Outdoor tub at Eco Retreats, Powys
Unwind in the welcoming arms of Welsh nature from the comfort of an off-grid yurt with a piping-hot outdoor bath, secluded on a vast working farm that feels like a magical forest secret.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2) per yurt
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathrooms: 1 private external per yurt
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Secluded deep in the captivating Dyfi forest, Eco Retreats is the perfect way to get re-acquainted with the abundant charms of nature.

Take the winding forest path to discover just three yurts, each one privately positioned across 50 acres of a 1300-acre organic working farm. Specifically created to help guests reconnect with the natural world – and each-other – the site is sustainably-focused and completely off-grid.

Blissfully free of digital distractions all holiday long, your soundtrack becomes joyous birdsong and gently rustling leaves, and your entertainment scenes of twinkling stars in pitch-dark skies, and delicate morning mists over lush greenery.

Sleeping two adults and two children, each yurt enjoys its own perfect position for the loveliest possible views, and comes complete with an al fresco bath and shower… fed by a natural on-site spring, for the freshest bathing experience you’ll ever enjoy!

Set in a whimsical wildflower meadow and sometimes surrounded by grazing sheep, Meadow Yurt faces directly into the forest, while Ash Valley showcases the most exquisite valley views from the windows. River Yurt is set right on the banks of the site’s rushing river; the gentle sound of which will ease you into a comforting night’s sleep.

Other private facilities include an eco-loo, a two-ring gas cooker with everything you’ll need to prepare hearty forest feasts, and a campfire to relax around outside… so all you have to do is bring some marshmallows for toasting. Surrounded by soft-glowing candles and starlight, night-time at Eco Retreats is tranquil and spellbinding.

Wake up with a steaming mug of something lovely – you’ll have a ready supply of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate inside your yurt – as you plan exactly how you’ll spend the emerging day.

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At a glance

  • Three furnished yurts, privately spaced on an off-grid, 50-acre site on a 1300-acre working sheep farm in the heart of Dyfi forest.
  • Each yurt sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, with a private eco-loo and outdoor shower and bath, indoor cooking facilities, and a campfire area for storytelling and stargazing.
  • Please bring your own towels and clothing/footwear suitable for the outdoors.
  • The nearest shops are 25 minutes away in Machynlleth, and there are plenty of opportunities for walking, mountain hiking and biking, and trips to the beach close by.


  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Each yurt includes a double bed and two single fold-out futons with bedding provided, wood-burning stove, two-ring gas cooker, kettle, saucepans, frying pan, water filter, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, supply of utensils, crockery and cutlery. Private eco-loo, outdoor shower/bath with hot water, fresh spring water tap, campfire.

Local Activities

Walking, mountain hiking, mountain bike trails, wildlife-watching, stargazing, beaches, watersports, historic sites, local shops.

Accommodation Options

Meadow Yurt

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

River Yurt

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

Ash Valley Yurt

  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid

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If you’d rather get out and explore, there are wonderful hikes to be taken, not to mention some of Wales’s best mountain-biking trails, close by. You could even tackle the mighty Cadair Idris if you’re feeling active (and brave) enough!

You’re also just a short drive from some picture-perfect beaches, including Ynyslas and Aberdyfi – both of which are ideal for watersports, or simply stretching out your towel on a sunny day.

Head into nearby Machynlleth for shopping – there’s a fantastic market on Wednesdays – or simply bring your provisions with you and settle in for a glorious, undisturbed stay at Eco Retreats. Your soul will thank you for it.

Things to note

2 – 5-night stays are available: check-in days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pets are not permitted, due to the site being situated on a working sheep farm. Please note that you will be walking with your luggage on uneven/hilly ground from the car park to your chosen yurt.

Where you'll be staying

Machynlleth, Powys

What the guests of Eco Retreats say

“Our 4th time at Eco Retreats and 2nd time at Ash Valley. We could never get tired of this stunning view! After 4 days of long hikes up the hills, forest bathing and playing in the waterfall, we feel totally regenerated. Of all the places we’ve been, nowhere quite gives us the same feeling as we get whilst here.”

“After a tough few months, we were seeking a few days to completely escape and Eco Retreats did not disappoint! From beautiful forest walks, to waking up to no sound but the birds and sheep, cooking delicious food on the campfire and that magical outdoor bath with the most incredible views, it really has been heaven on earth. We already can’t wait to come back …”

“What a wonderful place. There are not many places that you can switch off and enjoy outstanding beauty and simplicity of life – this is one of them. We didn’t even care about the unpredictable nature of the weather! Loved it – thank you – we’ll be back.”

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