Mokshavana Solitary Retreat Centre

Mokshavana Solitary Retreat Centre


Gelli is an idyllic grade II listed cottage, situated in the conservation area of Snowdownia Park. Nestled within its own grounds, it is lapped by quintessential gardens and is surrounded by panoramic views. The setting provides secluded and tranquil conditions for a retreat, with no near neighbours and a running stream.

The entrance way opens to a comfy lounge with period features and a traditional fireplace. Next door is a well fitted kitchen with wide views from the breakfast bar and a modern bathroom. Upstairs consists of the master bedroom which overlooks the gardens and a shrine room or second bedroom with valley views. 

 Gelli is accessible by car or public transport. Road-free walking trails, including the Precipice Walk, can be started from the doorstep. The closest towns are Dolgellau, which has amenities with transport connections to the rest of the UK and Barmouth Beach.


  • Grade II listed character cottage with period features.
  • Panoramic views with a tranquil stream side setting and no near neighbours.
  • 3/4 acres of gardens with furniture provided. 
  • Comfy lounge with wood burning fireplace, well fitted kitchen and modern bathroom.
  • Master bedroom and shrine room / second bedroom with valley views.
  • Natural chlorine free spring water supply. 
  • Central heating and Wifi.
  • Accessible by public transport and near Dolgellau.
  • Road-free walking trails from the doorstep.

Verified Reviews

 5 * "I enjoyed my stay at Mokshavana. The cottage itself has good ameniities without distracting from it as a solitary retreat venue. Country lanes and footpaths all around. Plenty of 'wildlife' from sheep, cows, horses and deer. Wonderful. Lots of streams and rivulets" 

5* Mokshavana is a really great place; I highly recommend as a location for solitary retreats. Well set up and beautiful quiet setting with many lovely walks in woods.

5* Gelli is a delightful place to spend a week or two. I enjoyed being tucked away on a quiet hillside in west Wales amongst some ancient woodland and older hills. The closeness to nature is wonderful but you can still get an asda delivery! The house itself is well set up and has all mod cons. Comfortable inside and wild on the outside, a great combination!

Latest Availability

Last remaining summer weeks available and beyond for longer retreats. Sangha rates on asking, please contact us for details

£399 per week for the entire cottage and gardens on a self catering, self clean basis. Longer stay discounts apply.



Number of nights

5th August

12th August


19th August

26th August


23rd September

1-3 weeks available and beyond any dates from then.