The Story of Bethnal & Bec

Chris & Hendrix
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When we first moved in
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The Saynors. Christmas 2019
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Founder of True Cancer Bodies
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As parents to four children aged 10-16 (plus Hendrix, their rescue Pointer), Chris & Vicky Saynor understand the need for adults to find rest, relaxation and fun when they have time off from the kids or work.


After meeting online in September 2015, and deciding to bring their families together, they moved to the village of Cottered in Hertfordshire. Vicky was living in Tooting Bec, and Chris had lived in London in Bethnal Green in his late 20's. They decided they wanted to start a family business, so in 2016 they took the dilapidated stables attached to their house, and turned them into Bethnal&Bec; two luxury self-catering rural retreats.


Bethnal&Bec is an adult only accommodation for anyone looking for a place to switch-off, sleep, enjoy long walks, leisurely lunches in fantastic authentic local pubs, rest, or binge-watch Netflix on a 43" Smart TV. The retreats are equipped with every home comfort you could imagine including wood burning stoves, luxury bathrooms, private hot tubs and a unique in-room honesty pantry. Perfect for a truly rejuvenating stay, whilst overlooking a beautiful wild flower meadow and uninterrupted countryside views.

In November 2018, Vicky was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. As a result they regularly donate nights away to Cancer charities, plus we offer a permanent discount to NHS and Care home/hospice staff. Vicky is the founder of True Cancer Bodies, and they have just recently become patrons of the charity Something To Look Forward to

Please head to our SUPERHERO page for details on booking codes and discounts for those working for the NHS, Care sector or that have a cancer diagnosis

During Lockdown 3 we offered our accommodation for FREE to those needing Respite from Domestic Abuse. We looked after 30 families, including pets and children. We provided free food and hot meals, and were overwhelmed with support from our local community with donations, gifts and offers of help. It was truly humbling and rewarding.