River Yurt – Powys
- Yurt for 2
Sleeps up to 4 adults OR 2 adults 3 children. 1 double bed, inflatable sleeping mats provided for extra guests.
The location could hardly be more idyllic: tucked in Welsh hills, in a beautiful buttercup-filled meadow high above a rushing river. It's a light space and a roomy one, with two round windows, and a transparent skylight above the high, white canvas walls. A comfy double, sheepskins and plenty of cushions make it perfect for lounging, and the mini kitchen has two gas rings and a crockery cupboard for storage.
ChaNan, your host at Eco Retreats, has a wealth of experience in offering meditation and healing sessions, or you can just soak up the benefits of your peaceful surroundings. You're off-grid here, so your private shower is solar, your loo is compost and light pollution is minimal - your tealight lanterns provide the glow. There's no wifi or mobile signal, just you, and the sights and sounds of nature.
We’re sorry, River Yurt isn’t suitable for pets.
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Special Offer: A sparkling May! - Stay in May and get a free bottle of sparkling wine! Stay over the 3rd-5th weekend and also get free tickets (depending on availability) for the Machynlleth Comedy Festival!
Valid from 30/04/2013 till 31/05/2013
Price discounts have been automatically applied unless otherwise stated
Everything you need to know about River Yurt
The important stuff
- Check in is between 4pm-5pm
- Check out is by 11am
- Prices shown are for up to 4 - bedding is provided for the double, extra guests will need to bring sleeping stuff
- Bring wellies and a torch!
- Bring slippers for inside the yurts
Sleeping arrangementsSleeps up to 4 adults OR 2 adults 3 children. 1 double bed, inflatable sleeping mats provided for extra guests.
Kids & PetsWe’re sorry, River Yurt isn’t suitable for pets.
SurchargesExtra ADULTS are £15 per person per night, payable on arrival at Eco Retreats. No extra charge for children.
- Two-ring gas cooker
- Kettle, saucepans, frying pan and wok
- Kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery
- All washing up stuff
- Fairtrade organic tea, coffee beans & grinder, hot choc, sugar salt & pepper
- Water filter for drinking water
- A coolbox with cool bricks supplied
- Shower unit with fresh spring water on tap -solar heated
- Camping shower solar bags for warm showers
- Swedish designed compost loo
Heating, lighting & bedding
- Organic bed linen, towels and a spare duvet provided
- Sheepskins & rugs too
- Open-fronted woodburning stove for warmth
- Open fire pit outside
- Lanterns and tealights supplied
- 2 local OS maps for adventuring
- Board games and cards in the welcome centre
Eco Retreats, Plas Einion, Furnace, Machynlleth SY20 8PG
PLEASE NOTE: If using Satnav, then do not enter the postcode. Use Ceinws and follow directions as below
Machynlleth is the nearest station, but it's 11 miles to Eco Retreats from there on a combination of tarmac and forestry roads. There is no further public transport.
By car - Don't use satnav!
On the A487 from Aberystwyth, come through Machynlleth (the only place to stock up on provisions for your stay!) and carry on towards Dolgellau. After 3.5 miles, you'll pass the turning for the Centre for Alternative Technology. After a further 2 miles, turn right (signposted 'Ceinws' and 'Esgairgeillog'). Cross the river and take the second turn on the left (signposted Eco Retreats). Follow signs along forestry road for 4 miles. Meet your host at the welcome centre!
You can park approximately 400m from your accommodation.
Eating & drinking
At Eco Retreats
The tipis at Eco Retreats are run on a self catering basis and are pretty isolated. Organic Welcome Hampers are available, please contact the owners to arrange. Before you come down, you'd be wise to stock up on full provisions at Machynlleth, the nearest town (11 miles away from Eco Retreat).
Machynlleth, 'Mac' to the locals, is also the best place to go for...
Pubs & restaurants
There are a few options for pubs, restaurants and coffee shops in Machynlleth. Ask ChaNan and Michael for directions and recommendations.
Things to do
Wellbeing & therapy
Eco Retreats offers a variety of wellbeing treatments and therapies from highly experienced local practitioners. These include, Reiki, Spiritual healing, guided meditation sessions and Eco Retreats owner ChaNan's own Elemental Medicine. Please get in touch with the owners to organise any of the above.
The Dyfi forest
Eco Retreats is in the heart of the Dyfi Forest, a great place for outdoor sports and home to the Cli-machX Mountain Biking trail - Dyfi Mountain Biking will give you information on routes and access.
Local rock climber and all-round adventurer Huw Gilbert is happy to offer instruction and leadership for groups of two or more in rock climbing, mountaineering or mountain biking or have a go atcanyoning with a local guide.
It's not too easy to get around from Eco Retreat, but you can cap your stay with a visit to The Centre for Alternative Technology - an incredible project that investigates and lives by ecological innovation. Take a tour or get more hands-on and learn a few things you can take home with you.
For a more relaxing approach you can visit the Ynyshir bird reserve for beautiful walks and the chance to watch Canada geese, red kites and even the occasional otter.
Meet your hosts
Your hosts and their ethos
Eco Retreats is run by Michael and ChaNan Bonser. Michael has spent years living in tipis in Wales and Spain. He loves the simplicity and the beauty of canvas on inspiring structures and is passionate about the Great Outdoors.
ChaNan spent her youth training at the top end of the hospitality industry in London. This experience, combined with the passion she carries about all things eco, gives an uncompromising line of quality of which they are rightly proud.
They love what they do and are in awe of the wonderful land the Eco Retreats site occupies. They do everything they can to minimise the impact they have on their incredible setting and wherever possible they use products in tune with the environment, from the locally made tipis to the organic fair trade produce in the welcome hampers. They are supported by a fantastic team of cleaners, healers, meditators and friends and they take the time to build up the team spirit so that everyone is committed to the principles of minimum impact and a sustainable way of life.
Eco Retreats offers you the opportunity to really escape from the hurly-burly of modern life and enjoy the beauty of nature in comfortable surroundings.