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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  • Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Really lovely place; staying in the yurt with the log burning stove made our time very enjoyable despite bad weather. Would definitely come back! - 06 May 2021

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    Belinda Ray

    Delight-filling Paradise on Earth.... Ty Mam Mawr - House of The Great Mother, has clearly been created with great love and vision by Nathan and Shayne. A beautiful and beautifully constructed sacred retreat centre... built to serve, inspire, evolve and grow, far into the future.

    Mother Nature's Blessings on this place are palpable.

    Only just completed, the roundhouse and surrounding yurts and cabins already feel like sacred community... hosted by the warmth and dynamic creativity of Shayne, Nathan and their dogs, chickens and cats.

    I was lucky enough to attended Ty Mam Mawr's first retreat .... it...
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    - 08 Sep 2017

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    Kenny Clayton

    Had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful retreat recently. I can't recommend it highly enough. Ran by the most welcoming and friendly hosts, the retreat has everything you could wish for. Cosy yurts with log burning stoves, a well stocked Kitchen with everything you could possibly need, a roundhouse that's perfect for hosting a meditation or yoga class and miles upon miles of rolling hills and woodland walks. It's completely off the grid too. Perfect. - 30 Jun 2019

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    Gareth

    Shayne and Nathans Yurts are beautiful, stylish and fantastically situated in a beautiful valley. And Shayne and Nathan are as lovely. Felt more than welcome every moment we were there. Look forward to staying again. Can not recommend enough. - 08 Oct 2017

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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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    Christine

    We had an amazing 3 night stay in Nathan and Shayne’s yurt! Nathan gave us a warm welcome and tour on our arrival. We were blown away by the scenery surrounding the yurt and how self sufficient everything was. We’ve stayed in a few yurts before, but found this one really had all the amenities spot on! The kitchen, shower and toilet are on your door step, the fire pit and bbq are in a nice private area (also right beside the yurt) and the main log cabin has practically everything you can think of kitchen wise. We had plenty... read more - 28 Sep 2019

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    Ben

    It was our first experience of a Yurt and my sons were thrilled when we were shown around by our host.

    The facilities available were also fantastic with a large communal kitchen which was well stocked with kitchen equipment and the cleanest oven I think I’ve ever seen.

    Our Yurt also had access to a private toilet, shower and small kitchen area which was perfect for grabbing a coffee before you are able to face anyone.

    The yurt and area around the yurt feels very secluded and we only briefly saw the others staying in the other yurt once.

    We used...
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    - 17 Aug 2018

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    Nazra

    We stayed for a couple of days and must say it was amazing. The views were beautiful, it was very peaceful and we walked through the forest seeing the wildlife. Shayne and Nathan were so welcoming and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to go back again. - 03 Jul 2018

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    Eve

    Wonderful place, great hosts. We held a magical weekend of yoga and we couldnt have chosen a better place. Cant wait for our next visit - 12 Jul 2021

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    Ian and Ruth Rawson

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

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    Juliet

    The yurt is cosy with speakers for an iPod, electricity, a really efficient stove and two very comfortable beds. The bathroom is the piece de resistance- hot, fast, efficient shower with different settings for getting a top to toe clean! Also, a very well stocked clean kitchen and all with a fantastic view and plenty of parking. Lovely. I feel rejuvenated! - 09 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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    Emma

    We had the absolute pleasure of running our first official retreat at Ty Mam Mawr and what an experience it was! Shayne and Nathan, who own this beautiful space, are the most helpful and gracious owners. From start to finish they assisted us wherever we needed, from frequent phone calls on the lead up to the retreat, to providing recipes and even cooking our whole group a delicious meal on the last night x Shayne and Nathan what you have created together is absolutely awe inspiring and I cannot recommend this place enough to others. Mickey and I will be... read more - 01 Sep 2019

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    Nick

    There are many original and quirky places to stay on AirBnB, but I really don't think you would find anywhere better than this. The yurt and amenities are excellent and both Shayne and Nathan are truly fabulous hosts... you will instantly feel welcome and they really feel like you have become part of their lifestyle for the duration of the stay (and you get to meet their gorgeous dogs, cats and chickens!).
    The views are incredible and the local area is wonderful to explore, and if you are willing to travel slightly further afield there are some great sights to see...
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    - 26 Aug 2019

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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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    Lindsay

    Had an amazing time, yurt was beautiful and in a gorgeous location. Kitchen and bathroom facilities we’re spot on and very clean. Nathan and Shayne were just a message away if we needed anything.
    Had lots of fun playing fetch with the owner’s dogs. Lots of hiking routes around the area. Perfect to get away from it all for a few days. Would recommend to anyone wanting a bit of piece and quiet in the countryside. Will definitely be booking again :)
    - 02 Apr 2019

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    Nathan

    absolutely incredible time here, turned up with my wife,3 young children and our dog and what a time we had! memories made for life such a beautiful place. peace and quiet with beautiful views and the kids could just be kids bug hunting and enjoying nature from drinking from natural waterfalls to hiking up mountains and bird watching! shayne and Nathan are incredible people who are so welcoming and have so much knowledge of the area and are always on hand to help. thankyou so much for this weekend we will definitelybe back again take care and keep safe.
    kind regards
    Nathan,katey...
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    - 03 May 2021

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    Callum

    Would recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful retreat into nature absolutely divine place with stunning scenery and lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome during our visit - 28 Apr 2018

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    Alviidas

    Outstanding very good energy! - 09 Sep 2021

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    Louise

    What a fabulous place to stay. Exactly as advertised: a warm and cosy yurt! We couldn’t have asked for more. The log burning stove in the yurt was more than enough to keep us toasty warm at night. The location is in a stunning part of Wales with beautiful views to observe and explore. The facilities extremely clean and well-kept whilst being environmentally friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you for being so accommodating Nathan! - 16 Apr 2019

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    Matthew

    Great off grid experience in beautiful area and close to Snowdonia. - 16 Nov 2018

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    Fran

    The yurt was amazing! A really picturesque location. It was really cozy with the log burner and made for a lovely winter stay. - 09 Feb 2020

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    Sarah

    Lovely accomodation, great hosts outstanding location. - 29 Sep 2019

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    Dave

    Awesome venue in an awesome location with awesome hosts. - 14 Oct 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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    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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    Richard & Emma

    Great location and the Yurt is really cool. Shayne and Nathan were really helpful and facilitated a late check in for us travelling up from Guildford.

    Everything you need is here and it is a great base to explore from to places like Llangollen and Betsy.

    Thanks for your hospitality.
    - 04 Aug 2019

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    Sharmila

    The place was an absolute bliss. We had a warm welcome by Nathan on arrival and he showed us around. The place it self was very clean and tidy. Very well facilitated or an off the grid life. Loved the fire pit and the bbq. - 21 Jun 2018

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    George

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

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    Briony Gunson

    I had the most incredible stay at Ty Mam Mawr - Shayne and Nathan were such warm and generous hosts. A group of us booked out the site for a meditation retreat and it was the perfect setting to allow for such work to take place. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful, cosy yurts to stay in, a nearby waterfall that we walked down to and swam in! Adorable friendly pets - dogs and chickens! - that roamed around, sweetly interacting with us. And the site is clearly a labour of love - these stunning, eco-friendly structures. Oh and I mustn't forget Shayne's... read more - 26 Jun 2019

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    Rebecca

    Beautiful and cosy would definitely recommended - 29 Dec 2018

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    Mathilda

    What a beautiful stay ! Beautiful yurt with comfy bedding and a warm stove. And a beautiful location. Shayne & Nathan are amazing hosts and made us feel very welcome and also gave us our own space. Off-grid, nature powered. Sure it is magical in the Summer also. - 15 Mar 2019

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    Janet

    A tranquil setting and beautiful space to relax and appreciate nature. Lots of thoughtful touches around the place, and Nathan was a great host. Interesting to stay at an off-grid accommodation too. Really hope to visit again :) - 02 Jul 2021

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    Fiona

    We have been glamping at various places over the year & this trip blew us away. The yurt & the land are really magical , everything was perfect , the kitchen was great for cooking in & shower was lovely. We really enjoyed chilling out in the yurt playing bord games , going for walks in the forest & ventured to Bala to go to the micro brewery.Nathan is a wonderful host , he made my birthday weekend & nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend going here , we can’t wait to return. Thanks so much xx - 14 Jan 2019

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    Laura

    Perfect style for a glamping stay and the kitchen and bathroom area are well- stocked, warm, and perfect for making creature comforts such as cold wine in the evening and a hot cuppa in the morning possible! Location is great; up a narrow track but keep your foot on the gas and you'll get there in the end! Worth it for the stunning location. Memorable stay, thanks x - 06 May 2019

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    Jennifer

    Beautiful location. Even though it was raining we were nice and warm inside. Best part was listening to the owls at night ! Will definitely return!! - 27 Nov 2019

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    James

    You'll find everything you'd possible need for an off grid getaway. You certainly won't be slumming it with the great on site amenities.
    Highly recommended
    - 10 Feb 2019

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    Clare

    Lovely weekend stay, location was brilliant, amazing star gazing if you get a clear night! A truly special experience, from driving up the single way track entrance, you feel the city stress drift away! Wildlife all around and the sound of the stream was so relaxing. The yurt itself was perfect so well maintained and cosy with the log burner. Kitchen facility was good with everything you need. Hosts were welcoming, informative on the area and very friendly. Would highly recommend a stay here! - 11 Oct 2020

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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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    Callum

    We had such a wonderful time at Shayne & Nathan's little haven these last few days. The location is beautiful, the place cosy and welcoming, all in a secluded and tranquil setting. Can't recommend it enough if you fancy an escape. Thanks guys! - 20 Mar 2020

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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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    Nathan

    This spot is perfect if you are looking for that relaxing break. The views around of the mountains were great. The weather was not the best on our visit, however this was not a problem as the yurt was so cozy. We would not hesitate to recommend to others and the hosts were fab. - 11 Nov 2018

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    Lauren

    Shayne & Nathan are both lovely people, they make you feel right at home! We really enjoyed our stay in their beautiful yurt and they were always there to provide a helping hand. The yurt was provided with a lovely view which required all the essential you need for a cosy weekend off the grid. I can't thank them enough for their kindness and for making our stay that extra special. I will most definitely be booking another weekend soon and I recommend to anyone :) - 02 Apr 2018

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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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    Callum

    Beautiful yurt in an amazing location, we didn't want to leave. It's a brilliant place to go to relax and escape to nature. Inspiring to see how comfortable off the grid living can be. - 02 Jun 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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