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Furnace near Machynlleth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 22117)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Miss Reuben
    September 2016
    “Glenda and Gwyn who own the ...”
    Glenda and Gwyn who own the cottage, are the nicest people on the planet! They could not have been more helpful, friendly and generous! 3 times during the week, Glenda brought her freshly baked scones filled with cream and strawberries, Welsh cakes and the most delicious chocolate cake on Earth - it was heavenly. ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A detached, Grade II listed 18th century barn conversion opposite an historic old watermill in the centre of Furnace village, 6 miles from Machynlleth.

This Furnace cottage provides comfortable, character holiday accommodation including vaulted ceilings with a wealth of exposed beams, and some exposed stone walls.

Set over one floor except for one bedroom, this Furnace cottage has a family bedroom, two excellent walk-in shower rooms and a very large character sitting room with a dining area and a log-effect gas stove, perfect for relaxing after an exciting day out, whilst young guests enjoy a game of pool.

Outside this Furnace cottage is a large patio area, perfect for dining alfresco while planning the next day's activities.

This cottage in Furnace is ideal for families or friends who wish to holiday in a beautiful part of Wales with so much to explore.

Furnace is surrounded by lovely countryside including the picturesque Artists Valley, famous Ynys Hir RSPB reserve, the location of BBC's Springwatch, as well as the lovely lakes of Llyn Conach and Llyn Dwfn.

This is a wonderful location for walking, mountain biking and watersports with the Ceredigion coastline, including the Ynys Las sand dunes and seaside resort of Borth, a short drive away.

Discover historic Machynlleth, the fascinating Centre for Alternative Technology, exciting King Arthur's Labyrinth or spend the day on the Tal-y-Llyn Railway or in the delightful harbour village of Aberdovey, with its pubs, restaurants and lovely sandy beach.

Then at the end of each day, return to this welcoming Furnace cottage, ideal at any time of the year.


Mostly ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 twin. Two shower rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast table. Utility. Sitting room with dining area, gas log-effect stove and pool table.


  • Electric storage heaters with gas stove
  • Double electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Rear sitting area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Ground floor, including family bedroom, is wheelchair accessible
  • Double and twin are accessed via two slate steps from the sitting room
  • Note: Max
  • 8 including infants.

About the location


Machynlleth 6 miles; Borth 8 miles; Aberdovey 16 miles.

The small village of Furnace was named after the historic Dyfi Furnace which was used from the 1750’s to the 19th century, firstly to refine silver and later to smelt iron. Today the real-life furnace still stands on the Einion River. The village’s scenic surroundings include the lovely Artists Valley and the famous Ynys Hir RSPB reserve, which boasts a breeding pair of Ospreys and was the location of the BBC programme Springwatch, as well as the lovely lakes of Llyn Conach and Llyn Dwfn. This is a wonderful location for walking, mountain biking and watersports, as within 8 miles is the wonderful Ceredigion Heritage Coast which includes the Ynys Las sand dunes and the seaside resort of Borth. Discover historic Machynlleth, the old capital of Wales, the fascinating Centre of Alternative Technology or the exciting King Arthur’s Labyrinth Underground Experience. Or, enjoy a good day out on the Tal-y-Llyn Railway and at the delightful harbour village of Aberdovey with its variety of pubs and restaurants, lovely sandy beach and golf course.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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