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Ty Mam Mawr Eco Retreat Centre

Yurt hosted by Shayne & Nathan
15 guests2 bedrooms12 beds2 bathrooms
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Ty Mam Mawr off grid eco retreat centre nestles in Cynwyd Forest high in the Berwyn Mountains of North Wales and is a fantastic venue for intimate events, workshops and residential retreats.

Centred around a magnificent straw bale roundhouse (for 10 yogis or 25 seated) , accommodation is provided in two gorgeous yurts. There's a fully equipped kitchen in the log cabin with a small dining area plus a shower room/toilet and another smaller log cabin kitchenette with a compost loo and shower.

The space
The roundhouse is a timber frame straw bale building sitting at the heart of our retreat centre high in the Berwyn Mountains in North Wales. It has many windows overlooking the distant hills and nearby forests with open sky views.

It is a light, magical and powerful space…some call it a temple…with its reciprocating roof that resembles a vortex to the higher realms…

The energy of the space is light and pure, we wish to keep it like this and therefore do not allow alcohol, smoking or vapes in the roundhouse. Ty Mam Mawr is available for hire for workshops, retreats, seminars, team building and much more.

The roundhouse will very comfortably seat 20-25 people or to look at it another way, there's space for 8-10 yogis. The yurts will accommodate up to 12 folk between them whilst up to 6 guests can sleep in the roundhouse. Pets are welcome...within reason!!

There is space to park 8-10 cars/carts/vans/spaceships etc...

There are two yurts - Ty Crwn Bach Idris sleeping max 4 guests and Ty Crwn Mawr sleeping max 7 guests.

Please see detailed information for Ty Crwn Mawr at https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/18817924 and for Ty Crwn Bach Idris at https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/7082871.

Ty Crwn Bach Idris is a very comfortable yurt with spectacular views which can easily accommodate four people. It has a double bed and a double sofa bed. It is beautifully furnished with lovely linens, wall hangings, rugs and fairy lights creating a warm and magical space.

There is a wood burning stove in the yurt which heats up the space very quickly and is perfect for boiling the kettle for a warming cuppa or making a pan of tasty soup/stew. All pots/pans, crockery and cutlery, mugs and glasses are provided. We simply ask that you wash them before you leave.

The yurt is light and airy with a clear round glass opening window in the roof and a south facing stable door to help keep things cool on sunny days and hot summer nights. The floor and walls are insulated so it's toasty even in the coldest of winters.

The covered deck outside the yurt provides somewhere sheltered to sit and enjoy the BBQ or the fire pit, although there are grassy areas to use if you would prefer.

In keeping with the ethos of our home, we have tried to use reclaimed/recycled/up cycled materials wherever possible.

There is also a BBQ and a fire pit. So hey....collect some wood from the forest and light a fire....you are glamping after all!!!

There are standard electrical sockets in the yurt and low energy lighting there and in the bathroom/kitchen which all run off renewable energy sources. So by staying in Ty Crwn Bach Idris you will be doing your bit to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

Ty Crwn Mawr is a very comfortable yurt with spectacular views which can easily accommodate six people. It has a king size bed and four single futon beds and a couple of chairs. It is beautifully furnished with lovely linens, wall hangings, rugs and fairy lights creating a warm and magical space.

Right next to the yurt are an outside cooking area, compost toilet and outdoor shower cubicle. There is a secluded seating area and fire pit/BBQ to the south of the yurt.

There is a wood burning stove in the yurt which heats up the space very quickly and is perfect for boiling the kettle for a warming cuppa or making a pan of tasty soup/stew. All pots/pans, crockery and cutlery, mugs and glasses are provided. We simply ask that you wash them before you leave.

The yurt is light and airy with a clear round window in the roof and a north facing door to help keep things cool on sunny days and hot summer nights. The floor and walls are insulated so it's toasty even in the coldest of winters.

The log cabin near the yurts contains a full kitchen (including gas cooker, electric fridge, toaster, sink with hot and cold water), dining area and shower room with power shower, flushing toilet and sink. If you'd like to experience real eco living then a compost loo is also available along with an outdoor cooking area and shower cubicle. The log cabin facilities may be occasionally used by us as well but generally only if we've run out of hot water at the house!

In keeping with the ethos of our home, we have tried to use reclaimed/recycled/up cycled materials wherever possible.

There are standard electrical sockets in the yurt and low energy lighting there and in the bathroom/kitchen which all run off renewable energy sources. So by staying with us you will be doing your bit to reduce pollution and carbon emissions.

Weather conditions: Please note that on the fairly infrequent occasions that the temperature drops below zero for more than a few of days the water supply to the big yurt facilities (and very occasionally the log cabin) may start to freeze and we might then have to drain the systems to prevent damage to pipes/fittings and the water heaters. We will be able to supply water in containers for drinking, cooking and washing and the compost loo will still be fully functional. We are up at 400m so if there is heavy and persistent snowfall, access to the property from the village one mile away may only be possible on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle. It's all part of the adventure!!!

If you need assistance with anything just ask. We are here to help and glad to do so. :-)

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 5 sofa beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Cynwyd, Wales, United Kingdom

Ty Mam Mawr eco retreat centre nestles in a forest high up above Cynwyd in the beautiful Berwyn Mountains, North Wales, midway between Bala and Llangollen, not far off the the A5 London to Holyhead road.

The property sits 400m up in the Cynwyd Forest, on the edge of the Dee Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). We are right on the North Berwyn Way walking route.

Whilst only a mile from the village there are no other properties nearby and the Berwyn Mountains extend to the North, East and South as you step outside. Brilliant for walking, hiking, mountain biking and just chilling with nature.

Bala lake is only 12 miles away and Snowdonia and the coast less than an hour. Manchester and Liverpool are under an hour and a half away.

The mountains of Snowdonia can be seen from the yurt with the Arans and Arenigs nearly on the doorstep and the Rhinogs in the distance. Walk 50m up the hill and you will see the top of Yr Wyddfa (Mt Snowdon) peaking of the hills in the distance. There's rock climbing of all types and all abilities near us in North Wales along with a good selection of indoor climbing walls.

The majestic River Dee flows through Cynwyd on its way to Chester and there is plenty of fishing in the area.

North Wales is world renowned for its fantastic mountain biking and the Llandegla Forest tracks are less than 25 minutes away. Coed-y-Brenin over near Betws y Coed is also close by.

If water sports are you thing you are well served with heaps of sailing, kayaking and canoeing within easy reach. We know world class coaches, instructors and outdoor pursuits organisations and can put you in touch with them if you want.

Surfing, kite-surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding can be found on the coast which is an easy drive away.

Enjoy!!!

Hosted by Shayne & Nathan

Joined in February 2013
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During your stay
We are available to recommend walks, mountain bike rides, places to eat, local entertainment nearby...or just for a friendly chat! Consultations about living sustainably and off grid living can be provided. Guided mediations, walks, foraging and mountain bike rides may also be available.

Shayne is an animal communicator and sessions can be arranged with her too.

If you need assistance with anything just ask. We are here to help and glad to do so. :-)
We are available to recommend walks, mountain bike rides, places to eat, local entertainment nearby...or just for a friendly chat! Consultations about living sustainably and off g…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 17:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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