The Tower Gatehouse in Wales

Something I wish I could do more often is to go away on a romantic weekend break, especially at this time of the year. With the evenings getting darker, thunderstorms brewing and the air getting crisper and cooler, I can think of nothing more perfect than being snuggled up on the sofa in a beautiful cosy old ‘cottage’, completely relaxed and just having a lovely time!2013-10-13 17.58.54

The Tower Gatehouse near Chepstow in Wales seems like the ideal location to do just that. I popped in when my Mum and StepDad were there for a quick break a few weeks ago and came away feeling quite envious!  It’s a Grade II period property, over 700 years old which has been renovated to a really high standard.It has a contemporary feel inside yet the owners have kept all the impressive features like the beams, spiral staircase and stone encased windows. The floaty canopy over the bed on the mezzanine, adds even more charm to the place. A real fairy-tale bedroom!

2013-10-14 08.09.27The Tower Gatehouse has so much character I couldn’t help fall in love with the place. It’s the complete opposite of the many anonymous, bland, purpose-built self-catering properties that I have seen online recently when looking for somewhere to go for a break after my next placement.   It seems like lots of care and attention has gone into making this little holiday home special and luxurious, and it’s somewhere I’m seriously considering going for our romantic getaway.

PS.Oliver’s Travels has included The Tower Gatehouse in his Top Ten Quirky Holiday Properties

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