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

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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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 burnin...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
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About the Owner
Juliet G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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 21 September 2018

The approach sets you up nicely, and the view of the stunning old house and garden from inside the gate builds the anticipation. After ascending the 30-step spiral staircase...turning the massive key...opening the door...and you'll have to visit to find out the rest. Why give...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Brian M
Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease), responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Brian Just a few lines to thank you for your very kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are very appreciative of people who take time to give us feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Juliet

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Beautiful place, good base for Chepstow and the National Dive Centre. Nothing on earth is better than a champagne on the turret. Juliet, the host, was lovely

Date of stay: September 2018
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Mee512, VR Owner at The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease), responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the Welsh Gatehouse to be a good base. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the champagne! Juliet

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We loved our long weekend here. From the giant key to open the door to the welcome hamper including bubbly to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary the gatehouse did not disappoint in any way. It is a beautiful building sensitively refurbished to create an...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Traceymcc2015
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

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank garyharvey261
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

Date of stay: February 2018
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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
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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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