Dolen Farmhouse

Eglwysfach near Furnace, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 28636)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Penfold
    August 2017
    “Lovely house, beautiful setting.”
    Lovely house, beautiful setting. Owner was extremely helpful
    Lovely house, beautiful setting. Owner was extremely helpful


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This detached farmhouse dates from the 17th century and is set in beautiful countryside location in the small hamlet of Eglwysfach, close to the Dyfi Estuary and under a mile from the RSPB reserve at Ynys Hir.

With masses of character throughout including slate floors and wooden beams, this Eglwysfach cottage also benefits from a superb hot tub in the garden making it perfect for a family holiday any time of the year.

Four bedrooms are spread over the first floor, with the master room accessed up a separate set of stairs, alongside two family bathrooms.

The ground floor of this cottage near Ynys Hir boasts a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious sitting room with an open fire and a separate dining room with a very large inglenook fireplace that contains a warming woodburning stove and there is even a piano for you to tinkle the ivories as dinner is served!

Set in beautiful countryside, the grounds of this Mid Wales farmhouse are extensive with wonderful views.

Dine alfresco in the enclosed rear garden, have a play on the swing and slide, or luxuriate in the modern hot tub where you can soothe away the aches and pains after a day spent exploring this fabulous area.

Just under a mile away is the RSPB reserve at Ynys Hir, which was for many years the home of the BBC Springwatch programme and is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Also close by is the Dyfi Osprey Project which at various times of the year is home to a small number of these majestic birds.

The local area is teeming with fabulous walking and cycling routes and wonderful places to visit, with the nearby village of Furnace and the beautiful Artists Valley both close by.

The popular market town of Machynlleth is just a few miles away with a good selection of independent shops, cafes and pubs, as well as regular street markets.

Beach lovers will revel in the magnificent sandy expanses at Borth, Ynys Las and Aberdovey, whilst the university town of Aberystwyth is just twelve miles away.

A delightful family holiday home in a wonderful setting, close to the Mid Wales coast.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double (one accessed from one side only), 1 x family room with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Utility. Dining room with woodburning stove. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio, furniture, BBQ, swing, slide and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • RSPB Ynys Hir 0.8 miles.

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:

  • Christmas

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