The Eco Retreats Blog

Hot bath under the stars!

All of our tipis and yurts now have their own wood-fired bath just outside. Light the fire in the stove underneath and in about an hour and a half (quicker than a hot tub!) you can be enjoying a hot soak in the open air. With a bed of embers in the fireplace the bath […] Read more...

January 20, 2017

Birds at Esgair Llewellyn

Thank you so much to Mike who stayed with us recently and has sent us a list of the birds he spotted during his stay in the Forest tipi, together with some beautiful photos… Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Raven, Carrion Crow, Jay, Cuckoo, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Swallow, Redstart, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Tree Pipit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Goldfinch, Linnet, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush and Goldcrest And these are the birds […] Read more...

June 11, 2015

Cool Coolers – The Wonders of Ancient Technology!

We’re delighted with the most recent arrivals in the tipis and yurts – our new Clay Pot Coolers (also known as zeers). Inside each large clay pot there’s a 15 litre bucket and the space between the two is lined with sand which we keep gently watered. As the water evaporates through the clay this draws […] Read more...

May 26, 2015

Winter wonderland

When winter comes we feel so lucky that part of our job involves going to check on the site on days like today! …just a sprinkling of snow, frost and hail in the fields, with more snow further up the hill and gorgeous clear blue skies. We hope you’ve had a fantastic Christmas and wish […] Read more...

December 28, 2014

Bed down in comfort for the autumn!

Bed down in comfort for the autumn! We’ve just assembled our two lovely new beds in the Meadow and River yurts. Louis and Max of Merlin’s craft spent an afternoon choosing sturdy lengths of bone oak gathered from the woods by the stream on site and crafted the beds in their workshop, also using local larch. Zoe has found that the […] Read more...

September 20, 2014

Autumn is here at Eco Retreats!


Autumn is here! After a busy summer we’re now settling into the autumn with some beautiful sunshine and clear night skies. The rivers are flowing strong again and the rowan berries are decorating the trees on the hillside. There’s just over a month to the end of the season so book soon if you fancy […] Read more...

September 15, 2014

Eco Retreats Named in Greentraveller’s Top 5 Yurts For 2014


Eco Retreats Named in Greentraveller’s Top 5 Yurts For 2014 It has been all go here at Eco Retreats  this summer with the season providing an abundance of visitors both old and new  filling our yurts and tipis and it seems our site has received quite a lot of attention too. You may remember we […] Read more...

September 5, 2014

Britain Set For an Extended Summer


    Britain Set for an Extended Summer Here’s to a beautiful autumn It does feel like as soon as everyone’s gone back to school the weather turns wonderful again! According to The Met Office Britain is set for an extended summer: “Overall, the probability that the UK-mean temperature for September-October-November will fall into the […] Read more...

September 4, 2014

Soul & Spirit Magazine do a Feature on Eco Retreats

Soul and Spirit

Eco Retreats Featured In Soul & Spirit Magazine   It is a proud day for everyone here at Eco Retreats as Soul & Spirit magazine, a preeminent lifestyle magazine has decided to run a feature on our company and our unique ethos as part of their September edition. Scroll down to check out the images […] Read more...

August 18, 2014