The Welsh Gatehouse

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales

This beautifully refurbished gatehouse, in Chepstow, is the ideal couple's retreat.

The Quirky Tour

This is an unusual find - a stay in a 700 year old gatehouse for a quaint romantic getaway for 2.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery for walks you can return to light the woodburner, cook up dinner and enjoy the complimentary bottle of wine.

Jess' visit on 22nd January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Luxury award winning property sleeps 2 for a rural romantic break in the beautiful South Wales area of Mathern.
  • The gatehouse has many original features which can be seen inside the property and is kept warm with a woodburner.
  • There is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area plus a wet room on the main level.
  • The double bedroom is accessed via a ladder and the property via many steps so only suitable for those with good mobility.
  • There is a great pub within walking distance.
  • Enjoy a visit to Chepstow Castle whilst here.

Special Offer

LATE DEAL!!   One time only deal -  stay 1 night on Sat 30 Sept 2023 for the special discounted price of £140.



Originally built around 1270, this ancient gatehouse for 2 was beautifully refurbished in 2008. The historic gatehouse has plenty of character with original wooden beams, stone mullion windows and stunning views from the roof tower. It is the ideal romantic getaway and is perfect for exploring South Wales.

The gatehouse is located in Mathern, only a few miles from the English border. There are many fantastic walking trails to enjoy in the area and Caerleon is worth a visit too. The nearest pub is a short walk away and there is a selection of restaurants within a 10-minute drive from the property.

The Welsh Gatehouse comprises of an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, a wet room and a gallery bedroom accessed via a companionway ladder. Outside the gatehouse is surrounded by a pretty shared garden and there is a roof tower with fantastic views.

Facilities include Woodburner, heating, internet access, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock facility, radio, washing machine, tumble dryer and parking for 2 cars.

No children. There are many steps, not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

Minimum 2-night stay price on Bank Holiday Weekends and 3 nights minimum stay over the Christmas period. High season includes Valentines Day, Easter, May Bank Holidays, Summer Bank holiday and the Christmas period. With a supplement for Xmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Please click Check Availability to see dates and prices.  

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Gatehouse will be decontaminated prior to the commencement of ALL guest bookings. A thermal fogging machine will be used to treat every room with an antiviral disinfectant, which is effective against Coronavirus.

The fogging process is designed so that a whole room can be treated, including walls, floors and furniture. 
The disinfectant that we use is effective within 5 minutes, is fragrance-free and treated surfaces are safe for human contact.

Room Types




 Not suitable for those with mobility issues






 Dining area


 Plug sockets

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine





 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance





On Arrival

 Welcome pack







 Free parking


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location


What should I bring with me?

All we recommend is that you bring hand luggage not a large suitcase as there are many steps up to the property.

Is there a local pub we can visit?

Yes the Millers Arms is near and serves food on certain days and the Newhall Farm Shop and Cafe is just 2 miles away.

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Cardiff

Content updated on 21st September 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Juliet Grayson from The Welsh Gatehouse