The perfect location for a day retreat | The Forge

The Forge Corwen

Are you looking for an intimate off-grid venue with loads of indoor and outdoor space for a day retreat?


The Forge is available to hire for a day and is the perfect location if you are looking for somewhere to escape from the real world for a while. With four acres of wildflower meadows, an iron-age hill fort and a wood-fired sauna, after just a few hours here your guests will feel like they’ve had a complete reset. We have a heated indoor cabin, which can comfortably accommodate 12 people on individual yoga mats, plus an outdoor covered space which can take up to 16. There is a large catering kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve meals and refreshments to up to 18 people. Plus we have a Big Green Egg barbecue and a small onsite shop which sells locally produced delicacies and crafts. From May 2024, there will also be a wood-fired sauna with cold and hot showers available to hire.

The Forge offers lots of indoor and outdoor space options plus four acres of wildflower meadow and an iron age hill fort.


Get in touch with us to start crafting your perfect day retreat

Crafting your perfect retreat

We have some amazing local suppliers in the area and can connect you with awesome retreat caterers who can do everything from plant based shared platters to barbecues and nourishing campfire stews. We can also arrange bespoke welcome hampers if you’d like to give your guests a special welcome surprise with everything from breakfast goodies to cakes and chocolates. These of course can be plant based and gluten free if required. There is a small onsite shop which sells locally produced goodies such as chocolate (including vegan), crisps, popcorn, and waffles. There is also handmade eco jewellery, pottery and paintings by local artists. This space can be repurposed for massage and private 1:1 sessions if required.

We can also help connect you with other activity providers if you’d like to add on some additional activities into your retreat itinerary. Here are some examples to give you an idea:

  • Wild swimming
  • Bushcraft activities
  • Stand up paddle board yoga
  • Indian head massages
  • Foraging walks
  • Natural remedy workshops
  • Jewellery making
  • Wool felting
  • Axe throwing
  • Storytelling
  • Collage art experiences

Let us know if you’d like us to put you in touch with the lovely folk who run these sessions. You can also find out more information about running your retreat at The Forge on the FAQs page on our website here.

We can arrange stand up paddle boarding sessions for your guests, as well as lots of other activities on and off site.

How much does it cost?

The 2024 prices are as follows:

  • Half day (4 hours) - £180 +VAT
  • Full day (8 hours) - £360 + VAT
  • Full day and evening (12 hours) - £540 + VAT

If you would like to include sauna hire in your booking it costs £30 + VAT for one hour for up to 8 people.

What's included in the price?

  • Cooking equipment, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 18 guests
  • 3 x gas rings
  • 3 x sinks (one with hot running water)
  • 2 x large saucepans, 3 x frying pans
  • 2 x solar powered sockets for low demand appliances only (e.g. phone charger, juicers, food blender etc. We can’t use these for ovens or hairdryers…!)
  • Bin bags, tea towels, kitchen spray and kitchen roll
  • Large cool box with ice packs which we will replenish for you as needed
  • Tea, coffee, herbal teas, hot chocolate,
  • sugar, fresh milk, Welsh rapeseed oil, salt
  • and pepper
  • Non-dairy milk by prior arrangement
  • Tealights/candles
  • Fresh wildflowers
  • 10 x bean bags
  • 1 x leather sofa
  • 3 x picnic benches (seating 4-6 people each)
  • One campfire next to the main cabin and one fire circle on the hill fort
  • Cooking tripod and Dutch oven
  • Barbecue (you’ll need to bring your own charcoal)
  • A fully stocked log store*
  • Drying rack for wet clothes
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • First aid kit

*If you would like to pre-order a ton bag of logs we can arrange this for you and costs £100

What's not included:

You may want to bring your own tablecloths and napkins as these are not supplied. Also, some guests may like to bring their own camping chairs if they prefer these to sitting on our beanbags or wooden benches. We don’t supply any yoga or wellness equipment such as mats, blocks or supports. If you would like to use the sauna your guests will need to bring their own swimsuits and towels. The weather can be very changeable here in North Wales so you are advised to bring waterproof footwear or wellies and waterproofs.

There is a large catering kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve meals to groups of up to 18 people.


We are very happy to work with you to craft a perfect day retreat so please get in touch if you'd like to have a chat through how we create an experience that your guests will love. We can be super flexible around timings and how you use the space so we are open to any and all ideas!

Posted: 20.02.24 | Activities | Health and Wellbeing | Digital Detox

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