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

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Pet FriendlyNear PubNear SnowdonReal Fire
Betws-Y-Coed
 
 

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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Facilities

Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Pub, Near Snowdon, Real Fire
Essentials
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
Inside
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Outside
Private Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage
 

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Location

 

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

 
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 🙂

Joanne
 
 

The power house is in an ideal location to explore the area and a short walk to local cafés and good places to eat. Very relaxing, warm in the winter and tastefully decorated. We will return.

Maaike jones
 
 

The perfect Christmas cottage! Fabulously located so that you barely need to use your car. The cottage was tastefully decorated, and we even had mince pies and selection boxes for the children to welcome us, plus a choice of 3 double beds to open stockings in!! The owners of the cottage also provided a freezer (not in the details) as we had enquired whether there was one, extremely handy as we were there for 10 days. For anyone worried about going to stay at a ‘grotty dog friendly cottage’ this cottage is IMMACULATE and wonderfully maintained. All communication with Dioni was prompt and helpful, including suggestions as to a local butcher so we could order a turkey. FABULOUS.

Roslyn and family
 
 

What a brilliant location and lovely house. It’s been converted with great care and attention to detail.

We went on some great walks straight from our doorstep and the house was so welcoming to return to.

During our stay, a lovely man came to switch the turbine on and gave the boys a tour of the engine and explained how it worked which was a bonus.

We all particularly loved the sofa which was so cosy and comfy for us to all relax on after a day out in beautiful Snowdonia.

We had a fantastic stay and look forward to coming again.

Sheila Williams
 
 

Everything was perfect, the location the decor, and the cleanliness, beds so comfy, mattresses excellent quality.
We met Sian the manager, lovely lady, who couldn’t do enough for us.
Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.

Jackie Grainger
 
 

If you’re looking for peace, tranquility, spectacular scenery in luxurious accommodation, the Pwerdy fits the bill. Having spent a lovely week, with great weather and very comfortable living, it was just the ticket, after a long period of absent vacation stays. We will definitely be back again soon … until then .. pob hwyl.

Victoria Morley
 
 

The Power House is tastefully decorated, with excellent quality and comfortable beds. We enjoyed the welcome hamper esp tea bags and milk! The house is a brisk 10 minute walk into Betws, where there is plenty of choice of places to eat, drink and be merry. There are lots of places to visit in the area, we had enjoyable day at Bodnant Gardens, and lots of walks with in easy reach. Being quiet sensative to noise and vibration I found the humming of the Turbine a little upsetting for a couple of days, but I have to say no one else in are party was affected.

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.

Kim
 
 

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 🙂

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