A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, built approximately 1270. The first historical mention is in 1307 when Bogo de Knovil died and his estate reverted to the Crown. So this Grade II medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history and with its towers it feels like you are living in a castle!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 37 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
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Interior- Extensively refurbished in 2008, the Tower 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.
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Outside GroundsThis stunning property is surrounded by a charming shared garden with lawn. From the roof tower quests can take advantage of views that stretch to the Wye Valley.Amenities- Parking facilities for two cars (one behind the other). - Radio - TV with freeview- DVD player- CD player- iPod docking facilities- Wireless network usually available- Washing and drying machine.
Location- 25 minutes from Bristol- Pub within easy walking distance (1/2 mile).- Farm shop and Garden Centre with Cafe within 5 minutes drive.- Golf Course and recreation centre within 7 minute drive.- Several restaurants within 10 minute drive.- Twenty-four hour supermarket within 10 minutes drive.- Bristol International Airport: 37 km- Chepstow: 4 km
Tower Gatehouse is nestled in Mathern, South Wales. It is just a few miles from the English border. Local attractionsFabulous local walks Explore Great Barnets Wood, Mounton and Shirenewton where visitors can find bluebells between late April to mid-May.Caerleon Roman FortressCaerleon 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.Severn BoreA curiosity 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.General marketEvery Sunday Chepstow Racecourse General Market is open every Sunday 9 - 3pm, free parking.