This airy and spacious family house with deck and small garden is the perfect base for a family holiday in the UK. As this is a residential area we are sorry but we are unable to accept Hen party or Stag weekend bookings... unless you are able to convince us that you will be a sedate, quiet and respectful group! PLEASE CLICK 'MORE' TO READ THE REST OF THE LISTING BEFORE MAKING AN ENQUIRY AS THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD ANSWER MOST OF YOUR QUESTIONS x
Situated in central Brighton, East Sussex there are regular trains to London and the rest of the UK. Gatwick is only 25 minutes away and Heathrow 90 minutes. There are regular buses into town from a bus stop nearby.
We love our house but are away as we have another residence about half an hour away. This house is very much a family home. It isn't perfect but it is very lovely! It is cheerful, warm and welcoming. We are used to children and like them a lot, they are very welcome (so long as they don't draw on the carpet)!. There will be toys to play with and books to read. We have a travel cot suitable for a baby or toddler.
The house is decorated simply with splashes of colour everywhere and bold artwork on the walls. There are six bedrooms; three doubles and three singles (one of the singles' bed is slightly smaller than usual but any medium sized adult will be comfortable sleeping here) as well as a comfortable double sofa bed in the living room and another in a first floor room that also has a double bed. NB if you are requesting the house to sleep 16 there are two single futons in each of the upstairs rooms and a single mattress under the master bed which you can pull out as well. If you are requesting the house for any guests over 11 then there will be an extra charge of £35 per person per night added to the quote.
There is one bathroom with a deep bath, shower and loo and a separate loo next to this. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower and sink. There is also a small utility room with a washing machine and separate dryer.
The huge kitchen/diner is the heart of the house. The kitchen boasts a large six ring hob with a double oven. There are two fridges, one of which will be empty with a freezer that will have an empty shelf. There is a dishwasher, microwave and griddle as well as a toaster and kettle. TThe large pine table seats 6 easily (8 at a pinch) and can be linked with a fold down table and another table to accommodate either 4 more or 8 more, making a total of 16. There are chairs all over the house so you'll all have somewhere to sit.
The living room is spacious and elegant and a great place to relax in.
The back garden is small but pretty and is a suntrap in the middle of the day. To the side of the house we have built a deck that is perfect for evening meals or barbecues. We have a large but simple barbecue and tools but you will need to bring your own charcoal.
Our house is in central Brighton. The 5B bus stops just down the road every 10 minutes, it is a 15 minute ride to the sea. The walk into town is lovely through Preston Park and takes 30-35 minutes. This is a residential area but over the road is a small food shop which is open from 8am to 8pm everyday. Down the road there is a pharmacy, florist, pizza take away, off license, fish and chip shop, family run cafe and delicatessen. Just up the road at Fiveways there is another fish & chip shop, a post office, sweet shop, a well stocked fruit and veg shop and a few restaurants. There are several good pubs within easy walking distance and just around the corner on Lowther Road there is a lovely cafe with delicious home made cakes called Lark on Lowther.
Brighton is famous for The Pier - fun rides and excitement day and night, The Pavilion and its amazing architecture and well known across the world for its artistic and free thinking community, buzzing night life, great restaurants, magical winding Lanes and quirky North Laine shops.You will never be bored in Brighton, there is always something to do here, but when you come back to the house you will relish its tranquility!
If you are celebrating why not let us help? Claudia runs a busy party/gift/cake decorating supplies shop called purple-heart in the centre of Brighton. So if you need helium balloons, bunting (although there is lots up in the house and garden anyway), party bag gifts, hats, streamers and more just let us know and we can have these ready and waiting for you!
Need a cake? We can almost certainly organise a gorgeous bespoke one as Claudia is a very keen and experienced baker! Just name your flavour and theme and ask for a quote! If you want to look at cakes Claudia has made just say and we'll point you in the right direction. Fancy a cupcake decorating lesson held in the house? We can set this up for you too, you'll learn loads and have lots of fun too!!! We can also organise a pampering party in the house and recommend other fun group activities, just ask...
Now for the boring but important bit! Parking!!! Please bear in mind that parking in Brighton is tight and the Green council do not encourage cars. The road this house is on became part of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) at the end of September 2014. It is the very north boundary of the newly extended area J CPZ. This means there are more spaces available with voucher parking directly outside - but please note, all the roads north of Preston Drove are not included in the CPZ, so you are likely to be able to find free parking literally just around the corner (our house is a corner house and so is half in the CPZ and half out). If you want to park right outside we can offer you a visitors parking permit which will entitle you to roadside parking outside at a cost of £5 per car per day - but we are keen to use as few vouchers as possible, as they are limited to a certain amount per household. To understand the situation better please search our postcode BN1 6LE - all roads north of Preston Drove ARE NOT CONTROLLED and the parking is free, although spaces at night are limited. The controlled hours are between 9am and 8pm every day, outside of this parking is free. On the other side of the road there is a pay and display bay which almost always has spaces at a rate of 4 hours for £3. So, if you coming for the weekend, you can park here in the afternoon and over night more cheaply than using a voucher. All of this will become much clearer when you arrive and see the situation. We will leave the vouchers out for you to use if you need them, so there is no need to book them in advance – just leave £5 for each voucher that you use – but do bear in mind that once you get here you will probably find a free space anyway!
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|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport, Nearest railway: Brighton or Preston Park|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (6), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Sunny Brighton is a vibrant city on the South Coast of England. Brighton is famous for The Pier - fun rides and excitement day and night, The Pavilion and its amazing architecture and well known across the world for its artistic and free thinking community, buzzing night life, great restaurants, magical winding Lanes and quirky North Laine shops.You will never be bored in Brighton, there is always something to do here, but when you come back to the house you will relish its tranquility!
Our house is in central Brighton. The 5B bus stops just down the road every 10 minutes, it is a 10 minute ride to the sea. The walk into town is lovely through Preston Park and takes 20-30 minutes. This is a residential area but over the road is a small food shop which is open from 8am to 8pm everyday. Down the road there is a pharmacy, florist, pizza take away, off license, wine bar and delicatessen. Just up the road at Fiveways there is a post office, sweet shop, fruit and veg shop and a few restaurants. There are several good pubs within easy walking distance.