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“A perfect retreat”
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The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
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64 reviews
The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
13 Century Window
The Double Bed: Property only takes 2 people
Wood Burning Stove
Bring luggage in small suitcases, it will need to go up these stairs!
The Kitchen, with hob, oven, fridge and small freezer
The Lounge area, comfortable leather sofa in front of the fire
Your View of the Gatehouse as you arrive: if you arrive in snow that is!
View from the front door...you go up the companionway ladder to sleep!
More views of the lounge area
Stone Mullion Window
Another view of the bed area
The Door to go downstairs
The view from the kitchen
The floorplan
From the Front of the Gatehouse
Courtyard House seen from the Top of the Tower
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Tower -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Southern Wales, Wales

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Excellent - based on 64 reviews
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trowers
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Wine, welsh cakes, bread and butter were all waiting along with quality towels, bath robes, and EVERYTHING else one could need including a beautifully prepped fire. And the loveliest of settings to unwind!

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Nov 2015
Thanks. I'm delighted you had a great time. We were proud to be in the Guardian picks for where to stay at Xmas...with a huge photo on 17th October 2015
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HookedOnT...
Dunsborough, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Completely unique stay in a medieval gatehouse with mullioned windows and brocade curtains similar to ones we imagined finding in a baronial hall. Large comfortable lounge and kitchen with windows on both sides and good lighting. Well equipped kitchen and very generous welcome basket. Lovely flower filled garden which links the Gatehouse to the main house. A truly romantic place to stay. One word of warning - you do need agility to be comfortable with the climb up to the bedroom and the stairs to the living area are steep. The bathroom is too small to have an enclosed shower cubicle so you will be mopping the floor after each shower. But these are small prices to pay for such a special experience.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Bizu07
Kent
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magical place to stay”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The Gatehouse lived up to our expectations, so beautifully restored but keeping its medieval feel.. Wonderful, peaceful setting, lovely watching the sun go down from the roof of the tower in the evenings. Such a relaxing week, feeling away from it all, but in easy reach of places to visit. Would recommend to anyone who is fit and able enough to cope with the spiral stairs, of which there are 29 to the main floor. We will certainly visit again.

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Liked best: That it was a unique place to stay.
Liked least: All perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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GFJH
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“UNIQUE”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Where else will you ascend a spiral staircase to reach your living room, climb a ladder to duck under a beam to go to bed and open a hatch cover to step out at the top of the tower to view the Severn Bridges? The Welsh Gatehouse will not suit everyone but for those it does it is and will remain a unique experience. The vote is 4/5 because and only because it will never be a universal choice.

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Liked best: Atmosphere
Liked least: Ducking under the beam to go to bed.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Mary C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Secluded, romantic, escape - just awesome”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The accommodation was everything I expected it to be and more. We spent a lovely couple of days there, not really wanting to leave the comfort of the gatehouse. Would definitely recommend, and looking forward to returning.

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Liked best: It was just so perfect!!
Liked least: Not Applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nigel H
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A tower, a spiral stone staircase, a log fire - genuinely impressed”
Reviewed 2 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This was the most delightful holiday we could ever have wished for. The Gatehouse is like a mini castle with its own spiral staircase ascending the stone tower to the warm and cosy welcome of a log fire. The views from the roof of the tower are breathtaking taking in the Bristol channel and the new Severn Bridge to the south and the River Severn and old Severn Bridge to the north. The welcome pack we received was a lovely gesture and very welcome. The kitchen was well thought out just right. The ladder access to the mezzanined bedroom only added to the amazing ambiance of the place. We would recommend this as a wonderful romantic retreat to any couple wishing to get away from it all.

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Liked best: The warmth of the accommodation
Liked least: No bath
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Lucy F
Teddington, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely place!!”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had such a great time in the gatehouse and would recommend it to anyone hoping for a small break in a beautiful area!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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