Croeso i Gae Mabon yang Nghalon Eryri . WELCOME TO CAE MABON IN THE HEART OF SNOWDONIA
In an oak forest clearing… by a rushing river… near the lake… at the foot of Snowdon… is the Cae Mabon Eco-Retreat Centre. At its heart is a thatched Celtic Roundhouse, home to many convivial evenings of fireside story and song. Circling this hub-hearth is a family of seven elegant dwellings made from strawbales, cedar logs, cob, stone, thatch, turf, timber and hempcrete. Together they accommodate up to 30 people. A renovated barn contains a fully equipped kitchen and a large room to eat and meet. There is a composting loo, washroom, thatched shower hut and luxurious hot tub… New in 2018 is a magical Tree Nest in the Riverside play and ceremony area.
The Cae Mabon Roundhouse needs re-thatching! It’s been the heart of Cae Mabon for 28 years, the scene of countless convivial evenings of story, music, conversation, ceremony and magic. But the thatch is wearing thin and we need to do something to minimise the smoke inside. We’re planning to re-thatch it over three weeks starting in mid-October. But we need help to finance it. If you’d like to support the renovation of this exquisite ‘intangible heritage’, please click
RESPONSES TO CAE MABON
Cae Mabon has been described as ‘jaw-droppingly’ beautiful; a ‘fairy-tale village’; ‘a verdant retreat from the crazy world’; a place that shows that ‘dreams can come true.’
In 2008 Professor Tom Woolley declared Cae Mabon the ‘number one natural building project in the UK’. He said: ‘Cae Mabon is a Welsh Shangri-La hanging on a steep hillside with stunning views across to Snowdon… Built initially without planning permission, officialdom has been won over by its charm and magic.’
In December 2011 John Thackeray in his ‘Doors of Perception’ blog wrote: ‘Sites such as Cae Mabon are like the region's antibodies, playing a vital role in healing the crippling disconnection within Western culture between body, soul, spirit, and place.
Philip Car-Gomm, the Chief Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, says that Cae Mabon is the most druid-like place he knows anywhere in the world.