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Upton Gatehouse

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

Romantic and historic gatehouse in beautiful Shropshire

Overview:

The Gatehouse is one of the most romantic and historically significant gatehouses in the country, often compared to the Tower at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent in which Vita Sackville-West created her library and wrote her many books. Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I and commander of the royalist troops, stayed in the Gatehouse during the Civil War and the panelled bedroom he slept in is named after him.

A set of linen tapestries in the Gatehouse, known as 'The Four Seasons of Prince Rupert', celebrate his life as a soldier, naval commander, print-maker and scientist, as well as his visit to the Bridgnorth area in the Civil War.

This unique and historic self-contained property is available to rent either for romantic short-break weekends (minimum two nights), by the week, as well as over holiday periods. Several times a year, it is taken over as a writers' retreat.

Interior and Grounds:

Entrance

The property has its own imposing entrance gates, gravelled drive-way and parking. Wrought iron gates lead through to a medieval courtyard and sixteenth century cobbled archway.

Dining room

The ground floor dining room has an original sixteenth century Tudor fireplace, carved North European refectory table that sits ten and a painted Tudor ceiling. The dining room is reminiscent of a romantic hunting lodge with hand-blocked wallpaper and tartan curtains with horn buttons.

Kitchen

The fully equipped kitchen has a period stone floor, American style fridge-freezer, granite work tops, butler sink which is ideal for either cooking oneself or by a local chef (which can be arranged) to prepare dinner or lunch in the adjacent dining room.

First Floor

The first floor comprises the panelled Prince Rupert master bedroom (where Prince Rupert slept) with a half-tester bed with silk drapes. The bedroom has a nineteenth century crewel work tapestry, ornate plasterwork, Tudor fireplace, oak floor and antiques. The suite has an adjoining sitting room with pale blue fleur-de-lys wallpaper, silk curtains, satellite TV, Tudor fireplace, knole sofa and spectacular plasterwork. The separate bathroom in one of the turrets has all Lefroy Brooks fittings including a powerful wet room shower, traditional claw foot towel rails and underfloor heating.

Second Floor

The enormous Library Bedroom on the top floor has huge exposed beams, oak bookcases, an enormous bath under the mullion windows in the bedroom, a large writing desk as well as thick carpet and a separate bedchamber area. The bedroom also has a separate turret bathroom with all fittings by Lefroy Brooks.

Extra small beds for children can be provided to increase sleeping capacity.

Exterior

Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain.

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About the Manager

Oliver's Travels - UK
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Oliver's Travels - UK

Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

Why Oliver's Travels - UK chose West Midlands

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Free Concierge Service:

As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

100% Financial Guarantee:

We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

Lowest Price Guarantee:

Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner��s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

Avoid Internet Scams:

Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

1 Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

5

Upton Gatehouse

  • 5 of 5

A great place to spend a weekend away. Although the Gatehouse is huge, 2 people and a dog can fill it quite happily - we weren't rattling around too much.

We were visited every day by the caretaker to make sure everything was okay - lovely walks near by and good pubs.

Amazing decor - somewhere I'd really recommend. You can tell the place has a lot of history. It's a real step up from the standard holiday cottage.

The only down side was the local farms cat had managed to get into the gatehouse before we arrived, and had eaten half a loaf of bread!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it. We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International Airport at 40 Miles Car: recommended

Upton Gatehouse is conveniently located for access to the M5, M6, M54 and M40 motorways. The nearest station is fifteen miles away with frequent inter-city trains from London, Manchester and Glasgow, and services to Wales and the West Country.

The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport, which is approximately 40 miles away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£640
From
£640
£2,240
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£538
From
£538
£2,240
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£298
From
£298
£1,240
 

Notes

  • Guide Price: £975 - £1,500 per week.

    Short Breaks: £488 - £1,500 for 2 nights.

    Security deposit: £500. This is to be paid directly to the owner before your stay and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
  • Terms:

    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
    - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property how you found it.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: Please enquire.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • For catering and services please enquire prior to booking.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner��s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Garden
  • Patio

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Amenities: - Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain. - Internet.

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