Red Kite Lodge is a beautiful secluded lodge sleeping up to 6 people with a balcony and private garden with a BBQ area. It has its own parking and offers extensive views across the Wye Valley from the Brecon Beacons to the Black Mountains. Situated on a working farm its the perfect base for exploring the area and as a base for walking,canoeing, wild swimming, pony trekking and a host of other activities. Your well - behaved furry friends are welcome to accompany you.
A spacious Lodge with a LOG BURNER and a basket of wood - enjoy extensive VIEWS eastwards over Herefordshire and west over Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated on a working farm, Red Kite Lodge offers luxurious accommodation for up to 6 people in 2 Double bedrooms ( 1 en suite) and a Twin bedded room. The fully equipped Kitchen has everything you will need including a Washing Machine - the open plan lounge and Dining areas is comfortable and offers TV with Free-view, a Log Burner with a basket of complimentary logs and French doors that open out to the balcony where you can sit with your loved ones and enjoy watching the sunrise and sunsets - there is a private garden with garden furniture and a barbecue area - perfect for relaxing and enjoying a tipple with your family after enjoying a busy day with all the activities the local area has to offer.
The Offa's Dyke runs just a few hundred meters from the farm as well as the Begwyns, which has many areas to walk and fantastic views. Hay on Wye is just 4 miles drive away, which is greatly recognised for its famous book shops, in particular the Richard Booth Book Shop, which has a cinema and cafe, many secondhand and vintage shops, cafes restaurants and pubs, a good butchers and deli. Shepherds ice cream parlour is definitely worth a try! Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual "Hay Literary Festival" which is held around the May Bank Holiday. Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains offer a fine place to sit or walk, canoe hire on the River Wye with various collection points down stream.
A trip to Brecon and the Brecon Beacons offers fantastic walking whilst the many quite country roads and a Mecca for cycling. For the fisherman or women the Middle Wye is just a stones throw away and permits to fish can be arranged through the Wye and Usk Foundation or through local contacts. Jim the owner is a keen fisherman and is always on hand for chat (you will require a national rod licence. There is a great pub 2 miles away at Rhydspence called The Rhydspence Inn, good food and atmosphere, downhill on the way down, a challenge on the way home! The Roast Ox at Painscastle also has good food, and is about a 4 mile drive.
- Fishing can be arranged on the River Wye locally.
- Horse and pony riding on the nearby Black Mountains.
- Llangorse lake the largest natural lake in South Wales offers fishing and water sports.
- Cycling is very popular with bikes for hire at Drovers Cycles in Hay on Wy
A little further afield
- Builth Wells, the home of The Royal Welsh Show in July, worth a visit.
- Symonds Yat, a beauty spot over looking the Wye Valley, a great day out, walking, sightseeing, a boat trip down the river and a pub lunch, perfect!
- Elan Valley, built in 1893, fantastic views, 6 dams and lakes, 72 square miles, offering wildlife, walking, cycling/hire, Bird watching or just take in the breathtaking views with a relaxing stroll and a picnic.
- The market town of Ross On Wye offers relaxing walks along the Wye Valley Walk, or visit The nearby Goodrich Castle a few miles downstream.