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Manor Farm Lodges - Red Kite Lodge

(Ref. 986720)

Newtown, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely lodge in a beautiful location."

    Great hosts, very friendly and lots of extra little touches. Loved having the animals come over to visit and the hot tub was great. We highly recommend Manor Farm Lodges and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful and tranquil!"

    Red Kite lodge is a real gem in the heart of Mid-Wales. The lodge is beautifully kept and equipped, set in a beautiful location where you can relax, unwind, enjoy the view of the neighbouring hills and regular visits from the farm animals. Every morning, my wife and I were greeted by alpacas, goats, sheep and chicken trying to enamour us into giving them a treat. Suffice to say they were successful most of the time. The hot tub and log burner are real highlights. This will not be our last stay at Manor Farm Lodges!

    Reviewed by Paulo5.0Jan 2024

  • "Myself and my husband stayed in red kite lodge for a mini break and we couldn't have asked for a better experience."

    Upon arrival we were a little confused at first as sykes cottages had provided us with a key code but no other instructions, so we did spend a good few minutes looking around outside for a place where keys might be stored, until I tried the door and found it was open anyway. When we got inside it was evident it was going to be a lovely stay as the lodge was immaculately clean. We had brought a few things that we may have needed but there was no need as many things were provided for us including tea, coffee, sugar, hand wash, washing up liquid, shampoo, body wash and towels, and a well stocked cupboard of various pots and pans, cutlery, bowls, different size plates you name it, it was there. You could tell a lot of effort had gone into making the lodge as homely as possible and the bread, milk and cake was a nice welcome too. We met Julie on our first night and Kev on our last night as they come around each day to check the hot tub, they were both very friendly and welcoming, and both let us know they were available if we needed anything which was nice. The hot tub was definitely one of our highlights, it was all set up ready to go and was the perfect temperature and because it is undercover we could use it even though the weather wasn't great. The animals are quite literally on your door step, and come upto the lodge every morning (at many other times throughout the day) bellowing at you to feed them haha! You only had to walk outside and they all come running which was funny to see but so adorable, those goats and alpacas sure can eat! And they wasn't the only animals, they have wooly sheep but they mostly kept to themselves, was nice to watch them though. We also had a random cat come to the lodge, absolutely gorgeous but took a serious liking to us and kept trying to come inside for hours on end, it soon gave up when we went to bed. Sadly the only downside was the WiFi was very hit and miss, it was fine for casually scrolling on our phones but we were unable to make full use of the streaming services due to buffering issues, but that was literally the only negative of the place and wasn't that big a deal to us really, just a point to note. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a peaceful break. My only wish is that we could have stayed longer, but next time we hope to stay at least a week and in spring/summer time so we can enjoy the surrounding areas a bit more.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "I simply can't recommend this proprety highly enough, nothing is too much trouble for the owners (Kev & Julie) who are on hand if required but equally distanced if you prefer privacy."

    The facilities were excellent in every respect and I can confidently say we wanted for nothing. The resident animals are awesome, each having their own presonality and coming to visit every day. The local villiage and it's residents and warm and welcoming and we felt like part of their community. The Bull & Heifer get's a special mention for the quality of it's food which was outstanding. I could go on & on but simply put the best compliment I could pay would be to simply say "We will be back!" !!!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing place , quiet and calm and relaxing ."

    Beautiful views whilst sitting in the hot tub watching the horses , sheep , goats and alpacas, even more amazing to wake up and find them waiting to be fed , bring a hood supply of biscuits . So much to do in the area . The bull and heifer pub serves the most amazing food and the staff are so friendly . I’d highly recommend this place and the owners are such lovely people . I can’t wait to come back

    Awww thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was so lovely to meet you both xx we’re so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving Red Kite Lodge so neat and tidy. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes. Team Manor Farm Lodges ❤️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the best lodges that we have stayed in."

    Very well equipped, in a lovely location. The alpacas were very entertaining.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean lodge in a beautiful part of Wales."

    It catered for all our needs with lots of little extras. We would recommend this lodge to anyone that wants time away from the bury lives we live these days. Julie and Kev were the perfect hosts.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review ❤️ so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley C5.0Sep 2023

  • "I honestly can’t rate Manor Farm Lodges and the Red Kite Lodge highly enough."

    I absolutely loved every second there. The lodge is clean, tidy, well equipment with absolutely everything you could need and we were welcomed with a beautiful lemon cake, break and milk so we could have a cuppa and cake the minute we arrived. The views are spectacular! Even in the rain, because of the under covered area, we could still sit outside and enjoy it all or chill out in the well maintained hot tub. The goats, alpacas, sheep and chickens came over for food every day. Provided by Julie & Kev, our hosts who we couldn’t have asked for better. Friendly, helpful and quick to respond when we had a question. We had a couple of trips down the hill to the pub, The Bull & Heifer, which had one of the nicest Sunday Roasts I’ve had in a long time. (Booking essential). As animals lovers I personally couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay and I will 100% be booking to go back again. There are loads of things to do within around an hours drive and despite the weather being a bit rubbish we had an awesome week and that was all down to the location and set up of the lodges. You have so much privacy and it has to be one of the most tranquil places I’ve been. Thank you again to Julie and Kev, you have thought it all out perfectly. It is a very special place you have there.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2023

  • "Red Kite lodge was spacious, very clean, well equipped+ an ideal place for a relaxing + carefree break."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Just exquisite - we liked everything about this place from the great welcome, the cake, bread and milk, to the animals on the farm."

    Loved the log burner and excellent gas fired heating system. Superb location to visit Powis Castle - a must, ace walks in the grounds of Gregynog Hall. Local pub was a hit especially the Sunday lunch but you need to book well before visiting as it is really popular.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Red Kite cottage."

    It was tastfully decorated, private and had high quality fixtures and fittings. We liked the hot tub especially and the log burner and made the most of them during our stay. We loved the cake, it was polished off very quickly! thankyou for the bread and milk as well. I have given a four for comfort as the springs of the bed in the large bedroom were a bit uncomfortable and were squeaky, you could feel them during the night, the comfort of the smaller bed was much better. The sofa was a bit hard for us but we are used to a soft fabric sofa which is personal choice. Overall a wonderful stay in a beautiful rural location. We found the information folder very useful and visited some of the recommendations including Powis Castle and the red kite feeding lake, we enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at the local Bull and Heifer pub. We think it is good value for money and would return. We will definatly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jeannette4.7Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the week we stayed."

    It was perfect for what we wanted, a week of no stress and just relax and this was the perfect place for it! We arrived to a nice clean place, and a nice chocolate cake milk and bread was a lovely surprise. We loved the hot tub and the fire was on every day it was so nice and cosy especially with the cold weather in January. I definitely would go back.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jan 2023

  • "We have stayed in lots of lodges but this has to be the best."

    The owners Kev & Julie have really thought of everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Everything is so clean and the views are amazing. Thank you so much for a relaxing time Kev & Julie and hope to see you soon.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really do appreciate you taking the time to write it. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us ❤️ hope to see you again. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2023

  • "We cannot recommend Red Kite Lodge High enough."

    Kev and Julie, the owners, went out of their way to make our stay wonderful from the very first night. When we arrived the fire was roaring, the left us a wonderful chocolate cake and milk in the fridge. The cabin was fully stocked with everything you could think of to make your self catering week easy and pleasant. My family and I enjoyed feeding the alpacas ever morning and using the hot tub every evening. We fully intend to book here again as we enjoyed our stay so much.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous cabin, myself and my family had a wonderful time at the lodge."

    It was perfect woth. Animals on our doorstep, the lodge has everything you could possibly need for a break away. The owners are extremely helpful and we were left a fresh baked chocolate cake! Amazing! We will definitely be returning x

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing all round"

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely welcome from Julie and her renowned chocolate cake!"

    Beautiful lodge with all comforts. Bonus to have a hot tub on the decking. In a quiet country area but close to Newtown and Powis Castle at Welshpool. Excellent eating places close by. A wonderful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow! What a fantastic week we have had!"

    Julie and Kev are the perfect hosts and have gone above and beyond to make our holiday extra special, including a delicious chocolate cake, bread and milk, on arrival. Red Kite Lodge is so comfortable, a real home from home. It has everything you could need and has been beautifully designed. We have loved feeding Ed, Bob and Tom (the alpacas) everyday with digestive biscuits and carrots, playing archery and Kev’s trip to visit the horses was just amazing. A hidden gem, with so many wonderful places to visit in mid Wales, we can’t wait to return! Both the beaches and countryside are spectacular. The children have loved every minute of it, especially having their own private hot tub on the veranda, surrounded by spectacular views of the beautiful Welsh countryside. It has been, by far, the best UK holiday we have ever had. Many thanks to Julie and Kev for being such great hosts and for helping us to create happy holiday memories.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great accommodation, great hosts, quiet and relaxing."

    Shame the weather wasn't brilliant but the Hot Tub more than made up for it

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really relaxing stay at Red Kite Lodge."

    We loved waking up every morning and being able to sit on the covered deck, have a coffee and chat with the alpacas and goats. The log burner was a welcome addition on the chillier days, and we spent time every afternoon in the hot tub. Cuddling day old lambs was a particular highlight for us. Newtown is handy for shopping and groceries, but the lodge is secluded enough to make you feel like you’re away from it all. We loved our week at Red Kite Lodge and we are already looking at calendars to plan our next return!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous place to stay."

    Everything was clean and tidy, the welcome touches were fantastic. Brilliant location and perfect for a getaway

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jan 2022

  • "A fantastic lodge with stunning views and playful animals."

    Kev and Julie were very helpful and accommodating to all our needs. They also added personal touches to personalise our stay. Will definitely recommend a stay at Manor Farm lodge.

    Reviewed by Mohammad5.0Dec 2021

  • "This place had everything we were looking for and more."

    Can't recommend it highly enough. Comfort, space, peace and quiet with the joy of friendly animals! Hot tub with views and cosy log fire so relaxing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful well thought out bite of heaven!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge with everything you need for a peaceful, relaxing getaway."

    Hosts kev & julie so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had a beautiful chocolate cake, milk & bread left for us on arrival, what a lovely gesture. The alpacas & goats were so friendly and we loved feeding them every morning. We would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have had a lovely stay here at Red Kite Lodge."

    Kev & Julie are very welcoming and friendly. The lodge is clean, comfortable and homely. Very peaceful here and we loved seeing the animals every morning. Hot tub was lovely in the evenings! Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2021

  • "Kevin and Julie were so friendly, helpful and accommodating."

    Our lodge was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Would definitely recommend the lodge to others visiting Mid Wales.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2021

  • "It is probably the best lodge we have stayed in views fantastic from hot tub very clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful week away, everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week away, we didn’t want to leave !"

    ! The lodge is beautiful and has everything you need for your stay, a lot of attention to detail. We were really impressed with the amenities, reclining sofas, en-suite bathrooms, log fire and especially the American style fridge freezer with the ice maker/crusher , which got plenty of use in the hot sunshine we had all week . Nothing was too much trouble for the owner’s, on arrival we forgot butter, asked Kevin where nearest shop was and he appears at the door with butter in hand !! Him and his wife Julie are so lovely and friendly, always on hand if you need anything but not intrusive. The Alapacas are funny to watch and partial to an oat biscuit or two. My other half was particularly fond of the chickens and even gave them names

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely lodge with very welcoming & approachable owners, there if needed but not intrusive."

    Lots of little touches made it feel like a real home from home. The hot tub was very welcome at the end of a day out and the fact it was checked daily was very reassuring. Enjoyed it so much we are thinking of booking again for next year .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We had everything we needed for a relaxing week away."

    Fantastic hosts & beautiful lodge !!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge views outstanding would definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Karina4.7Oct 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable Lodge, great hosts, lovely setting in countryside."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The 4 of us (all adults) were very impressed with the quality of the property and the scenic,peaceful surroundings."

    The lovely chocolate cake our hosts left for us was delicious. We all enjoyed feeding the alpacas when they strolled right up to our verandah. Kev and Julie were very helpful Kev even went and got us some gorgeous ham and pork pies when we struggled to buy any locally ( that’s what you call going the extra mile!!) We hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage of a very good standard, hosts were excellent and views were super."

    A fantastic base to discover mid Wales. As 60 somethings we no longer go for long walks, but many places are within an hours drive from the lodge. Would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at RedKite lodge."

    Julie & Kev are excellent hosts. The personal touch of a handmade cake and essentials ie milk, bread as well as providing sanitiser and tissues were lovely. Coming back to the lodge after a day out walking and getting into the hot tub was the icing on the cake. This is an excellent place for some true relaxation. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved our stay, would highly recommend it, the peace, the views, the lodge was perfect, comfy, had everything you needed and more, loved the hot tub and Kev and Julie couldn’t have been more helpful."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from Kev and Julie and felt looked after with the welcome pack and home comforts."

    The cabin felt bigger than expected and loved the design of the decked area as was private with views of beautiful countryside. We all loved seeing the sheep, horses and alpacas. We all used the hot tub every day which was so relaxing and made the stay feel special. The cabin was so comfortable with good mattresses sofas and loved reading in the outside egg chair. We were lucky with the weather as mainly dry but as decking had a roof we sat out even when it rained. The cabin felt in the middle of nowhere which made it feel in a bubble away from Covid. A walk down the hill took us to the village which our 4 year daughter managed to visit a play park and village shop. There was a lovely looking pub but that was closed during our stay. We visited 2 local ruin castles and spend the rest of the time relaxing which was what we all needed. We will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Emm5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant place got everything that we wanted and more, hot tub was great!"

    Kev was really friendly and helpful and always chatted about farming whenever we saw him. shame we couldn’t really go anywhere in the area due to the corona virus but the the lodge was the perfect place to isolate. will be going again when the virus has gone. 5 Stars!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely setting, really nice hosts, extremely comfortable and cosy."

    Everything was thought of and taken care of, really stress free. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Les4.7Feb 2020

  • "Home from home."

    Hot tub to relax which the owners check every day to keep it clean.hair dryer to use,fan aswell.fresh bedding,fresh towels,even tea towels,all cleaning products,iron/board,Hoover,clothes air,sky channels.trays for the oven,washing machine,wifi.we connected to wifi calling has we are with ee our signal was poor.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jan 2020

  • "Amazing, cosy, relaxing, very nice would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely lodge with everything you need and more."

    Stunning views with hot tub an added bonus. Very peaceful and a great place to relax and unwind

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2019

  • "We visited Red Kite Lodge with the intention of having some much needed family downtime and that’s exactly what we got!"

    The lodge is set in a beautiful quiet location with an abundance of wildlife never far away and has spectacular views. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and is very well equipped. It has been beautifully furnished and our hosts, Kev, Julie & family were most welcoming adding to the pleasure of our stay. The hot tub was a great addition and contributed greatly to our week of R&R! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wow, all we can say is that it exceeded all our expectations, the views were beautiful, the cabin was so cosy we didn’t want to leave."

    Me and my partner had an amazing anniversary. We had everything we needed for an amazing break, they have done an amazing job at creating the perfect cosy break, we will definitely recommend to family and friends and are hoping to be back in the spring to see more. We were amazed at all the red kites in the area, it was amazing seeing them flying over us on our walks through the beautiful lush countryside. Also may I add the hot tub and log burner we’re the cherry on top, and we have never slept better . So thank you Kev and Julie we have come back to Yorkshire relaxed and rejuvenated and very happy. We will see you soon xxxx

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous, high spec Lodge in an idyllic, peaceful setting."

    Hot tub with beautiful views. The lovely owners had a homemade cake waiting for us on arrival. Thank you Manor Farm Lodges for making our first visit to Wales, really memorable.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Hosts allowed us to charge our Electric car for zero cost."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size on request) with en-suite Jack-and-Jill shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring extra towels for hot tub use)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decking with outdoor furniture and hot tub
  • Please keep children supervised at all times due to the deep water lakes in the surrounding grounds
  • Highchair available upon request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles

The property

Nestled among rolling, green countryside with sheep grazing close by and lambs in the springtime, Red Kite Lodge rests peacefully on the outskirts of Bettws Cedewain.

This is the ideal escape to the country for families and friends looking to tour a lovely part of Wales, a stone's throw from the English border with the Shropshire towns and villages within easy reach.

Entrance is gained through the utility area, where you have space to kick off your shoes and hang up your coats, while the handy washer, tucked under a unit, comes in useful after a long, muddy walk through verdant countryside.

Spend quality time with your loved ones in the open-plan living room and unwind into your evening by the woodburner, which keeps you toasty and warm during the winter season.

You can rustle up a family feast in the kitchen and get together around the dining table before reclining in front of the TV as the evening draws in.

Throw open the patio doors to the decking on a summer's day and absorb that peaceful, countryside atmosphere as a cool breeze fills the indoor space.

With part of the enclosed decking having a glass balustrade, you can admire the countryside views right from the sitting area - the owners really have thought of everything!

The king-size double offers a lovely, country feel with lots of attention to detail, bedside tables and lamps as well as a wall-mounted TV.

You have Jack-and-Jill access to the family shower room, which also acts as an en-suite to the twin bedroom.

This has zip/link beds, which can be made up into a super king-size double for couples, or left as a twin for those traveling with children or friends.

Sit out on the decking one balmy afternoon and enjoy a refreshing beverage as you drink in the luscious, green scenery surrounding you with views towards the lakes in the distance.

Alternatively, dip in the hot tub and ooze in a spot of luxury as a fine summer's evening draws out and you can make the most of this serene setting.

There is plenty to see and do in terms of walking and cycling in the area, with clay pigeon shooting and quad biking opportunities also available.

Head to the town of Montgomery, which offers a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with the ruins of its 13th-century castle, while Bishop's Castle, across the border, offers live music and festivals the year-round.

Spend a day exploring Cardigan Bay exploring the wonderful beaches or drive up to the Snowdonia National Park for many outdoor activities including water sports, caving, climbing and bird watching.

This is a fabulous retreat for your next break in Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

NEWTOWN

Montgomery 10 miles; Machynlleth 28 miles; Ludlow 33 miles; Shrewsbury 33 miles.

Newtown lies on the banks of the River Severn, in the heart of the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside, and boasts a vibrant art gallery, museums and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Newtown is also home to Theatr Hafren, one of Wales’s premier theatres, which showcases a wide variety of entertainment, from comedy shows to opera, offering something for the whole family. Explore the ruins of the Norman Motte and Bailey castle in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, wander the Grade I listed formal gardens at the renowned Gregynog Hall, or visit the world-famous Powis Castle and Gardens, often frequented by Prince Charles. The medieval market towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow offer renowned and award-winning restaurants, cosy pubs and quaint shops, as well as festivals and markets, including annual Christmas markets, whilst Ludlow also boasts over 600 listed buildings and Ludlow Castle, so there is something to enjoy all year round. In nearby Churchstoke, the Roundton Hill Nature Reserve and Iron Age Hill Fort is a haven for wildlife and home to a plethora of native British birds. On a clear day, the walk to the summit at 370 metres is rewarded by a 360 degree panorama, from where extensive views over Shropshire and the high Welsh peaks beyond can be seen. A little further afield, Machnynlleth is home to the Centre for Alternative Technology, and also Machnynlleth Golf Club. The delightful seaside village of Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline is a paradise for watersports enthusiasts, while the sandy beach at Ynyslas is perfect for a family day out. All this and more is within as hour’s drive of Newtown, making this a wonderful year-round holiday destination.

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