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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Toute Lighthouse Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne BN20 0AE England
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#2 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
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The Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head is a hotel with a difference. Built in 1832 and decommissioned in 1902, a tea-shop, a home, part-destroyed during the second world war and lovingly rebuilt in the 50's. Owned and filmed by the BBC, moved due to erosion - and now, beautifully restored and renovated.With 360 degree views of the English Channel, beautiful landscape, countryside and the enigmatic Seven Sisters, Belle Tout is a remarkable place to stay.With themed rooms such as 'The Captains Cabin', 'Old England' and 'Keepers Loft', the accommodation and facilities will ensure a comfortable and memorable break.
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Liz G wrote a review May 2021
Didcot, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
My fourth stay at Belle Tout, as magical as ever. This time I took a friend and she was equally enchanted. The location is stunning. Expansive views over sea, cliffs and countryside. Belle Tout is looking its best. Wonderful welcome from the manager, Ian. Beautiful rooms, excellent breakfast, and you feel that the place is your own. We took our own picnic supper to eat in the lantern room, watching the sunset over the sea. The next night we had an excellent meal at Tiger Inn [just a few minutes drive away] sitting in the sun on the village green. If you're looking for something special, Belle Tout is the place!
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Date of stay: May 2021
kate wrote a review May 2021
Crawley, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
Exceeds expectations! Breakfast fantastic.....we chose to bring a cold buffet with us (there are communal fridges outside the rooms) so had sushi and fizz in the lantern room whilst watching the sunset and listening to 80s music (cd player and cds supplied!) Rooms are on the small side so don't bring an enormous suitcase, however this can be overlooked because every room has an amazing view. Ian the manager offers drinks at five and will tell you everything you want to know also every TV has an episode of "Build a new life in the country" which tells you about the renovation and is really interesting. If you like walking the nearest eatery is the Beachy Head Pub which has a generic menu but perfectly ok if you don't want to drive and want to stagger home....it will take you about half an hour. Other eateries you'll either have to drive or walk and get a taxi back. Overall a fantastic experience and I would go back tomorrow.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cherylava wrote a review Dec 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous just fabulous. Even in these uncertain times. Room ( Shiraz) was wonderful. Ian the manager/ chef/ everything is so friendly, accommodating & helpful. Woke up with fabulous views of the 7 sisters. Just a totally amazing weekend.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
John_from_NM wrote a review Oct 2020
New Malden, United Kingdom195 contributions111 helpful votes
Many places claim to be unique but the Belle Tout has a better claim to the description than most. The location, the history, the views are all one-of-a-kind. Add in a very comfortable bedroom, a spectacular "lantern room" top lounge, a superb breakfast, a warm welcome from the owners and you have one of the best B&Bs I have stayed at. Very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Karen Parker-Richardson wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Exceptional What a little gem. We stayed here at the beginning of September with my sister and brother in law for both of our anniversaries and my brother in laws special birthday. It is an absolutely beautiful place. The views are stunning. We stayed in New England and Old England rooms which were perfect for us, on the ground floor opposite one another. Paul was the duty manager who looked after us so well- he certainly made our stay exceptional with his personal service and attention to detail- nothing was too much trouble for him- sadly he has now retired and we are returning next year but I am hoping the service will be to the same standard or can we request him as a special request on our booking?! Paul went out of his way to make our stay memorable. It is a perfect place to stay for a special occasion. Breakfast was superb and cooked to order, drinks in the lounge at 5pm is such a lovely touch.The whole stay was excellent and we cannot wait to return next May. Karen Parker-Richardson
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belle Tout Lighthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Nearby attractions include Nigel Greaves Gallery (5.9 km), Seven Sisters Country Park (5.0 km), and Beachy Head (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include MALAYALAM Restaurant, Gr/Eat Greek Deli and Cuisine, and The Green Almond.
Are there any historical sites close to Belle Tout Lighthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion (7.5 km).
Does Belle Tout Lighthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.