An off-grid two-yurt glamping site in the Welsh Berwyn Mountains
There must be something in the water at Greener Glamping. Almost everyone who comes here feels so rejuvenated that they ask to stay an extra night. In fact, it was happening so often that Nathan and Shayne, who run the site, brought in a three-night booking minimum. It’s just enough time to relax into the rhythm of life at this out-of-the way site in the Welsh Berwyn Mountains.
This two-yurt glamping site is a kilometre from the nearest neighbours and completely off grid. These days that’s not an uncommon claim, but here at Greener Glamping it’s especially true as Nathan and Shayne aren’t just providing this lifestyle for their glampers; they are living it too. Any power that’s used is generated renewably and water is fresh from a mountain spring. Despite our earlier claims, there’s actually nothing in it; well nothing but the good stuff anyway. The water here is as pure before the filtering and UV treatment that’s required by the authorities, as it is afterwards. There’s certainly no need to bring a bottle of Evian and, actually, little need for anything else either.
The yurts, one sleeping four, the other up to seven, are kitted out with beds, bedding and log burners. Outside, each has a fire pit and space for outdoor cooking as well as an equipped kitchen cabin, its own composting loo and shower. All you need to bring is food and anything you want by way of entertainment. Forget the iPad and bring a book, leave the stereo and pick up your guitar. It’s that sort of place. Somewhere to calm down, slow down and perhaps stay an extra day.
The site is surprisingly tiny, just half a hilly acre but with only two yurts and miles of surrounding countryside and forest it feels completely uncrowded. Step off site and you’re into the wild with miles of woodland and moors to explore. It’s possible to walk for hours and not meet anyone at all but, if it’s civilisation you’re after, there’s a pub and a shop a mile down the hill. For climbing, cycling and adventure, Snowdonia National Park is 20 minutes’ drive away. South, across the sparsely-populated, heather-clad Berwyn Mountains, is Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, Wales’ highest single-drop fall and, legend has it, the gateway to the Celtic Otherworld. Mysterious standing stones, stories of fairies and giants and spiritual significance are all linked to this part of north Wales. No matter what you believe, there’s no denying that the abundant greenery, wildlife and stars mean there’s a kind of magic in the fresh mountain air. Perhaps even, in the water.
Corwen, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Greener G.Joined in August 2020
2 Ratings · 3 reviews
June 17, 2022
Ty Crwn Bach Idris - Yurt
We have had a great time at the yurt. It is a lovely set up you, in a gorgeous location.
June 11, 2022
Ty Crwn Bach Idris - Yurt
We have had a great time at the yurt. It is a lovely set up, in a gorgeous location.
We feel very relaxed 😊
August 4, 2021
If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat in the beautiful mountains and forest of Wales, this Yurt is the perfect escape! It is the exact right balance of camping and comfort, glamping at its finest. The wood stove inside the yurt along with all of the comfortable beds, cushions and blankets make the inside warm and cozy. The outside area is perfect for meals and relaxing. Everything needed for cooking, grilling and building a fire in the fire pit are provided. If you are lucky enough to get a clear night, the skies are very dark and the stars are incredible, you can even clearly see the milky way. Nathan and Shayne's warm hospitality complete the experience, along with visits from Rosie and Lavender (friendly hens). Enjoy!
From the host
Greener Glamping is a small, perfectly formed and truly peaceful off-grid sustainable glampsite with two gorgeous, warm and cosy yurts.
A secluded off grid low impact property surrounded by woodland and hills under clear skies with no light pollution. Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the doorstep and Snowdonia National Park nearby.
A place to relax, get back to nature and recharge yourself.
Comfort and luxury are not sacrificed in any way with the fully self contained yurts and their fantastic fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities lit, powered and heated with renewable/sustainable energy sources (produced on site where possible).
Hot showers and running hot and cold water in both kitchen/bathroom facilities. Wood stoves in both the yurts.
Nestling deep in Cynwyd Forest high in the Berwyn Mountains of North Wales, Greener Glamping is a wonderful place to get away from it all, remember what really matters and who you truly are.
You'll be well away from it all but shops, pubs, restaurants and plenty of attractions and activities are within easy reach.
Deep peace pervades. Silence…with only the sounds of abundant nature. Breathe fresh clean air and enjoy the gorgeous mountain spring water.
unplug ∙ recharge ∙ grow ∙ be
Greener Glamping is deep in Cynwyd Forest, in the Berwyn Mountains and above the Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. Snowdonia National Park is just 20 minutes away. Between the two, there's all the outdoor activity you could wish for: walking, cycling, climbing, white-water rafting, archery, gorge walking, zip lines, underground trampolines, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, sailing, kite-surfing and so on and so on and so on. The site sits on the North Berwyn Way walking route and Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales' highest waterfall and a place of great significance in Celtic legend, is just over 10 miles south (though getting there by car takes longer than that might suggest due to the circuitous mountain roads).
Food and drink
The closest pub, The Blue Lion (01490 413656) is in the village of Cynwyd, a mile down the hill. The village also has a little shop which sells any basics you might need. For more than that, try Rhug Organic Farm shop, four miles away, which also has a café or head to Corwen (about the same distance) where there are butchers, bakers, a mini market and an off licence.