Attractions, Accommodation, Guest House / B&Bs in Newport
West Usk Lighthouse
The West Usk Lighthouse is a cosy bed & breakfast and small wedding venue (voted best in the region) situated near the City of Newport, Gwent, at the junction of the Severn and the Usk Estuaries which overlooks the Bristol Channel.
Built in 1821 by Scottish architect, James Walker, it is unique among lighthouses having all the accommodation situated within the building itself creating a distinctive design that is bigger in circumference and shorter in height.
The interior tends to be described as quirky and comfortable rather than luxurious. All the rooms are wedge-shaped with en-suite facilities. We have a stone spiral staircase, which runs though the centre of the lighthouse and beneath that is the rain collecting well - which is now our wishing well and wine cellar! The entrance hall is slate bedded and at the bottom of the stairs we have our resident Dalek (with an interesting story) and a TARDIS on the roof (changing room for the hot tub). They are an added bonus for Doctor Who fans.If you do stay with us, do not forget to have a dip in the hot tub situated the roof garden. It’s a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down (it is doubly nice with a glass of champagne). Please have a browse of our website and if you would like to stay with us then please book through the online booking system, by telephone on 01633 810126 or via email at [email protected]
Wales has a whole multitude of varied accommodations to stay ales in, from Shepherds Huts, Gypsy Caravans, Celtic Roundhouses, you can even stay in an African Safari Tent if it takes your fancy. But to be able to stay in a lighthouse that has also been featured on TV, really is a unique experience. I chose to feature the USK Lighthouse as one of our attractions because of the rare experience that can be gained from your stay here, and I promise you faithfully, that once stayed here, never forgotten. The owners of this lighthouse have not only a invested a huge fi nancial input into the lighthouse, but also their time and a huge amount of care and attention into each and every bedroom. They really do care about every single one of their many visitors and every eff ort goes into making your stay here one that you will always cherish.