This is a luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I circa 1270. The first historical mention is in 1307, when Bogo de Knovil died and his estate reverted to the Crown. This Grade II medieval hideaway boasts 700 years of history while its towers encourage the feeling that that guests are living in a castle.
Tower Gatehouse is the perfect couple's retreat because of its enchanting style. It offers a comfortable and relaxed atmospheres with white walls, oak floors, stone encased windows and plenty of period features. There is a small modern kitchen, wet room and cosy living room with wood burning fire.
Guest can curl up in front on the fire on cold nights or use the Tower Gatehouse as a wonderful base for exploring South Wales.
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 the comfort of a washing machine and tumble dryer. - 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.
Outside Grounds This stunning property is surrounded by a charming shared garden with lawn. From the roof tower guests 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.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Tower Gatehouse is nestled in Mathern, South Wales, just a few miles from the English border. Fabulous local walks Explore Great Barnets Wood, Mounton and Shirenewton where visitors can find bluebells between late April to mid-May.
Caerleon Roman Fortress Caerleon 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. Today, it is a thriving town where past and present combine to delight both visitors and residents.
Severn Bore A 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. That distance is exceeded only by couple of feet by the Bay of Fundy in Canada. 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 market Every Sunday, Chepstow Racecourse General Market is open 9-3 pm, and there is free parking.
- 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 - 24 hour supermarket within 10 minutes drive - Bristol International Airport: 37 km - Chepstow: 4 km
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:
-Maid service/extra cleaning
-Local day-trips or tours
-Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
- Capacity: 2 adult guests. - Linen & towels: Included in the rental price. - Pet: No pets allowed. - Children: No children please. - Smoking: No smoking. - Change over day: Usually Saturday please enquire for alternative options. - Arrival time: After 2pm. - Departure time: Before 10 am. - Property access: There are 30 spiral steps to enter the property. This is not suitable for those with mobility challenges. We suggest you bring 2 smaller bags rather than one large suitcase, as smaller bags will be easier to get up the stairs. - You must ensure that the Gatehouse is left in a clean and tidy condition on your departure at the end of your holiday. You may be charged for any additional cleaning if this is considered necessary. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property. - The owners live at the other end of the garden in a sixteenth century Monmouthshire gentry house.
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