WELCOME TO THE WEST USK LIGHTHOUSE
ST. BRIDES WENTLOOG, NEWPORT GWENT NP10 8SF Tel: 01633 810126
We offer a unique B&B stay in an old converted lighthouse, built in 1821, now a grade 11 listed building. All rooms are wedge-shaped, with walls three foot thick. All accommodation is within the lighthouse, which makes the West Usk unusual. The entrance hall is slate bedded, with an internal wishing well, and stone spiral staircase.
All the letting rooms are on the first floor, en-suite, with colour TV/DVD player, Tea/coffee making. We have a king size waterbed and 4-poster beds, all at different prices, ranging from £110-£165 per night, B&B for 2 people. Single from £80-£110 a night. Not all rooms overlook the sea. Please note that we do not have a restaurant. We now have an authentic Mongolian yurt for B&B.
All rooms are en-suite. The décor is eclectic, not chic or minimalistic! Please note that it is an old building and was built as a workplace for lighthouse keepers. You will definitely learn to relax here and sleep well.
Guests can take in the 360 degree, panoramic view from the roof garden which has a Mediterranean feel to it. Barbecues are a must, weather permitting. Now there is a hot tub on the roof for you to enjoy as well as an infra red sauna in the grounds. Bring swimming gear and robes.
We provide lots and lots of therapies, but the most popular is the Flotation Tank but this is being refurbished at the moment and is not available, but we can pamper you with lots of other therapies. From £40-£90.
You could also order champagne, flowers and chocolate; be taken in old Silver Spirit Rolls Royce to the local restaurant, or if you fancy you could release balloons or doves and watch them fly across the estuaries. You could say your vows or make a pledge to your loved one in front of witnesses if you want to. We can also arrange live music for that special occasion! The opportunity is there to make your stay very romantic. Car: from £60 return.
We now have a civil ceremony licence for up to 20 people. The celebration afterwards can be at the local golf course. There are walks along the sea wall if you want to exercise. You could go fishing by the lighthouse or bird watching. Or you could simply rest and catch up on your sleep. That's fine as well. We also send out vouchers for B&B. We have uploaded some pictures on www.redbubble.com/people/daniellesh for cards & prints.
Cancellation Policy: Once you make a booking, the room is yours. We take a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Cancellation charges will apply if we can't re-let - full cost within 48 hours of your stay, 70% within a month, and thereafter 50% . We therefore strongly recommend some form of annual holiday insurance, which will cover you for your main holiday as well. Churchill Insurance can give you a good deal.
There are so many places that you can visit - Tredegar House, The Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff Castle, Raglan Castle, The towns of Usk, Chepstow, Penarth and Caerleon, Cardiff Bay Barrage, Flat Holm island, and many other attractions. see our Brochure page for more information. For music events in South Wales, please visit www.livenation.co.uk/Cardiff or www.southernwales.com,and www.bbc.co.uk/wales for other events in the area.
We are only 2 hours' drive from London Hammersmith; 10 miles Cardiff and 4 miles Newport. Most of our guests dine at the Elm Tree, but there are pubs and other restaurants nearby.
Restaurants: Inn at the Elm Tree on 01633 681119 , Junction 28 on 01633 891 891 or for a top fish restaurant, try the Farmers Daughter on 01633 892800. Most of these restaurants do an early bird menu from Monday to Thursday - 2 courses around £12. Our local pubs are the Six Bells in Peterstone or the Lighthouse Pub on the sea wall , 01633 680800 and a vintage inns pub the Dragon Fly, NP10 8BB near J28.
Taxis on 01633 216 216. If you intend to use a taxi, please reserve as soon as you can.
Check-in time: anytime after 4.30pm-5pm, unless pre-arranged, and check-out is 11 am unless you are having therapies. We can cater for vegans and vegetarians if you inform us when you book. An article in the Sunday Times (Dec. 05) described us as "a touch ramshackle, but that adds to the charm: there's a friendly Dalek in the hall for some reason!" so look out!
Directions: M4 J28 for Newport. Then B4239 for Duffyn. Take first left at mini roundabout. Drive for 2 miles, then turn left at small cattle bridge into long winding bumpy private road. If you are using a sat nav, do not turn into Pont Estyll Road, just carry on and turn next left into a farm lane. If you see a red letter box on your right, you have gone too far.
Frank and Danielle Sheahan
Tel: 01633 810126
Directions: Exit Junction 28 of the M4. Take slip road to A48 Newport, then 3rd exit at roundabout to B4239 towards Duffryn. At mini roundabout, take first left. Drive for 2 miles. Turn left at B&B sign next to a small cattle bridge, into long & winding & quite bumpy road marked with "This is a private Road" on white background at the entrance. If you are using a SatNav, please do not turn into Green Lane or Pont Estyll Lane. Carry on and we are on the left, a few yards away.