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The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard

Tower | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

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.

The property boasts a modern 'wet room' with shower, a fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, fridge and small freezer. Downstairs there is a washing machine and tumble dryer if you need it.

TV with freeview, DVD player, CD player with ipod docking facility.

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.

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 FAVOURITE BRITISH SELF CATERING PLACE SAWDAY AWARDS 2010 : from their Special Places to Stay Website

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 37 km, Nearest railway: Chepstow 4 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

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.

Further details outdoors

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.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

Local pub (which serves food some nights) within easy walking distance

Chepstow is 2 miles away with its many restaurants

Farmshop within 2 minutes drive, Supermarket within 6 minutes drive

Tintern Abbey is about 12 miles away: one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales (13th Century)

The beautiful Wye Valley with all its walks, and many excellent restaurants. Also the Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean

Cardiff - the City, The Bay, the Millenium Stadium (about 40 minutes), or Hereford (under 1 hr)- the Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi, or Gloucester (under 1 hr) - the Cathedral, and Caeleon- with its Roman remains

Chepstow Racecourse: only 2 miles away: Home of the Welsh Grand National.

Golf right next door at St Pierre Golf club, Celtic Manor, Ryder Cup venue 2010 (15 minutes drive), or at beautiful Rolls of Monmouth (under 30 minutes). Other courses nearby.

Chepstow

CHEPSTOW RACE COURSE only 6 minutes drive

Chepstow Racecourse hosts a mixture of 29 Jump and Flat race meetings. The variety of weekend, evening, Bank Holiday and midweek meetings mean that you can enjoy exciting racing action at a time that best suits you and with our popular themed meetings, there really is something for everyone.

http://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/

SPECIAL RESTAURANT with MICHELIN STAR only 30 mins drive

The Crown at Whitebrook - The restaurant on the ground floor is at the heart of the establishment and is one of only two restaurants in the whole of Wales to boast a coveted Michelin Star thus making it a perfect haven for food lovers. http://www.crownatwhitebrook.co.uk/restaurant.html

GENERAL MARKET

Every Sunday Chepstow Racecourse General Market Open every Sunday 9 - 3pm, free parking.

NEWHALL FARM SHOP ONLY 3 MINUTES DRIVE

Open daily Newhall Farm Shop at Chepstow Garden Centre brings together local, national, and international foods of the highest quality. http://www.chepstowgardencentre.co.uk/newhall_farm_shop.htm

MATHERN MILL FISHERY is within a few hundred yards: open every day 8am - dusk

Costs: Adults £7: Under 16's £4 : OAP's £5

Guests have to bring their own equipment ie rods etc. Contact: 07801 513943, Permit: From Fishery

FABULOUS LOCAL WALKS

Great Barnets Wood, Mounton, Shirenewton A lovely walk - bluebells there sometime between Late april to mid May. http://www.walkingworld.com/results/walksummary.asp?method=thirdpartyid&wlkno=2952

Details of all local walks http://www.walkingworld.com/counties/Monmouthshire.asp

CAERLEON ROMAN FORTRESS

Caerleon was the site of one of Britain's three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses and many believe it to be the location of King Arthur's Camelot. In 830 AD Nennius listed Cair Lion as one of Britain's 33 cities. Nowadays it's a thriving town where past and present combine to delight both visitors and residents.

http://www.caerleon.net/

SEVERN BORE

A curious phenomenon associated with the lower reaches of the Severn is the tidal phenomenon known as the Severn Bore . The river's estuary , part of the Bristol Channel , has the second largest tidal range in the world which is approximately 15 metres , exceeded only (couple of feet) by the Bay of Fundy in Canada - and at certain combinations of the tides, the rising water is funneled up the estuary into a wave that travels rapidly upstream against the river current.

The bore travels a distance of approximately 25 miles between Awre and Gloucester. Severn Bore enthusiasts even attempt to surf along on the bore wave, which can be 2 m high. Being the onset of the flood tide it is accompanied by a rapid rise in water level which continues for about one and a half hours after the Severn Bore has passed.

http://www.severn-bore.co.uk/2009.htm

U tube video of the Severn Bore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtUmLLlm7S0

MONMOUTHSHIRE

What's on in Monmouthshire Information about special events in Monmouthshire

http://www.festivalsinmonmouthshire.co.uk/events/index.html

BRISTOL

What's on in Bristol Information about special events in Bristol

http://www.whatsonbristol.co.uk/Default.aspx

What's on in Newport Information about special events in Newport

http://www.newport.gov.uk/_dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=whatson.month

CARDIFF

What's on in Cardiff Information about special events in Cardiff

http://www.visitcardiff.com/Whats-on-events-in-Cardiff.html

CHEPSTOW

Chepstow Riverside Walk A walk around Chepstow town and riverbank

http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Gwent/Chepstow/NP16/CHEPSTOW/Chepstow-Riverside-Trail/121305-Chepstow-Riverside-Trail

Chepstow Town Website Information about Chepstow

http://www.visionwebsites.co.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp?SiteId=137&SiteExtra=14722766&TopNavId=283&NavSideId=2706

Mathern Village Website Information about Mathern

http://www.welshicons.org.uk/html/mathern.php

WYE VALLEY

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Website Information on things to do

http://www.wyevalleytourism.co.uk/thingstodo

Golf At St Pierre Golf Course, which is our next door neighbour

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Review 1-10 of 29

5 Jul 2014

5/5

"Beautiful"

Fabulous and unusual holiday rental. Well fitted out, really appreciated the lovely welcome pack, bed comfy, nice walks straight from the door, views from the tower amazing - would love to go back… More

26 Jun 2014

5/5

"Lovely romantic Welsh getaway"

We had an *amazing* time at the Gatehouse. The photos just don't do it justice. Everything is so beautiful done, from the generous welcome basket to the view from the top of the tower. We loved e… More

16 May 2014

5/5

"Idyllic refuge"

If you want a refuge from the hustle and bustle of daily living then this is the place to stay. A place to while away the hours/days? We just returned from a 4 night stay and to say it was wonderfully… More

15 Apr 2014

5/5

"Perfect Romantic Getaway"

We had a fantastic 2 night weekend stay at the Gatehouse, where we were fortunate to be blessed with some lovely sunny weather as well. It really is a spectacular building that hits you as soon as you… More

Thanks....glad you had such a great time. I hope we will be here to meet you if you ever manage to return.

best wishes

Juliet

11 Apr 2014

5/5

"The ultimate escape"

The Welsh Gatehouse has everything you need to escape the city for a restorative country weekend. An incredible building, beautifully restored with a wood burner and comfy sofa, you'll be wishing… More

11 Apr 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous Gatehouse Gateway"

We stayed here for 3 days and with the intent to take a break away from work, relax and unwind. This ticked all the boxes. It is a beautiful , unique property . The owners are lovely , welcoming peopl… More

19 Feb 2014

5/5

"Romance personified"

My partner booked this for Valentines day as a surprise and what a surprise it was. She could not have picked a more romantic and special place for us to stay in. I am not sure what else I can add to … More

Thank you. We really appreciate your comments....the lambs are all out in the fields and bouncing around...they make me laugh!

best wishes


Juliet

19 Jan 2014

5/5

"Wonderful, relaxing weekend"

The pictures don't really do the place justice. The interior has been very nicely decorated given that you are staying in what is essentially an old castle. The bathroom and kitchen are not ult… More

Thanks for these comments....it is great having the farm shop nearby with all its lovely goodies..and the patisserie section there is great for pudding! Fab

Thanks
Juliet

2 Jan 2014

5/5

"Christmas at The Gatehouse: Festive and Fabulous"

A uniquely wonderful place, The Gatehouse is full of character with a hint of something special. Most certainly an impressive venue for our Christmas break in Wales, we are delighted with our stay. … More

Thanks...we love to hear how people have enjoyed it. And Christmas is a special time, so thanks for trusting us with your holiday. All the best for 2014
Juliet

23 Dec 2013

5/5

"Out of this world"

We spent a week at the Welsh Gate House, and would have been happy to stay a month. The appartment is as you would expect from the pictures and the video on the site, and much more besides: the walls … More

You are very kind, and we appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you.

Juliet

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