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Red Kite Cottage

(Ref. 932195)

Howey near Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (14)
  • owners (11)
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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners were very welcoming and always on hand."

    The cottage was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a brilliant location, with beautiful quiet countryside nearby, and two nice towns with plenty shops, pubs and restaurants also very close by car."

    Garden was a good size and secure for my small(ish) dog. The WiFi was upgraded in the first few days of my visit, and with the new provider it was fast, more than enough for streaming/video call. Owners seemed friendly, helpful, but not intrusive. Overall, good value for money and a brilliant area to spend a few weeks!

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2023

  • "Upon arrival, found that two parts of Fridge Freezer were broken - we reported this, to which the owners were aware and had parts on order."

    There is noisy floorboards, which we did spot in a previous persons feedback, which did disturb sleep a little. Nearby Pub/Shop needs to be updated, not sure if this is down to the Owners or Sykes to do this. All in all we did have a lovely stay, peaceful, great views, just think a few bits need a little tlc, would recommend. Tracey & Kevin were extremely friendly amd helpful.

    Reviewed by Gina4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Red Kite Cottage, thank you so much."

    Such a beautiful and quiet area. We loved the views from the garden and enjoyed sitting out on the sunny patio in the evenings. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well.

    Reviewed by Annie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Having stayed at Owl Cottage, next door, several times, we that we could book with confidence, and we were not disappointed."

    The owner is pleasant and provided a warm welcome. The cottage is clean and well maintained, as is the environment surrounding the property. Access via the farm road is a bit bumpy, but that's to be expected of a farm road. We will definitely consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful, peaceful cottage with glorious views."

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The owners were very friendly and so was Bella the dog; there was lots of local information provided but they were happy to share their knowledge and advice about where to visit locally. We particularly enjoyed watching the birds on the feeders and bird table from the back garden. We were sorry to leave and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Clean and well equipped. Owners were lovely! And grounds were stunning, great views all around . The kids loved the chickens and other animals. Will definitely be returning. One small note to mention would be the toaster- it’s metal around the top and extremely hard to get the bread out without burning yourself, was still able to use though. Also I think you should mention on the listing that you have another cottage next door with a hot tub as if we had known that we would have booked that one. Overall a great stay, stunning area. And absolutely beautiful grounds! a lovely cottage!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "My wife and I had a comfortable and relaxing week at Red Kite cottage."

    We found Tracey & Kevin very amicable and they sorted out the lack of satellite box signal plus loss of Wi-Fi connection quite quickly. The cottage would benefit from having the old fashioned bathroom suite removed and updated to a modern design throughout.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely so clean and comfortable."

    The garden a pleasure for our dog and ourselves. A great view fom the lounge.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely all the comforts of home and more."

    A lovely place to relax .always a very friendly welcome. We have visited a couple of times and have never been disappointed .

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed my stay, the cottage is beautiful and in a beautiful setting."

    The owner thought of everything :)

    Reviewed by Lynnette5.0Mar 2022

  • "With only five nights available to explore Wales, this was an ideal location to have as a base."

    Two hours south to Cardiff; two hours north to Snowdonia, an hour and a half to Cardigan Bay, half an hour to Twmpa and the hills. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at red kite Kevin and Tracey were very helpfull and ..."

    We had a very enjoyable stay at red kite Kevin and Tracey were very helpfull and nothing was to much trouble we will definitely be staying at red kite again well done

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly what we asked for."

    It’s a lovely place just to relax and recharge the batteries looking out over fields of sheep very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good base for visiting local areas."

    Hosts are very friendly and happy to recommend places to go. True to photos shown. Good value for money. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7Aug 2021

  • "Basic facilities met expectations and Kevin and Tracy were helpful."

    Location was excellent and very peaceful. We stayed during the very hot week in mid-July. The garden was quite big and provided a good area for us and our dog. However the Picnic bench provided (very good, with a hole for parasol), was in full sun and no parasol was provided. This made it unusable for most of the day due to the heat. No fans were available but plenty of heaters (just as well we brought a fan)! The house was full of flies all day and night, not sure why because we were a long way from the farm. All the upstairs floors creaked very alarmingly, especially in the bathroom. Our neighbours were also concerned about the flies and the floors.

    Thank you for your feedback, The property is located on a working farm and flies can build up in the area. Due to the extreme heat during your time of stay the flies to increased. We would advise all guests to remove anything that can attract flies after their use in the garden. After speaking to guests in our other property they have advised that they understood this cant be helped due to location. I am afraid that parasols aren't advertised with the picnic bench. Fans aren't provided but can be supplied on request. The creaks in the floors, this has never been reported before and we will investigated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jul 2021

  • "Kevin and Tracey made us very welcome on their beautiful farm."

    So quiet and peaceful. Idyllic setting. Also saw the red kite. Very good location to visit the local countryside, towns and the Elan Valley. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7May 2021

  • "A delightful holiday house with beautiful views, set in a rural location with stunning local scenery."

    Well equipped kitchen. Clean and tidy throughout. Lovely private, enclosed garden and the sheep and lambs in the field behind were a delight to watch. Ample parking outside the property. Helpful and welcoming owners. Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Tracey & Kevin are the perfect hosts, they really are lovely friendly people."

    The cottage was amazing, everything had been thought of including fresh milk for our arrival. The views are stunning & it really is a place to relax. The cottage was cleaned to a high standard & was in immaculate condition. We can't wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just perfect,beautiful location the owners were so nice and helpful suggesting places to visit,can't wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cluster of 4 cottages nestling in the Welsh countryside."

    The cottages are in immaculate condition and the owners Tracy and Kevin are very friendly and helpful. They lent us BBQ equipment and we also had fresh farm eggs. There is a big Tesco 10 min drive away in Llandrindod Wells along with good Thai, Indian and Turkish restaurants /takeaways. Would love to visit again with friends. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Saumabha5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Accommodation was wonderful."

    the owners were wonderful too Scenery ourstanding . holidau 100%

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Oct 2018

  • "We really loved Red Kite cottage, the location was stunning, loved the quiet and the dark skies, no light pollution, the cottage it self was excellent, bed was really comfy, loved the chickens and kittens on site as well, can't wait until next year to book again, loved the Welsh cakes the owners left us to on arrival."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing three nights in Red Kite cottage despite very wet weather one day."

    It was comfortable and cosy and the owner was very friendly and helpful, leaving us Welsh cakes and milk to enjoy when we arrived.The kitchen was well equipped. We didn't use the outside because of the weather, but could see it would have been lovely to sit outside looking at the view of trees and fields with sheep. The only minor negative was the total lack of hanging space in the bedrooms for clothes. We would book the cottage or one of the adjoining ones if we were in that area again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2018

  • "Very peaceful nice rear patio andrear green space overlooking fields with ..."

    Very peaceful nice rear patio andrear green space overlooking fields with romeming sheep nice views especialy at sunset cannot fault cottage evertthing you need well maintained freindlyowners live on site if yuo need to speak to them ample parking outside front door we feel this was a good choice but car is essentiaL

    Reviewed by B5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Red Kite Cottage."

    Our Collie enjoyed the large enclosed garden. A great base for walkers as near the Elan Valley which has many walks.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely calm situation with excellent walks and drives around and chickens on the driveway :) Flowers and wine from the owner on arrival were a very welcome sight after a long drive, and Tracey and Kevin could not have been more helpful."

    Highly recommended and great for our dog too as the garden is fenced.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Feb 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay in beautiful surroundings, owners really helpful."

    Had a great week hope to return later in the year. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely, very clean."

    The owner was very friendly and had left milk in the fridge and teabags so we could make a drink as soon as we got there. There was also a beautiful vase of flowers on the table and some welsh cakes and beer as a welcome gift, which was a really nice, unexpected touch. The garden was fenced off which meant we could leave the patio doors open for our dog to go in and out as she liked. All in all a very peaceful, relaxing place to stay, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 car
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio area, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Please note: no stag or hen parties or similar
  • Please be mindful of neighbouring holiday makers

The property

With two comfortable bedrooms, this end-terrace cottage is a fantastic base.

There is a lovely kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area.

The lawned area has a patio area with furniture and a BBQ and from here you can enjoy the surrounding countryside views.

Note: In the same terrace as Refs 939034 and 932195, together they sleep 12.

Bryngwanoff Cottages

Howey 1.8 miles. These charming cottages are set in an L-shaped terrace in the grounds of the owner’s farm in Howey near Llandrindod Wells. Surrounded by fabulous countryside views, these cottages are ideal for a family getaway or a catch up with friends in rural Mid Wales. Each cottage has been beautifully-presented with well-equipped kitchens, comfortable sitting rooms and dining areas which are perfect for enjoying meals together. With two bedrooms each, a double and a twin room, the cottages offer lovely sleeping accommodation. All of the properties have their own private outdoor space while two have the added benefit of a luxurious hot tub from where you can enjoy the stunning views. The surrounding area is perfect for walking and cycling and the village of Howey offers some options for eating out in the evening. Explore the Welsh Marches, enjoying golfing or fishing and for a fantastic day out the picturesque scenery of the Elan Valley is not to be missed. There are events held throughout the year at the Royal Welsh Showground which is just over six miles away so it is well worth checking what might be on while you’re in the area. These delightful cottages are a perfect base while exploring the area.

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About the location

HOWEY

Llandrindod Wells 1.7 miles; Builth Wells 6.4 miles.

A popular Welsh village set on the outskirts of the spa town of Llandrindod Wells, with a welcoming pub and Thai restaurant. Howey is perfectly located on the main road between historic Builth Wells and Llandrindod, with wonderful walking and cycling routes easily accessible, along with a local golf course and lakes and other days out easily discovered within a short drive. The popular town of Builth Wells, which supports numerous events at the Royal Welsh Showground, is only six miles away and Hay-on-Wye, with its famous literary festival can be reached in just under half an hour’s drive. With the picturesque rural scenery of Mid Wales enclosing Howey, and various outdoor adventures to enjoy nearby, as well as the Brecon Beacons being a short drive away, makes this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you’re looking for.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas