Red Kite Barn

Builth Wells, Powys
Self-catering


Expect magical views from this peaceful, eco-friendly barn in a mid-Wales valley - wonderful escape for two, or come with a group of friends

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Swap the city for the green hills of mid-Wales, beautiful even through the rain. Acres of dappled woodland surround you, hares and rare butterflies inhabit the valley, and red kites circle majestically above.Light floods in to a fresh backdrop of high beams and white plaster, sheep wool fills the walls, ground-source pumps heat floors, and the panorama unfolds with the weather. What with LED mood lights and a contemporary log-burner, upstairs is irresistible, and so is the entertainment: a pool table, a drop-down screen for films, and Ruark surround sound. Get cosy upstairs at the communal elm table furnished with chapel pews, sleep downstairs in opulent beds.Peace reigns, buzzards nest, and the rough and ready garden blends into the countryside. Gather round the barbecue, listen to the birds, raise a glass to the stars. Idyllic for family and friends.

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We think you'll love

  • The location – 2.5 miles off the nearest road, in 80 private acres of rolling moorland
  • The combination of old-fashioned pleasures and 21st-century technologies
Spacious kitchen area at Red Kite Barn in Powys, Wales with nifty storage, wine cooler, coffee machine and music player

You should know

  • The living rooms are lighter than the bedrooms
  • Some bathrooms don't have doors or windows
  • The stair, shielded but steep, is unsuitable for the very young or very old

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in school holidays.
Closed
Never.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £155
Weekly price
from £1100
Surcharges
Short breaks available: 3 nights from £570 for 2 people.
1 Barn for 6
From £1553 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

“Miles away from civilisation , if I could bottle the calm and relaxation I felt on this holiday I would take a sip everyday when back in the rat race that is work. Best bits… the view , atmosphere, the bath, the shower, the cinema, red kites flying overhead, bird watching , the hare that chose to hop up on and feed right outside the gable window, loud jays, screeching owls [ that frightened us to bits] bleating sheep. Sunrise, sunset, the moon and stars. I have never slept better

Anne and paul, Dudley

So peaceful, relaxing and everything in between. Red Kite Barn had it all! We went out most days and recommend checking out Elan Valley, Brecon and Worm’s Head at Rhossili Bay – all worth a visit. And for the evenings in, you must check out the cinema screen/projector, it’s amazing. Big hit with us being film buffs.

Jamie, tracy and stanley

I chose Red Kite Barn because my husband is a Grand Designs and an Amazing spaces fan and I knew it would be really good. It lived up to expectations with Red Kites flying overhead on arrival.The design and finish of the barn is exceptional and we particularly loved the glass sides of the upstairs living room where we could sit and look out across the hills. This is an off the beaten track property and the surrounding countryside is stunning.

Jane, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

The barn is utterly secluded, surrounded by 80 acres of conservation woodland. Wallow in the peace or make as much noise as you like. The closest shops are in Newbridge, a 20-minute drive, while the oldest pub in Powys is ten minutes – the Red Lion at Llanafan Fawr. You can also get there on foot, a 45-minute stomp over the hills.

Local points of interest from Anjana Devoy

  • Fantastic location for spotting birds of prey and indeed the namesake of the estate - the Red Kites! You are surrounded by 80 acres of private estate. Squirrels, sheep and rare flora are abundant! Many great walks can be had directly from the barn.
  • Pen-doll Rocks, Builth Wells: a lovely stretch of the Wye just outside Builth Wells with a variety of flat rocks and wooden planks that connect them and fairly easy access to the water. and a cliff that the fearless jump from. Approx.7 miles from the barn.
  • Borth, just north of Aberystwyth on Wales’ western shoreline, has great sand dunes to explore, with beach and water on each side. Park on Beach and enjoy the Dyfi nature reserve, ice cream van to and watch the kite surfers!
  • Strata Florida and it’s magnificent arch and ruins; all that remains of a grand monastery from medieval times. Take the scenic route back over the mountain road, taking in the abandoned lead mines and Elan Valley Reservoirs. Beautiful drive.
  • Turning right out of the estate will take you to the largest area of high moorland in England and Wales, and you can go in any direction you like. Plan on taking a compass and some good walking shoes.
  • If you are in the mood for more culture, check out Willow Globe, south of Rhayader. It is a wonderfully quirky mini- Globe made from planter willow trees, and beautifully intimate. It has a varied programme of Shakespeare plays and visiting companie

Introducing

Anjana Devoy

Ex barristers Anjana and David, are lovers of the slow life and passionate about design. For three years they lived with their family in Samoens then hand-constructed a curved house in Clapham, made famous by Grand Designs. Their Alpine chalet has also been featured in Marie Claire, Biba, and Grazia Magazine. Now based in London they concentrate on the hospitality business, creating unique retreats in the Alps and in Wales.