Bethnal &Bec – Luxury Rural Retreats


City chic meets country comfort in a stylish home-from-home for grown-ups – and the dog can come too!

Owners Vicky Stothard and Chris Saynor have invested heart and soul in creating this pair of pastoral hideaways with everything you need to relax and do things your own way, in your own time. Located in the lovely village of Cottered in rural Hertfordshire Bethnal (and the sister suite, Bec) are newly-built and custom-designed to offer individuals and couples fresh air, comfort and seclusion.


Rediscovering life’s real luxuries

Beautifully appointed and finished in the rough-luxe style our aim is to provide everything necessary to relax, restore and reconnect; from a hot tub soak under the stars to a blissful sleep in sumptuous linens; from all-you-can-watch Netflix in pyjamas, to boundless peace and quiet.


Letting go and loving the small stuff

It’s all about making time; for nature, for great food, for reflection.


Reasons to stay in

Bethnal, just like Bec, has a fully stocked pantry, freezer and drinks cabinet. Store-cupboard staples are included in the price, and you simply settle-up at the end of your stay for whatever else you have enjoyed.

Netflix, terrestrial tv, and wi-fi are all set up, plus there’s music on vinyl played through portable bluetooth audio. An iPad is on hand to control the mood lighting and underfloor heating and for access to a world of entertainment.

Bathing options are plentiful with a private hot tub in your own garden space, double-sized bath and huge walk-in rainforest shower.


Reasons to go out

Cottered is one of many charming villages and towns in the rolling Hertfordshire countryside, with a great selection of local food providers, pubs and restaurants all within a short distance. The surrounding Lee Valley area is home to more than forty nature reserves, as well as historic houses and landscape gardens. Opportunities abound for hiking, cycling, horse riding, shooting and fishing. Well behaved dogs are welcome in Bethnal, and fine country walks start right from the door.

Bethnal & Bec are available for weekends and short breaks

To book please email: relax@bethnalandbec.com