Red Kite Barnnear Builth Wells, Powys, Wales Sleeps up to 6Map of all Cottages

Named after the soaring Red Kites that hover majestically.

Unique luxury holiday home Red Kite Barn

Quite simply a unique holiday home for those seeking seclusion, nature’s sounds and uninterrupted views. “I can only describe it as an idyllic hideaway in the middle of the forest, truly the most peaceful location, I’ve ever come across” Samantha, Sheepskin  

A magnificent barn rescued from nature and restored using traditional techniques by its creative and passionate owners. Veiled by the green rolling hills and 80 acres of private countryside, the contemporary interior of the barn draws colour & materials from its natural surroundings.

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The barn blends rustic style with influence from the owners’ travels. Natural light floods the open plan living area upstairs through large windows giving extensive views of the quiet valley and your neighbours – sheep, whose wool fills the walls to keep you warm. After exploring in the fresh mountain air, retire down the handcrafted wooden staircase to the private bedrooms.

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The owners of Red Kite personally restored this unique magical Welsh holiday cottage having appeared on BBC’s Grand Designs for a previous project  and this property is no exception, it is truly a Grand Design!

This project has been recognised in its own right too as in 2013 it was shortlisted for a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Welsh Architecture Award. In March 2013 another Amazing Space,  Red Kite Tree Tent which is completely separate and private was added in the forest that surrounds the barn.

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at a glance

BEST FOR… Rural retreat with family & friends
LOCALLY… Private & national trust forest, Builth Wells
STYLE… Moroccan influenced, eclectic

THE PROPERTY

  • 1 king, 1 king (ensuite)
  • 1 twin / king
  • Log burner
  • Under-floor heating
  • Feature fires in bedrooms
  • Open plan living

ENTERTAINMENT

  • 80 acres private forest
  • 3m projection TV
  • TV, DVD & DVD collection
  • Board games & books
  • WIFI internet

TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & dryer
  • Wine cabinet
  • No Security Deposit

FAMILY FRIENDLY

  • Best for bigger kids
  • Forested grounds & stream

Truly a grand design

Inside Red Kite Barn

  • Open plan living area with a modern, well-equipped kitchen.
  • Large rustic dining table taking advantage of the views.

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  • Light, airy & warm living space upstairs with oak flooring, beams and architect designed staircase.
  • Listen and relax to your music on the Vita iPod dock & radio.
  • This space can be whatever you like, a romantic space with the lights low and log fire glowing, a sociable space with the lights bright to match the mood or a cinema room with the 3m projection screen.
  • Downstairs 3 unique bedrooms and two bathrooms with hand polished tadelackt floors and walls.
  • The king size bedroom with its art deco head board, has an indulgent en-suite with an illuminated rain shower over the Moroccan bath. Cuddle up here by the light of the feature fire.
  • The second king size bedroom has lots of space and an ethanol burning contemporary fire which gives a wonderful warmth and light.
  • The third bedroom can be made up as a twin or a king size, making it a useful space for kids.
  • Each bedroom has its own door to outside, with shuttered door window.
  • Contemporary family bathroom with a free standing bath and hand shower.  The colour of the clever LED lights can be changed to set the mood or just for a bit of fun.

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  • There is an additional cloak room on the ground floor too.
  • As always towels & Sheepskin bathrobes will be there for you too.
  • The underfloor heating throughout the house and water are heated by geothermal boreholes outside.

Outside Red Kite Barn

  • Enjoy this private location; a secluded setting with lots to explore within 80 acres of private forest.
  • The raised courtyard to the front of the Barn is perfect for alfresco dining with wonderful views of the valley and forest.  Day or night it’s a wonderful place to spend time  but particularly at night to be mesmerised by the stars in the night sky.

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  • The private grounds make a natural adventure playground for kids.  Although the 80 acres of grounds are fenced this is a large area to discover and explore so we would recommend Red Kite Barn is not ideal for toddlers who may have a tendency to wander.
  • This detached house is ideal for groups of friends, couples or families.

Things you should know

A low sports car wouldn’t be ideal for the drive up to the barn as it may struggle.  The first mile of the single track is tarmac however the last 0.5 miles or so is a gravel road with some potholes.  Not an issue at all for normal cars.

Mobiles reception is poor depending on your network, but you can get a signal if you walk outside.

There is wifi internet and a landline phone for emergencies and incoming calls.

The nearest pub the oldest pub in Powys (the Red Lion) is 3 miles away and a small shop 4 miles away so a car is essential.

Open to guests in March – November is Red Kite Tree Tent.  The Tree tent is hidden in the trees within Red Kite Barn’s 80 acres. The intention is that both the barn and tent have complete privacy and seclusion, they share the same main gate entrance but are hidden from each other as much as possible given all guests can roam the 80 acres.

It will be possible to book the barn and the tree tent if you so wish.

A very hidden gem...

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Red Kite Barn location

  • A great place to stay & escape with friends within 4 hours of London, approx distance: 195 miles
  • Seclusion and Moroccan influenced style within 3 hours from Manchester, approx distance: 135 miles
  • Down a 2 mile single track, off the B4358 near Builth Wells and Llanafan-fawr
  • A long, winding and secluded flint track keeps you guessing till the end …

Private outdoor space to enjoy

Red Kite Barn out and about, our favourites…

  • Walk from the front door to explore the extensive forests and stream of Red Kite Barn’s own grounds.
  • Once you leave the 80 acres of Red Kite Barn, you are then in National Trust Woodland.
  • Great for twitchers with Red Kites, Barn Owls, Woodpeckers, Cuckoos and Swallows all regular visitors.
  • With only the light created from the barn to pollute the night sky, this is a perfect retreat for amateur astronomers.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities; pony trekking, mountain biking, walking and fishing from the door of Red Kite Barn.
  • Walk across the fields or meander down the lane to the oldest pub in Powys, The Red Lion at Llanafan-fawr (3 miles) for a hearty meal and guest ales.
  • At Newbridge on Wye the New Inn (4 miles) is a good, local ale pub with the owner’s award-winning sausages featuring on the menu and in their rare breeds butcher shop next door too.
  • Treat yourselves with personal catering available at the barn.
  • Visit the historic market town of Builth Wells, famed for the annual Royal Welsh Show (July) and with events such as the Spring festival in May.
  • Discover picturesque Elan Valley and the town of Rhayader as a base for organised outdoor pursuits or for the Landed music festival in May.
Sheepskin Bespoke Holiday Itinerary If you want more ideas of what there is to do nearby follow the links below or have a look at our idea for a holiday itinerary.
Click here for a pdf brochure When you book, whatever your passion just let us know, we’ll find all of the information you need and include it in your personal, tailored guide sent to you before you arrive.

 

 

Call or email us to find out more:

01865 764087,   inspired@sheepskinlife.com

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Adventure and Activities nearby

For the more adventurous there is so much to do near all of our properties. From fishing and mountain biking to caving and coasteering…


Red Kite Feeding Station

You can see Red Kites soaring above Red Kite Barn and watch them being fed at Gigrin Farm


Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Things to do near Red Kite Barn


Red Lion Pub, Powys

Hearty food and real ale at the Red Lion


Royal Welsh Show

Red Kite Barn perfect luxury base to visit The Royal Welsh Show and other events in Builth wells


Red Kite Barn press

Red Kite Barn has been recognised by guests and press alike.

Here is a selection of press articles in which Red Kite Barn has been featured…

Self Build Homes

An article about the owners of Red Kite Barn and The Tree Tents and their ambitious building projects…


Grazia November 2012

Red Kite Barn one of 20 gorgeous group getaways.
…with a house as chic and cosy as this, we don’t think you’ll want to leave…


Independent on Sunday June 12

…sweeping views, soothing massages and awesome birds of prey are just some of the delights to distract you at luxury Red Kite Barn.


Guardian June 12

Sheepskin and Red Kite Barn recommended by The Guardian…


Red Kite Barn Reviews

Red Kite joined Sheepskin in March 2012: until now only the owners and their family have enjoyed this place whilst they have painstakingly restored this secluded barn to create a unique and comfortable home.
“Unbelievable location and amazing barn. Beautiful weather. A trip around the Elon Valley is a must. The Drawing Room for a truly fantastic evening. Wonderful place.” May 2014


“In all excitement and enjoyment of Red Kite Barn and although I left reviews on Facebook, I forgot to thank all of you at  Sheepskin who made it such a pleasure. THANK YOU!!
We have recommended you to friends and hope to be back”. April 14


Had high expectations from the website and wasn’t disappointed in the barn or the remoteness. We will come again, wish it was ours! March 14


Came for Valentines and our 2 yr anniversary. With crazy weather the plan was always to spend the time relaxing indoors. A beautiful space with amazing views. Can well recommend the butchers at New Inn at Newbridge-on-Wye. Thanks and can’t wait to come again. Feb 14


Had an amazing honeymoon, its so peaceful here! Had a few issues but they were resolved really quickly considering the isolation of the place. Thanks for a relaxing week! Jan 14


 

Fantastic place. Fabulous way to start married life. We loved all the personal touches. AMAZING VIEW! Great sheep. Thank you Dec 13


 

We have had a fantastic week at Red Kite Barn – you can’t fault the location! It’s been a much needed break from the ‘real world’! Thanks! Sept 13


The perfect start to married life!! After heading down the long and windy lane we had an absolutely fantastic time in this beautiful remote place. Lovely break from reality. Will recommend Sept 13


Wonderful stay. Beautiful location. The clearest star filled sky I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Venison center worth a visit plus great fun flying hawks. Many thanks. Sept 13


 

 

 

 

”We stayed at Red Kite Barn for three nights and after a few questions on our part, David and Anjana were fantastic and very attentive in resolving our queries. After conquering the farm track to get to the barn, the house was gorgeous, warm and welcoming – a real testament to the owners’ taste. It’s a contemporary and spacious barn renovation but still remains a cosy and extremely relaxing place to be. The walks in the surrounding hills were stunning and we happily got lost wandering down river banks and meeting lots of wildlife, from some very inquisitive swallows to red kites soaring on the thermals. We ended our holiday with a wonderful massage from Emma who is an asset to the experience and was a great treat before our drive home – and she gave us loads of great tips on what to do for two newcomers to Wales. We can’t wait to come back.”~ Will and Sophie


Red Kite Barn availability

We are as flexible as possible with arrival date and length of stay.
We have a minimum booking of 3 nights and 7 nights during peak holiday times.

Our calendars are up to date at the end of each working day.

Bookings are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.  To reserve the dates you want completing our booking form is the fastest way.

To check any dates or details before making your decision just get in touch.  Call, email or fill out our booking form, whichever you prefer.

To see dates for all cottages, please go to our  availability page.

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Prices for Red Kite Barn

We’re here to take the hassle away from booking and planning your holiday.

No hidden extras…
our prices include everything from tea towels to bath towels
and special extras such as logs for the fire, bathrobes and a welcome hamper there when you arrive.

The price also includes your tailored guide to help plan your holiday.

We know that you respect and appreciate beautiful places and other people’s precious homes so…
Relax and enjoy your holiday with no security deposit to worry about.
Accidents do happen and if damage does occur during your stay we ask for a reasonable contribution towards the cost of repairs or replacements.

Please read our user-friendly terms and conditions which, by confirming your booking, you agree to.

Red Kite Barn sleeps 6 people
Nights 3 4 5 6 7
£ 785 1020 1125 1455 1735
€ (guide) 942 1224 1350 1746 2082
Available for short breaks, (min 3 nights) year round, except for peak holiday times, when the minimum is 7.
Outside of peak holiday times Red Kite Barn can be made available just for two to enjoy for a special treat at a very special rate below…
Nights 3 4 5 6 7
2 person rate £ 630 795 955 1115 1200
€ (guide) 756 954 1146 1338 1440
Red Kite Barn welcomes pets at the additional charge as below
Pet charge £ 30 per pet.
Do contact us if you have more than 2 dogs

Come back soon… Stay again with Sheepskin, within 6 months, booking ‘off-peak’ for 5 nights or more and we’ll reduce the standard rate by 10% for you.

Book now

When we receive your booking form we will reserve your requested dates for 5 days and we will be in touch to confirm all the finer details with you.

If you prefer call or email:

+44 (0) 1865 764 087

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