Belle Tout Lighthouse

Bed & Breakfast

A beautifully renovated lighthouse with stunning views from the lantern room. Pretty bedrooms, great walking and fabulous breakfasts


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


On top of a white cliff, a fabulous lighthouse with rather good views. To your left, Beachy Head, to your right, Birling Gap – it’s a magical position with the South Downs rolling into the English Channel. As for the lighthouse, it dates to 1832, was recently moved backwards 57 feet to stop it crumbling into the sea and featured prominently in the BBC’s production of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil. It re-opened in 2010 after a splendid renovation as a lovely little B&B hotel. Bedrooms are rather wonderful: not huge, but most with double-aspect windows that bring the outside in. You find white walls to soak up the light, fantastic views of rolling hills, pretty fabrics, lovely linen, the odd exposed brick wall; shower rooms are small but sweet, and one room has a bath. Ian’s legendary breakfasts are served on high with views of sea and cliff. There’s a fabulous sitting room up here, too, where guests gather each night before climbing up to explore the lantern room. You’ll eat well in the village pub, magnificent walking waits.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Over 15s welcome.
Christmas & New Year.
Pub/restaurant within 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £160
Singles £108-£204.
6 Doubles
From £160


This was a treat beyond belief for a pair of Australian farmers. Our room was fantastic and breakfasts absolutely delicious. Such a treat. Thank you Ian.

Rod, Loomberah

We received a warm welcome & got invited to a welcome drink in the Lounge. The rooms were beautiful so was the breakfast & the living room which had a fireplace which guests are allowed to use. The view from the top of the Lighthouse which was redone as a lounge had stunning views as you can imagine. Breakfast or the Special of the day is cooked to order and the presentation & the flavour where brilliant. Help yourself to the little buffet which consists of different fruit juices, a mix of cereals, dried fruit, fresh fruit salad, muesli bars, muffins, croissants,etc. Very romantic stay.


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