The Gatehouse, Mathern
Holiday Cottage: 4668 South Wales

Approach to Property

Mathern
Luxury period property. Built in the time of Edward I, this Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history. It now serves as an atmospheric base for exploring the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

Extensively refurbished in 2008, the 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!

Local attractions include Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Racecourse and golf venues. The Gatehouse is only forty minutes from Bristol, Cardiff and the Brecon Beacons.

Please note, this ancient building's charm includes a steep spiral staircase. Access to the bedroom is via a companionway ladder, and requires you to duck underneath a beam.

The property boasts a modern 'wet room' with shower, a fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, fridge and small freezer. Downstairs there is a washing machine and tumble dryer if you need it.

Heating is provided by night storage heaters and the wood burning stove.

The property is self contained, and has its own entrance. The owners live at the other end of the garden in a sixteenth century Monmouthshire gentry house.

Highlights
  • Grade II* listed building.
  • Feels like you are living in a castle.

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Pictures
Lounge Area
Lounge Area
View from Gatehouse window
View from Gatehouse window
Kitchen Area
Kitchen Area
Overall View
Overall View

Facilities
Sleeps:   2
Bedrooms:   1
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.
There are 30 steep stone spiral stairs to reach the property.
Linen Provided: Yes.
Cotton linen provided, towels provided.
Pets Allowed: No.
Sorry, no pets
Central Heating: No.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: No.

Local Services: Pub within 1/2 mile. Garage within 5 minutes drive. Farm shop and Garden Cetnre (with Cafe) within 5 minutes drive. Golf Course and recreation centre within 7 minute drive. Several restaurants within 10 minute drive. Twenty four hour supermarket within 10 minutes drive.

Directions
Directions will be sent to you once you have booked. It is less than 2 hours from London (when the roads are clear), less than 30 minutes from Bristol, 40 minutes from Cardiff - and about 15 minutes from the M4/M5 junction.
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Nearby Attractions on AboutBritain.com

Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

2014 Price List
LOW SEASON - FULL WEEK £490 per full week (7 nights).
£70 per night for 7 nights (£490)
£75 per night for 6 nights (£450)
£80 per night for 5 nights (£400)
£87.50 per night for 4 nights (£350)
£100 per night for 3 nights (£300)
£125 per night for short breaks of 2 nights (£250)
£165 if you want to come for just one night (£165)

HIGH SEASON - FULL WEEK £644 per full week (7 nights.
£92 per night for 7 nights (£644)
£100 per night for 6 nights (£600)
£115 per night for 5 nights (£575)
£130 per night for 4 nights (£520)
£140 per night for 3 nights (£420)
£160 per night for 2 nights (£320), and
£200 for just one night. (£200)



Available for holiday lets all year. In the low season it is available for short lets and we are happy to disregard the changeover days.

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