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Eco Retreats

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

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 four yurts and one tipi. 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 or tipi 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.

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, markets. Meditation and Reiki sessions also available on site, a riverside teahouse with conscious living resource centre.

A 2-night minimum stay during the peak periods. Prices from £225 for 2 weekday nights in a tipi or £245-£265 in a yurt. Weekends from £279 for 2 nights. 

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

Chester / Cardiff