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 sustainability, 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. More here…