A small village near
Machynlleth, Furnace is named after a real-life
furnace that still stands on the Einion River.
The first building here was used to power the refining of silver but it was replaced by blast furnace to smelt iron.
The village’s bucolic surroundings include ‘Artists Valley’, a nature reserve run by the RSPB and the lakes of Llyn Conach and Llyn Dwfn.