Sustainable, adults-only Hertfordshire hideaways with al fresco baths, where city style and indulgent sensory treats meet pure countryside tranquillity.
  • Sleeps: 2 per unit
  • Bedroom: 1 per unit
  • Bathroom: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Heavily featured in the national press, Bethnal&Bec Luxury Stays comprises three impossibly chic, award-winning, adults-only studios in Hertfordshire.

“Less than an hour from London yet steeped in rural peace,” as mentioned in The Times, the dog-friendly retreats are styled as sumptuous, home-from-home escapes from hectic everyday life.

Owners Vicky and Chris are 100% committed to protecting their beautiful Hertfordshire surroundings, too. Not only have they won an award for sustainability, but they’ve also committed to becoming a NetZero business.

Whichever of the three Bethnal&Bec retreats takes your fancy the most, you can expect luxuries that include a superking or kingsize bed to snuggle up in, a huge Smart TV, a delicious locally-sourced breakfast basket, and a private garden with an al fresco whirlpool bath – perfect for stargazing! You’ll also park in a secure undercover car port, providing added peace of mind.

Meanwhile, unique additions include an Honesty Larder, thoughtfully stocked with everything from tasty snacks and frozen meals, to locally-crafted gin and vodka. Just use your retreat’s iPad to record your choices with ease.

So, what of the characterful retreats themselves? Bethnal features delights that include a rolltop bath right at the end of the kingsize bed, so you can gaze out at the surrounding countryside as you soak your cares away (though you could also choose to watch TV from your bath, instead!)

Bec, meanwhile, boasts an indulgent bath-for-two, and a cinema projector screen that means you can watch your favourite movies without having to get out of bed… what bliss.

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At a glance

  • A sumptuous, stylish, and sustainable trio of luxury retreats in rural Hertfordshire, less than an hour away from London.
  • Each retreat sleeps 2 adults only. Bethnal and Bec are dog-friendly, with up to 3 well-behaved dogs permitted to stay for an extra charge.
  • Expect to be greeted with treats that include a kingsize or superking bed, a locally-sourced breakfast basket, a huge Smart TV, and a private garden with a Jacuzzi bath.
  • Order meals and snacks from the Honesty Larder provided – just record your choices on your retreat’s iPad. Additional services and experiences, including a private chef and dine-in options, can be pre-booked for your stay on request.

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs

Facilities

Bethnal: underfloor heating and mood lighting, kingsize bed with high thread count sheets, roll-top bath at end of bed, bathroom with double rainforest shower, complimentary Aromatherapy Associates products, towels, slippers, waffle robes.  43″ Smart TV with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, or Amazon Prime log-in, free superfast Wi-Fi, vinyl record player and Bluetooth speaker, self-catering kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, oven and hob, staples pantry, Honesty Larder system with iPad.  Locally-sourced, hand-picked breakfast basket.  Private garden with whirlpool bath, double day bed, patio table and chairs, private carport parking.

Bec: underfloor heating and mood lighting, kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, double bath, projector screen, bathroom with walk-in rainforest shower, complimentary Aromatherapy Associates products, towels, slippers, waffle robes.  43″ Smart TV with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, or Amazon Prime log-in, free superfast Wi-Fi, vinyl record player and Bluetooth speaker, self-catering kitchen with fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, oven and hob, staples pantry, Honesty Larder system with iPad.  Locally-sourced, hand-picked breakfast basket.  Private garden with whirlpool bath, double day bed, patio table and chairs, private carport parking.

The Foaling Box: Velux windows, separate bedroom with superking bed and Egyptian cotton sheets, drop-down projector screen, chaise corner, TV snug with Smart TV, vinyl record player with Bluetooth speaker, retro arcade games table with games.  Luxury bathroom with antique rolltop bath, walk-in shower, complimentary Aromatherapy Associates products, towels, slippers, waffle robes. Large kitchen with Smeg fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, induction hob, Quooker boiling water tap, staples pantry, Honesty Larder system with iPad.  Locally-sourced, hand-picked breakfast basket.  Private fenced garden with whirlpool bath and shower, double day bed, veranda with dining furniture, firepit, private carport parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, pubs, tearooms, vineyard tours, historic sites, picnic spots, nature-watching.

Accommodation Options

Bethnal - dog friendly

Bec - dog friendly

The Foaling Box

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Last but by no means least, the newest – and largest – addition The Foaling Box features huge scenery-showcasing windows, and separate high-end kitchen and living spaces.  Creatively upcycled furnishings include an antique rolltop bath, and there’s a TV snug with a retro arcade games table… loaded with 1,000 games!

What else? Your chosen retreat comes equipped with a vinyl record player that can be paired with the provided Bluetooth speaker, so you can set the perfect background mood as you chat over a glass or two of wine.

Not quite enough indulgence? You could always choose to ‘pimp your stay’ by pre-ordering a wide array of food, drink, and decorations from independent local businesses.  

There’s also a range of curated in-retreat experiences that mean you can team your break with learning how to make pasta, or simply switch off and enjoy a well-deserved massage.

Oh, and how about hiring a private chef to prepare an unforgettable meal that helps you celebrate something special?

However you choose to tailor your stay at Bethnal&Bec Luxury Retreats, it’s all but guaranteed to leave you feeling brand-new.

Things to note

Check in at 4pm, check out by 11am. The Foaling Box is strictly pet-free accommodation. If bringing dogs to stay at Bethnal or Bec, their stay must be booked in at the time of booking, to account for extra cleaning time/specific linens used.  

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