Redwood Retreat

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Rhayader

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
Off-grid glamping in luxurious geodesic domes, with views across rolling Welsh hills

Take it from us — if you want to camp without pitching your own tent, but you also want to feel as enveloped in nature as possible, then geodesic domes are one of your best options. Redwood Retreat has two of them — Hafod and Norwegian Wood — situated on their own private decking on a beautiful Welsh hillside, overlooking the quiet valley you'll call home for the duration of your stay. That valley will be your morning view, too, as you open the curtains to reveal the panoramic windows at the front of your dome, looking out across the expansive greenery that surrounds this Mid Wales getaway.

Redwood Retreat is an ideal spot to unwind from the hustle and bustle. Whether you are taking a dip in the wood-fired hot tub, admiring the stars from Norwegian Wood's skylight or the sunset from Hafod's bay window, it's easy to conclude that hosts Katherine and Andy have crafted a perfect spot for recharging their guests' batteries. And when we say crafted, we mean it — the couple has a fondness for reusing what they have and creating a self-sufficient home, even stretching to Andy building the wind turbine that helps power the site. This passion for combining off-grid living with comfort is exemplified by their glamping offering, which boasts enough amenities to make you forget the place is powered by solar and wind energy.

An adults-only site with domes that sleep just two guests, the set up here is perfect for couples. An exclusive bathroom gives you all your amenities, while the outdoor shower presents a perfect secluded spot to bathe with a view over the valley. There's outdoor seating from which to admire the scenic landscape with a glass of bubbly, while the interior of each dome is outfitted with stylish hardwood flooring complemented by soft rugs and comfortable sofas from which to watch the wild world go by. There's not much need to leave your dome during your stay, but if you pull yourself away from this idyllic spot, it's only a mile into the town and most local pubs and restaurants can be accessed in the same distance. Then after a few drinks, it's back to the dome, where you can dim the lights, put some logs in the wood-burning stove, and relax in your large luxury king-size bed. As Katherine and Andy say, it's easy being green at Redwood.

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Facilities

The site consists of two six-metre geodesic domes. Both are off-grid, utilising solar power for energy and a natural water source. Positioned on individual decking platforms, they each boast a panoramic window overlooking the valley. They’re well-furnished, with a comfy bed and sofa for two, an indoor kitchenette with an oven, fridge, sink and gas cooker, along with hard flooring that’s softened by various colourful rugs. Both domes have access to their own bathroom, which comes equipped with a large shower, flushing toilet, wash basin, and fluffy towels. There’s also a barbecue outside and an outdoor shower overlooking the valley, with hot water generated by the solar panels and a wood-fired hot tub, located below the main decking area.

Suitable For

Adults-only glamping for couples, optional exclusive hire of both domes - yes. Dogs, large groups - no.

Nearby

The site is close to multiple walks and cycle routes including the one-mile Rhayader riverside walk, an exploration of the picturesque Elan Valley, along with National Trails such as Offa's Dyke Path and Glyndwr's Way. Guests can embark on cycle routes by hiring a bike from Clive Powell Mountain Bikes (01597 811343), just over a mile away from the site. But if your bike's a BMX (or similar) head to Rhayader Pump Track (also a mile away), to ride the UK's largest split pump track. The CARAD Rhayader Museum (01597 810561) is similarly nearby and hosts a variety of events and exhibitions.

Food & Drink

There are a number of pubs and eateries within close proximity to the site. The Crown Inn (01597 811099) provides hearty pub food in a traditional setting, with a garden terrace at the rear. The Lamb and Flag Inn (01597 810819) is a bar and grill, serving honest grub and with a fireplace in its stone walls. The Triangle Inn (01597 810537) is a popular local destination for its menu, which includes lunch and evening options along with specials. Outside of pubs, guests can visit The Lost Arc cafe (01597 811226), serving locally sourced wholesome food in a building that also doubles up as a music venue and gallery. Each of these is located just over a mile away from the site and is accessible in a five-minute drive or around a 30-minute walk.

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The Owner Says

Our lives are overcrowded, over excited, over strained. We all want quiet. We all want beauty. We all need space.

Our exclusive luxury geodesic domes, set on a beautiful Mid Wales hillside offer unique glamping accommodation. Completely off-grid with solar panels, a natural water source and even a home-designed and fabricated wind turbine, these luxury breaks mean you can relax in our Mid Wales rural idyll, minimising your carbon footprint while you holiday.

Explore the beautiful surrounding landscape by bike or on foot, or just sit back and chill. The fresh air and vibes are good for the soul… there is a calm in the atmosphere from the moment you open our gate at the end of the lane.

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Accommodation

Two geodesic domes sleeping two guests each.

Norwegian Wood

Dome Sleeps 2
The spacious domes are over six metres in diameter, each with a panoramic window set to catch the evening sunset. In the roof of Norwegian Wood is a large skylight so you can view the night sky whilst lying in the large luxury king size bed.

The Hafod

Dome Sleeps 2
Our exclusive luxury geodesic domes, set on a beautiful Mid Wales hillside offer unique glamping accommodation, escape to a greener campsite. Completely off-grid with solar panels, a natural water source and even a wind turbine, these luxury breaks mean you can relax in our Mid Wales rural idyll, minimising your carbon footprint.

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Location

Contact Redwood Retreat, Redwood Retreat, Coed Cochion, Bryntirion Lane, Rhayader LD6 5LT

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Getting There

From the A470 which passes through Rhayader, turn on to the B4518 opposite Smithfield cattle market. Follow this road uphill and turn left on to Bryntirion Lane, just after the first traffic calming island. Follow the lane for almost a mile, past the school and back into the trees. The road levels out then starts to go downhill. Look out for a green US-style mailbox on the right hand side with a sign saying Coed Cochion. The gated entrance to the campsite is on the left of this and signposted. Close the gate after you enter and follow the track to the retreat. You'll see the wind turbine as you approach.

If you use what3words, the code "official.stance. quit" will get you to the gate.

The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells from where there is a bus service to Rhayader.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

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