Hen Efail

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

  • Hen Efail - (Ref. 22117)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Conway

    “We enjoyed everything about our week stay at Hen Efail.”

    Really impressed with the thought and effort the owners have put into making sure you have a fabulous holiday. ...

    Really impressed with the thought and effort the owners have put into making sure you have a fabulous holiday. Received a lovely warm and friendly welcome from Glenda and fabulous home baked treats on arrival and midway through holiday. She really made our stay perfect without imposing. Such a lovely genuine person who was a pleasure to meet. The cottage itself is clean and so cozy to return to after fantastic days out on the fabulous beaches in the area and quaint little villages within a short drive away. Hubby loves to cook and was really impressed with the well equipped kitchen. Would recommend recommend.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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.

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

Set over one floor, the cottage has a king-size double bedroom, a family bedroom, two excellent walk-in shower rooms, a kitchen, a utility and a very large character sitting room with a woodburner-effect gas stove, perfect for relaxing after an exciting day out.

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.

This cottage 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, 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 cottage, ideal at any time of the year.

This cottage can be booked with ref 956380, and can sleep up to 7 people.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with sofa and TV, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Two shower rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.


  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of the tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 Smart) with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Shared bike storage
  • Front courtyard with furniture
  • Raised patio and enclosed back gravelled garden with barbecue and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are a couple of external steps to enter property
  • Note: Property accepts a maximum of 4 Adults
  • 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
  • The property is close to the A487 so some traffic noise may be heard

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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