- Romantic yurt with kingsized bed (bedding included), candles and log burner
- Spa-style luxury with a private hot tub, wet room and use of a sauna
- Decking with firepit/BBQ and space for al fresco dining
The Owner Says
Beautifully furnished with a king-size bed, feather duvet, pillows and sumptuous bedding. There is a wood burner to keep you warm and toasty with all logs, kindling and firelighters supplied along with candles for the lanterns.
Outside you will find your own alfresco dining set up, table chairs and a private Kadai barbecue/ fire-pit.
Each yurt has it's own private luxury wet-room, complimentary toiletries, towels and dressing gowns are all provided along with a hairdryer.
There is a fully equipped kitchen we even provide tea towels, cling film and tin foil, ice buckets, ice, tea, coffee and sugar.
We have a large hot tub with motor massage jets for Rowan to use, it also features a built-in sound system allowing you to listen to your favorite music through your iPod/music device.
All guests have use of the Finnish sauna during their stay. The sauna will comfortably seat four, so it is nice and spacious for just the two of you - allowing you to stretch out and read the paper. There is nothing quite like spending 15 minutes in the sauna and then stepping outside to feel the fresh country air hit you.
Features & FacilitiesThe three yurts are fully furnished, featuring a king-sized bed with feather bedding and crisp bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and toiletries are provided. A wood-burning stove will keep you warm and cosy, all kindling, logs, firelighters and tealights for the lanterns are included in the price. Within the eco, wood-clad facilities building you will find your own private wet room, there is even a hairdryer. The large kitchen is shared, with a double oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and everything else you could need. All guests have access to the Finnish sauna, Birch and Oak each have a private wood-fired hot tub on the deck outside the yurt. Rowan has a large private hot tub a short walk from the yurt, with motor massage jets and a BlueTooth sound system. Outside each yurt there is a Kadai barbecue, please bring charcoal if you intend to barbecue.
ActivitiesIt'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 & DrinkA 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.
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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.