Furnace Farm

Furnace, Machynlleth, Ceredigion, SY20 8ND

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Please note tents adjacent
  • Toilet (x1 gents/ x1 ladies)
  • Shower

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 52.538149 / Lon -3.941417
OS field ref:
SN685951
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bangor, Aberystwyth
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Furnace Farm

Another enjoyable stay at Furnace Farm. Due to restrictions on travel, etc., we weren't able to take our normal break in June as so made a short break in August. The views are stunning as always, especially when camped at the top of higher ground. Some lovely walks along the Welsh Coast Path through woodland and open heath in the hills at the back of Furnace village. Understandably Mrs Griffiths had closed the facilities block due to Covid as it meant constant cleaning for her. She is also trying to encourage more recycling as general waste is only collected every three week. The ground is slightly undulating so you may need to level motorhomes or caravans with chocks or jacks but we usually find a good balance without too much effort. Despite heavy rain at times the field is well drained and didn't become water logged. Motorhomers will need a portable grey water tank to dispose of waste. Looking forward to returning next year.
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A little gem

We arrived at furnace farm in our motorhome after a week of near continuous rain. There were no hardstandings and we were apprehensive of driving onto the site. These worries were unfounded, the field has undergone exrensive draining and was rock solid. We had a lovely welcome from mr. and mrs griffiths and they were really lovely site owners. The views are brilliant. There is a ladies and gents toilet which are spotlessly clean. There is also a shower. The bus stops for machynlleth and dolgellau also aberystwyth are about 200 mtrs from the site. We shall definately return. Diolch yn fawr, thank you both for a lovely few days. Bryan norma
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A Most Enjoyable Short Stay

We were only able to spend 2 nights at this perfectly placed CL but it was enough to make sure that it would go on the return list. Mrs.Griffiths handled the booking and I met both her and her husband, both of whom were able and friendly hosts. The CL is set behind their house which is on the main road running through the small village of Furnace, about 8 miles south of Machynlleth. The field is quite large and there are 3x2 Electric points at well spaced intervals for you to choose wherever you wish. It is an enclosed field as there are livestock in the other fields. It can best be described as an undulating meadow and as there as mounds and dips you may find you need levellers but as it is so large you could quite easily find a flat piece, side-to-side, as we did. The owners provide 2 toilets, one for Men and one for Women. There is also a shower, which we didn't use as we showered in the van. However it looked clean and well cared for. The owners ask that you recycle properly as the local council are very strict about such matters and they provide bins for that purpose. One strange thing was that they didn't have a bin for general waste and Mrs.Griffiths asked that we leave it near the other bins and they would take care of it. The Elsan point is accessed direct from lifting the grid, handles attached, and this is where the grey waste should go. The road does see a steady stream of traffic but it dies down at night and didn't stop us from enjoying a good sleep. When approaching Furnace from Machynlleth be ready to turn right almost immediately after the bridge. There is a small CL sign there, below a sign that advertises a "To Let" cottage, which belongs to the CL owners. Obviously look out for the sign and bridge if approaching from Borth. We stayed here so that we could get close access to Ynys Hir RSPB nature reserve, less than 1 mile away, but we also found that we could walk direct from the site which was excellent with the Welsh Coast Path running nearby. The Dyfi Osprey Project is also nearby and Springtime is the perfect time for a visit if that is your thing. Bus stops on the main road for those that need it. The local scenery is wonderful and there is a small waterfall opposite the CL where an old Iron Works used to be and some of it, including the Waterwheel still stand. We paid £12 per night. There is a small charge of £0.50 per dog and £2.00 for an awning.Can't remember charges for Children (sorry). Excellent value for money. As said at the top, one CL that we will return to.
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lovely site, very nicely kept.

lovely site with lovely owners. who have years and years of experience. basic clean facilities well kept pitches. the area is steeped in history with a furnace dating back to Charles 1st directly across the road. this with lovely views of the countryside giving us a lovely two night stay.
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Lovely site in good location

Lovely site as stated by others. Well kept short grass. Sloping for parts but a large area and well drained by field drains. Well frequented by motorhomes whilst we were there. Owners couldn’t be more helpful and they are very interesting to talk to about the history of the local area, Mr Griffiths especially as he's been living there all his life. Note that dogs must be kept on leads on site. We stayed for 5 days in mid July – it was hot - but cooler than at home.. Borth beach is lovely but NO DOGS (well enforced) except at the northern end – Dog friendly area starting opposite Youth Hostel. Good Sunday Market and Car Boot at Clarach - signposted from Bow Street. Good views form top pitches. - downside is that water and disposal is at bottom next to entrance. There is a super cafe and community shop 4km south at Tre’r Ddol (opposite turn to Borth) and the pub next door to it, The Wildfowler, does very good food at treasonable prices. A very enjoyable visit and we hope to be back.
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