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Eco Retreats Forest Retreat

Machynlleth - Powys

Stunning, remote forest retreat in Powys with cosy yurts each with private outdoor wood-fired bath - relax by the river or under the stars...

  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
£133-159 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

Eco Retreats Forest Retreat is owned and managed by Margaret Rose.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Margaret Rose.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Stunning, remote location in the middle of one of Waless biggest forests and the pretty Dyfi Valley
  • Spacious and comfy yurts and tipis each in their own private area apart from other guests (just 5 units spread over 50 acres)
  • Your own private wood-fired outdoor bathtub where you can bathe beneath the trees
  • Hand-crafted wood-burning stove to keep you warm in the evenings, and outdoor fire and seating area
  • Off-grid and wifi-free, perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and each other
  • Plenty of great walking routes among the mountains and forests

  You should know...

  • Please note we close during the winter, our 2019 season runs from 1st April 2019 5th November 2019.
  • Our 2020 season runs from 1st April 1st November 2020.
  • Because the retreat is located on a working organic farm, no pets are allowed on site.
  • There's a minimum stay of 2 nights.

  The Detail...

These spacious and comfy yurts offer you a beautiful and peaceful place to stay where you can truly immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. At Eco Retreats, which sits in the middle of one of Waless largest forests, you can fill your lungs with fresh country air and listen out for the sounds of wildlife all around you. Located in the Dyfi Valley this beautiful retreat is surrounded by treelined mountains, offering you postcard views in every direction. The retreat is totally off-grid and wifi-free, offering a unique opportunity to escape from the pressures of modern-day living and technology, and reconnect with each other as you relax into the rhythm of the forest.

Each yurt is set in its own private space apart from other guests there are only 5 units spread over 50 acres. Inside they have a double bed, hand-crafted wood-burning stove (all firewood provided) and kitchen area with cooking facilities and equipment. These romantic living spaces all have their own wood-fired outdoor bathtub allowing you the chance to do some alfresco bathing beneath the trees. Guests also have a private shower (fed by fresh spring water) and eco-loo, and an outdoor fire and seating area. At night, the yurts are lit by tealights in lanterns, and the stars away from the light pollution of the city are breathtaking.

With so much abundant beauty nearby youll want to spend days exploring the mountains and forests that this part of Wales has to offer. Put your hiking boots on and stretch your legs as you venture out into the inspiring scenery. The site has stunning walks and there are a host of other activities walking, biking, beaches, culture, markets within a 30-60 minute drive of the retreat. Be sure to visit the spectacular mountain Cadair Idris thats located nearby or some stunning beaches including Aberdyfi to the west and Ynyslas dunes to the south. Other fantastic things to do nearby include King Arthur's Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and the RSPB bird reserve at Ynys Hir.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Each yurt and tipi has its own outdoor wood-fired hot bath (like a mini hot tub with space for two people!) The fridge is actually a zeer - a clay pot filled with moist sand that maintains a cool space for perishables.


  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

We’re in a stunningly remote location, over four miles down a forest track away from the main road. Once you’re back on the main road it’s a short drive to the nearest village and town and a host of beautiful places to visit.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Liverpool Speke - 93 miles 2.25 hrs

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Prices are 265-275 for a 2-night mid-week break or 319-329 for a 2-night weekend stayPrices include bedding and all firewood.



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£133-159 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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Eco Retreats Forest Retreat is owned and managed by Margaret Rose.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Margaret Rose.

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