin from Cool Places! We love welcoming four-legged friends.


Check out the full article here.

June 2020

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Top 32 Female Entrepreneurs...

...this week, we received the wonderful news that Vicky (aka Mrs Bec) has been named as one of the UK's Top 32 Female Entrepreneurs to look out for by Business Leader Magazine.

To be mentioned amongst so many incredible women is a huge honour!


Check out the full list here.

June 2020

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Rock 'N' Roll Bride Magazine...

...featured Bethnal&Bec in their recent Honeymoon Travel Guide saying, 'For a rural retreat with a rock 'n' roll edge, check out Bethnal&Bec...".

We are so grateful to have been included! We love to welcome newlyweds on their mini moons & honeymoons.

May 2020

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Escape to the country...

We are thrilled to be featured in this month's Country Wedding Magazines showcasing how perfect Bethnal&Bec is for mini moons and can even bring your four legged friend.

May 2020

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Top 20 Inspirational Interiors

Thank you to CoolStays for featuring Bethnal&Bec in their Top20 Inspirational Interiors.

"From minimal scandi-chic cabins, to colourful mid-century style cottages, these seriously cool interiors are straight out of the pages of a magazine."

May 2020

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The Times 50 great hideaways in the UK

This weekend Bethnal&Bec was featured by The Times Travel in a list of where to go and where to stay after the lockdown. We would of course modestly agree.

As the article says, we go the extra mile - not only for our guests but their four-legged friends. We are proudly dog friendly!

April 2020

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Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

...have chosen Bethnal&Bec as a "loved supplier". We have welcomed many a mini moon & honeymooner since we opened so this is a match made in heaven! 

Check out our full listing HERE

March 2020

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Stay Here: Bethnal&Bec rural retreat...

Weekendr explores life outside London & we were delighted to welcome Stephen, his partner & their lovely Jack Russell to stay here...

Read the full article HERE

March 2020

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Bethnal&Bec NOW on Cool Places

We are thrilled to have been accepted on Cool Places - which is the only website of its kind to focus purely on all kinds of UK accommodation.

We are proud & excited about this new collaboration.

Check our listing HERE

February 2020

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Tails About Town in East Life Magazine

We are delighted that Bethnal&Bec has been featured in the latest edition of East Life Magazine.

We are proud to be dog friendly & love to see four-legged friends enjoying their stay as much as their humans.

Check out the full article HERE

January 2020

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National Women's Business Awards 2019

Vicky, aka Mrs Bec (also known as Gammy Tit) has triumphed at the 2019 National Women's Business Awards winning Business Woman Of The Year - Micro!

Sadly, we were not able to make it down to London to receive the award but we are so thrilled to have all of her hard work acknowledged, especially at the end of what has been such a difficult year.

December 2019

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A year ago this month, Mrs Bec aka Vicky found a lump in her right breast that turned our families world upside down.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate the end of active treatment we will be donating 5% off all bookings received throughout October to Coppafeel & True Cancer Bodies,  these two charities are very close to our heart at Bethnal&Bec.

Coppafeel! encourages early detection by checking your breasts thoroughly and regularly. True Cancer Bodies was set up by Mrs Bec when undergoing Chemotherapy and is an incredible platform and support for anyone affected by cancer.

October 2019


Best British Businesswomen Awards 2019

Mrs Bec aka Vicky has become a finalist in the 2019 Best Business Women Awards for both Best Customer Services & Most Inspiring Business Woman.

We are very honoured and proud.

Our small family business is our pride and joy, and getting recognition from guests and award bodies makes it even better!

We will be keeping everything crossed for the big night in October.

July 2019

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Top 50 British Places To Stay

You will find us in today's The Times, featured in Britain's 50 Best Places To Book this summer.

We are delighted to be sitting alongside other incredible properties.

With more people opting to stay in the UK than ever before, will we be welcoming you this summer?

Check out the full article here...

March 2019

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More award success for Bethnal&Bec

We won BEST NEW BUSINESS at the inaugural 2018 Awards.

Knebworth Barns provided the glamourous setting for the awards, where finalists across 17 different categories demonstrated why the county is renowned for its business excellence.

We had a wonderful evening celebrating with the best of the best in Herts.

November 2018

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Condé Nast Accredited

What an achievement less than a year after opening.

As well as being welcomed into the Conde Nast Johansens Collection, one of only three properties in Hertfordshire, Bethnal&Bec were delighted to have been awarded the Condé Nast International Mark of Excellence.

September 2018

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