This cosy bed and breakfast is situated near the city of Newport, Gwent, overlooking the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. It was named as one of the 'Most Romantic in Britain' by Cosmopolitan magazine. The lighthouse has been featured in most national magazines and newspapers, and on many television shows.
We bought the lighthouse when it was semi-derelict in 1987. The lantern room was restored in 1997 with a grant from the Wales Tourist Board and CADW. We are really fortunate to live in this unique property. The tides come rushing in twice a day, so the landscape is never the same. The sunrises and sunsets are just spectacular. The storms are something else! We have cows in the fields and wild horses roam around. In the summer time the crops are so colourful.
Our guests come for a relaxing short break, though we do have some lighthouse enthusiasts who stay longer. It is an ideal place to propose to your partner. We have had over 20 marriage proposals at the lighthouse. You can re-take your vows on top of the lighthouse, shouting it as loud as you want! We can take you in the Roller to the local full a la carte restaurant, with chilled champagne for the journey, or we can order flowers and balloons for a birthday treat.
The lighthouse is also suitable for small groups of family, friends and hen nighters. We have a waterbed and a couple of 4 poster beds. All (wedge-shaped) rooms have en-suite facilities, with colour TV, and tea/coffee making. A stone spiral staircase takes you to the first floor where all the letting rooms are. We also have a hot tub on the roof garden, which has a ' holiday in the sun' feel about it. You can relax there and watch the sun at dawn or dusk. There are barbecue facilities for anyone who wants to have a go.
We have 10 golf courses nearby, and of course the Celtic Manor will host the Ryder Cup in 2010. Cardiff is only 10 miles away, with all its attractions, new opera house, stadium, theatre, bay barrage & castle. Newport is 4 miles away, with its new Riverfront Theatre.
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