Bathe under the stars in secluded woodfired bathtubs and snuggle up in the cosy warm yurts and tipis in this off-grid, remote retreat in North Wales. Each yurt and tipi has its own special and secluded corner of the working organic farm lands and forest - with a choice between meadow, forest, riverside or waterfall locations you’re sure to have a magical experience rediscovering the peaceful serenity of nature!
Inside you will find wood burners to keep you warm at night, sheepskin rugs, comfortable beds and candles adding an extra touch of romance (and light!) to your stay, whilst outside there’s fire pits and seating, a compostable toilet hut and even a wood fired bathtub filled with natural spring water!
Please note that being completely off-grid there is no electricity available to the yurts or tipis and very limited mobile phone reception in the area.
- Yoga Lessons
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Incredible Views
- Private Parking
- Self Catering
- Tea & Coffee Facilities In Room
- Secluded Yurt & Tipi Locations
- Off Grid & WiFi Free
- Open Air Wood Fired Bathtubs
Located in it’s own beautiful secluded meadow amongst wildflowers and overlooking the trees below this yurt is best for families... read more
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Set right on the river amongst the trees and with the direct access for river walks this yurt is best for couples but can accommodate ... read more
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Ash Valley Yurt
Set at the top of the valley with spectacular views down across the site and valley from the yurt and outdoor bath. Inside you w... read more
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Listen to the flow of the rushing waterfall behind the yurt the Waterfall Yurt is a great choice for families with a beautiful meadow ... read more
|1-2||£132.50 - £159.50
Hidden away in an old oak forest up a steep slope this tipi offers the most secluded location for those looking for a total escape (pl... read more
|1-2||£112.50 - £139.50
If you would like to help out at the farm or retreat on a longer term basis you can help support the running of the retreat, including preparing guest tents, meeting and greeting guests, helping to develop meditation / permaculture gardens and eco-living workshops, or teaching yoga. Working for approximately 4 hours "karma yoga" a day you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area and relax during your stay. Accommodation is provided, however you will be asked to purchase your own food and commit to at least 2 - 4 months.
A sense of adventure and ability to live off-grid in a remote area with limited mobile phone reception is essential as well as a proven interest and experience / qualifications in Yoga teaching, meditation, massage, permaculture or eco-building. If this is something that interests you just let Margaret know in the Special Requests section of the booking enquiry form.
About The Area
Located in the remote Dyfi Forest, just outside Machynlleth and on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, Eco Retreats offers direct access to some excellent walking, mountain biking and hiking trails during your stay. As the retreat is located in a remote area there are no nearby shops so it’s best to stop off at Machynlleth along the way to stock up on essential items before you arrive.
There’s plenty to do at Eco Retreats, with reik and meditation sessions available on the grounds and plenty of scenery to explore your days can be as quiet or as full as you’d like. There’s lots of activities available all within an hours’ drive including beautiful beaches, mountain walks and cultural or historical places of interest. Below are a few suggestions to help inspire you:
Take a walk up the spectacular Cadair Idris Mountain for incredible views across Wales
Go beachcombing (or beach cleaning!) at Aberdyfi beach
Check out King Arthur's labyrinth and the Corris Craft Centre to stock up on gifts and souvenirs
Have a day out in Machynlleth for it’s cafes, pubs, art museum and Wednesday markets
Get active and mountain bike or run the Coed y Brenin Forest trails
Experience a traditional steam train journey around Snowdonia National Park
Heal yourself with the private reiki and meditation sessions offered at the retreat
Gaze at the stars - far away from the light pollution Dyfi Forest and the surrounding area offers some breathtaking night views
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Beach Nearby
- Mountain Biking
- Yoga Lessons
- Guided Meditations
Meet the hosts
Eco Retreats is owned and managed by Margaret with her husband and two “free range” children. Margaret’s passion and love for wild places started many years ago when she and her husband lived and worked in some of the remotest areas of Africa, the vast expanses of bush, forest and sky entranced them and has stayed in their hearts as they moved back to the UK to live a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle.
Margaret and her family have been living off-grid for over 7 years now, and have enjoyed the challenges and pleasures this lifestyle has offered. Watching her children grow and seeing them play happily surrounded by nature inspires her to help guests to reconnect with themselves, each other and nature as well as to continue her commitment to ensuring the conservation of the beautiful forest in which they live and work.
Margaret and her family hope your visit will inspire you and leave you refreshed and re-energized!
How To Get There
Eco Retreats are based in a remote location approximately 25 minutes drive from Machynlleth.
Full details on how to get there will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.
Public Transport - The nearest train station is Machynlleth, which is approximately 20 minutes drive away. From here you will need to take a taxi (approx. £20 each way)
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