We had first become aware of the Belle Tout via a TV programme that followed its amazing move back from the edge of the cliffs and vowed to stay there one day. We had this chance just recently and can honestly say it was a memorable experience. It would have been easy for the owners just to trade on its unique location, but the Belle Tout has been finished to an extremely high standard, the place just oozes class. All the pictures and ornaments compliment the building, and our room was just fantastic with panoramic views over the Downs. The lounge area is a delight and the lamp room at the top of the tower gives amazing 360 degree views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Our room was spotlesly clean and a delight to relax in. The manager Ian was a perfect host, made us feel most welcome, and cooked a delicious breakfast.
There are great walks along the cliffs and into the countryside, and great food to be had locally.
If you are visting the area make a point of booking a stay at Belle Tout, you will have a stay you will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belle Tout Lighthouse Hotel Eastbourne