Eco Retreats Forest Retreat

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Machynlleth

Near Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9HA

Remote off-grid retreats in the heart of the Dyfi forest

Situated 25 minutes off the main road, Eco Retreats occupies a wild and beautiful site in the heart of the Dyfi forest, and is delightfully hard to get to! Its five fully equipped yurts and one tipi offer the opportunity to totally escape the rat-race and pressures of modern technology on a site where the main theme is peace and tranquillity, with a healthy dose of eco-living thrown in. It's also off-grid and wifi-free, and the retreat even includes optional sessions of reiki and meditation in the comfort of your own yurt or tipi.

Each of the dwellings is set in its own idyllic location, beneath the stars or a leafy canopy of mature trees; each has a wood-fired outdoor bathtub where you can bathe to a soundtrack of birdsong or spend evenings deciphering the various constellations – away from the light pollution of the city, the stars are breathtaking. The yurts and tipis themselves are comfortable and well-stocked with everything you need, with a double bed with organic bed linen, plenty of cushions and sheepskin rugs, a coffee table and a small indoor cooking area with gas stove and all the necessary cooking paraphernalia to hand – even a clay pot for keeping things cool. There’s a beautiful hand-crafted wood-burning stove to keep you cosy and warm at night, and all wood and kindling are provided. Lighting is provided by tealights in lanterns, and there’s a campfire and seating area outside as well.  The  yurts also have a hammock/hanging chair to relax in as you breathe in the fresh forest air and swing your cares away!

You can choose from a variety of beautiful spaces for your retreat. The large Meadow Yurt is best for families and The River Yurt is nestled down close to the river – a romantic spot and also great for families – and there are also three tipis which have a more adventurous and down-to-earth feel. There's also Waterfall Yurt, in a meadow by a waterfall, Ash Valley Yurt, at the top of the site with impressive views, and Forest tipi – the most secluded unit, hidden away in an old oak forest up a steep slope.

Envelop yourself in the Eco Retreats experience. Leave the laptop and phone at home. Doze off listening to the fire crackling – and wake up to the sound of birdsong, running water and the wind in the trees.



Each yurt is kitted out with everything you need, except food. A private outdoor wood-fired bath, eco-loo and spring mountain ‘shower’ with stunning views are on the doorstep.

Suitable For

Couples or families looking for an exclusive camping experience – yes. Back to basics campers – no.


Enjoy the beautiful outdoors hiking, mountain biking and water sports or head underground with Corris Mine Explorers and, a little further north, the intriguing King Arthurs Labyrinth (01654 761584). Or visit the Centre for Alternative Technology (01654 705950 ); the Corris Craft Centre (01654 761584) a couple of miles up the A487; the Museum of Modern Art (01654 703355) at Machynlleth or tea shops by the beach in nearby Aberdyfi.

Food & Drink

The Slaters Arms is a brilliant local pub in Corris and The Wynnstay Hotel (01654 702941) at Machynlleth is a gastro pub with a great atmosphere (and good food) in the bar plus a separate pizza restaurant. Number 21 bistro (01654 703382), on the high street, is another local highlight.


Late March–November.


Pricing starts at £225 for a 2 night mid-week stay in a tipi or £279 for a 2 night weekend stay in a tipi. Yurts are £265–-275 for a 2 night mid-week stay and £319-329 for a 2 night weekend stay. Prices include bedding and all firewood.


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