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The Kites Nest

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Pont-rhyd-y-groes near Pontrhydfendigaid, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful property and excellent hosts!"

    A really beautiful location, perfect for us and our dog!

    Thank you. it was a real pleasure having you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lawrence and Julie are wonderful hosts who made us feel so at home and like family."

    They had thought of every little detail without going overboard and were there for anything we needed. The cabin itself is stunning and the location is breathtaking and we quite frankly can’t fault a single thing and didn’t want to go home. The bath outside is so fun and very private, they offer the use of their own gardens as well as being clued up on local walks and amenities. What topped it off is that they are aware just how rural they are and provide you with enough quality produce to give you a good breakfast your first morning there and the welcome basket is so thoughtful and such a treat. Lawrence showed us around and handed us some warm, freshly baked bread and then on our second day, we arrived back from a long hike to find a local Bara Brith cake with a candle in it and a birthday card for my husbands birthday! This place is truly magical and Lawrence and Julie are absolute angels. We will be back as many times as we can.

    Wow! What a lovely review...thank you. It's a shame you couldn't come for longer as there are any number of places I could happily bully you into exploring. It was a real pleasure having you both stay and hope to see you again. Laurence (& Julie) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for a wonderful week, the kites nest is gorgeous and provided a really comfortable weeks holiday."

    Indi appreciated how dog friendly it was too! Every detail shows careful thought and all the items in the cabin are of really nice quality. The garden was lovely and I enjoyed the outdoor bath. We had some lovely sunshine but it's easy to see how cosy this place would be in winter. The owners were also lovely hosts and available if there were to be any issues or questions. As well as enjoying the view and the kites from the balcony there were some wonderful walks in the area, some so close it was easy to access them without needing to drive there.

    Hi Susan Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're pleased you enjoyed the week. Please give a little Indy a hug from me and tell her she left a chew here!! Laurence (& Julie) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "I missed not having a table nor oven."

    Bed exceptionally comfortable and lovely to have a warm bathroom. Outside space was delightful. Owners were very helpful and friendly.

    I'm sorry you felt it necessary to leave a comparatively low score on your review. There is a table available to eat from and there is a high spec microwave oven, which you chose not to use. Hence we did heat a meal for you in the house. Thank you for your suggestion in the comments book regarding provision of dinner trays. We will do so. Pleased that you found the bed comfortable and enjoyed the private garden and beautiful view. Regards, Laurence Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Apr 2024

  • "Huge thanks to Julie and Lawrence for a magical stay!"

    Every little detail was thoroughly thought out, from the design set up to the welcome basket and fridge goodies. Can't wait to come back! Great location for wildlife.

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for the lovely words. Hope you do come back as we currently have the Red Kites practicing a few routines to give you an even better show next time. Cheers, Laurence (& Julie) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had such a lovely week, we want to come back already!"

    Thank you so much, from Rob and Verity

    it was a pleasure having you. Glad that the Kites turned on a display for Rob! All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a lovely place!"

    It’s a beautiful location and our hosts had thought of everything! Wonderfully equipped for everything we could need. Highly recommended!

    Thank you Ryan. We're glad it was a nice place to stay whilst you rediscovered Aberystwyth! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautifully hand crafted cabin."

    Very comfortable and cosy the owners are very welcoming and consider your every need for a relaxing enjoyable stay at the Kites Nest. Perfect location for exploring Wales. The owners have a great knowledge of the area and will happily share if asked..! We highly recommend the Kites Nest for a relaxing stay.

    We really enjoyed having you stay with us and pleased you were so enthusiastic about discovering mid-Wales. Tell Tim all the snow is off the road now! All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2024

  • "Perfect cabin, beautiful location and lovely hosts."

    Thank you for a lovely stay and for being so welcoming!

    Thank you, Yasmin. We're really pleased you felt that way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yasmin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay!"

    ! The cabin was absolutely beautiful and so homely, i could not say a bad word about The Kites Nest and hosts Laurence and Julie they made us feel so welcomed and were there if we needed them for anything!!

    Really happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you and maybe we'll see you again one day, when you can see the beautiful mountains around us in sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cute pod cabin, really well done and equiped, with great welcome hamper, even a welcome hamper for the dog."

    Warm and snug even on the coldest Welsh morning (too cold for the outside bath tho!). Walks a short drive away, such as Hafod. Would stay again. Thanks

    Real pleasure having you and lovely four-legged Chloe stay with is. Glad you enjoyed visiting The Hafod despite the rain on the second day. Come back again so you can use the outside bath!! All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dudley5.0Dec 2023

  • "What an amazing place to stay, with a great view, peaceful and relaxing, a fantastic welcome pack including homemade bread warm from the oven, our hosts were brilliant and even let us leave late as their was no immediate booking after us."

    There’s plenty to see and do in the area. We even braved the outdoor bath in November! Though wore our woolly hats, what a sight!

    So glad you enjoyed it, it was a pleasure. Just to let you know, woolly hats in the outdoor bath are compulsory all year round!!! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Kite’s Nest."

    The accommodation was lovely with an amazing view. Lots of lovely walks nearby too. The hosts were very welcoming, and went above and beyond in providing everything we needed for our stay. It was very relaxing and we’ll definitely be back for another stay.

    Thank you very much for your nice words. It would be a pleasure to see you again. Don't tell too many people though as mid-Wales is the best kept secret in the UK! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had the pleasure of spending two nights at the enchanting Kite's Nest as a special birthday getaway, and it truly exceeded our expectations!"

    The cabin is impeccably designed and exudes a sense of luxury. The ambiance is incredibly tranquil and serene, making it the ideal haven for cocooning, watching movies, and simply unwinding. The outdoor bathtub was a major highlight, offering the ultimate escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Kite's Nest served as an excellent home base for exploring numerous local attractions. In fact, there were so many enticing places to visit that we could have easily extended our stay and still not had the chance to experience them all. We were warmly welcomed, and the hosts went out of their way to ensure that nothing was too much trouble for us.

    Thank you for your booking and for your lovely review. it means a lot to us. it was a pleasure to have you stay and hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2023

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  • Studio-layout with one double bed area, kitchen, sitting area with double sofa bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Electric microwave oven and hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine
  • WiFi, TV projector and pull down screen
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed front decking with furniture
  • Beautiful outside copper bath set in private garden beside the cabin
  • Welcome hamper with essentials
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Three steps inside property
  • Note: This property is adult-only

The property

Pontrhydfendigaid 4.4 miles.

The Kites Nest is an incredible wooden pod, with a curved roof, circular windows and patio doors, this unique lodge offers breath-taking views of the countryside from a tranquil spot in Pont-rhyd-y-groes near Pontrhydfendigaid, a simply idyllic base for a couple looking to explore Ceredigion.

Park on a private drive, off-road and make your way over to this fantastic property, past your host's bungalow entering a private living space with a studio-style layout.

Here, guests can find a kitchen space with a selection of amenities to cater to your culinary needs, and mealtimes can be enjoyed within the lounge area or outdoor dining space.

There is a sitting area where guests can relax, or alternatively head out onto the decking to take in the stunning views of the hills, valleys and woodlands beyond, an amazing backdrop for your evening spent with a glass of your favourite beverage or indulging in a dip in the opulent copper bath, in a hidden private garden.

When sleep calls, freshen up in the shower room, before cosying up in the double bed.

This truly amazing property boasts fantastic views of Ceredigion, with small shops and pubs resting in nearby villages.

For more amenities and attractions, head over to Aberystwyth, where there is a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs.

Live music events and open mic night's are also very popular, and Theatre Halfren hosts exhibitions, concerts and all manner of cultural events throughout the year.

Aberystwyth also has a wonderful beach, with water sports facilities, walks beside the marina and river and access to coastal walks.Trips to take you dolphin spotting are available.

There are more walks throughout the local area, including those at the Devil’s Bridge Falls, Cwmystwyth Lead Mine Workings, Source of the River Severn, and Glaslyn Nature Reserve.

For the more adventurous Plynlimon (highest mountain in mid-Wales) is just over 14 miles away and beautiful Cader Idris (the pinnacle of a worthwhile climb) is under 37 miles away.

Right on the doorstep of the property, at the end of the village, is the amazing National Trust site of Hafod Estate, world famous as a centre of the ‘picturesque’ movement in the 18th Century and is today still regarded as one of the finest examples of a Picturesque landscape in Europe.

The estate boasts many waterfalls, gorges, woodland trails, spectacular views over the Ystwyth river, a Gothic arch in a stunning setting and a cave that ends halfway up a powerful waterfall.

There are several waymarked walks.

Book a tranquil escape to the Welsh countryside with a stay at the fantastic The Kites Nest.

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About the location


Tregaron 5.5 miles; Devil’s Bridge 9 miles; Aberystwyth 16 miles.

Pontrhydfendigaid is a small village in Mid Wales between Devil’s Bridge and Tregaron. The village lies on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains in beautiful countryside. It sits on the River Teifi and his home to a local shop and two nearby pubs, The Teifi Inn and The Hafod Hotel. Devil's Bridge has been a tourist attraction for centuries and was celebrated by author George Borrow who wrote Wild Wales in 1854. This famous bridge spans the Mynach, a tributary of the River Rheidol and is unique as it is actually three bridges in one, the original built around 1100, the second above this in 1753 and the third in 1903. The bridge is at a point where the River Mynach drops 90 metres (300 ft) in 5 steps down a steep and narrow ravine before it meets the River Rheidol. The set of stone steps leading down to the lowest bridge at the waterfall are known as Jacob's Ladder. The attraction offers viewing points and after the steep walk there is a hotel and cafe for refreshments. This whole area boasts stunning scenery and wildlife and is renowned for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching as well as trips to the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline with its wild cliffs and sandy beaches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season