Luxury living in a stunningly secluded mid-Wales setting
It’s bubbles upon bubbles at The Secret Yurts in Powys, mid-Wales, where you can sit in a frothing hot tub and enjoy a flute of champagne at the same time. The image sort of sums this glamping site up. It’s a place where luxury reigns supreme and no detail is spared. Is it really a secret? No – the site has only been open since 2014 and is already well known through word of mouth alone – but what it can still boast, is a wonderfully secluded location, tucked away in the rural lanes of Powys. Here, luxury living meets a serene setting and only adults are allowed… so keep the bubbles coming we say!
The site itself is comprised of just three traditionally designed yurts spread their own spacious field, with full access to all the modern amenities. Each cosy abode sits perched atop wooden platform, with excellent views to enjoy from the deck chairs on the decking. While certain features have become staples of the glamping world – king-sized beds, a log burner, chunky wooden furnishings and your own private bathroom – The Secret Yurts has gone several steps beyond. Thoughtful extra touches like toiletries, dressing gowns and an endless supply of logs are a real treat, while a wooden, Finnish sauna and a a private hot tub for each yurt make it a glamping site for truly retreating, rather than a simple stop-off along the road.
For all these indulgences, however, the site has still managed to earn itself a silver award from Green Tourism in recognition of its eco credentials. Hot water is provided through ground source heating and solar panels, logs for the fire are sustainably sourced, and the fancy rainwater harvesting system that keeps excess water use to a minimum. It’s all pretty remarkable when you factor in the fully equipped kitchen that also has to be run – accessible for all guests to use and stocked with everything you could need.
When you do find time to leave the site – fingers like wrinkly prunes from too long in the hot tub – there’s plenty to be found. It’s a 20 minute drive to Powis Castle and a little longer to breathtaking Lake Vyrnwy, with bikes for hire and boats to take out. Or make the 45-minute journey to Snowdonia National Park where you can hike the hills and really earn your night's rest back at camp. Not that you need go that far. Several footpaths lead directly from the glampsite if you fancy taking a stroll. Just remember to note where you started, since The Secret Yurts isn’t marked by name on any OS maps. Maybe pretty secret then after all!
Llanfair Caereinion, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tracey And Terry P.Joined in October 2016
11 Ratings · 19 reviews
July 31, 2022
Peaceful and left alone ,and quiet
Ye would recommend to anyone who wants away from hustle and bustle of life
July 18, 2022
We loved every minute of it , we stayed in the Roman yurt and it was beautiful. It’s definitely worth a trip - hopefully we will return
February 4, 2022
The Secret Yurts... what a beautiful place... me and my partner spent 4 nights in the Roman Yurt (thank you Tracy and Terry for the upgrade was a lovely surprise 😮) our first night was so relaxing and was made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived... I must admit it was a little chilly in the mornings but you were soon up and out on our adventures... a Big Big place is to have a drive to the waterfall it's the highest in Wales.... Bit of a steep walk but the views are definitely worth the effort ... there is only one little negative.. we had the local taxi driver to take us to the local pub .. (8 min) drive .. he charged £25 return.. did think that was a little expensive 🤔... can't wait to return again soon ...
December 20, 2021
My partner and I decided to book a weekend away at The Secret Yurts (Birch yurt) in November 2021 and what a fantastic stay it was! We were both blown away by the yurt itself - the fire was already lit, hot tub on and candles burning upon our arrival, and the facilities were excellent - each yurt has it's own private, heated shower room and toilet, and also a kitchen area. Not to mention the lovely, warm welcome from our hosts and all of their tips and recommendations for our time there. The yurt and facilities were super clean and private, and we had everything we needed for our stay. The only thing I would recommend is bringing warm clothes as the temperature can drop after the fire burns out.
The location was also brilliant, and we did a lot of exploring around Wales during our trip - loads of fresh air and beautiful walks. It's the perfect weekend away if you're looking for an experience that's a bit different, and also allows you to completely switch off from your busy day-to-day life and enjoy some relaxation.
We'll definitely be back!
November 28, 2021
What a wonderful weekend away! we stayed in the Rowan yurt and it was beautifully decorated and cosy. The facilities were great too, clean and modern and the hot tub was wonderful! Highly recommended this place to anyone after a relaxing or romantic weekend away.
September 22, 2021
The Oak Yurt
We spent two nights at in the Oak Yurt and we had a wonderful time. The yurt was very clean and comfortable and the hot tub was kept at a lovely temperature. The little kitchenette was well equipped but washing up was a bit of an issue so we used the bathroom. The bathroom is only a few metres away. There’s plenty to do around there. We visited the lake and the waterfall. Just make sure you take some changes if you visit the waterfall for the toilet! We went to the three drops private dining and it was fantastic. We also booked Elwynn to take us and pick us up and he was great. Overall well worth a visit. If I was being really really picky I’d say some fairy lights outside would be nice for when you are in the hot tub once it gets dark.
From the host
Ssssshhhhhh…you are about to uncover a secret: hidden away from the world in the Welsh countryside, our luxury yurts are a perfect opportunity to get back to nature. Smell the fresh air, take in the wildflowers - you can even make friends with our chickens.
Each of our bespoke yurts has a beautiful hand made king-size bed with sumptuous bedding, candles, and a romantic and cosy log-burner to keep things toastie; a home-from-home, complete with the opulence one expects from a romantic break.
Outside your own little yurt-away, you will find your own alfresco dining set-up: tables, chairs and private barbeque. With everything you need in our well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm, all you need worry about is who gets to be in charge of the coals!
With the Welsh countryside on your yurt-step, you will want to get the wellies on and explore, from horse riding and cycling, to Red Kite-spotting and castle-visiting, we can organize a range of activities, or just leave you to it - it’s your holiday, after all.
After all that fresh-air, why not round off an afternoon’s hiking and river-watching in a private hot-tub? A perfect chance to kick off the wellies - crack open the fizz and relax under all the twinkling stars.
This is not just glamping, this is a private luxury yurt experience, in nature’s secret garden.
But don’t tell everyone, it’s our yurty little secret...
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It'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 and drink
A 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 butcher in Pandy's (01938 810671). The town also boasts 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.