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Eco Retreats

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

Escape + relax at an off-grid retreat in the Dyfi forest. Hike the hills, splash in the river & relax in a wood-fired outdoor bath. Closed in winter.

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Situated 25 minutes off the tar road on a working organic farm, Eco Retreats is an off-grid, wifi-free, eco-friendly forest retreat with accommodation in five yurts. Here guests will feel far away from the stresses and strains of modern-day living and will have the opportunity to rediscover the simple pleasures of life as they relax into the rhythms of the forest.

Each yurt is set in its own private area, away from other guests with stunning views over the forest and valley. There are just 5 units spread over 50 acres - with their own private eco-loo and shower block and a private wood-fired bath, a new take on the Hot Tub. Each yurt features a double bed plus 2 single futon beds for children. Facilities inside the yurt include a wood-burning stove and cooking facilities, so you can rustle up anything from that morning cup of tea to a full feast!  

Great for couples and families to spend time away from the TV, computers and mobile phones, reconnection with nature and with each other. Children can experience the joy of playing freely outside in the meadows and streams. Perfect for a special occasion or just to get away from it all.

Well-situated with a host of things for the whole family to do within 30-60 mins drive - beaches, mountains, walking, adventure, culture and markets. On-site meditation and Reiki sessions are available in the conscious living resource centre whilst the riverside teahouse offers you the chance to enjoy a herbal tea and the chance to engage with other guests or read one of the inspirational books available. 

A 2-night minimum stay at all times. Prices from £275 for a 2 night midweek stay. Weekends from £329 for 2 nights for 2 adults sharing. 2 children can be accommodated free of charge. Arrival days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Prices include bedding and all firewood.

Open April - October. No pets.

Gift vouchers can be arranged for Eco Retreats.

Room Types

Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Liverpool / Cardiff