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The Welsh Gatehouse: Decontamination between guests.

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The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
13 Century Window
Courtyard House seen from the Top of the Tower
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Tower
COVID DECONTAMINATION: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Gatehouse will be decontaminated prior to the commencement of ALL guest bookings. A thermal fogging machine will be used to treat every room with an antiviral disinfectant, which is effective against Coronavirus. The fogging process is designed so that a whole room can be treated, including walls, floors and furniture. The disinfectant (Covisan) that we use is effective within 5 minutes against viruses including Corona Virus, bacteria and funghi, is non-toxic, fragrance free and treated surfaces are safe for human contact. THE MORE NIGHTS YOU STAY THE CHEAPER THE 'PER NIGHT' COST IS 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 s...COVID DECONTAMINATION: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Gatehouse will be decontaminated prior to the commencement of ALL guest bookings. A thermal fogging machine will be used to treat every room with an antiviral disinfectant, which is effective against Coronavirus. The fogging process is designed so that a whole room can be treated, including walls, floors and furniture. The disinfectant (Covisan) that we use is effective within 5 minutes against viruses including Corona Virus, bacteria and funghi, is non-toxic, fragrance free and treated surfaces are safe for human contact. THE MORE NIGHTS YOU STAY THE CHEAPER THE 'PER NIGHT' COST IS 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 a wood burning stove (logs are provided) and two night storage heaters. It is cosy and warm in winter. In summer the thick walls, and windows on both sides help you keep cool. The property boasts a modern 'wet room' with shower, a fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, fridge and small freezer. There is a TV with freeview, DVD player, CD player with ipod docking facility. Downstairs there is a washing machine and tumble dryer if you need it. Please note, this ancient building's charm includes a steep spiral staircase. Access to the gallery bedroom is via a companionway ladder, and requires you to duck underneath a beam. If you have any challenges around mobility please look at the accessibility statement. Note we advise you to bring a couple of smaller bags rather than one very heavy and large case...as the steep spiral staircase has some 30 steps to get to the main living area, and space on the staircase is restricted. Outside The property is self contained, and has its own entrance. There is parking for two cars (one behind the other). The owners live at the other end of the garden in a sixteenth century Monmouthshire gentry house. You can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful walled garden. There is a barbeque for you to use. AWARD WINNING PROPERTY On 26 June 2009 William Ayot was presented with an award for building conservation for the works done at Moynes Court at the Gatehouse and Courtyard House. The Award was presented by the Village Alive Trust in association with CADW and the Welsh Civic Trust RUNNERS UP IN THE GUESTS' FAVOURITE BRITISH SELF CATERING PLACE SAWDAY AWARDS 2010 : from their Special Places to Stay Website, of which we are extremely proud.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
There are a lot of steep steps, please be aware that you need to be able to manage these if you intend to stay.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Juliet G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

Booked this as a surprise weekend away for my husbands 30th as he has always said he's wanted to his own castle. Such a fab quirky place to stay he absoloutely loved it! From the moment you step through the door your in awe of...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank KJ137
Reviewed 8 May 2020

Fantastic place to stay. Has everything you need and is very clean. Host (Juliet) was so helpful. Photos on website and online dont do it justice. Its wonderful. Highly recommend and will so be going back!!!!

Date of stay: May 2020
Thank charleneb215
Reviewed 25 February 2020

A gift from my parents for my 28th birthday to stay at the Welsh Gatehouse, which has been perfect from start to finish. The most relaxing and beautiful destination and property. We can not wait to return and will be recommending. Thank you for sharing...More

Date of stay: February 2020
1  Thank oliviaetheridge
Reviewed 12 June 2019

The Welsh Gatehouse is a rare and beautiful find. Immediately upon arrival one recognises that is a very special property (and that is before you find the extensive history section in the 'User Guide'). The Gatehouse itself can be found down a long tree lined...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank gwin78
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse: Decontamination between guests., responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thank you for your glowing review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 May 2019

This is a fantastic place to stay, the gatehouse is just amazing. So much history and such a unique place. Everything you need is there and it is very clean and beautifully decorated. The woodburner throws out so much heat, we were very cosy even...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Quest427485
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Reviewed 1 May 2019

I booked the Welsh Gatehouse as a gift for my husband it looked amazing and I love old buildings and we both love walking so it seemed perfect. Good clear instructions to find the place, I was a little perturbed to see it was so...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Georgette E
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The Welsh Gatehouse was perfect for us, old stones, modern conveniences, country setting with town close by. We stayed for 10 days, but I wouldn't have minded living there permanently. It is in a quiet setting even though looking at it on google maps shows...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank dave95694
Reviewed 2 December 2018

I booked a stay at the Welsh gatehouse for my partners birthday directly with Juliet, who could not have been more helpful from the onset. The drive up to the gatehouse along a long, leafy winding lane sets the tone of the experience beautifully and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SusieL164
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Our stay in the gatehouse was amazing. It is a fabulous place, with every amenity you could wish for. It is such a relaxing place to unwind. A very special place which has left us with great memories. We must visit again.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Morgsfitzy70
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse: Decontamination between guests., responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

We are glad youenjoyed your relaxing stay at the Welsh Gatehouse. Thank you for your lovely review and you are welcome you back any time to make more great memories. Juliet

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Spent the night at the gatehouse as a suprise for my fiance. What a wonderful night,so warm and cosy. Would highly recommend to anyone. It was lovely and clean with plenty of history.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Daniel M
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse: Decontamination between guests., responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

So pleased you and your fiance enjoyed your stay with us at the Welsh Gatehouse, and thank you for your recommendation. Hope we can welcome you back soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
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
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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 <li>Cultural days out: Bristol, Cardiff, Bath
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)
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