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Self-catering experience with well-stocked kitchen inside your yurt and fresh spring water on tap

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.

Let us worry about the details! We aim to ensure your living space has everything you need except your food, clothes, towels and a healthy spirit of adventure!

Slide The hosts are fantastic. They meet upon arrival, providing a thorough walkthrough of the site and amenities, remaining available for any needs you may have but not intrusive. The only bit I disliked was leaving. This place has to be experienced! - Waterfall tipi, May 2018 Slide Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful tipi! We have had an amazing couple of days and have everything we need. The furnishings are lovely and the bath is amazing! We will be back! - Cwm Onnen tipi, May 2018 Slide We had an amazing time away staying in this beautiful tipi! We particularly loved having a hot bath in the evening. The surroundings and walks are beautiful and the beds very comfy. Thank you very much and we will be back soon! - Waterfall tipi, May 2018 Slide Thanks for an awesome stay, this has been the perfect end for our honeymoon! The stroll you suggested up to the trig point was lovely, incredible views and lots of big puddles (some full of tadpoles!) … So much life! The bath is magical, and we are trying to work out if there’s a spot for one in our garden! It even beats a bath we had suspended over the mangroves in Tanzania! - Cwm Onnen tipi, May 2018 Slide Beautiful location, warm welcome and a well-equipped yurt. Everything we needed for a long weekend of peace and quiet. Loved the extra touches such as the star chart. - Meadow yurt, May 2018










Easily accessible by road or rail

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.

A few other practicalities to help you get the most out of your retreat

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.

Please click here to read our full terms and conditions or contact us if you have any questions – we’re always happy to help!

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived

- Thoreau

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