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Find Tyddyn Retreat tucked away in the seclusion of the Cambrian Mountains – while easily accessible by train or driving.

A couple of hours from Birmingham & the Airport (train or drive), a little more from Manchester, and around 4 hours or so from London (depending on traffic of course)

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Public transport

We encourage our guests to come by train wherever possible. As well as being significantly more eco, it’s often more relaxing. We’re happy to arrange for a local taxi to collect you from Caersws station – just 15 mins from Tyddyn Retreat. Alternatively bus X85 from Caersws will drop you at our gate, which is a five or ten minute walk from the Tyddyn Retreat, or we’ll pick you up.

Caersws Station

Caersws station is between Newtown and Machylleth – directly west from Birmingham on this map. The train also passes Tyddyn Retreat – perhaps we’ll have our own stop one day ! The station at Carno itself may well open again - exactly where the Laura Ashley business was born.

Arriving by car

We are directly off the main A470 ‘spine’ of Wales road, and easy to reach. We’ll send you some detailed directions when you book. Meanwhile….

From Welshpool… you have two choices:

1. Take the A483 to Newtown. As you enter the town, at the McDonald’s traffic lights, turn right. Follow the road round, over the roundabout by a large church, and continue on the rural road through Aberhafesp and Llanwnog to the T junction. Turn right here onto the A470 and continue for around 4 miles to Carno. Drive through the village.

As you leave Carno, the road does a ‘wiggle’ (sharp right and then immediate sharp left) over the railway: from this point, the turning to Tyddyn Retreat is exactly 1.6 miles on the left – a new lane marked with two reflector posts. Turn left here, go down over the railway line. Left at the end of the bridge, and right between the two cattle grids, where the Tyddyn Retreat signs are.

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     Tyddyn Retreat seen from the road - hidden in the trees                     Approaching Tyddyn Retreat - sheep along the way

2. For the beautiful route over the mountains, take the A458 signposted to Machylleth. At Llanfair Caereinion, turn off into the village. Over the bridge into the main street, following the street round the corner and up the hill - taking the first left, with a sign that includes Carno. After a few hundred yards there is a turning to the right, also signed to Carno. Keep following the Carno signs over the mountains until you come down a steep hill with fabulous views and on into Carno. At the T junction turn right and soon you will leave Carno where the road does a 'wiggle' over the railway. Then follow the directions above.

A note on Satnav to SY17 5JU.  There are five properties with this postcode so your Satnav is likely to take you for a surprise visit to one of our neighbours! To come straight to Tyddyn Retreat, when you are on the main A470 at Carno please make sure you follow the directions above.  Do give us a call if you need to.