Wales

Wales voted top country in the world to visit in 2014 by Rough Guides readers

Wales voted top country in the world to visit in 2014 by Rough Guides readers     Readers of the prestigious  Rough Guides have announced our very own Wales as a top country to visit in 2014, our little nation which encompasses sleek cities and serene settings. The  varied locations here have seemed to impress all visitors. Our land has …

Tipi-toe through the bluebells!

Tipi-toe through the bluebells!             It’s that wonderful bluebell time of year again at Eco Retreats! They stay a bit longer up here in the hills and decorate the streams and wooded slopes around the tipis and yurts… and the meadow flowers are also coming out. In a few weeks they’ll be covered with daisies, …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wales This Summer

5 Reasons Why You Should Holiday In Wales This Summer   With the holiday season fast approaching many people have turned to the internet in search of a last minute holiday abroad. What people seem to forget in their search for a foreign getaway however is that they have a wonderfully diverse country right at their doorstep. Here are the …

Bird sightings on site

We were quite chuffed to have had a couple who were bird experts staying with us recently. They wrote down all the names of the birds they have either heard or seen while staying in one of our remote tipis for two nights at the end of April this year. It’s a fascinating number of 36 species and some of …

Top tips for tipi making!

Each time I sew a new tipi there’s something of a trip down memory lane. I sewed my first tipi in Wales about twenty years ago and since then I’ve made a range of tipis from a one foot high model for a shop in Totnes up to a thirty-three foot Big Lodge. There’s always some small (or big!) detail …

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New tipis for the new season!

New tipis for the new season!   Tipi sewing is now in full swing as we’re getting ready for opening up on 26th March! We usually retire each tipi after four years – the last retired tipi ended up going over to Ireland to Steve and Claire. The tipi that went to them is the one they were staying in …

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The joy of life without electricity!

The joy of life without electricity!   It’s a week since our power was cut off during the crazy storms; we were then without electricity for four days. It certainly made it tricky to respond to emails but it also gave us a wonderful chance to pause in our lives and reconnect. We had dinner by candlelight and spent the …

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Sustainable hot water…

As we’re writing this we’re basking in glorious sunshine. So it’s a good time to share our journey so far in bringing hot water to the tipis and yurts.