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