The West Usk Lighthouse is the ultimate unique bed and breakfast for the perfect getaway. Containing rooms with breath-taking views, the West Usk Lighthouse has received great recognition from TV and magazines.
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 a wishing well! The entrance hall is slate bedded and there is 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 Dr Who Exhibition in Cardiff.
The lighthouse has had a long history of being in the media. Cosmopolitan magazine once named it as “one of the ‘Most Romantic in Britain” and it has been featured in most National Magazines and Newspapers, TV programmes such as “The Hotel inspector” in 2008 and it has been in many international newsprint as well.