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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  • Elsie Avatar
    Elsie

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

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    Pascal

    If you're looking for a unique experience in a beautiful, secluded location this is it. Shayne and Nathan are warm and extremely accommodating hosts. They are very conscientious and much thought has been put into their yurts. Whatever the season, you'll love this place and be well looked after. - 28 Oct 2017

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    Peter

    Tranquil and scenic perfect for couples wanting to get away or a few of you to book a few yurts and enjoy a bbq and music in the summer. Hosts very welcoming - 04 Apr 2019

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    Andy

    Fantastic place and the hosts were laid back and all round wonderful people. Perfect if you want your own space away from the hustle bustle. Highly recommended. - 29 Jun 2019

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    Dan

    Peaceful location with great walks. - 24 Jul 2020

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    Ashley

    ll expectations met and exceeded. Nathan could not enough to help and assist in any way possible. Stayed when it was freezing outside and the yurt was warm and comfortable all through the night. It's a space to truly unwind and connect with nature and yourself. Will definitely return and highly recommend. - 06 Dec 2020

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    John

    Upon arrival, we were greeted with the warmest of welcomes from Shayne and the two dogs. We were shown around the place and made to feel at home instantly. The location is beautiful and the place is a 10/10 and we would highly reccomened this place for all ages, who enjoy the outdoors and an area of outstanding natural scenery. Inside the Yurt is incredible and the small log burner keeps the place warm throughout the night along with a very comfy memory foam mattress! Overall we had an exceptional time at Shayne and Nathans incredible place and have... read more - 05 Apr 2021

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    Juliette

    Amazing stay at Nathan's yurt where you can be and live in direct contact and respect of nature. - 08 Sep 2019

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    Kirsty

    Beautiful scenery, amazing yurt and a lovely couple.
    Enjoyed 2 nights in one of Shayne & Nathans yurts. Such a cool space and has everything you need for a chilled out and relaxing time. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are great too. Hot shower and full range cooker! Hope to stay again soon!
    - 05 Jul 2018

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    Lucy

    What a special place this is! It was in exactly the location we were after for the Welsh leg of our road trip and the idea of a remote yurt certainly did appeal! The yurt was super comfortable and kept us cosy during some heavy rain. The view from the deck when the sun came out was fantastic. Kitchen cabin had everything we needed as well. Shayn & Nathan were great hosts and have created such a great place to stay. Totally recommend for anyone wanting something a little off the beaten track and different! I hope to get back... read more - 30 Jul 2018

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    Jonathan

    Ideal for getting away from modern life, nathan & shayne are exceptionally friendly with a good understanding of privacy. Facilities are perfect, tranquil location, outstanding scenery and walks. - 13 Jan 2020

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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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    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 coming... read more - 30 Apr 2020

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    Laura

    A fabulous weekend. The yurt was great, really cosy. Nathan and Shayne made us feel really welcome and offered us some great local tips. Will definitely return! - 08 Apr 2019

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    Rachael

    A fantastic place to stay. We took our two dogs and they loved every minute! We had a great introduction to everything and were even advised on best walks in the area. The local pub just a mile down the hill was brilliant too. Definitely will be returning! - 30 Jan 2022

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    Sandeep

    We went as a family with 2 kids- 1 infant. Shayne and Nathan are wonderful hosts and made sure that we were comfortable during our stay. It is a lovely place to stay with serene views and very peaceful. We would love to come again and definitely recommend this place if you want to get away from busy life. - 05 Apr 2022

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    Immi

    We had a wonderful trip, Nathan was the 'Host With The Most'. If you're reading this and wondering if you should - don't hesitate to book this beautiful yurt. It will be the foundation of the most natural, calming and revitalising retreat you could wish for... - 16 Sep 2018

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    Lydia

    A beautiful space in a gorgeous location - very homely. It's a bit of a steep drive up to the site but definitely worth the view once at the top; perfect to view the sunrise too! Nathan is very hospitable and is always happy to help and give suggestions (unfortunately didnt get to meet Shayne). Overall a perfect place to stay with very lovely animals on site too. Can't wait to go back again! - 16 Dec 2018

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    Spencer

    Conflicted about writing a review , want to keep this place a secret. But ... well they deserve the credit ... it’s an amazing location matched by and awesome place to stay. A magical venue ... there I’ve said it now ... please there there be space when I book again ❤️ - 04 May 2019

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    Els

    Lovely green scenery surrounding the yurt with lots of amazing places for walking! Nathan was a great host and will definitely be coming back here again, maybe even bring our friends with us next time! - 21 May 2021

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    Brigham

    Shayne & Nathan’s yurt was perfect for our 5 day getaway. The location was brilliant and a great base for everywhere we wanted to visit. The yurt itself was lovely and just as you see in the pictures. Shower & Kitchen facilities were great for us as well. Although the yurt is on their property it always felt very private. We’ll definitely come back to stay again! - 14 Aug 2020

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    Sarah

    We were two familes of four that booked the two Yurts for a 3 night stay over the new year period, and we enjoyed every second of it! What an absolutly fanstastic place to stay. The House manual is very thorough but all common sensse, as seasoned campers weren't put off. There are a few things to think about as the site is completley off grid, but all things that are considerate to conserve enery and the environment.

    The Yurts are amazing and extremly compfortable and to wood stoves heat them up so quickly...
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    - 02 Jan 2020

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    Tom

    Beautiful welsh scenery and surrounded by wildlife. Warm and good size Yurt - get the log fire going and you’ll be really toasty.
    Nathan and Shayne know the area well and recommended some great walks for dogs. You feel at peace sitting out on the veranda early morning with a cup of coffee listening to the flowing water and birds chirping away.
    Me and my wife stayed here for our first wedding Ann and our only regret is not staying long enough.
    We’ll be back eventually.
    Thank you Nathan & Shayne
    - 25 Mar 2019

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    Daniel

    A fantastic escape and a wonderful stay. I had never stayed in a yurt before but after some log burner practice we were snug as can be.

    A real shame that we only had 3 nights!
    - 22 Mar 2020

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    Gemma

    Such an incredible experience being so far off grid in the crazy weather that goes on when you're so high up. The yurt was so cosey with the fire on and even though it was minus temperatures outside we were honestly too hot at one point.
    The lifestyle Shayne and Nathan have adopted is admirable and we certainly need more people who care so much about sustainability and don't relay on conviences so much.
    The surrounding areas are stunning, so quiet and peaceful and some lovely walks to go on.
    Thanks so much for the experience.
    - 01 Mar 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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    Juliet

    Well, another blissful weekend at the Yurts. This time we had the weather with us and it was perfect- sunny and blowy, with chilly nights. Perfect yurt weather and Cynwyd weather as the walks through the woods and up by the waterfall are beautiful. As before, the yurts were equipped with logs, blankets and cushions for a cosy time In the evenings and everything was spotlessly clean. We were in the big yurt this time and it was fabulous. So much room. Very comfortable beds, a piping hot three way shower and well equipped kitchen makes it top glamping. Unforgettable... read more - 31 Mar 2019

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    Hussain

    Highly recommened this booking! We found it cosy even at night despite minus temperatures thanks to the wood burners so dont let the time of year put you off.
    On arrival the yurts and kitchen were very clean and the lovely hosts were always available if needed but allowed us pur privacy. Personally the best part of the experience was the most beautiful walks without the need for a car to get there. The children loved the friendly dogs the most and enjoying being with the family in the evening playing games. The place has something for everyone!
    - 05 Jan 2019

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    Ahmed

    What a lovely little place! If you're looking for somewhere to unwind and get away from it all this place is perfect! Loved having the chickens pop over from time to time too! - 03 May 2021

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    Alison

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

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    Andrea

    This place is just gorgeous, despite the weather we had an amazing time, the yurts are so warm with the log burner going so you don't get cold and the sound of the rain when you're all cosy and warm inside is so relaxing they have all amenities needed, the shower was lovely and hot, the kitchen was well kitted out with everything you need, worth noting they don't have a microwave but we didn't need one anyway so all good for us.
    Reading others reveiws before we came I was expecting it to be lovely and we weren't...
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    - 17 Jan 2020

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    Sean

    Fantastic off grid short stay - 24 Aug 2020

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    Ashley

    Had an amazing weekend away in the most unique place i've stayed, everything there is impressive from the attention to detail in the yurt to the way things are set up at shayne and nathans place, everything is so clean, organised and well thought out, will definitely be booking to go here again, the hosts were amazing people and were so helpful, this id the ideal tranquil retreat :) - 31 Oct 2017

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    Haylee

    Beautiful yurt in a beautiful location.
    Had everything we needed and Nathan and Shane were very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable. Feel 100% relaxed after staying here :)
    - 22 Mar 2019

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    Niki

    Wonderful hosts. Genuinely caring folks. Clean, cozy, quirky place set in the most breathtaking forests & mountains with valley views, waterfalls & streams. Doesn’t get much better than this. - 12 Aug 2021

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    Claire King

    Sheer Love, Healing and Power emanates from The House and I was gifted with the opportunity of sharing in some of Her energy, truly a blessing and an honour to have had such an experience. Shayne and Nathan are pioneer souls of the New Earth and have manifested a sanctum that anchors as much as it radiates. Immeasurable gratitude to the work being dreamed, crafted and actualised here and may the vision ever-expand according to the Highest Good of All. Ty Mam Mawr, a keystone, reminds us of what our hearts never forgot but our minds resist - living harmoniously... read more - 30 Jun 2018

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    Craig WG Seaton

    I have had the great pleasure in spending a night at Ty Mam Mawr and also running a weekend retreat there.
    I whole heartedly recommend this place for both time away and holding a retreat.
    The environment is gorgeous and secluded with a beautiful forest walk and open fields right near by.
    The yurts are a true delight to sleep in with ideal decor to match your get away in nature.
    Shayne & Nathan the owners are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met and so accommodating. If you want to be on your own doing your own thing...
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    - 24 Jun 2019

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    Chris

    Very nice place - 21 Nov 2021

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    Karen

    Amazing facilities, great value for money. Loved every minute of our chilled 5 day stay over Christmas. Will definitely be returning and recommending to all our family and friends x - 28 Dec 2018

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    Simone

    Shayne and Nathan were superb hosts- nothing was ever too much trouble and they thought of everything. The yurt was clean and designed so well- absolutely loved our stay there- definitely be great to go back in the summer time. It had been snowing during our visit but the yurt itself was so warm and cosy we looked forward to our cosy nights in after a day of exploring. Kitchen has everything you need and so interesting how they generate own energy. Really is a relaxing stay away- missing it already! Definitely a chilled eco friendly mini break! Will be... read more - 14 Feb 2018

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    Rochelle

    Very quiet and peaceful holiday which was perfect for us and our dog. Great location with many walks close by, to get further afield into snowdonia it took us roughly a 1 hour drive each time but this gave us great opportunity to stop off at beauty spots. It can get very cold in the yurt at night so the use of the wood stove is very much needed and the included free bucket of logs you get lasts at least 5 days. You share the kitchen and bathroom with the smaller yurt which everytime was clean and had... read more - 05 Jul 2019

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    Serena

    This was our first stay in a Yurt, and it was a wonderful time! It was easy to find, check in was easy, and the place was comfy and clean! Along with the yurt, you get a private cabin next door, where they have all the kitchen supplies you need! Shayne and Nathan were wonderful hosts, very accommodating and friendly! We had a great time!! Only complaint is that it did get pretty cold and we had some difficulty with the fire inside, getting it to start was hard without any paper kindling! So if you get cold easily like... read more - 28 Sep 2021

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    Adam

    Wonderful stay for a group of friends looking to escape the city. Pretty awful weather, but the yurts were lovely and warm - very cosy with the fire. Pub is about 20-25 mins walk downhill (longer on the way back!) - good pub food for when you don't fancy cooking. Great communication before and during our stay. Very much given our privacy while there. - 13 Mar 2022

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    Stella

    Such a beautiful location and the yurt was perfect to relax in, very cosy! - 30 Mar 2018

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    Nathaniel

    Truly amazing. the location is breathtaking, Nathan and Shayne are amazing hosts and the yurt itself was incredible. Super cosy and comfy inside and out, the views in the day and night are stunning and hospitality is second to none! We will definitely be back! - 12 Feb 2019

Events

unplug ∙ recharge ∙ grow ∙ be

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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