Reviews of the Belle Tout Lighthouse

Thank you to everyone who has commented about their Belle Tout 'experience'.

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to have you back again soon.

Here are some comments from our very happy guests.

These reviews are from 2010 when the previous management team of Paul and Nigel were at the lighthouse.

Reviews by Email

"an amazing time, so memorable"

Andy and I had an amazing time at the Lighthouse and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I think you are both a real asset to Belle Tout and I told Mr Shaw that when we were leaving. The two of you really made our stay at the Lighthouse so memorable. We definitely want to come back.
Sarah & Andy

"a wonderful weekend, everything was perfect"

Hi guys
Thank you all for a wonderful weekend. We had the best time and the midnight dramas only added to our adventure.
From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and everything was perfect. The tea & hot cross buns and then wine whilst watching the sunset were an added bonus to an already great stay.
Keep up the fab work! We will be back!
Kathy & Simon

"excellent weekend, great experience"

Paul & Nigel
Thanks very much for the excellent weekend.
It was such a great experience and such a fabulous place to stay. I think I bored everyone at work today with the details. Actually a few were very interested so I've referred them to the web site.
It's a really small world I was telling one of my colleagues who lives in Dorking and mentioned that I met someone at the weekend from Dorking. It turns out she knows Niki and Nigel who were staying at the lighthouse with us.
Thank you both for making our visit really special and I'm sure we can find a suitable occasion for a re-visit.
Many thanks

"fantastic trip, never forget"

Dear Paul and Nigel,
Many thanks for a fantastic trip to Belle Tout. We both agree that everything was just perfect and we will never forget our experience.
Hope Paul managed to enjoy some part of his birthday?
We will certainly sing the praises of the Belle Tout experience to all we meet and we are quite sure that we will be revisiting this year.
Warm regards,
Tony Williams

"lovely breakfast, relaxing break"

Hi Paul and Nigel,
Too full up to eat a morsel in Seaford, thanks to your lovely breakfast and it was a bit of shock facing the weetabix this morning!
We are also both back to work today, but feeling rested after our relaxing break at Belle Tout. We so enjoyed our time at the light house.
Kind regards
Janet and Dennis
Ps - Dennis is looking ‘very well’ - red has always been his colour J

"enjoyed our weekend, amazing building"

Paul and Nigel
Thanks for your email.
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Belle Tout -such an amazing building .
Thank you to you both as you made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.

"glorious time, excellent hosts"

Dear Paul and Nigel
We had a glorious time with you at Belle Tout. Your desire to make it like a house party was brilliantly executed. We felt really welcome and greatly enjoyed chatting to the other guests. You are both excellent hosts and have mastered the delicate art of being available without being intrusive.
Please convey our best wishes and congratulations to Mr and Mrs Shaw they were both charming and the Belle Tout is a "tour de force".
Thank you both once again for a splendid and memorable weekend.
Very Kind Regards,
Nigel & Nickie

"magical place, didn't want to leave"

Hi guys!
I really enjoyed my stay at the lighthouse - the only problem was I didn't wanna leave! It's horrible being back to the real world after visiting such a magical place! My poor apartment, lovely as it is, can't quite compete with the Keeper's Loft...
You guys are doing a wonderful job and giving your guests an amazing experience. Your hospitality will certainly keep everyone happy! I will be back, that's for sure... I wish you the best of luck for the summer at the lighthouse!
Best wishes,
Lighthouse keeper
PS. I only got hungry around dinner time - your superb breakfast kept me going all day!

"perfect, a very special weekend"

Hi Paul & Nigel,
Thank you both for your email and of course, your hospitality, which made our stay perfect. Your hard work and passion for the place is commendable and clearly shows. It was a very special weekend for us, we just wish we could've stayed longer! We were both quite sad to wave goodbye to the lighthouse when we drove away.
We tried to find some internet clips on the lighthouse move and the renovations last night but most of the clips have been taken off by now probably. We will keep an eye out for future updates however.
The very best wishes to you both, we hope we'll see you again in the not too distant future.
Jayne & Nat.

"totally entranced, bowled over"

Dear Paul and Nigel
You will have gathered from our comments in the visitors' book and our general demeanour that we were totally entranced by the Belle Tout, which wove a very special magic - a bit siren-like, trying to lure us back again. And we were bowled over by your hospitality, professionalism and attention to detail. Would that all hotel managers were like you!
One of the highlights of our brief visit was meeting Barbara, the owner.
Best wishes
Roy & Nancy

"a great time, a lovely place"

Thank you Paul & Nigel for a fabulous weekend. Can’t stop talking about it. You were both wonderful which makes such a difference to a break away. We did relax and had a great time. Please thank Mr & Mrs Shaw for having the vision and taking on the mammoth task of saving the lighthouse and making it such a lovely place for people to stay in.
Thanks again,
Angie & Dave.

Comments from the Guest Book

"What a lucky find"

What a lucky find to have stumbled on Belle Tout online…Hope to be back someday…Lovely delicious breakfast by Ian
Atlanta Georgia

"Magical and enchanting"

Magical and enchanting to approach Belle Tout on our wedding night on a blustery wild road! An absolutely perfect end to an enjoyable day – particularly as the lovely Phil had stayed up extra late to welcome us. May married life continue on such a high with panoramic views all round. Many, many thanks.
Norton East Sussex


An unforgettable way to spend our first wedding anniversary!! So friendly welcoming and comfortable
Milton Keynes


It has been a wonderful two days. Phil and Ian have looked after us in a friendly, professional way. Amazing breakfast. We will be back – thank you.
Harrogate Yorkshire

"Wonderful experience"

A wonderful experience – very attentive hosts in Phil and Ian. Thank you very much – Reading

"A fantastic time"

A big thank you to David and Barbara for saving this beautiful building, and putting their trust in it. We have both had a fantastic time, after coming with very high expectations following the TV programme. Phil, Ian and the girls have been fabulous hosts, you must be proud of them all. The breakfast was faultless. It has been both a great honour and privilege to have stayed here, we will return.
Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire

"A weekend we will always remember"

Thank you Phil and the crew for sharing Belle Tout with us – a weekend we will always remember.

"Memorable, Fantastic, Breathtaking"

Thank you Ian and Phil for a memorable few days. Breakfasts fantastic!! Accommodation spotless, thanks to Louise. Views breathtaking – we don’t want to go home and will be back soon
East Grinstead

"A great time, homely and special"

We had a great time. Phil is so warm and welcoming. Ian is a fantastic chef. Thank you for making it so homely and special
South London.

"Marvellous, excellent"

Pasto meravieglioo (marvellous place) accoglienza impeccabile (excellent reception) campagna da sogno (dreaming countryside)…. Colalione gardosa (fabulous breakfast) – Thank you Phil.

"A wonderful welcoming place"

We had to pinch ourselves this wasn’t a dream. A wonderful welcoming place, super vibes… We’ll be telling everyone about it…
South London

"A wonderful experience"

What a wonderful experience. Thank you Phil and Ian for your hospitality (delicious breakfasts). Not enough stars available to justify your unique accommodation.

"A unique and special place"

We knew Belle Tout would be different but it exceeded our expectations and will be remembered as a unique and special place. Many thanks to Phil and Ian for looking after us and treating us like friends. “Five stars”
Kathy & Simon, West Midlands

"superb, wonderful hosts"

Wow, what can I say. Superb everything ! What an honour to stay here. Can’t wait to come back. Paul & Nigel, you are wonderful hosts
Gary & Lisa

"special lighthouse, special people, wonderful time"

One special lighthouse. Two very special people; Paul & Nigel. Guys we had a wonderful time. Thank you
Val & Sandy

"fantastic assets, great service"

Paul & Nigel are two fantastic assets. Great service. Thanks we will be back
Garry & Mand

"absolute pleasure, luxury and ambience"

Four nights of absolute pleasure. Relaxed, pampered and spoilt by the luxury and ambience. Paul & Nigel are wonderful, generous and an absolute asset

"everything was perfect"

We have looked forward to the lighthouse experience and the reality was even better than the expectation. Thank you Paul & Nigel for your attentiveness. Everything was perfect.
Brian & Cecilia

"spectacular settings, best hosts"

This must be one of the most spectacular settings for a B&B in the UK and two of the best hosts. Thank you so much for everything
Paul & Andy

"fantastic break, thank you"

It has been a fantastic break for us. We could not have been made more welcome and it was like visiting friends instead of staying in a hotel. A big thank you to Paul & Nigel for making it possible. Another highlight was Paul’s reflexology and holistic massage treatment
Tony & Lisa

If you would like to stay in the 'magical', 'spectacular', 'lovely', 'amazing', 'wonderful', 'excellent' and 'memorable' Belle Tout Lighthouse, then please contact us or make a booking and we'll be happy to have you stay.

"A magical place, didn’t want to leave"

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