We are based deep in the heart of one of Wales’s largest forests, in the Dyfi Valley, Powys. Here you will find the space to relax, to breathe again and to reconnect to yourself and your loved ones.
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We’re about seven miles north-east of Machynlleth, which is easily accessible by rail, with regular trains from Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. The main bus services to Machynlleth are from Bangor (T2 TrawsCymru), Dolgellau (X27) and Aberystwyth (X28).
Once in Machynlleth, some of our more intrepid guests have cycled the remaining ten miles (including some long steep stretches!). Wild West Cycling (07828 639998) offers a local bike hire and high quality mountain bikes can be picked up from Machynlleth or they can be dropped off for you to enjoy at Eco Retreats. Explore Mid and North Wales as they have to offer some of the best Mountain Bike riding in the whole of the UK.
We are sometimes able to meet you at the station and give you a lift depending on our schedule for the day. Otherwise we recommend coming by taxi – contact Peter’s Taxis in Machynlleth on 01654 749065 / 07969 997039.
We send you clear directions when you book; if you’d like to visit us beforehand please contact us so we can arrange this.
The Eco Retreats site lies in a remote and stunningly beautiful location on a 1,300 acre organic farm. The site is four and a half miles up a forest track which leads you through the landscape of the valley and the surrounding hills. Once you reach us you really can enjoy being away from it all and forget about the outside world.
Spread out over about 50 acres, our four tipis and two yurts are each set in their own secluded part of the site so you can easily feel that you have the whole valley to yourselves!
As we are so remote, there is no electricity and limited infrastructure. Everything we do here has a direct impact on the eco-system so we really try to be as gentle and considerate as possible with the land. The nearest inhabited house is 2 miles away so with minimal noise and light pollution you can make the most of peaceful days and beautifully starry nights. Please note that while a member of staff will be on site for the best part of any day that there is no permanent “warden” or “housekeeper” living on the site.