We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect place to spend our family Christmas. Welcomed with a delightful hamper full of deli treats, The Red Kite exceeded all our expectations, with beautiful décor, immaculate furnishings and the most tranquil location. Everywhere was fresh and clean and the kitchen in particular was fantastic – incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Juliette has great attention to detail and was really helpful from initial booking through to arrival and departure. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and I’m sure we’ll return.
Absolutely perfect! 5 of 5
We were looking for somewhere quiet and private for the family to gather for a few days… but it needed to be very comfortable and top of my list was a big kitchen where we could prepare meals but all be together without getting under each other’s feet. Then we are rather partial to log fires and are also pretty fussy about large and lovely bathrooms… and not sharing them!
So with a big wish list I was very excited to find The Red Kite which ticked all the boxes, we quickly booked it up, Juliette (the owner) was a delight to deal with.
When we arrived our expectations were pretty high… so we were blown away to find that it was everything we had dared hoped and so much more.
It’s perfect. The views are stunning, the house feels like home the moment you step through the door. It’s fantastically well equipped… in the huge kitchen you will find everything you could possibly need. The lounge is a great chill space, great to relax after dinner chatting, watching movies, playing games while throwing logs into the wood burner. All bedrooms have great ensuite bathrooms, with underfloor heating of course to keep your toes toastie on the beautiful limestone floors.
I could write a book but if you’re reading this hopefully you get it by now! A massive thank you to Juliette for sharing this wonderful home with us.
Fiona P, London
Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017 Date of Stay: November 2017
We have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Red Kite. Although blessed with great weather, the views and the property would be enjoyable in any season. No detail has been spared by the owners who have restored this cottage lovingly. Everything is beautifully chosen and curated to give you all the comforts of a boutique hotel – wonderful greeting hamper, fresh wild flowers on every table, copious luxurious linen – it’s a real treat for all ! The kitchen is superb and well equipped – we even cancelled our dinner reservations as cooking was so pleasurable there and the fire pit was brilliant for marshmallow toasting with the kids for dessert. The walking is spectacular and Hay is only a stones throw away. Can’t recommend this spot and this house enough – we will definitely be returning.
An amazing house! Immaculately clean with wonderful interiors and incredible views. Attention to detail was outstanding such as fresh flowers in all rooms, organic toiletries and a quality hamper and much more. The location was utterly peaceful and tranquil with access to a vast common land at your doorstep. Juliette the owner was very friendly and helpful and we felt at home immediately on our arrival. Ardderchog (Excellent) Rhagorol (Splendid) Arbennig (Special) – The Cullinan family.
We had a wonderful weekend at this gorgeous house. All the rooms are beautifully decorated, bathrooms are stunning and the kitchen is to die for. The views are fantastic and it is in such a peaceful location. Juliette was a lovely host and extremely helpful. We would not hesitate to go back.
“Perfect, just perfect”
This is the perfect getaway for your family/friends. The way the house is designed makes it very comfortable for a large group to stay in. The views are breathtaking and the walks around the house are just spectacular and peaceful. You will enjoy complete privacy as well.
We planned a lot of things to do in the area but when we arrived we decided to stay in the house and enjoy the views and the walks around it. It’s also a great spot for star gazing when the sky is clear! We had such a wonderful time and made great memories. I certainly recommend this house and I’ll visit it again if I’m in wales. We stayed for 4 nights but next time we should stay for a week at least!
Mariam, Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 9 September 2017 for a stay in July 2017
“Wonderful memories” A heaven near Hay! 5 of 5
My family and I stayed in this house for 9 days. Lovely house: new renovation in the house, well equipped kitchen, wonderful hosts. The house has everything you need, and even more, for a wonderful holiday. The house offers stunning views of the mountains. An hour away by car from the house is the county seat, in which you can plunge into the present antiquity. We are very grateful to Juliet for her sincere help in the small extreme situations that happened to us in a foreign country. Will we come back again? Of course!
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
The Red Kite is truly one of those homes that you dream about one day living in….
It’s not just the breathtaking views from the house and grounds…. but the house itself is spectacularly beautiful and stunningly designed.
From the windows and gardens you can see the breadth of the east and central Beacons – stretching from Hay Bluff to Pen-y-Fan and beyond and the views from the hill behind – a 10/15 min walk from the house is even more impressive – taking in Herefordshire and stretching into the rolling hills of mid Wales.
The house is vast and it’s not just the combination of vintage and modern furniture and fittings but the detail to the furnishings: the numerous oil paintings, wonderful prints…. the abundance of wool throws for sitting out late at night in the “garden” with a wood fire…. the fresh flowers in every room…. the sumptuous vast en suites …. toiletries….. welcome basket of organic goods…. modern four posters in all the double rooms with wonderful comfy beds….. a kitchen so spacious and well stocked with everything you could possibly need…. including a wine storage/cooler…. we all fell in love with the place and the seclusion and peace was the icing on the cake….. the only sounds were the birds and sheep.
We were there for a long weekend to take part in the Brecon fell races….. and had planned to tour around the villages and sample the restaurants in Hay…. but we so loved the place that we spent most of our time (apart from running up mountains!) in the house and sat outside relaxing with a few well earned drinks. It was magical at night with a full moon and log fire ( there is a fire pit and iron burner with stacks of logs provided).
And last but not least the hugely generous and lovely owners, who live nearby with their gorgeous dog “Schmoo”(sp?!) – who made us feel so welcome and wanted us to fully enjoy everything / all the wonderful things the house has to offer… .and it has them in abundance.
Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017 Date of Stay: July 2017
We all had an amazing holiday at The Red Kite. It is a beautiful House, inside it is an absolute delight. The view from the garden over the Welsh countryside is something very very special we sat outside watching the Red Kites without any noise but the birds & sheep. Juliette was very welcoming & kind – a lovely Lady.
The Red Kite is a spacious, über comfortable gem of a property. It has high-spec mod cons available. It offers a fantastic quality in cooking facilities / equipment if you are self catering. With walks available straight from the house, it’s a must visit property. Very friendly and welcoming hosts.
“Family Get Together”
Our annual family get-to-gether this year took us to the Red Kite Boutique Retreat. What a place…..and what views! We arrived mid afternoon on a damp and drizzly Friday afternoon to a wonderfully warm welcome by the owner Juliette. She showed us around the property and in every room the ‘wow’ factor was truly overwhelming. The house is beautifully decorated and has everything needed for a luxurious stay. Upstairs didn’t disappoint, every bedroom enjoys its own en-suite with sumptuous beds and bedding and those ‘little added touches’ perfectly complimenting the decor. The house is warm and cozy with plenty of room. The attention to detail everywhere is second to none and we truly had a most exceptional long weekend away. The weather is something we had no control over but we could not have ordered better. Waking to glorious sunshine on Saturday which beckoned a walk from the door to the common where the 360° views were truly stunning. Sunday we experienced a snow storm which bathed the surroundings in a couple of inches of the white stuff. Having such wonderful scenery all around and the best place from which to view we were spoilt in our choice of accommodation. I cannot recommend The Red Kite Boutique Retreat highly enough and cannot wait to return.
Lesley Carey Harris, West Country
Reviewed 8 March for a stay in March 2017
We’ve all had an amazing October half term week at The Red Kite, loved every moment. The house itself is immaculate; the kitchen has everything you need and we loved our toasty warm bathroom with the huge bath! (Every bedroom has its own bathroom which is great for a larger group). The land and woodland outside was perfect for the dogs and children to run about and explore. Juliette was a most welcoming host, and the welcome hamper was the best I have ever seen! Highly recommend this house to anybody looking for a peaceful break, in top-quality accommodation.
A divine location where attention to detail on the whole stay was not spared. This is by far the best house we have stayed at. Juliette left a great welcome pack and the house was pure luxury with everything you need.All I can say is 10 out of 10. Juliette please convert the charming outbuildings along side for more units and pool!. Andrew/Louise & triplets
The most perfect stay. A beautiful house, wonderful location and a fantastic host – we will be back. Thank you Juliette!