The Sweet Shop
About the home
This turn-of-the-century house used to be…you’ve guessed it- an old sweet shop! Designed to a high standard it has a wonderful quirky vintage theme, a real home from home it's ideal for gatherings of friends, family and hen-do's who want to make the most of everything Brighton has to offer.
Brighton is the ultimate destination for a vibrant city break by the sea, world famous for stylish shopping, the best night spots, bars and restaurants and a colourful Arts scene. The city is buzzing all year round so a great spot for a weekend break away any time, any season. The Sweet shop is situated in a central location and within a short walk to the fashionable North Laines area and the vibrant sea front attractions.
With four-double bedrooms the house can accommodate up to 14 with the use of sofa beds. The property benefits from free on-street parking, and a central location: around a ten minute walk to the shops and cafes and fifteen minutes to the Pier and the seafront.
The interiors exude easy elegance with an original mix of flea market finds, trendy fifties florals and rustic touches. It has a relaxed home-from-home vibe while feeling a little bit extra special too. Each room is packed with charming details; original antique French chandeliers, fifties fabrics, reclaimed wood, mirrored furniture, crystal lamps and floral wallpapers. The slate paved garden offers a secluded sun spot for quiet relaxation. The kitchen is fully equipped for suppers at home, and the kitchen table can be extended to larger groups up to 14.
All in all this is the perfect house for parties and social gatherings, while also being close enough to the cities best attractions. Please note that the house is situated in a residential area so there is a curfew on noise after 11pm.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Brighton, 900m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (3), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 14, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
Arranged over three storeys, the house has a wonderfully quirky cottage feel. The lower ground floor has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which is a great space for a large gathering, opening out to a small garden. The are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms- all with high end fixtures and fittings.
Two of the bedrooms have twin beds which can be arranged as doubles.
There are a further 2 double bedrooms, one with a sofa bed.
There are two additional sofa beds in the living room.
Further details outdoors:
The delightfully secluded garden is surrounded by a creeper covered flint wall, rose trees, and flowerbeds. However please note the house is in a residential area so any noise in the garden has to be monitored and kept to a minimum.
There are three steps up to the front door making it unsuitable for disabled access.
With regret NO STAG DO's
The house is in a residential area so there is a 11pm noise curfew to be obeyed.
The house is NON SMOKING
We require a 30% deposit to secure your dates. Balance payable 28days prior to your arrival.
We request a £500 security deposit as insurance against undue loss of damage to the property and/ or it's contents. This is payable 28 days prior to your stay and refunded within 7 days after your departure.
The South East England / Sussex region
Bursting with beach-front sports and events, tranquil green spaces within the city limits, plus Brighton tourist attractions and activities for all the family, there's so much in store just waiting to be explored.
You'll also find a world of beautiful Sussex countryside, castles, country houses, parks, forts and gardens just moments from the city too!
The Brighton and Hove / Hanover, Brighton area
From iconic Brighton tourist attractions to beach-front cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Brighton offers the energy of the city and freedom of the sea. It really is unique.
From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the traditional seaside fun of the famous Brighton Pier and pebble beach, Brighton offers something for every walk of life.
How to get there
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- The property is city central and so easily approached by public transport.
- Trains arrive every 30mins at Brighton Station from London Victoria (journey time approx 50mins) and there is always a great queue of taxi's outside the station- the fare less than £5 to the house.
- Gatwick Airport is approx 30 minutes by train or car.
- Gatwick airport is serviced by most major airlines, including BA and Easyjet.
- There is a wide selection of nationwide car rentals to choose from at the airport. However as the house is in such a central location, a car is not necessary to enjoy the city- all the major attractions are accessible on foot or short cab ride.
- There is free on street parking outside the house and adjacent streets.
Activities near Brighton and Hove
Tennis in town
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Jul 2012
12 Girls arrived at the house with great anticipation, it was a rare treat to get away from the hustle & bustle of daily lives back home, so we all wanted to make the most of it. We were not disappointed, the house is a little treasure trove, with lots of feminine & cute aspects to it and rooms to explore. With 3 floors and a back yard there was plenty of space for us to gather together.. or to get away from each other if required. The house had plenty of facilities, home from home, we had a food shop delivered straight to our door and were able to put on a big buffet.
Regarding serivce, we couldn't get the ipod player working but within just 5 minutes our housekeeper Tina had sent someone round to show us. I'm not going to say the house was perfect for anyone that is fussy, the odd door handle came off in your hand but no-one got stuck in a room, a light didn't work but we had lamps, it's not pristine or a minimalist house if thats what you like, but its very comfortable, you don't feel on edge like you can't touch anything, its an older property with a homely feel, everyone settled very quickly and it was perfect for us.
A couple of notes to point out, you might not get parked immediately outside the house but we had 3 cars between us that all managed to find a space within 300metres or less. Also, you are on the top of a hill, it's a nice walk into town or the beach with flat shoes, but its not for those with high heels where taxi's are a must but are in ample & prompt supply. It's about £5 to get a taxi to the station.
The area is very picturesque, the houses are all multicoloured and you can hear the seagulls giving you a real beach holiday feel.
For our purposes we had a wonderful weekend, of course it is what you make it but I'd give it 10/10.
04 Jul 2012
There were 14 of us staying in The Sweet Shop for our friend's hen do and it was absolutely brilliant. Sophie and co were all really helpful throughout and we wanted for nothing. Even when one of the showers stopped working it was fixed immediately so there weren't any problems. The only tiny downside is that if you are the full 14 then some people will have to sleep in the living room but it's very comfortable even then. The house is decorated beautifully throughout and definately isn't run of the mill. We would all highly recommend a the Sweet Shop for a fun stay. It's an easy walk into Brighton as well.
13 Mar 2012
I stayed at the Sweet Shop with a group of nine girls for a posh Brighton hen weekend, with a vintage theme. Upon arrival, I knew we'd picked the right place. The photos of the cottage are great but the impact on entering it is quite another thing. We all had a great time exploring the property and all its charming details. Everyone said that it felt like home instantly. Quite simply, if you are booking accommodation for a hen weekend or girl's break in Brighton, book the Sweet Shop!
The downstairs kitchen/lounge is the real centrepiece of the place, with its large comfy sofas and kitsch cushions and paintings. It lends a great vibe to a low key house party, though you need to be mindful of noise due to it being on a road of close-knit cottages in a residential neighbourhood.
In terms of AV equipment, the place is kitted out with a decent sized plasma TV, iPod dock with surround speakers and DVD player. It has WiFi though I had some trouble getting connectivity in certain areas of the house at times. No big deal.
The kitchen is beautifully decorated in vintage flower panels and the large table seats 10 at a squeeze. We did afternoon tea with proper cups and tiers etc from a local hire company (Vintage Tea Leaves) and that combined with the gorgeous crockery already in the cottage (lots of interesting vintage china etc) made for a perfect champagne afternoon tea. The cottage is very well kitted out with kitchen items. You could probably make quite an elaborate feast there!
We had nice weather so were able to enjoy the cute garden and its little roofed seating area. It gets a nice spot of sun during the day.
Walking to central Brighton and The Lanes etc is no problem and do-able in 15 minutes. Perhaps another 10 to the seafront. Cabs to the front were about a fiver (double that at night). We all found free on-street parking really close to the cottage and getting there is a synch by car. It's about 10 minutes off the A23, if that.
There are a couple of shops locally but it is mainly a residential area so probably best to either stock up before going or take the owner's recommendation and order a home delivery. That said, there is a great butchers just around the corner and also Fanny's Deli, which I'd recommend.
The owners, property manager and maintenance people were all efficient, professional and amiable. The property manager met me when I arrived, even though I was about two hours early and showed me around. When there were TV issues, which turned out to be me not being able to navigate the remote control (!) a maintenance man arrived as soon as I contacted them about it.
The owners have a lovely manner, from their emails to the very helpful welcome pack you receive with the cottage suggesting everything from great local fish n' chips to companies that deliver you breakfast boxes (Bonjour Breakfast?). Decadent!
It's difficult to think of anything that could have been improved. Perhaps it is worth mentioning that the twin rooms are quite small with teenie single beds. This is mainly, I think, due to the age and architecture of the property and still the main thing was being able to fit us all in. In that way, the bedrooms did the job perfectly but just maybe put your tiny people in those beds is all!
The beds are all very comfy and sleep quality was excellent, though once the sun was up the bedrooms filled with gorgeous light. I say this for a balanced review and not because it was in any way a deal breaker. If you are sensitive to light, maybe take a sleep mask.
There are two gorgeous bathrooms with showers with a big bath on the top floor. Both provided enough hot water for 9 girls to all take hot showers when getting ready to go out all at the same time.
In conclusion, everyone in my group was in love with the place. It is cosy, quirky and comfortable. It is also wonderfully managed, spotless and efficiently run. It provides a perfect base for a Brighton holiday, while also offering a gorgeous temporary home. If you book the Sweet Shop (and do!) make sure to plan time just to be in the cottage and garden. It has a great atmosphere and lots of curious and wonderful object d'art. We'll definitely return.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||17 Jan 11||1 Mar 11||£ 1285||£ 168||£ 360||3 Nights|
|Mid season||1 Mar 11||1 Apr 11||£ 1545||£ 191||£ 431||3 Nights|
|High Season||1 Apr 11||1 Oct 11||£ 1805||£ 216||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Oct 11||31 Oct 11||£ 1545||£ 191||£ 431||3 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Jan 12||1 Mar 12||£ 1350||£ 201||£ 322||Flexible|
|Mid Season||1 Mar 12||31 Mar 12||£ 1535||£ 230||£ 365||Flexible|
|High Season||14 Apr 12||1 Oct 12||£ 1955||£ 293||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1535||£ 230||£ 365||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 1350||£ 201||£ 322||3 Nights|
|Xmas/New Year||21 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 2055||£ 216||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Low season||3 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 1350||£ 201||£ 322||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 1535||£ 230||£ 365||3 Nights|
|HIgh Season||1 Apr 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1955||£ 293||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Mid season||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1535||£ 230||£ 365||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 1350||£ 201||£ 322||3 Nights|
|Xmas/ New year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 2055||£ 293||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Low season||3 Jan 14||28 Feb 14||£ 1350||£ 201||£ 322||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DON'T RENT THE HOUSE OUT ON A NIGHTLY BASIS BUT FOR WEEK, WEEKEND AND MIDWEEK BREAKS. WHEN LOOKING AT THE NIGHTLY RATE ADVERTISED, PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM THREE NIGHT STAY CORRESPONDS WITH HIRE FEE. CONFUSED?! PLEASE SEE RATES BELOW:<BR><BR>WEEKEND RATES:<BR>High season £860. Mid season £745. Low season £645.<BR>Our weekend rates give you use of the house from Friday pm - Monday am. (Although we can arrange Thurs- Sat or Sat- Tues for the same fee). We understand that many guests choose not to stay on the third night but the advantage is you have use of the house all day to store your luggage and freshen up before you travel home. We don't offer a discount for a shorter stay.<BR><BR>WEEKLY RATES:<BR>High season £1185. Mid season £1045. Low season £890.<BR>Our weekly rate dates are flexible but never run Saturday to Saturday in the High Season.<BR><BR>MIDWEEK RATES:<BR>High season £540. Mid season £470. Low season £405<BR>We offer 4 nights for the price of 3 for mid week breaks.<BR><BR>Christmas and New Year breaks are charged at High Season rates plus a £100 supplement.<BR><BR>Supplement charges:<BR>£75 for use of sofa bed<BR>£75 peak rate supplement over a Bank holiday<BR>£75 peak rate supplement over Pride weekend<BR>£100 peak rate supplement over Christmas and New Year.Book
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