Looking Glass Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Lanes location: This stunning & unique cottage is the oldest house in Brighton, dating back to 1565.
Inspired by Victorian Alice in Wonderland with charming references to playing cards, key holes and looking glasses and every little luxury thought of... The bedrooms are soft and tactile with glistening wallpapers, silky bed throws, retro lamps and vintage accessories. It's the perfect choice for a visit to Brighton with the vibrant seafront, Jamie's Italian & other great restaurants only around the corner. Proving very popular with posh hen parties & girly get-togethers, it really is one of a kind and the very best of the city is all on your doorstep!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The central location means the area is lively and can be noisy at night, especially during summer weekends. Therefore we have supplied each room with complimentary ear plugs for light sleepers. Please bear this in mind before booking if you have children or are looking for a quiet get-away.
What they say ........
No. 2 in the TOP 10 Best Places to stay for the 2012 Olympics
- Sunday Mirror published 17/June/2012
"It has serious wow-factor, like walking onto the set of glam Alice in Wonderland photo shoot"
-Sunday Mirror published 17/June/2012
Front cover and Featured article
- Latest Homes published 17-23/April/2012
"Every inch is filled with details that recall Lewis Carroll's classic tales, from teacup lamps, to teaspoon handles and pocket watch door knobs"
-Latest Homes published 17-23/April/2012
No 1. All things quirky and beautiful
- EasierTravel published 26/June/2012
“it's good to be British and there's nobody quite like the Brits when it comes to doing quirky and eccentric. So this week we've picked our favourite quirky holiday home in the UK, an Alice In Wonderland inspired Brighton cottage”
- EasierTravel published 26/June/2012
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brighton 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 30 km, Nearest railway: Brighton 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage can sleep up to 6 guests in 3 very special & individually designed bedrooms, each with their own vintage wash basins.
Flamingo Dreams Room (2 twin beds/zip-link can be arranged as a double)
The Looking Glass Room (2 twin beds/zip-link can be arranged as a double)
The Rose Boudoir (1 double bed)
We can sleep a further 2 guests on the 2 large living room sofa beds for an additional supplement of £50 per guest.
There is a luxury wet-room with 2 showers, WC & marble wash-stand and a further WC with novelty teapot sink! on the ground floor.
Whilst there is no dining room, the micro kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare & enjoy simple meals or a take-away on laps if you are not seduced out by all the fantastic restaurants in the immediate area.
Due to the age of this property, the cottage has low ceilings and narrow staircases. Sorry, no disabled access.
|Further details outdoors|
The property has a sunny little terrace with table & chairs for coffee & croissants in the morning or champagne in the twilight!
The house is situated down an old twitten lane (pedestrian alleyway). The fantastic central location means the area can be noisy at night, especially during summer weekends. Therefore we have supplied each room with complimentary ear plugs for light sleepers. If you have young children please bear this in mind, the location is not suitable for a quiet get-away.
The property does not come with a parking space although there are plenty of car parks in the immediate area.
The Lanes multi-storey car park on the adjacent Black Lion Street is very handy for the cottage. If you do not require your car throughout your stay (all the attractions are accessible on foot) it's worth coming by public transport or dropping off luggage and then free parking in the area of town known as Hanover (10/15 mins walk back to the cottage & seafront).
A deposit of 30% of the hire fee is required to secure the booking. We regret that we can't reserve dates without a deposit. The full or remaining payment is required 28 days prior to stay.
A £300 damage deposit is required 14 days prior to stay as insurance against any undue loss, damage or excessive mess. This is promptly refunded within 7 days after you vacate.
The South East England region
Brighton & Hove, Britain's favourite seaside city. Nestling between the South Downs and English Channel on the sunny south coast.
80 miles of coastline means super beaches for the family; here are lovely gardens, history and heritage; castles, abbeys, priories, stately homes and historic houses. There are family amusement parks and wildlife centres; the nostalgic, the curious and the simply fun, including museums of bygones, steam railways and caves. Sussex boasts numerous theatres and arts festivals, golf courses, horse racing, many ancient churches and buildings plus large Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty over the South Downs and Ashdown Forest, (including the soon-to-be-designated South Downs National Park) - and don't forget the Sussex Pub!
Info provided by tourist board
Brighton and Hove
England’s loveliest and liveliest city by the sea. Brighton and Hove is fun, cosmopolitan and uniquely eccentric all year round. Regency architecture, pleasure pier, specialist shops, pavement cafés, lively arts scene and vibrant nightlife everything’s in walking distance, so take time to explore and enjoy.And with a backdrop of the Sussex Downs and traditional English countryside, Brighton and Hove is a great base for exploring the region. Brighton and Hove is the most enchanting, exciting, extraordinary seaside city in Britain. However brazen that may sound, it is no exaggeration. With its cosmopolitan air, oodles of restaurants, feverish nightlife and abundance of culture, the place defies comparison with anywhere else this side of the English Channel.
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18 Mar 2014
"Fairy tale cottage!"
Four of us stayed here paying £200 for the night so £50 each which is great however if that was just two people for that price I would say it's over priced! Great customer service fro… More
19 Feb 2014
"location location location"
I have just returned from a long weekend in Brighton staying in the fabulous Looking Glass Cottage. What a gorgeous place to stay, and unlike anywhere I have ever stayed before. To call it charming would be an understatement, it is literally like walking into a fairytale and the photographs online don't quite capture the magic. It is quite tiny though, but it adds to the character of the property.
In terms of location, it literally could not be better. Bang in the centre of town you are spoilt for choices when it comes to eating, drinking and shopping.
One of the best weekends ever and I would recommend highly.
31 Oct 2013
"La crème de la crème of accommodation."
As soon as I saw The Looking Glass Cottage on the internet I knew it was what I wanted for a weekend with a group of female friends.Jacqueline the owner was extremely helpful right from the start to … More
28 Oct 2013
"Perfect location, lovely attention to detail"
We stayed in Jacqueline's cottage for a hen weekend in June and can only wish we could have stayed longer!We had a great time - and Jacqueline was incredibly helpful in the run-up to the stay giv… More
27 Sep 2013
We chose this charming Alice in Wonderland themed cottage, because of its convenient location and its artistic quirkiness. We were not disappointed.The owner kept us informed at every stage prior to … More
30 Jul 2013
"The perfect cottage for a Disney loving princess!"
I came to looking glass cottage for my hen weekend in Brighton! After hours and hours of searching for a location to stay I decided on looking glass cottage as it was unlike anything else I have ever … More
28 Jul 2013
Me and my friends stayed here for a short break and it was perfect! The Alice in Wonderland theme is fab and really adds some extra charm to the holiday. The house is right on the seafront, surrounded by restaurants and just a short walk into the main town and the lanes. Couldn't ask for better!
23 Jul 2013
"Perfect Place for a Hen Weekend"
This is a really cute cottage, and perfectly located for our classy, vintage themed hen party. So many tiny details, making the cottage really fun. The decoration and cuteness of the property also mat… More
7 Jul 2013
"Fabulous cottage, excellent location for a party weekend"
We booked th cottage for our friends Hendo, it didn't disappoint.
Excellently located near the lanes in Brighton, surrounded by pubs, restaurants & shops so excellent for what we wanted, however, wouldn't recommend or a quiet weekend retreat due to the noise from the near by pubs & the people using the lane for more than a cut through!
The cottage is so unique in it decor, great little quirks like the upside down wallpaper & the tiny door, cannot recommend it enough for a Girly weekend.
There were 7 of us so it was cosy but not too over crowded, showering did need to be planned but we weren't rushing so it was no problem.
If your lucky enough to be going to brighton with the girls we would thoroughly recommend the cottage.
Co-op is near by so you can stock up on the essentials & some excellent restaurants are in walking distance.
5 Jul 2013
"I felt just like Alice"
This is a quirky and beautifully presented cottage right in the heart of the old centre of Brighton. We were a group of four, so didn't test the sofa beds in the sitting room, but the 'real … More
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