Chevaliers Gatehouse

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Chevaliers Gatehouse, a luxury holiday home in Shropshire, combines the glories of the past with the comforts of the present. In a secluded hamlet near Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock, this Elizabethan era gatehouse includes a courtyard and private garden. Enjoy the beautiful flower beds, fruit trees and a bubbling fountain on a quiet morning, or explore the region’s historic sites, scenic walks and gastro hotspots.

Chevaliers reflects its storied past. The expansive suites are named after Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Prince Rupert, two of the home’s many illustrious visitors. Nephew to Charles I, Prince Rupert slept in the enormous second story bedroom while he commanded royalist troops during the Civil War. A set of linen tapestries in the gatehouse honours him.

While the two bedrooms will make you feel like royalty, the updated bathroom fittings, fully equipped modern kitchen and digital TV will keep you in contemporary comfort. The house sleeps four comfortably, and extra cots are available.

Chevaliers Gatehouse makes the ideal family holiday rental being near the M5, M6, M40 and M54 motorways, as well as 15 miles from the Telford Central train station, and 40 miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • From super-king canopy beds to a claw tub and underfloor heating, this holiday house exudes luxury.
  • Feel like you’re in an Elizabethan drama with towering turrets, Tudor-style dining room and spiral staircase.
  • Walk the same grounds as its famous visitors, including King Edward V, Charles I and Sir John Betjeman.

    What you should know…

    • Situated down narrow country lanes 2.5 miles from the main road, the house may be better for quiet evenings in.
    • To reach the bedrooms, guests climb a spiral staircase difficult for small children or those with disabilities.

    Property Features


    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.

    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 Thatcher Suite bedroom (This suite is named after the former British prime minister – and her husband Sir Denis – who spent two nights in the bedroom whilst staying at Chevaliers Gatehouse in 1994)  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 hand blocked wallpaper, silk curtains, digital TV, Tudor fireplace, 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 Prince Rupert Bedroom (named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, cousin of Charles I who hid here during the civil war in 1646) on the top floor boasts a four poster bed, huge exposed beams, oak bookcases, an enormous bath under the mullion windows in the bedroom, a large writing desk. 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 by request. No pets.

    Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain. (BBQ and out door furniture during summer months)


    About the surrounding area of Chevaliers Gatehouse
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    Chevaliers Gatehouse is a secluded hamlet deep in the Shropshire countryside, but lies within four and a half miles of historic Bridgnorth and four miles of the pretty market town of Much Wenlock. Next to the Hall is the historic Norman church of St Michael with its 12th century wall paintings and famous 12th century font.

    The Gatehouse is reached along a winding narrow country lane that ends at this historic estate. After visiting Chevaliers Gatehouse with the artist John Piper for Shropshire : A Shell Guide (published 1951), John Betjeman wrote that the hall was ‘best approached by foot, horse or bicycle; only so can its peace and various landscape be appreciated’.

    Chevaliers Gatehouse remains a haven of peace and rural beauty today – an ideal place to explore Shropshire and the Heart of England, from the gastronomic centre of Ludlow to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, the Shropshire hills and many other historic houses and gardens, including the Dower House Gardens in nearby Morville of Dr Katherine Swift (author of the bestselling book The Morvile Hours) and the world famous nursery gardens of David Austin Roses.

    Bridgnorth, four miles away, is an attractive market town famous for its funicular railway and the many flights of steps which connect the High and Low Towns. Regular steam trains also run from here along the Severn Valley Railway. The town has many charming pubs and bistro restaurants, as well as high street shops, a supermarket and a cinema.

    Much Wenlock, five miles away, has been voted the second most beautiful town in England. You can stroll around the ruins and grounds of the ancient Wenlock and Buildwas Abbeys (Wenlock Abbey was one of the most important in the 15th century), go antique shopping, visit the local Olympian museum, browse for second hand books (Wenlock Books won the coveted Independent Bookseller of the Year award in 2006) or go shopping at the artisan shops and galleries or the traditional butcher, Ryan’s, that has won a national award for Best Butcher in Britain.

    Half an hour’s drive away to the south-west is historic Ludlow, one of the gastro capitals of England with award winning Michelin restaurants, secluded gastro-pubs, historic market square and famous castle ruins where the two ‘Princes of the Tower’ were brought up in the late 15th century. In April 1483, the eldest of the two princes is reported to have stayed at Chevaliers Gatehouse on his fateful journey to the Tower of London after the death of his father Edward IV.

    To the north-west, also half an hour away, is historic Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, with its old cathedral, market squares, theatre and riverside restaurants.

    Chevaliers 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, approximately 40 miles away.


    Best Suited For: All Ages


    Oliver's Extras

    • Chef/Cook Available
    • Maid Service Available

    At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

    - Maid service/extra cleaning
    - Private chef/cook/catering
    - Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
    - Local day-trips or tours
    - Airport pick-up/drop-off
    - Babysitting/childcare services

    Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

    Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
    We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

    A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

    B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

    Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

    Terms & Conditions

    Arrival time 4 pm onwards.
    Departure time 10 am.
    Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
    Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
    End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property how you found it.
    Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
    Insurance 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.

    Rental Rates

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    April 23rd 2018 - December 19th 2018 £565.00 £703.00 £1,285.00
    UK: Christmas/New Year - - £2,237.00
    January 3rd 2019 - October 25th 2019 £565.00 £703.00 £1,285.00

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    April 23rd 2018 - December 19th 2018 €617.00 €756.00 €1,404.00
    UK: Christmas/New Year - - €2,444.00
    January 3rd 2019 - October 25th 2019 €617.00 €756.00 €1,404.00

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    April 23rd 2018 - December 19th 2018 $757.00 $896.00 $1,722.00
    UK: Christmas/New Year - - $2,999.00
    January 3rd 2019 - October 25th 2019 $757.00 $896.00 $1,722.00


    England isn’t just divided into the north and the south – there’s a whole stretch of the country that sits right between them, a wonderful and often overlooked area known as the Midlands. It’s here you’ll find Shakespeare’s birthplace, the rich cultural heritage of the Industrial Revolution and beautiful countryside that’s as wonderful to look at as it is to explore.

    To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great stuff to do in the region, we’ve put together this handy Midlands travel guide – great place to start when you are holidaying in one of our cottages in the Midlands.

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    • Upton Gatehouse

      Posted by Caroline B on 14/08/2013

      We really enjoyed our stay in this fantastic old property. The upper bedroom which has windows on all four sides was a joy. The children found it very exciting, especially the bath in the middle of the room, and we loved looking through the books. On the first floor there are the other bedroom and living room, which was well supplied with firewood, and in the evenings we were cosy in front of the fire. The other good thing was the two shower rooms located in one of the turrets. The underfloor heating was much appreciated, and it was fun being in the turret. We only used the actual dining room once, since it was inconvenient to run across to it in the cold weather, but it was a lovely room and we had the candles going to get the best atmosphere. The owner of the main house was very obliging and took us in to see the main hall - a fantastic old building. All in all it was a very enjoyable time and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet countryside setting.

    • Amazing decor - somewhere I'd really recommend..

      Posted by Anon User on 28/11/2012

      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!

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