The West Usk Lighthouse is a bed and breakfast establishment. It is quirky and comfortable rather than luxurious. Built in 1821, it was designed by James Walker, a Scottish architect and is unique among lighthouses. All accommodation is within, rooms are wedge-shaped; the stone spiral staircase in the centre is found above a collecting well, now a wishing well! The entrance hall is slate bedded and we have a Dalek at the bottom of the stairs!.
In 1821, it was on an island where the Severn and Usk run into the sea, with views far out into the Bristol Channel. Since then, land has been reclaimed and although on one side the loudest sound is of the sea, when the tide (second fastest in the world) comes racing in to the foot of the building, and on the other side, only the occasional mooing cow can be heard. You can experience all this while in our hot tub. We also offer sessions in our Floatation Tank and lots of Complementary Therapies.
The West Usk Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1922, and became a private house shortly afterwards but soon fell into dis-repair and became derelict.. We bought the West Usk in 1987. It took 2 years of hard work to make it habitable and the rest to maintain it!. However we all sleep very well here. You would too, if you need a really good night's sleep.