The Welsh Gatehouse is a lovely cosy place to stay - very important in October! We didn't use the wood-burner, but we didn't need to as the electric heating was super efficient. Taking a cup of tea onto the roof was a great treat.
The kitchen is very well equipped and the welcome basket plus the butter and milk in the fridge were a very thoughtful touch.
We'd echo the owners' recommendations to bring a pair of slippers and use the dressing room rather than taking your luggage up to the sleeping area. I loved the fluffy dressing gowns - very snuggly!
With a need to get away and have a break, it was the perfect weekend for us. Really unusual, totally secluded and absolutely private, the 'castle-like-place' felt as if we had been whisked back in time with all the comforts of today.
Sadly, just as we were getting used to being 'King and Queen of the Castle' we had to leave and return to 'real' life, though with some great recollections of this place and our weekend. Highly recommended.
The gatehouse is a stunning property with miles of peaceful walks and coastline nearby. The welcome basket set the tone for a fab few nights in a unique, warm and cosy hideaway
The approach sets you up nicely, and the view of the stunning old house and garden from inside the gate builds the anticipation. After ascending the 30-step spiral staircase...turning the massive key...opening the door...and you'll have to visit to find out the rest. Why give away a good ending? Atmospheric yet cosy, large scale yet compact, is all I'll say. The welcome basket is as lovely a thought as its contents, and the estate's history is a must-read (got to go back to finish it!). We plan to return in colder days, as we're sure it'll be the most romantic cuddle-up ever.
Beautiful place, good base for Chepstow and the National Dive Centre. Nothing on earth is better than a champagne on the turret. Juliet, the host, was lovely