Ty Brethyn Retreat Space is located in the grounds of a housing co-operative, situated in a secluded quiet valley, down a track from the road, so there's no traffic noise and it's away from other properties. The Retreat Space is in a separate building not overlooked by the community, above a garage with its own entrance and lovely views, adjacent to an artist's studio/workshop. There is a space outside where you can sit.
The community consists of five households of 10 adults and 5 children, with two cats, chickens and a few sheep. We have five acres of land, including a stream, gardens, fields and woodland. The community is often gently active around the grounds and there may be activity in the artist's studio/workshop. Therefore, we ask guests to appreciate that whilst we are a quiet, peaceful group of people in a quiet, peaceful place, we don't guarantee silence all the time.
We have positive feedback from people who have found the space suitable for meditation, reflection, restfulness and creative practice. We welcome contact beforehand to check out the suitability of the space for you, especially for longer stays or if you are concerned about noise or toilet facilities.
Llangollen town centre is a 15-minute walk down the hill and has a full range of shops. There is a Co-op, an Aldi, a greengrocer, a deli, an excellent whole food shop and lots more.
Here's a description of what the Retreat Space provides and some suggestions of things you might like to bring:
There is a double bed with bedding and bed linen; a shrine with rupa, candles, incense, lighter, vase, meditation cushions, mat and blankets; a sofa; table and chairs; fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster, tea towels; cleaning equipment; electric oil radiator; toilet paper. There is a kitchen sink with cold water only, but no bathroom - there's a compost toilet outside. There's a yoga mat and plenty of space indoors and out for yoga. You can have access to a washing machine if needed.
You will need to bring your own towels and toiletries, food and drink.
There are lovely places to walk around Ty Brethyn and we provide a local map and books about walks - wellies or waterproof shoes are advisable, especially in wet weather.
If you'd like to borrow any dharma books, just let us know.
Find more photos on Facebook: Ty Brethyn Housing Co-op.
For more info email tybrethynretreat [at] gmail.com
Cost: the first two nights are £30 per night, additional nights £25, then £20 per night after 2 weeks. There is no minimum or maximum length of time you can book.