Pictures and Video


As Seen on QuirkyAccom

The historic holiday cottage that is one of a kind.

Click here to watch a Video of the Gatehouse and surrounding area  (1 min 49s)

Click here to watch a Video of the the Gatehouse Garden (2 mins 12s)

Click here to watch a Video of the Wye Valley and surrounding area (7 mins 22s) 

Click here to watch an Amateur Video of the Gatehouse (2 mins 14s) 


The Gatehouse: how you’ll see it as you drive up the drive

GH approach
GH approach

The Entrance

GH Arch
GH Arch

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Willow Horse

View the arch of The Gatehouse


From Inside the Courtyard


By Your Front Door


BBQ Area


The Spiral Stairs

Spiral Staircase

Then the wooden stairs

then the Wooden Stairs
then the Wooden Stairs





Table with welcome basket
Table with welcome basket



You climb up this companionway ladder to the bedroom


The bedroom

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The bathroom is a wetroom, with a loo and a shower and a sink

Up Another Floor: The Dressing Room and Luggage Area


View from the bedroom area…looking down

View through gatehouse window…from side overlooking Courtyard Housethroughwindowcyh

View From the Top of the Tower


The hatch that takes you out onto the top of the tower

The Other Direction: From the Top of the Tower

This is a 13th century Lancet window

Oliver’s Travels Top Recommended Property 

Award from the Village Alive Trust 2009 For The Conservation during the renovation

Taken by the poet David Whyte when he stayed – it later appeared on his facebook page with a poem, AND I FOUND

David Whyte again, putting a picture of our Gatehouse on his facebook page 2014

click here to see his poem SITTING ZEN alongside the window above

Monmouth Canal

 Harold’s Stones at Trellech

Cycling on local quiet roads

Rural walks straight from the door, across the fields, then either on to the next door golf course (St Pierre, where you can stop for lunch), or down to the Bristol Channel/Severn Estuary (though you do have to

go through a field with electrical pylons in), or round the back of Mathern Palace and The Church of St Tewdric. Alternatively, down the drive, and turn left under the motorway and then turn left up the little lane to the local fishponds with huge fields to walk around. Or go through Mathern Village, cross over at Pwllmeyric, and take a 4 hour walk through Mounton and up to the Wye Valley. You can walk (on local roads) to Chepstow Castle. Within 5 miles there is Offa’s Dyke Path, the Wentwood which is the largest ancient woodland in Wales, the Wye Valley and The Forest Of Dean