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Red Kite Conkers

Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys

These fully sustainable conkers can be found nestled in the grounds of a private conservation estate in gorgeous Mid-Wales.

  • 2 per pod
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
from £145 per night

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

Red Kite Conkers is owned and managed by Anjana Devoy.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Anjana Devoy.

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The highlights
  • The pods are individually designed with each having their own distinctive style.
  • Comes with its very own private woodland and rolling hills to explore.
  • Each conker comes with its own terrace area, fire-pit, toilet, shower and outdoor kitchen - with spellbinding views as standard.
  • These newly-installed conkers are fully sustainable with their own dynamic heating system - the latest additions to the Red Kite fleet promise to be a totally unique stay.
  • The pods sleep two people - you can expect cutting-edge design complete with a luxury mattress.
  • A totally off-grid escape where you can spend the days walking or just sitting next to the fire watching the ever-changing landscape.

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You should know
  • The nearest shops are a ten minute drive away.
  • Phone signal is intermittent.
  • Milk, tea, welshcakes and marshmallows are provided, plus basic condiments.

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The detail

Off-grid living does not get more cutting edge than these stunning conkers near Builth-Wells in Powys. Designed by aerospace engineer, Jag Vardie of Conker Living, you know you’re staying in the Rolls Royce of sustainable living (well he has worked there, along with Bentley Motors and Lotus Cars).

Reflecting the magical landscape that surrounds them, these state-of-the-art structures blend seamlessly into the Welsh countryside. Built to withstand all weather - plus a clever heating system - you can stay in one of these pods any time of year. And, as you’re a ten minute walk from any mobile signal, you are guaranteed unrivalled tranquility in the utterly enthralling Welsh landscape.

Step inside the pod to discover bright white hexagons that form the inner shell of this modular monocoque structure (with aerospace technology you have to expect a bit of technical lingo). Add lovely round windows to this and you have a fabulously bright and airy interior (with maybe just a dash of the sci-fi about it). Sleeping two on a meticulously designed bed, complete with a luxury mattress, you’ll discover it’s also the ultimate in comfort. And a dynamic heating system will see that you are cosy in your conker all year round.

Outside you have the joy of marvelling at the beauty of the conker’s structure that reflects the landscape around it in a gloriously warm golden hue - it’s a spellbinding feat of engineering. There’s also a terrace area with firepit so you can relax and take in the spectacular views next to a crackling fire. Head over the bridge to your private deck that houses a smart outdoor-kitchen and shower (complete with hot water). This really is the perfect place to fry up breakfast whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility around you. The Conkers are on the same site as Red Kite Barn and Red Kite Tree Tents (also listed on Coolstays) so why not try booking a few of each for a group holiday?

Located in the heart of a private conservation estate you are guaranteed some excellent wildlife watching and spectacular walks directly from the door. Spend the days exploring the local wilds - or perhaps just take it easy in front of the fire. The stunning Elan Valley, with its impressive dams and reservoirs is just 40 minutes up the road. And the sleepy market towns of Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells are good places to head to stock up on any provisions.

Features
Essential
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Towels (bath)
  • Shower
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Beach (sea)
  • Horse riding
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Wildlife
  • Supermarket/food shop
from £145 per night

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Red Kite Conkers is owned and managed by Anjana Devoy.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Anjana Devoy.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport - 81.6 miles

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Reviews

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Ruthieb

Enjoyed our weekend stay at the conker. Lovely, secluded spot in a beautiful part of the Welsh countryside. Views and the starry, night sky are amazing. The conker was comfortable, peaceful and a great place to relax and get away from it all. However, please note that there is no fridge freezer as stated in the description.

Stayed July 2020

Caroline Watson

Can't recommend this highly enough. A surprise for my husband's birthday, and it was wild and wonderful! The stormy weather didn't dent our enjoyment of the firepit and the stunning scenery. Climbed to the top behind the Conker, and the views were breathtaking. And then we could cosy up in the comfort of the conker itself. The pizza oven is a great touch! Easy to use too. We will be back. Storm Dennis did his best but we just loved it even more.The perfect way to take a break from everyday life. Thank you so much xx

Stayed February 2020

Eliza

Where do I start on my stay at the conker apart from the fact that it is the most magical experience that I have ever had! We were so lucky with the weather which made it even more special - the views are absolutely breathtaking, we really didn't want to leave. The attention to detail that Anjana and David have is fantastic - down to the fresh milk, flowers and welsh cakes on the bed waiting for us.... I would highly recommend climbing to the top of the hills to see the conker from the top - we just sat there for hours with our music playing and a picnic taking in the surreal view that surrounded us. I stayed with my friend for her birthday, however after showing my partner the photos, he is desperate to see it for himself so we will most definitely be returning. Thank you for having us on what will be an unforgettable stay! Eliza x

Stayed September 2019

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