House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Located in central Brighton, in Clifton, the city's answer to London's Chelsea, Clifton House is a beautiful 4 story Victorian private house.
Situated on Powis Road, a stone's throw from the beach, within easy reach of the North Laine and the South Lanes, Clifton House is perfectly placed to take advantage of both Brighton's busy bohemian coffee shop culture and the chic restaurants and bars of nearby Seven Dials.
Its elegant exteriors painted a regency cream, its unusual front given over to a modern hair boutique, Clifton House consists of two self-contained apartments, a private bar and lounge. Sympathetically restored, its wooden floors and banisters stripped, sanded and polished, much has been done to preserve Clifton House's architectural heritage. Originally a purpose-built Victorian wine and beer shop, the house's bar and lounge is accessed by way of a typical set of basement stairs, which opens out onto 1000 square feet of what was once the shop's wine cellar, where granite slab flooring and exposed brickwork sit cheek to jowl with contemporary seating, punk art and 21st century lighting. Called The Cupboard Under The Stairs, it's the perfect bolthole.
The apartments are divine. The smaller apartment, situated on the first floor, consists of a master bedroom, en-suite shower room, and a sitting room and kitchen. Its floor-to-ceiling bay windows are a real delight, as are the Conran mosaic tiling and Munich Beer Festival dining table with matching benches.
The larger apartment takes up the second and third floors, and includes 4 bedrooms, a separate bathroom - complete with a roll top claw foot bath - and a sitting room and kitchen. With one of the third floor bedroom's containing a sumptuous double bed, and the other bedrooms' twin beds similarly comfortable, the sleeping rooms are characterised by memory foam mattresses, well chosen pieces of storage furniture and the odd piece of wall art.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brighton 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 35.5 km, Nearest railway: Brighton 500 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|