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The Welsh Gatehouse - historic home

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 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.

The perfect couples retreat, a great base for exploring South Wales! PROPERTY OCCUPIES 2 ADULTS ONLY, PRICE IS FOR THE WHOLE PROPERTY PER NIGHT FOR 2 ADULTS

PLEASE NOTE RE PRICING There is no way to put high and low season prices on (URL HIDDEN) the prices quoted are for 2 nights in LOW season. It will cost more if you have 2 nights in high season. YOU CAN STAY FOR JUST ONE NIGHT, The more nights you stay, the cheaper it gets, so it will be less (per night) if you stay for a week. These are our prices and include the rental of the accommodation for 2 people, including all heating costs, cleaning and wood for the fire.
LOW SEASON 1 night £197, 2 nights £298, 3 nights £357, 4 nights £416, 5 nights £475, 6 nights £533, 7 nights £580
HIGH SEASON 1 night £238, 2 nights £379, 3 nights £498, 4 nights £616, 5 nights £681, 6 nights £709, 7 nights £761

High season includes the following:
Xmas & New Year (see below, minimum booking is for 5 nights)
Valentine’s Day: 14 Feb 2017
Easter 2017: April 14 -April 17
Early May Bank Holiday 2017: nights of 28, 29, 30 April & 1st May
Spring Bank Holiday 2017: nights of 26, 27, 28, 29 May
Summer 2017: 24 July to 31 Aug


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 (URL HIDDEN) the steep spiral staircase has some 30 steps to get to the main living area, and space on the staircase is restricted.
For floor plan and sizes of rooms click here

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.

For more information go to (URL HIDDEN) or call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Property occupies 2 adults only - sorry, no pets.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Heidi User Profile
June 2017
Fairy take experience. We loved this place! You need to be able to navigate a small tight circular stair case to access the flat but it's worth it.

Seth User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the gatehouse. The place is so unique, charming, and wonderful. We would highly recommend.

Gary User Profile
October 2016
The gatehouse is wonderful. It's very cozy and warm. Great for a cool evening to sit in front of the fire and relax. The Miller's Arms pub is a few minute walk away and the food is wonderful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time and look forward to returning for another stay.

Steven User Profile
June 2016
wow!! so wonderful. the gatehouse is absolutley beautiful. right out of a dream! juliette was wonderful, regrettably we never met but she was very responsive and provided above and beyond-- little details such as postcards to send home. very enjoyable holiday here, our only complaint is that we did not schedule more time to stay longer :) we will highly reccomend the gatehouse to everyone we know!

Stephanie User Profile
June 2016
I wish I could give more than 5 stars-- or just live in the Gatehouse forever. My fiancé and I had an absolutely wonderful time during our stay. It felt like we were in our own private castle, with the spiral staircase and towers and exposed brick and tapestry-like curtains. But it also felt like a home: a big comfy couch, a fireplace, and so many special touches, including a welcome basket and bathrobes and an essay on the fascinating history of the Gatehouse. Juliet provided a wealth of information on the Gatehouse and surrounding area that made everything easy, and staying in the Gatehouse was definitely a vacation highlight. My fiancé and I would recommend to anyone and would love to stay again!

Melissa User Profile
June 2016
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Welsh Gatehouse! We loved staying in this unique, historic, property. Our hosts, Juliet and William, were very welcoming and helpful. They gave us great local tips, answered all of our questions, and were knowledgeable about the property and local history. The Gatehouse was a good spot for us to explore South Wales from, and we went on several day-trips to surrounding sites. We were very comfortable in the Gatehouse and had everything we needed during our stay.
Juliet User ProfileJuliet is a superhost.
Response from Juliet:
It was great to meet you both. Juliet
June 2016

Meaghan User Profile
June 2014
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 every aspect of our stay and Juliet was easily reachable by phone for any questions we had. We can't wait to return to the Gatehouse!

Chepstow, United KingdomJoined in March 2010
Juliet User ProfileJuliet is a superhost.

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. The perfect couples retreat, a great base for exploring South Wales!

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