- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Short breaks available
Complete with towers and spiral stairways, this Grade II* listed medieval hideaway boasts 700 years of history and has now been converted into a luxurious retreat for two. What could be more romantic?
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to stay in a gatehouse? Now’s your chance. Built around the year 1270 in the time of Edward I, the Gatehouse is a period property which has been lovingly converted and refurbished. Bursting with original features from old beams and thick walls to stone mullion windows, you can really feel the history all around you, and yet it is equipped with all the mod cons and contemporary comforts you could want for a cosy and relaxing stay. Characterful and quixotic, this is the perfect sanctuary to share with a loved one.
The Gatehouse is the perfect base from which to explore South Wales and there is plenty to do in the local area. You could spend a day at the Museum of Welsh life (St Fagans), Chepstow Racecourse, angle at Mathern Mill Fishery, sample local foods at Newhall Farm Shop or visit Caerleon, the site of one of Britain’s three permanent Roman legionary fortresses. Alternatively, there are lots of lovely walks not far from your doorstep, and the Wye Valley is beautiful. If you want you could play a round at St Pierre Golf Course, which is next door, or you could wander round Chepstow. And if you want world-class food, visit the Crown at Whitebrook, one of only two restaurants in Wales to be awarded a coveted Michelin star. If you want to stay close to home, there is a pub half a mile down the road, a farm shop and garden centre 5 minutes away and several restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
Mathern is in South Wales, and is just a few miles from the border with England. It is 3 miles from Chepstow, 25 minutes from Bristol, 35 minutes from Cardiff, and about 15 minutes from the M4/M5 junction. From West London, Chiswick and the start of the M4 it takes less than 2 hours if the traffic is clear, and is motorway for all but the last few miles (M4 then M48).
Bristol 26 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Chepstow 3 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
Mathern 1/2 mile
Several restaurants within a 10 minute drive
Farm shop 5 minutes, supermarket 10 minutes
Chepstow Market- Sun, Farmers Market alternate Sat
The Gatehouse accommodation has a charming, loft-style living area with a deep leather sofa and a wood burning stove, as well as a TV with Freeview, a DVD player, and a CD player with iPod dock. The delightful gallery bedroom is accessed by a companionway ladder, and you can even climb up to the top of the tower to the viewing platform.
The Gatehouse benefits from a walled lawned garden that's yours to share, looking onto a lovely Tudor mansion.
Deposit (1/3rd of the full amount) due on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. No pets and no smoking. Arrival from 2pm. Departure by 10am.