House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Willows is a spacious holiday home with excellent facilities for all the family. A large lounge opens onto a flat garden with shady trees and a sunny patio for eating out. There are toys and DVDs for children and 3 large flat-screen TVs with DVD players in two of the reception rooms. There is a large well equipped kitchen with room to eat and 4 comfortable bedrooms, 2 with en-suite shower rooms, one family bathroom and a downstairs WC. There is a separate dining room with a bar and a study with a laptop and broadband Internet access.
The whole house is WiFi and has satellite channels on all TVs. A bus into the main shopping centre is a few minutes walk away and there is a local supermarket within easy walking distance. Brighton and Hove have lots of interesting independent shops as well as the large chain stores. There are also many pubs, cafes and a wide range of restaurants. There is a theatre, concert hall and 2 multi-screen Cinemas. A well known holiday destination for visitors from all over the world, Brighton has a cosmpolitan and welcoming atmosphere. Willows offers an ideal base for visiting the many villages in the Sussex Downs, with their antique shops and quaint tea rooms.
The house has information about all the places to visit with or without a car. The Sussex coast offers the most sunshine in the summer in the UK and so going to the beach for a BarBQ is always a popular option. Hiring bikes to ride along the seafront to the Marina is a nice ride on a warm day. Brighton Marina is a popular place to eat or have a drink on the terrace of a pub watching the yachts come in.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hove 2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 50 km, Nearest railway: Hove 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Willows is decorated in a luxurious modern style, it has comfortable seating and good quality bedding. The kitchen offers all german units with Neff appliances, with an induction hob, a circotherm oven, 2 microwave ovens, 2 fridge-freezers and a dishwasher. There is a separate utiility area with a washing machine and a tumble drier and an aerial drier. Everything is designed to make your stay comfortable and easy with instructions and information for all the equipment.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% (£250) is required to reserve the property and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.
The South East England region
There are many interesting places to visit in Sussex. The county town of Lewes is famous for its antique shops and narrow streets. It boasts a beautiful old Manor house in gardens at Southover Grange and Anne of Cleeves house near the old Priory and one of the oldest castles in England. Chichester is another city worth visiting with a beautiful cathedral, along with Arundel, which has an old castle overlooking the river Adur.
Other seaside towns are Eastbourne and Hastings with the old Fishermans quarter and Ashdown Forest has a large expanse of moors for interesting walks. There are also many excellent golf courses in the area, including the International standard, East Sussex National course in Uckfield.
Access to London by train is easy and fast - the train from Brighton calls at London Bridge where you can get a tube directly to the Olympic stadia. Also St. Pancras International is on the same line which is where you can take Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Newhaven port is nearby and offers ferries over to Dieppe in France.
Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove has a wide range of activities throughout the Summer especially on the beach with music, movies and beach volleyball competitions. There are Summer fayres in the park and the city is alive 24 hours a day. The Royal Pavilion is in the centre of the city and is a beautiful palace built as the summer home for Prince Regent later to become King George IV of England. It is well worth a visit for its exotic decor and history. Brighton has a pier into the sea with entertainment and a well know fish and chip restaurant, as well as a large wheel on the sea front giving great views of the surrounding area.
Hove is a little more sedate and Hove Park is only a short walk away with a large childrens playground for all ages and wide open spaces for cricket and other balls games.
Sussex cricket ground is nearby in Hove and top level cricket matches can be seen throughout the Summer.
The Brighton Centre has a selection of childrens show during the long Summer vacation and also concerts of famous bands and pop artists. There is a Museum, Art Gallery and an indoor swimming pool in the town centre and an outdoor Lido swimming pool when the weather gets really hot in Saltdean, where there are also some lovely rockpools to explore.