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The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease)

The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
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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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Southern Wales, Wales
A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270). This Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a fairy tale castle.

Stay from 1 night to 2 weeks. It is cheaper the longer you stay. Please contact us for further information on availability and prices.

Extensively refurbished in 2008, the Gatehouse offers a charming loft-style living area within its ancient structure, retaining the beams, thick walls, and stone mullion windows. A deep leather sofa, wood burning stove and delightful sleeping space, all add to a uniquely romantic experience. You can even climb up to the top of the tower, to the viewing platform!

Heating is provided by night storage heaters and the wood burning stove.

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Listing #HL182710
About the Owner
Juliet G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We give you lots of privacy. There is a key safe so you can arrive at any time of day or night (bring a torch if you come at night). However, if you have a problem we are close at hand.
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We booked this accommodation last minute and made the enquiry on the cool stays website, emailing the enquiry to the owner as requested. We received a very quick reply and Juliet, (the owner) came back very quickly saying that the place was available and that...More

Thank garyhsrvey261
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease), responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for this review. We love people enjoying the Gatehouse. At 6'7" getting up to the bedroom would present a challenge! Thanks for sharing this review.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We've always wanted to stay in a castle and this is the perfect retreat with medieval atmosphere and reality of steep imposing spiral staircase, stone windows and long quilted curtains. Arranging with the owners was simple, even booking as a surprise. The Valentines welcome pack...More

Thank Bailepa2018
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease), responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks very much, glad you had a good time. Please tell your friends. Juliet

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a fabulous, solid stone gatehouse that is full of character and atmosphere. It is well furnished and comfortable and lovely to stay in. Despite visiting in coldest part of winter it was warm and cosy whether heating by electric or enjoying the wood...More

Thank nji1000
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There are a lot of steep steps, please be aware that you need to be able to manage these if you intend to stay.
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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23 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
1 night
  • Cleaning: £65 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
This an area of outstanding beauty. There is lots to see and do:
<li>Great restaurants inc Michelin Starred
<li>Drives & walks up the Wye Valley, Usk Valley, the Forest of Dean and the Wentwood Forest.
<li>Chepstow Castle: The first of the great castles built in Wales.  (6 mins drive)</li>
<li>Tintern Abbey: Astonishingly beautiful ruin (7 miles drive)</li>
<li>Chepstow Racecourse
<li>Diving: National Diving School
<li>Riding: Severndale Equestrian Centre
<li>Fishing in Mathern Mill Fishery
<li>Canoeing in Monmouth or Wye
<li>Golf: Celtic Manor or St Pierre
<li>Crafts & Shops: Taurus Crafts
Getting around
It is best if you have a car, although you can easily stay here if you don't. Within walking distance is a lovely village pub serving food 5 days a week (8 minutes walk). There is an excellent farm shop and butcher at Chepstow Garden Centre (ready meals, butcher, bread, chocolates, cheese, fruit and vegetables). St Pierre Marriot Hotel is a walk across the fields (15 minutes) if you are feeling adventurous, and they have a bistro restaurant Zest and a smart restaurant. The nearest station is Chepstow Station (2.7 miles)
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol International Airport: 37.0 km
Railway: Chepstow: 4.0 km
We are 45 minutes from Bristol Airport, 2 hours from Heathrow Airport. 20 minutes from Newport Station, or 5 minutes from Chepstow Station.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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