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The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre nestled in the foothills of the South Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere.

CAT offers a variety of bed & breakfast and group accommodation options to suit any group, all with a stunning backdrop of the surrounding wooded valley and hills.


Truly Eco Accommodation

Here at CAT we believe in a world where humans tread lightly on the earth while enjoying a high standard of living. Our 4 star accommodation options support this vision.

Buildings have been carefully designed with consideration to eco methods and materials, energy consumption is carefully minimised and on-site renewable energy installations feed into the grid. Buildings are heated by our on-site biomass boilers, and showers and basins in the WISE building are heated by solar-thermal cells on the roof.


Double room in the WISE building

WISE Building

CAT’s award winning WISE Building is a shining example of a modern sustainable facility. This 4 star accommodation is ideal for couples on a holiday in the area, individuals on a break or away on business, and larger groups of adults staying in the area to take advantage of all the activities on offer in the region.
Looking across an organic garden at the Eco Cabins

Eco Cabins

CAT's Eco Cabins offer a fantastic and affordable self-catering choice for large families and active groups looking to explore the local area. Each cabin can sleep up to 18 people and have communal lounge areas and kitchens.
Food from the CAT Cafe


Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available within the CAT café. Where possible we use fresh, locally grown produce.
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Disabled toilets at CAT


Free wifi is available throughout all accommodation options, disabled facilities are available and dietary requirements all well catered for in the CAT Cafe.
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Family cycling to CAT

Getting to CAT

CAT is situated three miles north of Machynlleth and is easily accessible by bike, public transport, or car. Or, if you’re not in a hurry, it’s a beautiful walk.
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