The Secret Yurts

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
Luxury living in a stunningly secluded mid-Wales setting

It’s bubbles upon bubbles at The Secret Yurts in Powys, mid-Wales, where you can sit in a frothing hot tub and enjoy a flute of champagne at the same time. The image sort of sums this glamping site up. It’s a place where luxury reigns supreme and no detail is spared. Is it really a secret? No – the site has only been open since 2014 and is already well known through word of mouth alone – but what it can still boast, is a wonderfully secluded location, tucked away in the rural lanes of Powys. Here, luxury living meets a serene setting and only adults are allowed… so keep the bubbles coming we say!

The site itself is comprised of just three traditionally designed yurts spread their own spacious field, with full access to all the modern amenities. Each cosy abode sits perched atop wooden platform, with excellent views to enjoy from the deck chairs on the decking. While certain features have become staples of the glamping world – king-sized beds, a log burner, chunky wooden furnishings and your own private bathroom – The Secret Yurts has gone several steps beyond. Thoughtful extra touches like toiletries, dressing gowns and an endless supply of logs are a real treat, while a wooden, Finnish sauna and a seriously up-market hot tub make it a glamping site for truly retreating, rather than a simple stop-off along the road. Indeed, pluck for the ‘Birch’ yurt and you even get a private wood-fired hot tub all to yourself. You might never end up leaving!

For all these indulgences, however, the site has still managed to earn itself a silver award from Green Tourism in recognition of its eco credentials. Hot water is provided through ground source heating and solar panels, logs for the fire are sustainably sourced, and the fancy rainwater harvesting system that keeps excess water use to a minimum. It’s all pretty remarkable when you factor in the fully equipped kitchen that also has to be run – accessible for all guests to use and stocked with everything you could need.

When you do find time to leave the site – fingers like wrinkly prunes from too long in the hot tub – there’s plenty to be found. It’s a 20 minute drive to Powis Castle and a little longer to breathtaking Lake Vyrnwy, with bikes for hire and boats to take out. Or make the 45-minute journey to Snowdonia National Park where you can hike the hills and really earn your night's rest back at camp. Not that you need go that far. Several footpaths lead directly from the glampsite if you fancy taking a stroll. Just remember to note where you started, since The Secret Yurts isn’t marked by name on any OS maps. Maybe pretty secret then after all!

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Facilities

Yurts are fully furnished, featuring king-sized beds (all bedding, towels and dressing gowns provided), side-boards and cabinets and a wood-burning stove (all wood and coal provided). Each has its own private wet room within the facilities building (toiletries and hairdryer included), where you will also find a fully equipped kitchen, with a double oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and everything else you could need. All yurts have access to the Finnish sauna, while Birch has it's own private wood fired hot tub on the deck. Oak and Rowan yurts have use of a shared, top of the range hot tub with motor massage jets and a bluetooth sound system. Each yurt has its own Kadai fire bowl, which can be used as a barbecue.

Suitable For

Adults only. No hen or stag parties and pets are not permitted.

Nearby

It's 20 minutes to Powis Castle (01938 551944) in Welshpool and a 30 minute drive to Lake Vyrnwy where you can hire bikes and go canoeing, kayaking or sailing. Wander up to Lake Vyrnwy Hotel (01691 870692) afterwards, for a cream tea with fantastic views over the waters. Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall (01691 780392) is about 45 minutes away and Mount Snowdon is just over an hour away. Bounce Belowtrampolining and exhilarating Zip World (01248 601444) are also in the Snowdon area, while downhill mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre (01341 440747) in Dolgellau is perhaps the most popular way to get the heart pumping. The Climach-X trail, in the southern section of the Dyfi Forest, is also a popular mountain biking route. It's just over 4 miles north of Machynlleth on the A487.

Food & Drink

A couple of miles away in Llanfair Caereinion, there's a romantic wine bar called Just 3 Drops (01938 811917) that comes highly recommended. Ruth serves great food, including tapas, and the wine selection is fantastic. In the same town, The Goat Hotel (01938 810428) is also excellent – a busy, friendly and warm local pub. There are two other cracking pubs serving food in The Red Lion ( 01938 810341) and The Black Lion (01938 810759). Supplies-wise, there's an excellent butchers in Pandy's (01938 810671), while the Banwy Bakery (01938 810952) serves a great selection of cakes and baked treats as well as decent breakfasts and lunches. The town also boats a post office, Spar, Londis, petrol station and a fish and chip shop. Chat with Tracey and Terry in advance and guests can also arrange Champagne, Prosecco, cakes, balloons and more, before they arrive.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Ssssshhhhhh…you are about to uncover a secret: hidden away from the world in the Welsh countryside, our luxury yurts are a perfect opportunity to get back to nature. Smell the fresh air, take in the wild flowers - you can even make friends with our chickens.

Each of our bespoke yurts has a beautiful hand made king-size bed with sumptuous bedding, candles, and a romantic and cosy log-burner to keep things toastie; a home-from-home, complete with the opulence one expects from a romantic break.

Outside your own little yurt-away, you will find your own alfresco dining set-up: tables, chairs and private barbeque. With everything you need in our well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm, all you need worry about is who gets to be in charge of the coals!

With the Welsh countryside on your yurt-step, you will want to get the wellies on and explore, from horse riding and cycling, to Red Kite-spotting and castle-visiting, we can organize a range of activities, or just leave you to it - it’s your holiday, after all.

After all that fresh-air, why not round off an afternoon’s hiking and river-watching in the sauna and hot-tub? A perfect chance to kick off the wellies - crack open the fizz and relax under all the twinkling stars.

This is not just glamping, this is a private luxury yurt experience, in nature’s secret garden.

But don’t tell everyone, it’s our yurty little secret...

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Accommodation

3 fully furnished, luxury yurts.

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Location

Contact The Secret Yurts, Pantytanhouse Fach, Dolanog, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0JU

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Getting There

The campsite isn't the easiest to find and the postcode is shared with five other rural properties. Simply using the name 'The Secret Yurts' does take you straight to the site though. Tracey and Terry send you detailed directions when your booking is made.  The nearest train station is Welshpool (0845 748 4950), where there is a taxi rank to get you the rest of the way. Pick up and drop off can also be arranged with the campsite.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews

★★★★★

Pure Relaxtion

This place is just what the Doctor ordered. Life these days is so fast paced and for the sake of your sanity you have to make that conscious effort to spend sometime in the slow lane and let the world fly by. This is a great place to do just that. My Wife and I palmed the kids off and spent an amazing weekend at the Secret Yurts in May. We stayed in the Birch Yurt with the private wood fired H Ho Hot Tub (that's not a typo, it does get efficiently Hot) and for us this really made it feel intimate. I don't want to say too much else (leave some surprises) other than don't hesitate if you are thinking about it. Tracey and Terry are fantastic hosts who went above and beyond for us. If we can con someone to have the kids again then we will definitely be going back. Its a beautiful part of the country and fully recommend a visit to Lake Vrynwy.
Jul 26, 2019 by Smiffthesniff
★★★★★

Stunning Stay in the Yurt

We have the most perfect bank holiday weekend here. The Yurt is stunning. The Yurt itself is beautiful. With all the things we needed even dressing gowns! The fire was the most perfect feature and kept us warm all night too. Its a lovely location surrounded by beautiful countryside. The kitchen and bathroom was everything we needed, modern and clean. I couldn't have asked for anything more. There was loads of information on places to go and things to do. We didn't want to be totally out of things with our phones but not being able to charge them in the actual Yurt made us be a bit more present. We found we charged then when we went for a dip in the really lovely hot tub. We packed our days full and spent the evenings chilling in the yurt or hot tub. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is pricey. And that's the only reason I wouldn't be able to rush back. But yeh, for sure recommend!
Jun 11, 2019 by Bethan
★★★★★

The Secret Yurt for a Secret birthday trip!

What a fantastic stay for my husband's 30th birthday! Everything exceeded expectations, was so beautifully set and all the little touches made is extra special. A perfect romantic get away! We stayed in the Birch Yurt where we had our own BBQ and a wood fire hot tub - a great way to unwind after our days activities. Tracey and Terry couldn't do more for us - Thank you so much! We highly recommend a stay at the Secret Yurts and hopefully will return in the near future! Certainly a weekend never to forget!!!!
May 25, 2019 by Melissa Howells
★★★★★

Lovely getaway in the heart of the Welsh countryside

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Secret Yurts for a weekend recently and had the most relaxing, lovely time there. Our yurt was amazing - beautifully decorated and cosy, with the comfiest bed ever! The bathroom and kitchen facilities were brilliant, and the hot tub was great. The yurts felt very secluded and were so peaceful, and the owners, Tracey and Terry, could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The perfect way to unwind for a weekend out of the city. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend!
Dec 11, 2018 by Anna
★★★★★

Exceptionally relaxing, exciting and breathtaking.

Absolutely amazing, I've not stayed in a Yurt before, and I will definitely be doing it again! Spent the weekend in Birch Yurt, which has it's own hot tub. Not only that, each of the Yurts has their own private bathroom nearby, which were of higher quality than any hotel I've ever stayed in. It was exciting to be able to light our own fire, and feel like we were spending a weekend alone in the countryside. A lot of thought and care has been put into the Yurts, and as you arrive you're met by something a little big magical.
Dec 4, 2018 by Nicola
★★★★★

Tranquility

We stayed for 2 nights on the weekend of the 16th March 2018, we were late in due to Friday traffic but were met with a warm and friendly welcome by torchlight. We were give an informal tour of the facilities and shown to our Yurt pre heated with the stove already alight :) we got straight into the hot tub followed by sauna and a few drinks. We spent the weekend travelling around southern snowdonia and popped into powis castle. The second night we hot tubbed in - 4 in heavy snow. We woke to 8 inches of snow and a tricky drive home :) it was wintertastic. We had an awesome time. The facilities were amazing, nice touch with the private bathrooms! we were left too it completely . The owners were there incase we needed anything. No complaints, we cant wait to come back!
Apr 9, 2018 by james bradley

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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