The West Usk Lighthouse is a cosy bed and breakfast plus a small wedding venue situated near the City of Newport, Gwent, at the junction of the Severn and the Usk Estuaries, overlooking the Bristol Channel.
Built in 1821, it is unique among lighthouses. All the accommodation is within the building. It is quirky and comfortable rather than luxurious. The West Usk Lighthouse was designed as a first venture by Scottish architect, James Walker, who went on to build another 21 lighthouses. The West Usk is perhaps the strangest house around, found at the end of a very long stony and bumpy track - it is an unusual example of its kind, built to a unique design; not tall as most lighthouses are, and considerably bigger in circumference.
All rooms are wedge-shaped and there is a stone spiral staircase in the centre, right above a collecting well, which is now our wishing well! The entrance hall is slate bedded and we have a Dalek at the bottom of the stairs and a Tardis on the roof, which is an added bonus for Dr Who fans and those visiting the new Dr Who Exhibition in Cardiff.
Have a browse of our site and if you like the look of us then please book by telephone on 01633 810126 or alternatively through the online booking system. Hope to see you soon!