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Excellent 5/5 9 reviews

House on a hill looking over the sea

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

*10% Discount for returning visitors

** Christmas/New Year 2014/2015 still available at reasonable prices

A charming, peaceful and light-filled 3 storey Victorian home in one of Brighton's pretty pastel-coloured hills, with a sea view and sunny garden. Mel's House is 15 minutes walk from the centre of town and the seafront. There is a good corner shop at the bottom of the road opposite a fantastic curry house and gastro pub. There is a lovely park 3 mins away and the coffee bars, delis and patisseries of funky Kemptown are a short stroll away.

PARKING - right outside the door, visitors permits provided free of charge

TOWELS AND BEDLINEN - provided free of charge, up to 10 guests

DESCRIPTION OF HOUSE

On the Ground Floor: a hallway, double reception room with log-fire, dining table and double sofa-bed, large eat-in kitchen leading to the garden (with BBQ and trampoline).

On the middle floor; 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x twin room and a family bathroom.

On the top floor: A large bedroom with SuperkIng bed, ensuite bathroom and sea views.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ALL NIGHT PARTY HOUSE! A BBQ IN THE SUMMER OR SOME GOOD MUSIC IS FINE BUT OUR NEIGHBOURS ARE OUR FRIENDS, SO PLEASE RESPECT THEM!

Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brighton beach 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 50 km, Nearest railway: Brighton Station 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking

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Review 1-9 of 9

14 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great house and a great stay - just what we were looking for!"

For two nights in Brighton this was just what we were after. So much more flexible than a hotel - and so much more spacious! Everything we were after!… More

24 Jun 2014

4/5

"Great house & lovely owner!"

Mel was fantastic help and really easy going when we were arranging the booking and in the weeks running up to our stay. The house itself is beautiful, clean and tidy, and was spacious enough for the … More

10 Jun 2014

5/5

"Amazing find!! Home from home!!"

From the minute I booked till the minute we left Mel and Craig couldn't have been more helpful!!Loved the quirky accommodation for my hen weekend with the girls!! Just outside of town so not too … More

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"A great house in a great location"

I had a great stay with friends in this house. It's very homely and the owners were very welcoming and accommodating.It's in a great location, very close to the sea front and everything you … More

2 Jun 2014

4/5

"A great home from home"

It's important to understand that this is very much Mel's home: clothes in the wardrobe, food in the fridge etc. This is not a neutral, empty holiday cottage. As long as you're happy wi… More

Thank you for a very thoughtful and fair review. Please note that we clear storage space for stays of more than 3 nights. This is our first year and we are listening to feedback and making improvements as we go (but keeping prices very reasonable!). You are right, this is not a house for people who like 'bland hotel standards.' We are creative people and our home reflects that.

19 May 2014

5/5

"Brilliant stay would reccomenrd"

Had a lovely stay at this House with my friends. Everything you needed was available and the owners were so friendly.
It was clean, and although lived in, made it feel like home.

Thank you so much for your review. We're redecorating this season so it should be even better next year:)

19 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderful house, great location-very homely and lovely."

We loved staying in this house. The rooms were nice; especially the attic room which is fantastic! There is a cute garden; which was wonderful in the summer sunshine. It's a short walk into town and the lanes, so it is perfectly situated for what we needed. Couldn't recommend it enough and Melanie, the owner, was really helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be returning!

Thank you so much, Helen. We were honoured to have you and the other dancers from Parlor Dance staying at Mel's House whilst performing at Brighton Festival. I'm so glad you got such lovely weather and enjoyed the garden and loft room. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see the show as it sounded amazing. Anybody who loves dance like me, check out Parlor Dance. Hope to see you at next year's Festival.

9 May 2014

2/5

"Not what we were expecting........"

We were disappointed by this house. At even a very basic level, a holiday rental should be clean, particularly the kitchen, should have sufficient storage space for guests' belongings and should… More

As you can see from the other review, holiday houses are very much a matter of taste! I was upset and disappointed to receive this review as everybody else has appreciated the charm, light and space of Mel's house and enjoyed the homely feel. Please note that since this review we have changed our cleaner and redecorated and repaired the entire property.

29 Apr 2014

5/5

"What a find! Amazing house, Amazing Owners!"

This house is fantastic, the pictures do not do it justice! The house is spacious, warm and beautiful which has more than enough space for 10 of us to sleep comfortably. The brilliant quirky features … More

Thank you so much for your review. You were lovely guests and it was a pleasure to have you staying in Mel's house for a 30th birthday party. As I mentioned, it brought back happy memories of my husband's 30th which we spent at a house down the road! We hope you will come back soon, Mel and Craig.

Review 1-9 of 9

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

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