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

Dog FriendlyNear PubNear SnowdonReal Fire

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 Eryri (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 Eryri 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
Dog Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, 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 Eryri 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 Eryri's best peaks including Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Moel Siabod, Moel Penamen, Carnedd Cribau and Y Pincin to name but a few.

Eryri 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

Kallum Todd

Beautiful house, was very clean and the contemporary design was very nice. Perfect and peaceful location, small walk to Betws Y Coed and a great base if you want to visit nearby attraction such as Snowdon and Zipworld(s). Comfy beds, great bathroom. Will love to stay here again, highly recommend- 5 stars.

Helen Freeland

We’ve just returned from a wonderful stay at Pwerdy. We would definitely recommend. It is a beautiful and contemporary house. Everything feels new and well cared for ~ a real treat. So incredibly peaceful. I would definitely recommend walking along the river into town and also recommend eating in the outside area of the Royal Oak. We walked up snowdon and were concerned about parking there, so we used PR Taxis in Betws-C. They were great, picked us up and collected us afterwards. Took all the stress out of it. They have a mini bus, so perfect for 6 plus one dog. We will definitely return. Thank you Pwerdy.

Wildman family

We had a lovely stay here. Clean comfortable
Nice to lie in bed and listen to the stream.
Great location
5* for us.

Davies family

Had a great week at the Pwerdy. Fantastic and convenient location for the village and the hills. Stunning walk along the river to town and a quick drive out to the mountains for hiking. We also walked up into the Gwydyr Forest from the house. The property itself is perfect and beautifully presented. Much more spacious than expected. Definitely one we will return to.


Definitely recommend this house just outside Betws-y-Coed. You can easily walk into the village in 15 minutes. The house is warm and clean, the beds are super comfy and the house is a great size for up to 6 people.

Angela Rylance

We spent a lovely two nights in Pwerdy . It has been beautifully renovated . Very comfortable and tastefully decorated , spotlessly clean . Would definitely recommend

K white

Fantastic house in a great location 👍. It is well presented and we loved our stay. Would definitely recommend it and book again. Comfy beds, immaculately clean.

The welcome pack of fresh locally baked bread, which we purchased again and took some home, fresh butter & milk.

Only suggestions 🤔 replace the BBQ rack. Leave cleaning product, black bin liners for use


We’ve just returned from Pwerdy after a fabulous week. The house was wonderful, spotless, well equipped and enough room for 5 and 2 dogs. Everything we needed.
The location was excellent, quiet but within walking distance from the local village centre. Local walks were great, swallow falls and fairy glen were wonderful. We also travelled a little further to Llandudno, Portmerrion and Anglesey. All not too far away.
Only slight criticism was that it was advertised with a garden when actually there was only a little outside space but no grass and it’s wasn’t enclosed. Would have been great to let the dogs run around but it wasn’t safe as it was a shared drive. This didn’t spoil the holiday as there was lots of walks nearby.
We had a wonderful time and I can see us returning in the future

The Sims family

Fresh, comfortable and spotlessly clean, this is the perfect base to explore Snowdonia. The location is brilliant with a lovely walk from the Miner’s Bridge along the river into town, and other walks from the doorstep. We took some longer walks to the twin lakes and down to Conwy Falls and loved being car free. We found that many of our favourite cafes and other facilities in the area have been hit by covid and are not reopening or have limited hours, but Betws has plenty of shops and places to eat. We enjoyed Y Stablau for well priced, quick meals in a lovely covered terrace area, Hangin Pizza for good, fresh pizza and delicious salads, and Olif for quality tapas and rose sangria. The only slight criticism is that, although the description mentions a private garden there isn’t one – just a large driveway and no green space. However when you are a few minutes walk from the beautiful river and falls this is a minor issue. We had a fabulous holiday and would definitely stay again.

Steve Wall

Fantastic location within easy walking distance of centre & great for walks with the dog. We’ll definitely be coming back again to visit. 5 stars 🙂

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