This is a self-catering experience. Each yurt has a two-ring gas cooker inside the tent, with kettle, saucepans, frying pan, wok and a good stock of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is a tap with fresh spring water next to each yurt and a water filter inside. We provide organic, fair trade tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, salt and pepper in each living space.
We’re 25 minutes from the nearest shops so we recommend you stock up on all the food and drinks you’ll need before you come. Machynlleth has a great market on Wednesdays selling a range of locally produced and/or organic meat and vegetables and local crafts. You can also visit Dyfi Wholefoods on the High Street, The Blasau deli close to the Clock Tower and Will Lloyds, award winning local butcher on the High Street. There are also three supermarkets in Machynlleth.
Eco Retreats is deep in the Dyfi forest, near Machynlleth, Powys, Wales. When you confirm your booking, we’ll send through the map of how to reach us.
Our normal arrival time is between 3 – 4 pm; check out is at 10am on your last day (we’re happy to be flexible on this if we don’t have guests arriving on the same day – please check with us on arrival).
The nearest train station is Machynlleth, which has regular trains from Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. Guests can arrange transfers from the station directly with Peter’s taxi on 07969 997039 or 01654 749065. It will cost approx. £20 one way and will take about 20-25 mins. The drivers know Eco Retreats site but you can bring along our map just in case.
Clothing: You will need warm clothes, wellingtons, waterproofs and sturdy walking boots for the outdoors in the event of bad weather. We also recommend that you bring midge and mosquito repellent and sunscreen if your stay is in the summer.
Bathrooms: Please note you will need to bring your own towels. We provide loo roll, hand soap, shampoo and shower/bath gel.
Weather: The yurts are heated by woodburning stoves and will be warm, but please bear in mind the vagaries of the Welsh countryside and prepare accordingly.
Pets: Unfortunately as we are situated on an organic sheep farm, we are not able to accommodate any pets on site.
Staff: While we are around on site most days, please note there is no night warden on site at night.
Please note: A generally good level of fitness is necessary as you will be walking on the uneven or hilly ground. Some of the yurts are a walk of about 200-300m from the car park and although we are on hand to help, you should be prepared to carry your bags to the living space.