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Award Winning Property

Winner of Sawdays 20th Anniversary Guest Choice Award


Holiday Let: One of a kind

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The view from the garden
The Gate House
Moynes Court,

NP16 6HZ,

South Wales, UK

Sleeps 2

What you see as you drive up to The Welsh Gatehouse

Unique Features

A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270) - the first historical mention is in 1307 when Bogo de Knovil died and his estate reverted to the Crown. So this Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a castle. For more pictures click here

The perfect couples retreat, a great base for exploring South Wales!

Grade II* means that this building is in the top 4% of important buildings in the UK



An Award for our Conservation Work

On 26 June 2009 William Ayot was presented with an award for building conservation for the works done at Moynes Court at the Gatehouse and Courtyard House. The Award was presented by the Village Alive Trust in association with CADW and the Welsh Civic Trust

The Gatehouse was Voted Favourite Self Catering Property in Britain (runner up)

In 2010 we were proud to win the Sawdays Reader Award (runner up) for their Favourite British Self Catering Place. Sawdays have not run this award again - or we hope we would have won it again and again!



The property is self contained, and has its own entrance. There is parking for two cars (one behind the other). The owners live at the other end of the garden in a sixteenth century Monmouthshire gentry house.

Getting Here

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. Click here to view map.

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.


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Rental inclusive of

Linen, towels, crockery, fully equipped kitchen.

Accommodation Details

Sleeps 2 adults - Double bed accessed via companionway ladder
Cots, Highchairs and Children No, no children please
Pets No pets please
 Smoking No smoking at all, sorry
Additional Facilities Radio, TV with freeview, DVD player, CD player with ipod docking facility, Wireless Networking usually available, Washing/Drying machine
Arrival Day  Usually Saturday, but open to negotiation
Arrival Time After 2 p.m.
Departure Time  By 10 a.m.


There are 30 spiral steps to enter the property. This is not suitable for those with mobility challenges. We suggest you bring 2 smaller bags rather than one large suitcase, as smaller bags will be easier to get up the stairs. Please see this page, scroll down for access statement

Contact Details

Juliet Grayson, Courtyard House, Moynes Court, Mathern, Monmouthshire, NP16 6HZ, UK

TELEPHONE 0044 (0) 1291 638806 If you call us and want us to get back to you re availability, then please let us know what is the latest time we can call you back (what time do you go to bed!). 07770 964864. I only listen to my mobile when I am away from home (which happens several times a month) so if you leave a message on that then please ALSO LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE LANDLINE.

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