This chic, contemporary barn conversion is surrounded in its own eighty acre conservation estate in a remote valley in mid Wales, making it the the ultimate year-round escape

 
  • Contemporary restored Welsh mountain barn
  • Sleeps 6
  • Three king size bedrooms: 1 en-suite, 1 twin
  • Opulent beds from the Savoy Hotel, London
  • Wifi, projector home cinema, Ruark sound system, pool table
  • Kitchen includes dishwasher and wine fridge

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

  • Available year-round sleeping 6 for £240 pounds per night , and from £1500 per week peak season
  • Indulgent weekends or short breaks for couples from £170 pn
  • Contact us  on Bookings@chillderness.co.uk to see if we can help.
 

A UNIQUE RURAL ESCAPE

Enjoy truly remote self catering in Wales for an indulgent break away. Surrounded by mountains and eighty acres of private countryside, Red Kite Barn offers you a magical holiday home if you are after seclusion, individual style and uninterrupted views.

The estate itself is a working commercial forest, which is managed for conservation. We felled fifty acres of conifers and re-planted with broadleaf trees. Hares, nuthatches and rare butterflies are returning to the valley; buzzards are breeding in the trees behind the barn; and of course the red kites circle above the bridge. We have recently clear-felled another section of conifers and are aiming to re-introduce natural wildwood, a home for insects, birds and fungi, by planting native broadleaf species with more natural spacing. We hope to create beautiful woodland walks with dappled light.

Red Kite Estate is also home to our Red Kite Tree Tents, unique wilderness glamping pods hanging in the canopy.

 

CONTEMPORARY RUSTIC

Our contemporary converted barn was named after the soaring red kites that sweep majestically above the barn and its private forest. A cool contemporary country escape, ideal for any season of the year, Red Kite Barn is a magnificent building, rescued from nature and restored using traditional techniques.

Red Kite Barn is a contemporary take on rustic, taking inspiration from nature but incorporating urban twists such as funky LED lighting and a large projector screen.  Details such as bespoke ironmongery on the handcrafted oak doors and cosy bathrooms with tadelakt floors will not be missed by lovers of design.

Natural light floods the open plan living area upstairs through panoramic windows giving extensive views of the quiet valley and your neighbours – sheep, whose wool fills the walls to keep you warm.

Everything except the sky is green. There must be 10,000 shades of green.
— Sankha Guha, The Independent

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RED KITE BARN FEATURES

The barn is an "upside-down" layout, with the spectacular timbered living room upstairs to take advantage of the stunning views over the valley. This space can be whatever you like: a romantic space with the log fire glowing, a sociable space with the lights bright to match the mood, or even a cinema room; the living room is kitted out with a projector, LED mood lighting system and Ruark Audio sound.

The bespoke oak stairs take you down to the sanctuary of the ground floor and three unique bedrooms appointed with beds rescued from the Savoy hotel. Water for your bath is warmed by ground source heat pumps.

CONCIERGE AND ACTIVITIES

Red Kite Barn is exclusively managed by our partners, Sheepskin. On arrival you will find linens, bathrobes and the beds made.

There is also a pool table and a growing selection of books, games and DVDs for family fun.

After a day of exploring enjoy a convivial evening around the rustic dining table seated on rescued chapel pews.

 

 
 

Location and getting there

Red Kite Barn is situated in its own private 80 acre woodland estate in Powys near Builth Wells and Newbridge-on-Wye. Above the barn are the green mountains of the Elenydd.

Access to the barn is via its own private track off the B4358 road at the village of Llanafan Fawr between Newbridge-on-Wye and Llanwrtyd Wells.