Discover Ty Mam Mawr

A place for change and growth, learning and being

Ty Mam Mawr (The House of the Great Mother) is an intimate off grid eco retreat centre.

She nestles deep in Cynwyd Forest high in the Berwyn Mountains of North Wales and is a fantastic venue for intimate events, workshops and residential retreats.

Ty Mam Mawr is a perfect place to leave the world (and your mind!) behind and sink deeply back into nature, reconnecting to your true self.

A secluded off grid low impact property surrounded by woodland and hills under clear skies with no light pollution. Fully self reliant in terms of water and power.

Deep peace pervades. Silence…with only the sounds of abundant nature.

Breathe fresh clean air and enjoy the medicine in the mountain spring water.

unplug ∙ recharge ∙ grow ∙ be

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Spaces & Accommodation

We love to help you feel at home.

Centred around a magnificent modern straw bale roundhouse, 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 roundhouse will very comfortably seat 20-25 people or to look at it another way, there's space for 8-10 yogis. Up to 6 guests can sleep in the roundhouse, whilst the yurts will accommodate a maximum of 12 guests between them.

Seats and fire bowls next to each yurt and a main central firepit near the roundhouse provide further communal spaces. The roundhouse and yurts are heated with wood burning stoves.

We may be 'off grid', but in terms of facilities you wouldn't know it! Plenty of hot water, a power shower, electricity in all the spaces and WiFi if required.

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  • Verónica Avatar
    Verónica

    Lovely place, unique experience! - 18 Nov 2018

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    Ryan

    Nathan and Shayne were very welcoming, the yurt was very comfortable and had a great view. There is plenty to see and do around the yurt. Had all the amenities that we needed. Would recommend a stay at this yurt. - 31 May 2018

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    Anson

    We had a lovely time staying in the yurt. The lighting and the decor make it a very relaxing place to be. The wood stove was perfect for keeping it nice and warm and Nathan had plenty of logs and firestarters available throughout our stay. Both the yurt and the wood cabin were clean and we had no complaints with anything. Nathan is very genuine and hospitable, which helped to make our stay in Wales even better. We would definetly recommend staying here if you're looking somewhere quiet, beautiful and a bit different than your run of the mill hotel. - 22 Dec 2017

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    Verity

    Such a beautiful place to spend the weekend! I cannot recommend Shayne and Nathan's place enough.
    Our hosts were super hospitable and friendly, any questions we had they were just a text away.
    The large Yurt is authentically Mongolian and it is a truly magical space, perfect for a group to relax around a fire. The smaller yurt was more secluded, really gorgeous and had a beautiful view. Super warm and cosy and no need for the fires. Nathan generously supplied a starter kit too so no forking out for fire wood! You are off-grid so we had to be mindful...
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    - 09 Sep 2018

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    Sheryl

    Great location with lots of walks on your door step. Only 20 mins drive to Llangollen. Less to Corwen village. The large yurt has plenty of space with a nice comfy bed. The wood stove heats up nicely after 20-30mins. The kitchen is outside, but sheltered. It’s well equipped.
    We had a lovely weekend and I would highly recommend it for the glamping experience. Remember it is glamping, so won’t always have all your luxuries, but that’s what makes it fun. :-)
    - 09 Jan 2022

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    George

    Amazing place. Great vibe. Great countryside. Highly recommend! - 26 Jan 2020

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    Hannah

    This is a great place to stay for anyone looking for a rural escape with great views and cosy accommodation. The yurt is well placed for exploring North Wales and we especially enjoyed the wood burner and the friendly chickens! - 22 Aug 2018

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    Kathryn

    Lovely, special place. Peaceful and snug. Good host. - 12 Jul 2018

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    Waqas

    Shayne and Nathan are really great host. Everything was same as it was described and cleanliness was awesome. Place is beautiful and would highly recommend for relaxation and exploring the area around. - 25 Jul 2019

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    Rachel

    If you want somewhere peaceful, beautiful and cosy this is it. We loved staying in the yurt, and getting back to basics cooking on the fire. There’s everything you need here and a fab place to just relax and chill out. Local towns with pubs and restaurants aren’t far and there’s great access to the A5 if you’re looking to visit Snowdonia National Park. - 07 May 2021

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    Colette

    My partner and I spent 3 nights in Shayne and Nathan’s yurt, location was amazing, great to sit outside on the hammock chairs and listen to the birds. The yurt was cosy just such a great place to stay. My partner was ill one of the days and the hosts made sure he was ok which was really appreciated. dogs and chickens were also very friendly! Loved our stay. - 26 Jun 2019

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    Laura

    Beautiful yurt in a beautiful location. We didn't leave the area at all for the three nights we were there, making the most of the beautiful walks on the doorstep and soaking up the accommodation. Lovely approachable hosts. We will be back! - 25 Feb 2022

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    Mason

    A beautiful and much needed reset, completely detached from day to day life in the perfect setting. Would highly recommend for those seeking a relaxing getaway. - 14 Nov 2021

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    Faye

    Shayne and Nathan were lovely hosts! They had everything prepared for us and gave brilliant instructions on how to get there, how to use everything etc. The yurt was so cosy and warm and we didn’t have the best of weather either. Lovely location up in the mountains, will definitely be staying again! - 28 Aug 2020

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    Nia Lloyd-Jones

    Ty mam mawr diolch yn fawr, om swastiastu,
    Thank you,
    This amazing fabulous, safe enchanted space, has shaken my mind, body, and spirit and soul to a totally pure delight exploration, of my self love ❤️ journey. Feeling the huge depths of the connection with the divine Mam Mawr (mother natural).
    The most powerful connection I've ever felt to a place the practice, and the super duper inspirational holders of the space, Nathan and Shayne 🙏💫❤️❤️
    I have absolutely loved the two life changing events, and am so grateful and and honoured, to have been able to shared...
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    - 03 Dec 2017

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    Lorraine

    Amazing spot, and an absolutely fantastic off the beaten track place for families. The hosts were superb ensuring we had everything that we needed. The property was spacious, clean and quirky and a massive hit with our children as well as ourselves. - 31 May 2019

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    Mags

    We had a wonderful relaxing getaway here. The yurt is a beautiful space, romantic, comfortable and cosy. It's very quiet and the stars were amazing! We enjoyed walking in the Berwyn mountains and swimming/kayaking on Lake Bala.

    Nathan was very welcoming and helpful, telling us about local walks and lending us a map.

    The kitchen is well equipped and it's handy having a private loo right next to the yurt. I loved it here and wished we were staying longer.
    - 05 Sep 2018

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    Siobhan

    We had an amazing time, loads of lovely places to walk near by and some of the most beautiful Forrest's. The yurt had a really comfy bed and when the fire was going it was lovely and toasty even in November! - 17 Nov 2019

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    Shaz

    Wonderful hosts. Lovely clean and cost accommodation with fantastic views. We loved every second, and the kids loved it too. Thank you! - 29 Oct 2021

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    Clare

    Our third trip staying at shayne a and Nathan's and we absolutely love it, and wish we could live there. The hosts are really friendly and lovely people to be around, we ran out of wood, so nathan happily came and chopped some for us. The yurts are so comfortable, and the facilities are great for any weather. Hope to stay again soon. - 27 May 2019

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    Alison

    Fab stay amazing yurt in amazing location! Thanks xx - 07 May 2018

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    Anne

    Thank you for hosting us, we throughly enjoyed our stay at the yurt! We’d love to stay again, the place was perfect for our little dog. The scenery was beautiful and the facilities were as described and clean. We had everything we needed and the hosts were super friendly and welcoming. - 17 Jun 2021

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    Alex Verghese

    Ty Mam Mawr is a truly high class off-grid eco retreat! Gorgeous yurts to stay in, stunning location. Shayne and Nathan are such warm and caring hosts. I can see myself coming back here in the future! 👍 - 28 Jun 2019

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    David

    Just back from my wonderful week away solo stay in Shayne & Nathan's yurt. Secluded enough to feel cut off from it all but with all the amenities you could possibly need for a longer stay, it's nestled in a stunning location with plenty of excellent walks on your doorstep. The yurt itself was sizeable, homely and it didn't take long for me to settle in. Shayne & Nathan were brilliant hosts, full of helpful tips and always on-hand to keep the wood burner stocked - their dog Ruby even showed me around the Cynwyd Forest trails! I'll definitely be... read more - 15 Mar 2019

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    Hannah

    Even though we stayed in January, had a lovely cosy and chilled out stay in the yurt. - 27 Jan 2019

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    Julie

    Stunning location .. beautiful yurt. Comfortable bed with extra blankets if needed but was lovely and warm in the yurt with the fire lit. Perfect place , very eco friendly .. in a stunning location. Friendly hosts who are very helpful. We will be back x - 07 Mar 2019

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    Elizabeth

    What can I say.... This was the first time we have stayed in a Yurt. It was peaceful, beautiful scenery, comfortable and very cosy. Shayne and Nathan are brilliant hosts, very welcoming and helpful. We hope to be back to stay again soon. A much needed break in the beautiful Berwyn Range. We would highly recommend anyone wanting a proper, comfortable and peaceful retreat from life’s rat race. - 25 Oct 2018

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    Claire

    Clean and comfortable yurts in a beautiful peaceful surrounding. Really good for walks in the sunshine or sitting around the campfire of an evening. Beautiful place - 16 Aug 2021

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    Moyra

    We had a lovely stay, the yurt was gorgeous and very cosy. The deck outside was fantastic to sit out and enjoy the sunshine. Lovely location, so peaceful and I loved all the fruit trees, statues etc and the general ambiance was wonderful. Very welcome hot showers after our walk in the hills, and the kitchen was a nice space to sit and enjoy our breakfast. Thanks so much! - 30 Sep 2018

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    Ellis

    The hosts were amazing! Made us feel so comfortable and went past our expectation. Thank you for letting us stay. We had such a great holiday! - 11 Oct 2019

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    Serina

    If you want someone quirky, unique, off grid and a place that just feels magical then this is the place to stay. We arrived as a party of 14 and were well looked after and the accommodation was perfect. The experience was just lovely and each yurt/roundhouse was unique in its own way. We loved our weekend! - 16 Mar 2020

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    Claire

    We were blessed to have had a Heavenly stay in this sanctuary of sorts that was so lovingly dreamed into being by the wonderful Nathan and Shayne. Peacefully surrounded by beautiful nature whilst sleeping in a magical yurt knowing that it’s in an ecologically minded way is truly a gift! We are so thankful to the both of them and from the heart recommend a stay here. - 28 Jun 2018

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    Shion

    this beautiful yurt is truly outstanding. The facilities, yurt, cabin and shower room were created with such concern for everyone's comfort. The yurt is gorgeous and the little stove in there makes you feel so cozy and comfortable. I slept better for the nights we were there that I have in years. We'll be back. A sacred Haven of deep peace and wonder. Thank you x - 01 Oct 2017

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    Katy

    Absolutely loved our stay! Nathan & Shayne we’re very friendly and helpful giving us tips on where to go out for food. The yurt was very comfortable and super cosy and warm with the fire on. We will be coming back! - 30 Dec 2018

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    Tessa

    Got back from the yurt last night and very sad not to be waking up there this morning! Nathan is such a great host - communication was perfect, he made us feel so welcome and helped us with planning our stay.
    The yurt was so spacious, cosy and comfy, and we loved warming up by the fire after spending our days taking in the beautiful views and fresh air. Plenty of pots, pans, cutlery etc, and shower was lovely and warm.
    We arrived using public transport, directions were clear and so we had no issues getting there or getting around during our...
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    - 06 Dec 2021

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    Tom

    Shayne and Nathan were friendly hosts who were very helpful and a pleasure to meet. Our large group of 12 was very comfortably housed in their retreat which was relaxing and well facilitated. We all enjoyed our evening around the fire pit catching up and enjoying the beautiful scenery around their property. Looking forward to our next visit. - 14 Jul 2019

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    Elsie

    A lovely stay in a beautiful place! - 17 Feb 2020

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    Mickey Owen

    I just held a breathwork and shamanic healing retreat at Ty Mam Mawr and it was a beautiful experience beginning to end. This review almost seems like I'm cheating writing a good review for two extremely good friends, that's how well we were welcomed and the depth of our connection to Shayne and Nathan. The location is absolutely gorgeous. The yurts are really cool and cosy. The round house is an energetic bubble with the vibe of a really sacred space.

    Shayne and Nathan are two of the most pleasant, loving, funny and authentic people I've ever met. I'm definitely...
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    - 09 Sep 2019

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    Leila

    A truly amazing, huge yurt in a stunning location with fabulous mountain biking and hiking routes from the doorstep. Completely off the beaten track with some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. We are officially in love with north wales.
    Nathan and Shayne were so helpful and welcoming and gave us great advice and local tips.
    Highly recommended!
    - 21 Aug 2020

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    Nichola

    What a fantastic stay we had in such a beautiful yurt in a beautiful part of Wales! Never stayed in such a relaxing, tranquil place, with just the birds tweeting and no one else around - it was perfect! The hosts are very friendly, the yurt was so cosy, especially on an evening with the stove lit, and the kitchen cabin was great with plenty of space and lovely, private views. We will definitely be booking again! - 12 May 2019

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    Kimberley

    This was mine and my husbands first experience with Airbnb and we were not disappointed. We booked this beautiful yurt to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we were not let down. It is absolutely beautiful in a stunning location. Very welcoming and always on hand when needed. Great recommendations on where to go. We had some fantastic walks with our dog and built some great memories. Highly recommend coming to stay here. - 10 Jun 2019

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    Ian and Ruth Rawson

    We loved it, its a wonderful space, a joy - 13 Sep 2021

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    Emma

    We had a lovely time staying in this remote yurt. It was very peaceful and we really enjoyed watching the lambs in the field behind us. The yurt itself was very cosy and comfortable and we really enjoyed cuddling up in there each evening. The kitchen is well stocked if a bit small but so long as you go in one at a time it's fine. I was a bit worried about the toilet, having never used a compost toilet before, but it was really easy to use and not smelly at all!
    There are loads of really interesting things...
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    - 08 May 2022

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    Graham

    Great place to stay if you want a beautiful & quiet location, a pond to cool your wine, a firepit to keep you warm in the evening, great amenities and lovely hosts....we'll be back one day - 12 Aug 2020

    Steve Avatar
    Steve

    You can look forward to peace, quiet, wind, chickens, views, lovely walks and all based in a beautiful yurt. Camping with attitude. - 01 Jul 2019

Events

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Find out more about forthcoming events at Ty Mam Mawr eco retreat centre and see what we've been up to previously.

Whether you'd like to hold an hours yoga class, a one day dance workshop or a week long meditation retreat this is just the venue for you.

Whether you book the retreat centre or just the roundhouse, we can list your forthcoming event here and on our social media pages. Every little bit helps when it comes to making connections.

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Location

Cynwyd Forest, Berwyn Mountains, North Wales

Ty Mam Mawr eco retreat centre nestles deep in Cynwyd Forest high in the Berwyn Mountains above the Dee Valley in North Wales and is a fantastic off grid venue for intimate events, workshops and residential retreats.

Only an hour or so from Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham. It's easy to get here...but you won't want to leave!

Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on the doorstep and Snowdonia National Park just 20 minutes away.

Much of North Wales and especially the Berwyn mountains are associated with King Arthur and many other Welsh legends. This is an ancient and special land where nature and spirit are within easy reach when you choose them.

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