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

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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 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

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank nji1000
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Our second stay at The Gatehouse and no less breath taking than the first. Living in your own little castle,complete with turrets, is a very special experience and one which will be remembered for a long time. It is cosy and warm, welcoming, clean and...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Nomad735982
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

A beautiful setting, very convenient for Chepstow and to the motorway for heading further into Wales, and so quiet! Loads of charm and warm as toast even before you fire up the wood burner. It was lovely to have a bedroom above the main area,...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank annedanby
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It was delightful to stay in this ancient yet cosy gatehouse. The views from the top of the tower were wonderful. The place is well equipped and much thought has been put into providing all one could need to be comfortable. The castle-style steps are...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Everything about the places was wonderful - the setting, the building outside and in, the views and the surrounding area. It was very comfortable, allowing for the special features such as the spiral staircase and low doorways in places, and extremely atmospheric. Lovely accommodation with...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank fCarey2015
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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