Reviews of the Belle Tout Lighthouse

"Top Marks! Cannot fault, we have had a lovely stay…Wish it could have been longer"

"You made our time special Phil and Ian."

"Bill and I really felt we had been away with 'family and friends. Was great."

"Simply wonderful… Thank you very much we have seen our dream come true…"

"A perfect two days. Thank you."

"Please keep doing what you are doing because you are doing it very well. Thank you."

"Can’t imagine how anything can be improved upon."

"I had a very enjoyable time, it certainly is a beautiful place and very special. It was far more than I was expecting, and it's good to be surprised in a positive way. It gave me some space away from everything, to clear my mind and give me some perspective on things, tonic for the soul. Usually that takes weeks of being away."

”The best birthday present ever…What a fab place…"

"Came all the way from Illinois in the US to see an absolutely beautiful spot in the world. It is a great place to stay and fabulous people who run it. Enjoy"

"Perfect – happy times at the Belle Tout which we will always remember! Thank you"

"Fabulous location – perfect hosts, we will be definitely be back! Beautiful lighthouse, thoroughly spoilt by Ian and Phil – Thank you"

"From first seeing the TV show of the making into a B+B we knew we had to visit. The reality was even better than was hoped for. Thank you Phil and Ian for your great welcome and hospitality on our 40th wedding anniversary celebration."

"Spectacular views, an amazing building, enhanced by wonderful people."

"Back for another fantastic break. Thanks for perfect host – Phil and chef – Ian."

"What a wonderful place. Such a warm welcome and tour. Wonderful breakfast and accommodation…Will be back."


"Second time for us and not the last."

"Thank you for three fantastic days. The extra night in Keeper’s Loft was some experience. That only leaves four more to try. The Property and location speaks for itself, but it takes excellent hosts to make the best of it thank you."

By e-mail

Hi Ian and Phil,

We had a truly memorable 40th wedding anniversary weekend at the Belle Tout. It's the perfect location with amazing views. We had gorgeous weather including stunning sunsets viewed from the unique and very comfortable lantern room. We had a beautiful room, excellent service, sumptuous breakfasts, thank you Ian, (I've never seen - or tasted - fruit salad like it!) and everyone was so friendly. The attention to detail is superb. The Belle Tout magic is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life! Thank you all so very much.

It's an anniversary that we won't forget. Thank you all very much for everything.

Best wishes


From the Guest Book

"What a wonderful place"

"We had a lovely stay with you at Belle Tout. What a wonderful place and so well appointed and organised. It was great fun and we shall look forward to coming to stay with you again. Thank you for looking after everyone so well and to Ian for the delicious breakfasts."

"An absolutely amazing time"

"Dear Phil & Ian
Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you both for making my husband's 50th birthday celebrations so very special indeed. From the minute we arrived we had an absolutely amazing time. There was nothing more we could ask for as every detail was taken care of. You both made us all very welcome as if you were welcoming us in to your own home. What a special place to spend with special friends for a special celebration! We will be back!!"

"A fantastic time"

"Hi Phil
Thank you, we had a fantastic time made even more special by the care and attention from you and your team. Really hope to spend quality time with you all again soon, will be in touch!"

"A truly magical place"

"Dear Phil, Ian and the team,
We are still unsure how two nights and one day could feel like at least two weeks. I mentioned not long after we arrived that I could feel the weight lifting from my shoulders. What followed was the clearing of my muddled and over worked mind giving me a true break.  A truly magical place where we felt safe, protected, valued and trusted. We do hope to visit you again and I know that several of our friends have viewed your web site having heard about our weekend."

"A fantastic and memorable experience"

"We would like to say a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Shaw and all of the staff who made our stay so very enjoyable. We honestly could not have been treated any better. What a fantastic and memorable experience."

"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"

"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

"What a find!!"

"What a find!! Thank you God for such beautiful scenery, thank you Belle Tout for wonderful accommodation, food, service etc… Will be back. Ian and Shirley many thanks."
Anne and Stuart (New Zealand)


"Speechless! And emotional to leave such a spectacular building and location. It felt like a home with the treatment we received from Ian and Shirley. Thank you for the sun as well."
Jane and Barrie (Essex)

"Truly amazing experience"

"A very magical and ‘real’ place, truly amazing experience and environment inside and outside! Shirley and Ian have made more than an effort to fulfil our needs, thank you for the veggie breakfasts Ian. Loved the room, loved the light, and loved the peace! Thank you."
Mike and Mussara (Essex)

"What a fabulous place to stay"

"Wow! What a fabulous place to stay, colourful history, stunning scenery, wonderful hosts creating a relaxed atmosphere (all good for the soul). We will be back! Thank you for an amazing few days."
Jon and Lin (Kent)

"Simply magic!"

"Simply magic! More than words! Thanks."
Itala and Stephanie (Italy)

"Amazing place"

"Amazing place, magical stay in the Keepers Loft!! Made to feel so welcome by Shirley and great breakfasts by Ian. Definitely recommend it!! Thanks."
Margot and Steve (London)

"The best stay we've ever had"

"Stunning views, a wonderful welcome and just the best stay we’ve ever had. Thank you for making the first four days of our marriage so good! Hopefully there are many more visits to come! Thank you."
Chris and Becky (Dorset)

"Fantastic place!"

"Fantastic place! Amazing breakfasts! Thank you!!"
Martin and Jeanette (South Wales)

"Lovely hospitality"

"Lovely hospitality, glass of wine with the sunset, amazing! Have learnt so much from Ian about the history, the taxi driver’s stories and efficiency, brilliant! Now we know where Jupiter is, first time we’ve stayed anywhere where so much care and attention to having a special time has been made. Such a hidden gem and we would love to come back! Thank you Ian and Shirley. X Plus lovely to have taxis and tables booked for you and recommendations, brilliant!!"
Catherine and Mike (Cheshire)

"Exceptional place!"

“Exceptional place! B&B doesn’t d pot justice. Ian & Shirley have mad us feel as if we live here!!
(just wish we did!) Outstanding breakfasts, great walking, comfy room and drinks in early evening a great idea.
Thank you Ian and Shirley.”
Paul & Sue (London)

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"

Check availability

You can check availability using our on-line room availability calendar. When you've found the date and decided what room you would like to book, get in touch to make your booking.
Or call us today on 01323 423 185.

One night stays

We operate a minimum two night stay policy, however, providing there is availability, one night stays may be available within a week of the proposed date of stay.
Contact us a week before to check.

Booking in advance

To avoid disappointment for anniversaries, birthday and honeymoon celebrations, we recommend you book well in advance. We are taking bookings for this year and next year so please book as early as you can.