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Efail Bach

Furnace near Machynlleth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 956380)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "It is set in a good position to get out and about in beautiful country side."

    Will be happy to return.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2021

  • "This is a delightful, well equipped, cosy cottage in a lovely part of Wales."

    Our warm, friendly hosts welcomed us with a beautiful selection of cakes and gave us interesting information on the area.This is a brilliant location to visit coastal towns of Aberystwyth and Aberdovey, and we particularly enjoyed the Dyfi Nature Reserve and the Bwlch Nant yr Avain Forest for a beautiful walk and to see the red kites.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "Beautiful quant cottage in a perfect position to be able to explore Wales."

    Really warm welcome from our hosts who made an effort to check in with us throughout our stay and make helpful suggestions for places to go.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage Lovely Owners Good location for walking"

    Reviewed by DJun 2021

  • "A really nice cottage in a great location run by lovely people."

    There is so much to do in this part of wales and we had a really memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "The cleanest holiday house we have ever visited but also cosy."

    Glyn and Glenda are so welcoming and made us feel completely at ease. The only thing I would mention that you do need the car to get anywhere really. There is a lovely walk nearby but there are no paths and the main road by the house is quite busy. But would recommend to anyone for a UK stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "We had an absolute great time, the cottage was nice and cosy and the owners were lovely and very helpful we would highly recommend anyone who wants to go to Mid Wales should stay at Efail Bach."

    Reviewed by AndySep 2020

  • "This is a wonderful little cottage, in very convenient location, with a friendly owner."

    Covid precautions were clearly explained and we appreciated the sanitiser station in the porch. The welcome and departing cakes were beautifully presented and delicious. Should we return to the area, it will be our first choice accommodation.

    Reviewed by SarennahSep 2020

  • "Excellent Acc although no actual views from within it host Glenda & Glyn were most welcoming especially with the cakes."

    A wonderful area to explore, walking ,sightseeing ,nature and beautiful sandy beaches along with the super sunny weather we had made it an enjoyable break

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "The owners Glenda and Gwn were amazing, friendly helpful and informative pf all the things ro do in the area."

    Glemda's cakes were delicious too . Would hoghly recommended tjeor cotyage and the area.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "We had a great time the cottage was very comfortable and cosy and perfect for a few days away."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2019

  • "This is a really comfortable, warm and impeccably clean cottage."

    Glenda and Gwyn, the owners, are very friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the area. The only niggle we had was that there was only one entrance and exit to the cottage which we felt was a fire hazard.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2019

  • "We were met upon arrival by Glenda, the owner, and straight away made to feel very welcome."

    We then were given a very thorough tour of the cottage and all of its facilities. The cottage was very clean, tidy, and obviously well looked after. There was a welcome gift of a variety of home made cakes. There is a large gated parking area at the rear of the cottage which is shared with the other cottage, Hen Efail (also available to Sykes customers). This was also used to exercise our dog and there is outside seating provided. Our host Glenda, and her husband Gwyn, were well informed about the local area and were happy to pass on any advice about visiting the many interesting places within a short drive. The seaside resorts of Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdovey and Barmouth are all close by, as is the Snowdonia National Park. As you can probably tell, we really liked this cottage and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay the hosts were lovely and very welcoming, the cottage was clean, comfy and well appointed."

    If we had to put forward what could have improved our stay: we would have liked a later check out, between 11-12am, or an option to have a later checkout on the Sunday morning, 10am was just a little bit early for us.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "A delightful cottage beautifully presented by friendly and generous hosts Glenda and Gwyn."

    A very pleasant interlude in our Golden Wedding Anniversary year, our dog enjoyed it too!

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2019

  • "Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean this charming cottage provided everything that I needed for a short stay in this lovely part of Wales."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "We had the best bank holiday weekend here!"

    The hosts were just brilliant, friendly and lovely people which made us feel instantly at home. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and had all of the facilities that we needed, included a lovely outdoor area for our dog to mooch around. The location was fantastic, opposite a beautiful waterfall and 10 minutes drive from the Borth beach. We had the best time and we will most definitely we coming back to visit this lovely cottage and it’s hosts! Thank you for a lovely weekend!

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2019

  • "Lovely property with everything you need to make your holiday enjoyable ."

    The Host Glenda was very welcoming and gave us lots of advice on the best places to visit, Excellent area for walking with the dog.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "A delightful holiday made better by the host Glenda who couldn’t do enough for us."

    Also the fact we didn’t have to use the car for three days.

    Reviewed by MaureenNov 2018

  • "The cottage owners, Glenda & Gwyn, were incredible hosts."

    They met us on arrival with gifts of home made cake, then later in our stay they brought us home made apple pie & cream, plus some local Welsh beer. The cottage itself was decorated to a very high standard, one of the nicest we have stayed in. If you want a romantic getaway in a beautiful part of Wales we highly recommend this cottage, and if you are a large group there is a 5 bed cottage they also own next door.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2018

  • "Fantastic property, Well presented and very comfortable, highly recommended."

    The Owners Glenda and Gwyn were so friendly and welcoming, The treat waiting for us in the fridge was beautiful and then again mid week. Nothing was too much trouble, can't wait to go again. A good place to stay for visiting Aberystwyth, Aberdovey and Aberaeron, plus good walking country so much to do. Next door is an even bigger property for families well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2018

  • "Great location ."

    Easy to get to all areas ,the cottage is set next to a A road but you not get bothered by traffic noise ,the owner is lovely makes you feel at home, the cottage itself is very nice well laid out

    Reviewed by EddieSep 2018

  • "Efail Bach may be small but it is perfectly formed."

    From the warm welcome from Glenda through to the area itself Efail Bach will not disappoint. We would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DekSep 2018

  • "This is a wonderful cottage beautifully presented and a home away from home."

    Glenda and Gwn are great hosts, funny, caring and full of useful information and suggestions for trips around the area. We can’t wait to get back to this little haven again soon.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2018

  • "Efail Bach was so comfortable I felt like I was at home."

    Also being able to take my dogs was really good. Glenda and Gwyn super people. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world, spotlessly clean and well ..."

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world, spotlessly clean and well equipped, the owners Gwyn & Glenda we’re very friendly and helpful would recommend a stay at Efail Bach

    Reviewed by SianMay 2018

  • "Best small cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Very well designed and looked after. Well equipped with everything we needed. Shower was spacious and very good. Ever aspect of the interior had been carefully thought through. Owners were very friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely - warm and comfortable."

    We had a warm welcome from the owners and homemade cakes on arrival. We want to go back and stay in the two bedroom cottage next time. Its a short drive to Borth beach - we can take the dogs there too. A lovely lovely short break, thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable. The owners are good people. Local pub has good food and is good value for money. A great stay. Want another one!

    Reviewed by GinaApr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay The owners who live on site were charming and had great knowledge of the area which they were more than happy to share with us ."

    We loved it .

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2018

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  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of the tumble dryer, 2 x TVs (1 Smart) with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared bike storage at rear of property
  • Enclosed back gravelled garden with barbecue and furniture
  • Enclosed front courtyard to the front with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is an enclosed garden and parking area however pets can be exercised on their lead in the parking area to the rear of the property
  • Note: Maximum of two adults with babes in arms only.

The property

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

A heart-warming cottage resting in the village of Furnace, oozing nothing less than charm and character, with a cosy living setup perfect for a relaxing holiday.

You and your loved one can enjoy some peace and quiet away from it all in this lovely accommodation, converted to a high standard with a collection of quirky features.

Enter into the open-plan living area, complete with a sofa, and a small breakfast area for two, so you can spend time here from morning through to evening.

Whitewashed walls and exposed beams add a homely touch to the interior, and a beautiful L shaped kitchen is finished in a light grey tone, tucked into the corner of the room.

The sense of tradition continues as you wander up the winding staircase to the next floor.

Housing a one-of-a-kind shower room with textured décor and original windows you can look forward to getting ready ahead of your adventures.

The king-size bedroom offers a chance to unwind, with its soothing ambience, exposed beams, and low lighting, as well as a comfortable armchair to enjoy it all from.

Tied together with a classic en-suite.

Outside is a gravelled garden, perfect for dining alfresco while planning the next day's activities, along with a front courtyard where you can admire the mountain views.

Situated in a wonderful location for walking, mountain biking and watersports, along with the wonderful Ceredigion Heritage Coast which includes the Ynys Las sand dunes and the seaside resort of Borth, sightseeing is a must.

Enjoy a good day out on the Tal-y-Llyn Railway or visit the delightful harbour village of Aberdovey with its variety of pubs and restaurants, lovely sandy beach and golf course.

A wonderful retreat for a memorable holiday.

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 cottage, ideal at any time of the year.

This cottage can be booked with ref 22117 and 1040752, and can sleep up to 8 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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