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.