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“The ultimate escape”
The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
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The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
13 Century Window The Double Bed: Property only takes 2 people
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The Gatehouse from Inside the Courtyard
13 Century Window
The Double Bed: Property only takes 2 people
Wood Burning Stove
Bring luggage in small suitcases, it will need to go up these stairs!
The Kitchen, with hob, oven, fridge and small freezer
The Lounge area, comfortable leather sofa in front of the fire
Your View of the Gatehouse as you arrive: if you arrive in snow that is!
View from the front door...you go up the companionway ladder to sleep!
More views of the lounge area
Stone Mullion Window
Another view of the bed area
The Door to go downstairs
The view from the kitchen
The floorplan
From the Front of the Gatehouse
Courtyard House seen from the Top of the Tower
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Tower -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Southern Wales, Wales

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M L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The ultimate escape”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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 for bad weather so you can spend your whole trip curled up inside with a book. Despite being only ten minutes from Chepstow and the Severn Bridge it feels like the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by fields it offers peace and quiet as well as a convenient base for many local walks. The kitchen is very well appointed so you can dine like royalty in your new castle. We came away feeling thoroughly relaxed and would recommend this destination without hesitation.

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Linda M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Gatehouse Gateway”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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 people who provide all you need to ensure you have the most comfortable and peaceful stay. It was so different to anything we have stayed in before and the history and obvious loving care with which the property is treated is a privilege to be aprt of.
The location is ideal and we went off and visted quite a few places near by including the Brecon Beacons national Park which was outstanding .
IO would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this venue who wants to feel part of something special and completely unwind away from it all.

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Liked best: Uniqueness
Liked least: Going backwards down from the bedroom area
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DavidC55
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Romance personified”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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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 the other reviews but I will give it a go.

As you arrive down the country lane the sheer grandeur of the place hits you. I could not believe that we were going to spend the weekend in this stunning 12th century building. Once inside the main gates you climb up the spiral staircase and turn the big key to enter the living area and WOW! Juliet and William have decorated the place so beautifully and in keeping with the history of the place that you feel like you are king of the castle. The only suggestion I would make would be to change the TV for a flat screen. That's me being picky.

There was a goody basket to greet us, the log fire was roaring away and there was a cold bottle of champagne in the fridge. Perfection. We spent the whole of Friday there then decided on the Saturday to go for a walk and found our way across the field where the spring lambs where to the old beautiful church then on to the Village pub, the Millers which was nice and friendly. We then did not leave the gatehouse for the rest of the weekend. We wished we could have stayed for the week.

We will definitely return.

Thank you Juliet and William for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
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Management Response
16 Apr 2014
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
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Joel_P77
London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful, relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 19 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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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 ultra-luxury (again, this is an old castle - you're staying here for the ambience and adventure, not for a waterfall shower).

The hosts left a lot of great information in the room for us, including some recommended hiking trails which we explored. After getting thoroughly soaked in the rain, we came back to the Gate House, cleaned up, and had a fantastic afternoon relaxing in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine and a good book.

Not too far from the hotel is a farm shop, where you can get all the grocery staples you need. We had plans to visit a couple of the pubs, but after picking up a few meals' worth of supplies from the shop we ended up eating most meals in the room.

A great, relaxing time.

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Liked best: Fireplace
Liked least: Limited hot water in shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Apr 2014
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
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MrsAdams2...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Christmas at The Gatehouse: Festive and Fabulous”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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.

Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area for days out, so very nicely appointed and comfortable inside for days in!

An extra thank you to the lovely owners for all the kind and thoughtful little touches to make our festive holiday fabulous.

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Management Response
7 Jan 2014
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
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