Red Kite Barn in the Guardian’s 50 Best Cottages

The Guardian has rounded up 50 of the best holiday cottages in the UK. Red Kite Barn, in its 80 acres of private woodland, was featured as one of the best holiday retreats for nature lovers.

"Named after the birds that sweep overhead, Red Kite Barn lies in a private forest north of Builth Wells in mid-Wales, surrounded by rolling hills. The traditional exterior hides a chic contemporary interior (and it’s eco-friendly too, with ground source heat pumps and wool wall insulation). The upstairs open-plan living area is flooded with light from windows on all sides, and downstairs there are three bedrooms (with beds rescued from London’s Savoy Hotel). But it’s the isolated location that’s the real winner: wrap up and enjoy a drink under the stars in the raised garden and forget about the rest of the world."

You can read the whole feature at:

Red Kite Tree Tent: "Cool Place of the Day" in The Independent

Red Kite Tree Tent, our incredible suspended forest bedroom, has been named "Cool Place of the Day” by The Independent

Amy Sheldrake from Rough Guides visited in May 2016 and described the tent as “a beautiful, futuristic orb”. Her review of the tent was featured in The Independent’s “Cool Place of the Day” feature. 

You can read Amy’s review at

Chalet F’Net on French TV

Chalet F’Net is becoming quite the celebrity.

When we created Chalet F’Net, we imagined David Niven in an argyle sweater, bombing down the mountain in an open-top car, or perhaps Brigitte Bardot sipping a cocktail in the snow. But little did we know that the chalet itself would become a celebrity in its own right. Our little boutique retreat has appeared on French television this year in three different programmes. 

Last Christmas, the chalet featured on France 2’s Télématin programme. In January, F’Net appeared on La Maison on France 5. Finally, the team from Midi en France visited Saint Gervais for a visit to the Mont Blanc tramway, with a hop off at Chalet F’Net.

Chalet F’Net at the wood-fired hot tub from above in early winter snow

Chalet F’Net at the wood-fired hot tub from above in early winter snow