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The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease) – Home 182710 Tower

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Welsh Gatehouse (Book for more nights and the price will decrease) – Home 182710

  • Tower
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 70 reviews

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Tower / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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)

Interaction with guest

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.

Policies

Check in time: 02:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

There are a lot of steep steps, please be aware that you need to be able to manage these if you intend to stay.

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About the owner

Juliet G.
Average reply time:
17 minutes
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
25 Apr 2019
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Tower has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Oct 2011. Located in Chepstow, it has 70 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £562.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Apr 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
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“Magic. We just loved it....”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2011

We had a fantastic and really memorable stay. To say that it is unique is just not doing it justice, as it is sooooo romantic and so cosy that we would love to be there every weekend. We had intended to do lot's of sightseeing, but we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the place. The stairs up are different, but what do you expect in what is a property / castle built over 500 years ago! Highly recommend visiting Tintern Abbey, the other side of Chepstow.

“Absolutely fantastic, gorgeous romantic getaway with my husband!”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2011

We stayed at The Gatehouse for a few days for our anniversary in October 2011. It was wonderful, so cosy, warm, extremely comfortable and a wonderful get away from it all. We were impressed by the open fire which was already lit when we arrived, and the welcome basket was a really nice touch we weren't expecting. Lovely and quiet, the only noise to be heard was the animals in the nearby field. Will be recommending to anyone who asks us, a real find!!!!!!

“You need to be in good shape to stay here”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2011

Accomodation was exactly as advertised. We knew what to expect. Was easy to find and obtain access. Contained everything we needed during our stay. Enjoyed the fireplace, although it was fairly hard work to get the wood up the spiral staircase. Provided good instructions on how to use TV and had lots of material relating to local area. Because of the age of the property, the spiral staircase (28 steps) was difficult to navigate because it had irregular shaped steps, some were extremely narrow. Would not recommend for families with small children or persons with mobility problems.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Juliet (the owner) a message.

If Juliet (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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