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Luxury Accommodation in an Old Turbine House in Betws Y Coed | Pwerdy

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A stunning place to stay with impressive credentials when it comes to sustainability: this is luxury accommodation in an old turbine house in Betws-y-Coed. It sleeps up to seven guests in three bedrooms.

You can’t help but feel that if ever there were a house that had earned a stunning makeover, this is it. Pwerdy has come a long way since it was built as a hardworking little turbine house in the early 20th century.

Originally home to a hydroelectric generator fed with water drawn from Llyn Elsi in the hills above, it supplied the community of Betws-y-Coed with electricity before the mountain village was connected to the national grid.

Now enjoying a whole new existence in what must surely be its golden years, Pwerdy has been skilfully converted to a five-star standard holiday cottage.

The house is really beautifully presented, with some standout design features that tip a nod to its industrial past. We love the big sociable living area, the clean modern lines of the furniture, and the natural fabrics and muted colours – inspired by the Snowdonia landscapes – used throughout. The bespoke metal fixtures and shelving are just brilliant.

Downstairs at this luxury accommodation in an old turbine house in Betws-y-Coed you’ll find a bright open plan living space. There is an extremely smart and very well equipped kitchen complete with an electric hob and oven, and a modern oak dining table.

The giant map of Snowdonia which covers the entirety of one wall behind the dining table will keep you amused for hours. It’s a great backdrop, and a fab way to plot your day out over breakfast - or retrace the route actually travelled over a debrief, drinks and dinner.

The sitting room area has a large and plump L shaped sofa and a couple of comfortable armchairs, with a powerful log burner to keep things cosy. There is a smart TV, and good views from the sitting room windows to the front of the property. There is wooden flooring throughout, and you’ll also find a WC with loo and wash basin downstairs.

Head upstairs to find three beautiful bedrooms – two doubles and one room with bunk beds. The bottom bunk pulls out to create a third bed space. There is a shared family bathroom with a shower and bath.

As for Pwerdy’s roots: the old heart of the house, its original hydroelectric generator, has been restored. It now occupies a small building to the rear of the property, and still provides renewable energy to the national grid. An entirely suitable sustainable legacy.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Real Fire
Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, WiFi, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage

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The beautiful mountain village of Betws y Coed is the gateway to the mountains, forests and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by the dense Gwydir Forest, it has an almost Alpine feel.

The cottage sits on the outskirts of Betws, around half a mile from the village centre. It is an easy 10-minute walk to the many independent traders, outdoor gear shops and cafés, pubs and restaurants in the centre of the village. Betws has some very decent places to eat. You’ll also find a good number of art galleries displaying talented Welsh artists.

Whatever the season, the landscapes in this part of the world are strikingly beautiful. There are countless lovely walks from the cottage, with some great circular routes to suit all ages and fitness levels. The walk out to the idyllic Llyn Elsi hidden in the Gwydir Forest is just one of our favourites. It’s definitely worth investing in a good walking guide if you like getting out to explore.

You only need to step a little further out of the village to explore some of Snowdonia’s best peaks including Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Moel Siabod, Moel Penamen, Carnedd Cribau and Y Pincin to name but a few.

Snowdonia is the adventure capital of Europe and some of the region's most popular attractions - including Zip World, Bounce Below, Llechwedd Slate Caverns and Antur Stiniog downhill mountain biking - are just a short drive from the cottage, in Blaenau Ffestiiniog.

Head a little further up the Conwy Valley from this luxury accommodation to explore Zip World Fforest, Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Bodnant Gardens, Conwy Castle and Llandudno.

Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Criccieth, the gateway to the Llyn Peninsula, are a very pleasant short drive (around 40 mins) over the mountains. At Porthmadog you can board the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog heritage railways to explore the region by steam. There are lots of shops to explore here, as well as very decent ice cream, fish and chips.

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Guest Reviews

Andrew Riddell

Excellent accommodation in a great location which allowed us to explore the beaches on a couple of days and then the delights of Betws-Coed on the others.


We have just come home after a amazing long weekend and I am so glad I found this absolutely stunning cottage (The Power House) from the moment we booked we have been well looked after nothing was too much trouble and the lady who looks after the property Sian is an asset to this cottage she is so kind and caring and nothing is to much trouble and she looks after the property to an extremely high standard.
Everything in the cottage is new it has been finished to a very high standard, very clean and perfectly located on the edge of Betws-y-Coed about a 5/10 min walk into the village.
As you come out and turn left you have Swallow Falls and right it the village and Fairy Glen which is beautiful
We ate at the Royal Oak which was a beautiful meal all fresh, Hangin’ Pizza which was also very very nice and chippy on corner near bridge which was lovely too.

Overall an amazing trip we will definitely be back.

Our only suggestion for improvement is to take down the bike shed and have more of garden area maybe even a hot tub, also pillows are very soft and bed hard but a more substantial cushion would help with that I think 🙂

Fabienne and Family

We had a wonderful stay at the Power House. It is ideally located for long walks in Snowdonia and also to go for a meal in town. The house is well equipped and beautifully decorated. We especially likes the wall map that allowed us to plan our walks and to show where we were going.

Etienne and Dorothee

We spent an excellent week in the power house: it is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with many well thought details. The location is perfect to enjoy the area, with marvellous walks nearby. Our children also enjoyed the playground and football pitch in front of the house. We will come again and highly recommend it.

Etienne and Dorothee Rougier

We spent an excellent week in the power house: it is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with many well thought details. The location is perfect to enjoy the area, with marvellous walks nearby. Our children also enjoyed the playground and football pitch in front of the house. We will come again and highly recommend it.


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