Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

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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