A hidden retreat set in the forest
A captivating mixture of old and new
Relaxing spaces throughout the property
Comfort and relaxation is a must
Put your feet up and unwind
Architecturally impressive
Interesting features throughout
Soothing mood lighting
Kitchen area
Slumber down in one of bedrooms
Entertainment provided
Located deep within Mid Wales with sheep roaming
External image of the barn
Stunning rural views
Situated within 81 acres of rambling countryside
1 / 16  A hidden retreat set in the forest
2 / 16  A captivating mixture of old and new
3 / 16  Relaxing spaces throughout the property
4 / 16  Comfort and relaxation is a must
5 / 16  Put your feet up and unwind
6 / 16  Architecturally impressive
7 / 16  Interesting features throughout
8 / 16  Soothing mood lighting
9 / 16  Kitchen area
10 / 16  Slumber down in one of bedrooms
11 / 16  Bathroom
12 / 16  Entertainment provided
13 / 16  Located deep within Mid Wales with sheep roaming
14 / 16  External image of the barn
15 / 16  Stunning rural views
16 / 16  Situated within 81 acres of rambling countryside

Red Kite Barn

Builth Wells (5mls SE), Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Off the beaten track
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Spacious romantic bolthole providing a perfect retreat
  • Driving distance of the Brecon Beacons and the West Coast
  • Inverted layout, with an impressive open-plan design
  • Large pull down screen to project TV or movies on to
  • Cosy up by the fire on those cooler evenings
  • Explore the woodland walks straight from your door


Property code: SKN06

Escape to the forest, this property is set in private woodlands in mid Wales and offers the perfect opportunity for romance or to enjoy the open plan living with a larger group.  


The barn is a beautifully designed, spacious hideaway for romantic breaks and special occasions. This original 19th century, traditional stone agricultural barn has been meticulously restored. The exposed stone walls, solid oak floorboards and locally salvaged purple Welsh slate adds character, while underfloor heating and a super-efficient German wood burner makes staying at this unique property an experience like no other.

Fantastic natural light floods the top floor of the barn, where long glazed panels and glazed gable end give for far reaching views down through the wooded valley and across the adjacent National Trust Moorland. Nestled within its own private 81 acres of woodland, there is a liberating sense of inside and outside space which is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern day life. The property has a luxuriously furnished master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a low, Moroccan-influenced bath with fibre optic overhead shower. Up the contemporary , architect-designed cow skin hung oak staircase, lies a surprisingly light and spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. It boasts sweeping views of the beautiful surrounding countryside, with frequent sightings of red kites which can be enjoyed from the kitchen whilst you cook, or at the reclaimed elm table over a meal. The exterior wooden decking is another perfect spot to soak up the peaceful atmosphere, also benefiting from superb rural views. Relax over a game of pool, choose a book from the eclectic selection in the library corner, or watch a film on the over-sized projection screen whilst the wood burner crackles in the background.

The barn can accommodate up to 6 guests by arrangement (additional charges apply). Please refer to Red Kite Forest Retreat for more details and to book.

For those seeking more active pursuits, there is mile after mile of glorious moorland to explore, nature to observe, wild swimming, mountain biking, horse riding, al fresco yoga or simply a bracing walk after the hills to the local pub. If accommodation is required for additional guests, there are also two self-contained 'Tree Tents' each sleeping 2 people, in the surrounding private woodland, offering an exciting, unique glamping experience.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom– king-size
  • Bathrooms –  1 en-suite with shower over bath and WC
  • Wood burner - initial supply of logs provided
  • Feature fire in master bedroom
  • Private water supply from its own well
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Remote, rural location
  • Set in 80 acres of private land
  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector and screen for TV and DVDs
  • Ideal location for walks
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric included
  • Dogs welcome (please keep on lead as Livestock roaming)
  • Wine fridge
  • Arrival 4pm
  • Up to 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 double (which can be made as a twin on request)
  • Refer to Red Kite Forest Retreat for larger parties

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel 5th October 2018

The night sky was absolutely magical. This is a real retreat - peaceful - a chance to find yourself. The big screen for DVDs is quite special. We would recommend it.

Reviewed by Paul 21st September 2018

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 .... view, atmosphere, the bath,the shower, the cinema, red kites flying overhead, bird watching,the hare that chose to hop on up and feed right outside the gable window, loud jRead moreays, screeching owl ( that frightened us to bits ) bleating sheep. Sunrise,sunset, the moon and stars. I have never slept better. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 29th June 2018

We had a fantastic time! The building is great and the location was perfect, we felt we were in our own private hide-away! We did lots of short walks from the barn, but also visited the nearby reservoirs and went wild swimming in a nearby river.

Reviewed by Martin 10th May 2018

Fantastic location, a real retreat with ambient and natural lighting within the property giving a real sense of a bolt hole escape. Missing welcome or any additional special touches from owner eg hamper or shower gels etc

Reviewed by Stephen 30th March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Made nightly use of the huge movie screen (took some of our favourite films down with us on DVD). Had walks around the surrounding areas including the nearby dams. Also had circular walks straight out of the property in the surrounding fields (to the right of the cottage you pass as you arrive). Loved the Moroccan styleRead more bathrooms, the fireplace and the pool table. Amazing views from the top of the property. The barn was extremely cozy even though we had some snow! Hide

Reviewed by Louise, Jonny and Ralph (the dog) 31st January 2017

Red Kite Barn has been the perfect place to spend a few quiet days between the madness of Christmas and returning to work. The architecture and design are fab, with lots of fun features to play with we also enjoyed the huge bed we had a lovely few days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Jane, David, Mellie, Joe, Jan and Peter 31st January 2017

FAB-U-LOUS! Weve had an amazing time. Thank you. Wonderful house and setting, so peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Nik, Hugo and Bear 31st January 2017

Weve stayed in a lot of these type of places before, but never anything like this. Its amazing. Everything about it is perfect. We will be back.

Reviewed by Mike and Gem 31st December 2016

Had a wonderfully relaxing honeymoon at the barn, enjoying the perfect isolation. Beautiful walks in the valley and some spectacular views to be had. Equally enjoyed staying in watching films and reading. The perfect end to our wedding. Thanks.

Reviewed by Daniel 31st May 2016

Amazeballs! Ill be back!

Reviewed by Sinead & Kieran 31st May 2016

The perfect Birthday weekend! Eating, drinking, watching moves and playing pool! We even managed a few walks and had the best sleep in a long time! We will definitely be back to Red Kite Barn!

Reviewed by Sinead 31st May 2016

Red Kite Barn is a beautiful, stylish space in the Welsh wilderness and has everything we love for the perfect getaway: gorgeous interiors, a dream kitchen, fun touches like a pool table and a projector screen for movies, heavenly beds and incredible nature all around. This is our second visit and it definitely wont be our last!

Reviewed by Tanya & Luke 30th April 2016

Cant think of a better place to celebrate my 21st Birthday! Red Kite Barn has amazing architecture and looks stunning. The scenery is beautiful and we had some great walks. We will definitely be back again!

Reviewed by Phill & Jonathon 30th April 2016

What a wonderful weekend! Beautiful location and a great place to while away a lazy weekend. Well never forget the Kites flying overhead and the lambs playing in the fields. Well be back!

Reviewed by Mohindra family 30th April 2016

Amazingly peaceful times at Red Kite Barn. A perfect way to relax! Thanks so much.

Reviewed by Adam and Gemma 29th February 2016

What a great place! Beautiful mix of rustic and modern eco design. So peaceful and relaxing. The aim of this break was to get away from work and daily life for a while to find some peace in which to contemplateand Red Kite Barn has done the trick!

Reviewed by Jo 29th February 2016

We had the most wonderful timeRed Kite Barn is incredible and absolutely everything wed hoped for. We definitely hope to use Sheepskin again soon.

Reviewed by Amelia 31st January 2016

We loved this house! The decor is amazing and the scenery to die for. We had wonderful walks around Elan Valleyand right on our doorstep. We even saw a kite, which was lovely. The under-floor heating is great! Thank you.

Reviewed by Beth, Dave, Ted and Ralph 31st January 2016

Amazing mini moon in fantastic location! Everything was perfect! Thank you.

Reviewed by Nicola and Rich 31st January 2016

We came here for our minimoon and were not disappointed. The barn is lovely, as are the surroundings. We will be back!

Reviewed by Carla, Dave and The Dude 31st January 2016

We came to Red Kite Barnfor our wedding anniversary. Loved every second. Im sure well be back.

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A hidden retreat set in the forest
A captivating mixture of old and new
Relaxing spaces throughout the property
Comfort and relaxation is a must
Put your feet up and unwind
Architecturally impressive
Interesting features throughout
Soothing mood lighting
Kitchen area
Slumber down in one of bedrooms
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