Wales: An Eco-Retreat for the City Slicker

UK Eco-Retreats MeditationWe love a good tipi or yurt. We also love the glorious land of England.  Deep in the heart of one of Wales’s largest forests in the Dyfi Valley is a remote, beautiful location on a 1,300 acre organic farm seven miles north-east of Machynlleth. Here, weary Londoners can recharge their batteries with an eco-retreat complete with guided meditations and Reiki.

Mental health and spiritual guidance is a large part of this amazing experience and, to that end, the following morning after you arrive, you and your guest will each be offered a healing session – normally lasting for about half an hour each.  At around 5 o’clock there is another meditation led by one of their experienced team to help you relax further.  It’s entirely optional, but they thoroughly recommend it. If that’s not cool enough, they’re also located near the Centre for Alternative Technology ( and the price includes tickets for entrance, in case you really want to get into the holistic aspect of your mini-retreat.

There is no electricity and limited infrastructure, to ensure that the space has no direct impact on the land and its ecosystem and there are also no inhabited houses for a 2 mile radius, enabling a greater opportunity to stargaze with minimal pollution giving a completely different perspective on a clear starry night.

You’ll have a choice to walk along streams, hills, and ancient oaks, almost as if you were in your own private version of King Arthur.

Accommodations range from your choice of an awesome tipi or yurt.

Wales Eco-Retreats Meditation Yurts TipiEach Tipi is 21 feet in diameter (surprisingly spacious), and includes a double bed with a proper mattress, organic bedlinen, cushions, a coffee table, sheepskin rugs, and a central wood burning ‘chimenea’. They supply you with the wood and kindling and the tipi is lit by an abundance of candles in lanterns. There is a 2 ring gas stove for cooking complete with all utensils, crockery, and cutlery and each has its own washing and toilet unit with a fresh spring water shower and basin situated just a few yards outside.

The yurts (a living dome that originated on the steppes of Mongolia) are similarly equipped, but even larger, so they’re recommended for larger families or groups.

They’re running specials right now, so we say… Better get on it!

Sept./Oct. Mid-Week

2 adults for 2 nights: £225-270

Regular prices range from £305-359 with additional costs or deductions based on children and what time of the week.

Prices are for 2 guests staying two nights, including a Reiki session each, twilight meditation, tickets for Centre for Alternative Technology and organic welcome hamper.


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