6. 5 in house, 1 in lighthouse (bunk bed).
all year except Christmas/New Year.
2 lounges, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi (in some rooms and some public areas), in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 15.
 per room B&B £160–£240. Min. 2-night stay, though 1-night bookings may be accepted 7–10 days in advance.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Extraordinary light’ surrounds this ‘characterful B&B’ in a decommissioned lighthouse. It stands remote on the cliffs overlooking the notorious lover’s leap of Beachy Head. Owned by David and Barbara Shaw, it is run, with a ‘generous spirit’, by a team of three managers. ‘On our visit, Paul – welcoming and likeable – was in charge and serenely on top of things.’ Most bedrooms are in a squat extension: ‘If you want to feel you’re in a lighthouse, not just at one, book the Keeper’s Loft, with brick walls and a ladder to climb into bed.’ ‘Our bright, adequately sized room overlooked the Downs, past the car park. Two armchairs sat at the foot of our soft, comfortable bed; the shower room had big towels on a heated rail.’ Gather with fellow guests in the ‘cosy’ second-floor lounge for late-afternoon drinks – ‘it brings people together in an atmosphere that could otherwise feel diffuse’. A takeaway supper from the nearby village may be eaten here, too. In the black of night, ascend to the lantern and marvel at the stars. Wake to a decent breakfast (‘it’s not a fresh-baked-bread, home-made-jam kind of outfit’) of ‘good coffee’, ‘very good fruit salad’, hot dishes cooked to order.
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