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!
What they say ........
Awarded Tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence 2014"
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||Great for children of all ages|
|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 if you are not seduced out by all the fantastic restaurants in the immediate area.
|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 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 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.
Due to the age of this property, the cottage has low ceilings and narrow staircases.
Sorry, no disabled access.
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!
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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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3 Oct 2014
"beautiful house, amazing weekend, love love loved it!!"
We stayed here for my sisters 30th birthday surprise. From the pictures online I was worried we'd walk in and it wouldn't meet exceptions as the house and pictures look so great.... I have to say it was better than I ever expected. All the little features of the house have been well thought out and perfectly executed. It's simply beautiful! We didn't want to leave!
The house itself is small (as you would expect from a house built in the 16th century) but the rooms have all been decorated and used to their up most potential.
We had 8 of us staying which meant two of us were in the living room using the sofa beds. Both beds pull out into small doubles so it was more than adequate.
It is in the center of town and next to two busy pubs so expect some noise... but it's all part of the fun :-)
We would absolutely book again.. loved it!!!
25 Sep 2014
"A Beautiful Alice In Wonderland Themed House In A Prime Location With Fantastic Service Every Step Of The Way"
I stayed here with my family and had a wonderful time. The house is decorated to the style of Alice In Wonderland, right down to the tea cups! Its located right in the heart of the city, and a short… More
24 Aug 2014
"Es un "picadero" con encanto. Muy ruidoso"
Vamos a ver, esto se trata de una casa del siglo XVI a la que se le ha dado un lavado de cara para que pueda seguir utilizándose hoy día. No es una casa cómoda para vivir, ni siquiera para lojarse … More
31 Jul 2014
"Amazing cottage and location will definitely be back"
We had a great break for my birthday, cottage is fantastic, very quirky designs, themed wallpapers, mini door, teapot tap, tea cup lights and lamps, hand mirrors on the wall in one bedroom etc etc I could go on and on........
Thanks for the "Drink Me"celebration drink, it was really appreciated...
The cottage is so central to everything, you can walk, to the sea, shops, The Lanes, North Lanes, The Pavillion and The Pier, what more could you want!!!!
Ear plugs were a brilliant idea because it was very noisy Friday and Saturday evenings, music and people in the gardens of pubs, probably more than usual because it was very sunny. Did not bother us too much and we would usually be out late anyway. My grandaughter summed it up, she cried because she did not want to go home, she wanted to live there, and I think we all felt like that because we all had the most perfect break. We are now going to decorate her bedroom at our house in a similar style !!!!!
9 Jun 2014
"Truly a magical place, with amazing attention to detail. Loved it!"
I booked this fantastic cottage for my Friends Hen Weekend. 7 of us girlies stayed for 2 nights in June 2014. The cottage is perfectly formed, and we all loved it. The attention to detail is brilli… More
4 Jun 2014
Absolutely amazing and wonderful decor throughout, even the cupboard handles were themed!Fab location, walking distance to everything you possibly want in Brighton.Quite small, but extremely cosy and … More
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
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