Red Kite Barn

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
A superb isolated rural retreat, ideal for couples and families wanting to reconnect with nature.

Red Kite Barn is the stuff of rural escape-to-the-country fantasies, hidden down a long remote track, overlooking a breathtaking private forest. You almost expect to see a charming little woodcutter's cottage but instead you're met by a large, contemporary, stylish converted barn with original stone walls, characterful beams and huge panoramic windows.

The barn prides itself as a modern take on rustic, inspired by nature but with an urban twist. You get the rustic from the bespoke ironmongery on handcrafted oak doors, cosy bathrooms with tadelackt floors, sheep-wool throws and rugs to keep you warm, and a bespoke oak staircase. The urban twist comes in the form of funky LED lighting, a large cinema room with HD projector, and a luxurious bath heated by the ground-source heat pumps which power the building. There's also a large living area with open fireplace, and an outdoor decking area to sit and gaze at the stars. It really is an architect's rural masterpiece, made even better by all the restored art and furniture.

Plus, if you've ever visited this part of Wales before then you'll understand when we say this is quite possibly one of the most idyllic rural stretches of rolling hills, lakes, forest, mountains and valleys that Wales has to offer – all dotted with charming pubs, farm shops and glorious walking trails. The barn sits in its own 80-acre private estate – where, incidentally, you'll also find the rather wonderful Red Kite Tree Tents.

The Owner Says

Mobile reception is very limited here, but it all adds to the remote experience and there is a landline for emergencies.

Accommodation

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

Price

Prices range from £785 to £1,145 for 3 nights to £1,735–£1,910 for 7 nights.

Opening Times

Available all year.

Location

Contact Website Red Kite Barn, Newbridge-on-Wye Powys LD2 3SG

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Getting There

The barn is located down a single track in the village of Newbridge on Wye, near Builth Wells and Llanafan-fawr.  You will be sent a booklet once you've made your booking, which includes full detailed directions from Newbridge on Wye. Just remember that the single track path does go on for quite a bit, so don't give up – you'll be on the right track! If in doubt, there's a lovely pub called the Red Lion which proudly claims to be the 'oldest pub in Powys' – they'll be able to direct you.

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