The Gatehouse


Stunning. A listed gatehouse with stone spiral staircase leading to romantic space, oak floors and far-reaching views across the Wye valley


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Your chance to stay in a Grade II*-listed gatehouse built by Sir Bogo de Knovil, hunting buddy of Edward I. Enter to find a steep spiral stone stair with a grab rail and rope, and a lofty, galleried living space on the first floor… then up to a dressing room above, and up again to the roof of the tower, from which views stretch to the Wye Valley and unroll to the Severn. Below: the lovely Tudor manor house, which stands at the far end of a walled lawned garden that’s yours to share. The Gate House, an exceptional 700-year-old structure, is a hugely attractive space of white walls, oak floors and stone encased windows, a romantic escape with a sense of history in the air. Bliss to imagine yourself on a dark night snuggled on the sofa by the wood-burning fire, warm and cosy behind thick curtains and thick walls. The bed lies ethereally up in the eaves; the living area (fresh modern kitchen, sparkling wet room, and sitting space) is below. You are ten minutes from the M48, yet you can set off on field-walks from the door. Fancy a night out? There’s a pub in the village.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: *One free night on all new bookings made and taken before 31 March 2019. ie 2 nights for the price of 1 or 3 nights for the price of 2 etc

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £165
Weekly price
from £475
Short breaks available from £199 (low season) & from £240 (high season) for one-night stays. Reduced rates for longer stays.
1 House for 2
From £1651 bedroom


The whole experience was breathtaking. It really is like staying in an ancient castle, yet with all the mod cons. The walls are 3 foot thick, I have never stayed anywhere like it. It is extraordinarily peaceful and quiet. We were as warm as toast and enjoyed the wood burning stove. Juliet had thought of everything, so there was tea, coffee, milk for us, a lovely welcome basket with welsh cakes, bread, butter, jam and a bottle of wine to start us off. There were even dressing gowns for us to snuggle up in during the evenings. Brilliant. Highly recommended.

Jennifer and peter, Chiswick

What a wonderful stay we had at The Gatehouse. It thoroughly deserved to be in your list of special places to truly was special. The walls were 3 foot thick in places, it oozed history...and everything we could have wanted was there. Superbly comfortable, genuinely historic and yet modern inside. Perfect. We cannot recommend this place highly enough. The owners have really given their attention to every little detail, and we were delighted. A wonderful welcome basket greeted us. It was very quiet and peaceful. The log fire roared away...and ...well, it was just magical. Thank you.


The best place we have ever stayed. Fantastic. Beautiful. Quiet, even though it is near the motorway, it was incredibly quiet. The bed was really comfortable. The place was amazingly historic. Lovely welcome basket. FABULOUS. Thoroughly recommend it.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Juliet Grayson & William Ayot

  • Food: Local pub serving pub grub is within easy walking distance (The Millers Arms). The Crown at Whitebrook (30 mins drive) or The Walnut Tree at Abergavenny
  • Walk: from our door across fields; or in Wentwood -the largest ancient woodland in Wales 5 mins away ; 5 minutes to Offa's Dyke ; 10 mins to Devils Pulpit Wye Valley, Forest of Dean
  • Chepstow Racecourse is 10 minutes drive with the Welsh Grand National
  • Visit: Tintern Abbey 12 miles away: one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales (13th Century). St Fagans National History Museum – FOC an excellent day out, Cardiff - the City, The Bay, the Millenium Stadium (40 mins), or Gloucester Cathedral (1 hr away)
  • Fishing: 4 minutes to Mathern Mill Fishery Fishing in the USK valley
  • Golf right next door at St Pierre Golf club, Celtic Manor 15 mins . National Diving and Activity Centre, Canoe down River Wye: 30 mins from Monmouth Canoe Centre, 25 mins Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre Forest Dean