Brighton holiday cottage accommodation, Central Brighton with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Looking Glass Cottage

from £130 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


32 reviews

from £130 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Flamingo Dreams Room

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 263426

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Brighton 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
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).

Further details

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 Brighton and Hove 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


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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Review 1-10 of 32

1 Jun 2015


"The perfect place"

We have just stayed here for a hen weekend, I cannot recommend this cottage enough it is amazing! Not just the location very central for everything no cabs required! the attention to detail in the cottage is unbelievable we did not want to leave every single one of the hens loved it! Jacqueline the owner is one of the most helpful people ever I cannot fault this place.

28 May 2015


"Cosy cottage in a perfect location"

We were a party of eight hens and this cutesy cottage did not disappoint. With lots of quirky touches, it was a really special place to spend the weekend. Location was great, and very central so leave the car at home.

17 Mar 2015



The looking glass cottage was Brilliant!!! it was everything we expected from the pictures on the website. I used the cottage for my 21st birthday, and stayed with 7 other girls. The location of the cottage was excellent, everything was on your door step. I highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a girly weekend away.

11 Mar 2015


"Ideal hen do accommodation and centrally located!"

Not just your normal house rental .... This is a cute cottage with some fab quirky attention to detail. It was ideal for our Hen Party of 6 (it does state it can sleep 8 but I would suggest this is a push!). We were just a stones throw away from some fab bars, restaurants, shops and the sea front. It was a massive plus to just roll down the road after a night of partying and be home in minutes! I would definitely return and would love to try Wonderland House too!

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!!!

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 !!!!!

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.

28 Jul 2013


"Just perfect,"

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!

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. Enjoy!

31 Mar 2013


"The ONLY place to stay in Brighton!"

Thank you so much we had an absolutely wonderful time. It was so cute and cosy and we loved it so much we stayed in with wine and chips and caught up on the Saturday night. The cottage was so cute and warm and cosy with everything we needed within easy reach! Fantastic details, comfortable bedding and heated bathroom tiles made for a very comfy stay. Thank you and the cottage is just such a fantastic place! Absolutely no regrets and worth every penny!

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