Get a train from Paddington main line to Newport (South Wales), which is 2 hours max. Change and get a train to Chepstow Station.
You need to pre-book a taxi from the station, as taxis do not wait outside Chepstow Station (it is a small station). It is approx. 2.5 miles from the station to the Welsh Gatehouse. NB have the directions – your taxi driver may not know where the Welsh Gatehouse is (or you can find it on google maps with our postcode NL16 6HZ). You’ll need to tell them it is for the Gatehouse, Moynes Court as they are used to coming round the back to Courtyard House, for William who does not drive.
1) Abbey taxis: Patrick 01291 625847.
2) Terry’s Taxi 01291 630999.
If they are picking you up at the Gatehouse please give them your mobile telephone number for when (s)he arrives, as there is no bell to the Gatehouse.
There is a pub The Millers Arms, Mathern, within walking distance (10 mins). They serve pub grub on some nights.
There is a farm shop selling everything (meat, cheese, milk bread, chocolates etc) about 1.2 miles away. It is at the Chepstow Garden Centre.