Luxury yurts in the heart of the Welsh hills


Get away from it all on a romantic Eco-break in your own individually designed Yurt or Tipi.

Modern luxury in harmony with a beautiful natural environment - in the heart of the Welsh mountains.


Eco Retreats offer canvas holidays in a tipi (teepee) or yurt that are a relaxing way to escape the pressures of modern life.

We were among the forerunners of the "Glamping" genre that has recently become so popular. We have been established for 8 years and we are very proud of what we have achieved and the fact that our business has inspired so many other tipi and yurt sites.

We would like to reassure you that with us, we combine the luxury of a lovingly furnished space with the excitement of living deep in the natural world. Our site is really very spacious - you'll hardly know you have any neighbours!

At Eco Retreats you can reconnect with the rhythms of the environment, experience the benefits of holistic therapy and gain understanding of eco-related issues through learning from the systems we have in place.

What they say about an Eco Retreat:

"As a place to chill, you won't find many options more horizontal than this. The theme is peace and tranquillity..." Sunday Times - Britain's perfect pitches

"Does life get any greener than this?..." Guardian

In the heart of beautiful mountains, live for two or more nights in a traditional Tipi or Yurt, experiencing the tranquillity of the natural world while still being surrounded by all your necessary modern creature comforts. Each tipi or yurt is comfortably furnished with a chimnea log fire, sheep skin rugs, romantic fabrics and a double bed. You have your own private facilities. Forest and mountain walks, open fires, holistic therapy and magnificent views combine to give you an elemental experience.

The yurts are furnished in the same way as the tipis with a comfy double bed, organic bed linen, organic sheepskins and simple but beautiful furniture. Wherever possible our furnishings are from either local, recycled or fair trade sources.

The yurts feel a bit more spacious than the tipis so we often recommend this to families or larger groups, depending on availability.

Our 2012 season is from 30th March through to the end of October.

Our standard booking package is for two guests and prices quoted are for a minimum of two nights, you are very welcome to stay as long as you like! A lot of our guests feel that two nights just aren't enough! Also if you want to come in a larger group then get in touch with us and we'll see how best to accommodate you.

Weekend stays are usually from Friday to Sunday and mid-week stays are from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday. We ask you to arrive between four and five and to leave by around eleven but we can usually be flexible with these times.

Please book early, especially if you have a special date in mind.


We offer stays either on our Basic package or with a Full Package which includes a healing session for two, twilight meditation and organic welcome hamper. If you want some of the extras but not others please get in touch for prices. Both packages include bedding, towels and all the wood for your stove inside.
Prices are based on a minimum two night stay for two.
Peak mid-week dates are 4th-8th June and 16th July - 31st August.

18" Yurt Basic Full
Weekend £299 £369
Mid-week off-peak £225 £305
Mid-week peak £255 £335
Extra nights £70 £70

20" Yurt Basic Full
Weekend £329 £399
Mid-week off-peak £255 £335
Mid-week peak £285 £365
Extra nights £70 £70

Extra guests per night *
Children aged 15 and under Free
Older teenagers and adults £15

Weekend stays are normally Friday-Sunday.
Mid-week stays are normally Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.
* For guests staying with us, with a voucher not issued by Eco Retreats there is a charge for children under 15 of £7.50 per night.
We really welcome guests who would like to stay with us longer,
Peak prices for a Mon - Fri stay (4 nights) on the basic package in a tipi is £385 (peak), and the yurt is £395 / £425
For a full 7 nights on the basic package it is £600 in a tipi and £619 / £649 in the yurt.


Address: Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
Zip/Postal Code:
Latitude / Longitude: 52.5903 / -3.85349

Nearest beach ynys las 20 miles
Nearest bus station MAchynlleth 8 miles
Nearest restaurant Ceinws 4 miles
Nearest train station Machynlleth 8 miles


By Car - head for Machynlleth, from there we will give you detailed directions and a map to get to Eco Retreats.

By Public Transport - To come by train, the closest station is Machynlleth, from there you will need to pre book a taxi (Mach Taxis - 01654 702048) or we can arrange a transfer for you by prior arrangement (there will be an extra charge for this service).
To come by bus there is a service to Ceinws - the closest village to the site - and from here we can arrange to meet you.

Accommodation, facilities, utilities


Bedroom(s): 1 ( 2 Sleeps )
Double: 1, Put-up bed: 2

Bathroom(s): 1
Showers: 1, Toilets: 1


Holiday type

Beach holidays, Family holidays, Green holidays, Mountain holidays, Romantic holidays, Rural, Rustic holidays


Mountain, River

General facilities

Fireplace, Garden, Water supply

Indoor facilities



Cleaning inclusive, Linen provided, Towels provided


Off-road parking, Private car park


Local activities:

Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Local Festivals, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives, Sightseeing, Swimming, Walking


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Check in: 16:00, Check out: 11:00

NO Pets
No SMoking