- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Maid Service
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
Built in 1821 and more recently featured in numerous pieces of high profile media, West Usk Lighthouse is truly one of a kind. And its location, hidden at the end of a very long stony track and overlooking the water, is hard to beat. This is a B&B with a difference.
With its unique design – shorter than most lighthouses and yet larger in circumference – West Usk Lighthouse and is a comfy, cosy and quirky getaway at the junction of the Severn and the Usk Estuaries. The rooms all have breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel, the atmosphere is soothing, and the area is full of attractions and activities. Whether you’re here for a romantic weekend break, a family holiday by the sea or a wedding, West Usk is a genuinely memorable destination.
The lighthouse is situated near the City of Newport in Gwent and there’s lots to see in the local area - palatial Tredegar House, romantic Castell Coch, the Roman city of Caerleon, and the castles of Caldicot, Chepstow, Raglan, Cardiff and Caerphilly. The scenic Usk Valley, Brecon Beacons and Mumbles are an easy drive away, or the island of Flat Holm is a 50 minute crossing from Cardiff Bay. And don’t forget Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes, Tintern Abbey, Dyffryn Gardens and Arboretum, and St. Fagans National History Museum, to name but a few. If you want to get active, then why not try horse riding, para gliding, paintballing, canoeing, bird watching, fishing, golfing, biking or walking. And at the end of a long day there are lots of restaurants and pubs to enjoy.
If you’re driving, exit Junction 28 off the M4. Take the slip road to A48 Newport and at the large roundabout take the 3rd exit to B4239 Duffryn. At the mini roundabout take the first exit and drive for 2 miles. Then turn left at the B&B sign (which is on the right next to small cattle bridge) into a long, winding and bumpy road marked "THIS IS A PRIVATE ROAD". Do not go down Green Lane or Pont Estyll Lane as per SatNav.
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The lighthouse has four bedrooms – The Waterbed Room, The Four Poster Room, The Cabin Room and The Family Room. All the rooms are wedge-shaped and there is a stone spiral staircase in the centre, right above a collecting well, which is now a wishing well. The entrance hall is slate bedded and you will even find a Dalek at the bottom of the stairs and a Tardis on the roof! Now that’s original.
The lighthouse boasts a wonderful rooftop hot tub, from where the views out to sea are magical!
If you want to really relax and unwind, why not have a treatment in the comfort of your bedroom? There is a whole range of pampering therapies on offer. The lighthouse is also available for weddings – please see the website or get in touch for more details.
Conditions of Rental
Prices are based on two people sharing and include a full English breakfast. Check-in is any time after 4pm, but it can be earlier if pre-arranged. There is a cancellation fee of 100% if you cancel within a week of arrival, 70% up to a month before, then 50% thereafter, unless the room can be re-let. Well-behaved dogs are accepted in the family room at a charge of