Eco Retreats Glamping

Plas Einion, Furnace, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8PG (office only)
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Stunningly remote dwellings, perfect for couples or family groups.

Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living. Three fully equipped tipis, one 18’ yurt and one 20’ yurt set up especially for families are hidden away in a stunning, remote forest – as a place to chill, you won’t find many options that are more horizontal than this.

The site theme is peace and tranquillity, with a healthy dose of eco-living thrown in. To get you into the mood, the camping experience even includes optional sessions of reiki healing in the comfort of your own tipi or yurt and a soothing meditation as the sun sets.

The dwellings are furnished in a relaxed, luxurious and romantic way – from sheepskins strewn across the double bed, to tea lights scattered on every surface. A pack of organic edible treats awaits and all the necessary cooking paraphernalia is conveniently to hand. Heating is from both a wood-burning chimenea inside the tipi and an open fire outside.

Each of the dwellings is set in its own idyllic location, where your only neighbour is the great outdoors. Beneath the stars or a leafy canopy of mature trees, each is accompanied by a wood-fired outdoor bathtub where you can bathe to a soundtrack of birdsong or spend evenings deciphering the various constellations.

The Meadow Yurt is the best family-sized option, with two extra single futons as well as the double bed. The surrounding meadow also makes a great play space for children, carpeted with wild flowers in spring. The Waterfall Tipi, on the other hand, is a fairly steep 10-minute walk across the river, then up through a wood, carpeted with bluebells in spring, with the waterfall itself just down the slope behind. Forest Tipi has the most private location. It’s a longer, slightly more strenuous, walk up a steep hill, but in a breathtaking location – a clearing in the oak forest. The River Yurt, slightly more spacious than the tipis, is nestled down close to the river – an ideal spot for paddling, or even a full dip if you’re up for it…

The newest tipi is the only one with a Welsh name - Cwm Onnen, meaning Ash (as in the tree!) Valley stands at the top of the site commanding an impressive view of the whole valley and hills beyond. It’s easily accessible as you can drive up the farm track and leave the car just a short walk across the field.

Envelop yourself in the Eco Retreats experience. Leave all your usual gizmos at home – don’t take your mobile, laptop, radio, iPod or even your guitar. Just doze off listening to the fire crackling – and wake up to birdsong, running water and the wind in the trees. It’s Zen and the art of camping.

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Here at Eco Retreats we love our site! We are 4.5 miles up a forest track, miles from the closest house and road, no mobile phone reception, no electricity.

Here in your own spot, spread out over 50 acres we have 4 tipis and 2 yurts, you have stunning views, prisitine environment and your very own canvas structure, lovingly furnished with upcycled furniture, fair trade rugs and cushions covers and beautiful throws. In River yurt and the four tipis you have a really comfortable double bed with organic bed linen, children and extra adults can be on inflatable carry mats on the floor. In Meadow yurt there are two extra single futon chairs.

All of our sites have chimneas or wood burning stoves to heat them in the colder months, and we try and supply all the furnishings you need, china plates and bowls, glasses, mugs, cutlery, cooking eqiupment, candles, all fire wood and kindling.

Just next door to your tipi or yurt, you have your own private loo and shower powered by a solar pipe system. Our water is fantastic spring water and we supply you with a high grade water filter for those that like it filtered.

We are massivley proud of our site, our remoteness and the stunning prsitine evironment we inhabit, we are passionate about being as sustainable as we can be and have achieved the Gold Award of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, so you know we are the real deal, there is no greenwash with us! We are completely insistent that no one needs to sacrifice quality in order to be ethical!

What we guarantee you is space, uninpeded views and complete freedom for all children large and small, paddling in rivers, running in the hills, walking for hours without seeing anyone. It is beautiful, in the sunshine and in the rain!

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★★★★★

Eco Retreats

We stayed two nights here this weekend and had an amazing time. The site was located 4 miles up a track so nicely cut off from civilisation. Although there are other tipis (and yurts) on the site they are far enough apart that you have plenty of space and privacy. The tipis are well equipment with pretty much everything you need and very comfortable. There was even a bottle of wine awaiting us! The composting toilet and spring water shower were a discrete distance from the tipi itself. Coming out of the tipi each morning to the amazing scenery was an experience not to be missed. The Welsh hills and forests were beautiful. We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Perfect escape

we stayed here the last weekend in October in the 20 foot meadow yurt. It truly felt like you had escaped from civilisation in the sense that you were surrounded by the welsh hills, woodland and meadow. The yurt itself was beautiful with a fabulous woodburning stove and a handmade very comfortable wooden bed. There are two gas rings to cook on , loads of candles and a wonderful ambience. We also indulged in guided meditation and healing from Annie who come to the site and the 2 days were wonderfully restorative. WE have already booked a longer stay for next year. Highly recommended. 

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Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

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Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Clue’s in the name with this one - It’s Zen and the art of camping.

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Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

Eco Retreats Glamping: Run by reiki healers ChaNan and husband Michael, Eco Retreats is an upmarket campsite aimed at all those campers who need to take a break from the stresses and strains of modern living.

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