Swn-y-Dwr Holiday Cottage

Self catering in the heart of Snowdonia


Its new owners – Nick and Emiko Corney – took over the property in Spring 2015 and spent the summer renovating it to their own very high standards. With an eye on not only sustainabilty, but style, this large cottage is a testament to Nick's interior design background and Emiko's impeccable attention to detail, comfort and hospitality.

Nick has a long association with the village, having spent some of his formative years here; indeed, he is the third generation of his family to live in Betws-y-Coed.

What does Swn–y–Dwr mean?

It's Welsh for "The sound of water" and as such is a very apt description of the soothing ambience created by the nearby river which, after cascading majestically beneath the Pont-y-Pair bridge, then flows serenely by the landscaped gardens of Swn-y-Dwr.

How close is Swn-y-Dwr to the centre of Betws-y-Coed?

The main high street is less than three minutes' walk away over the bridge. Here you can find shops, restaurants and bars – all in a unique setting, surrounded by the steep, wooded crags of the Snowdonia National Park, together creating an intimacy and relaxed environment very similar in feel to Alpine villages.

What activities are there?

There is an almost infinite number of things to do, from the energetic – such as cycling, mountain biking and climbing – to the sedate – such as walking, fishing, visiting local historical monuments (including many of Wales's best castles), art galleries, market towns and the seaside, most within a relaxing, scenic and easy 30 minutes' drive

Swn-y-Dwr, which can sleep up to eleven people, is set out over three floors as follows:

Lower ground floor
Bedroom with twin beds
Bathroom and shower
Drying room

Fully equipped kitchen and dining room, plus TV

Lower ground exterior

Patio and barbecue area
Access to side of house and off-road parking
Landscaped gardens

Ground floor
Entrance hall
Bedroom - Double bed

Living room with wi-fi, TV, Bluetooth-linked sound bar audio system and small balcony overlooking our gardens and the river

First floor

Room 1
Family room – double and single beds
En–suite shower room and toilet

Room 2

Double room - En–suite shower room and toilet

Room 3

Double room with river views. - En–suite shower room and toilet

208 click throughs, 4392 views since start of 2019

News & Special Offers


  • Costs for one week range from £950 all-in to £1750 (for high season). Corresponding weekend rates are 75% of the weekly cost.

Grading and Awards

Self Catering


  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Welcome
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Private Parking Available

Contact Details

Swn-y-Dwr Holiday Cottage

Nick Corney

Pentre Felin Betws-y-coed Conwy LL24 0BB United Kingdom

Tel: 01690 733827 Mobile 07930 305172

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