The Space• A cool, calm modern space in a characterful row of Victorian mews houses, all painted with different pastel coloured stable doors in a lovely cobbled street. A lot of creative people choose to live or work in our mews.
• We have an open designer staircase (as shown in the picture of our living area), so we feel it may be less safe for younger kids. But if you are aware of that, children of any age are welcome. Guest AccessNewly decorated room, which is light, bright and airy.
• Luxury ensuite shower room, with toilet and wash hand basin.
• Memory foam matress double bed.
• Plenty of wardrobe and storage space.
• High speed broadband. Use of large screen laptop or iPad – please just ask.
• No in-room TV currently, but feel free to watch programs on the laptop or iPad. Interaction with Guests• We will be here to welcome you and show you around our house and your room.
• We can provide you with guide books and detail specific events going on in Brighton & Hove.
• We usually work from home, so we'll always be on hand for anything that you might need!
• Feel free to store your bags here for a while when you check out, so you can have all next day to explore the area further.
• For weekend guests only (Friday to Sunday arrivals) we also provide a substantial continental-style breakfast. The NeighborhoodBrighton is quirky, cosmopolitan, liberal and tolerant – anything goes! It has a thriving café culture, especially around the bustling 'Lanes' area and North Laine with its many independent shops and bars. For more high street shopping there is Churchill Square shopping mall.
Brighton seafront is bustling all year round. We have the pier, the Sealife Aquarium and the newly opened i360 – a viewing platform with a difference (taller than the London Eye)! It has a long stretch of seafront bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and galleries, with arcades, outside entertainment and many children's activities. There is also a thriving gay scene. Basically Brighton has something for everyone!
If you are looking for nightlife, Brighton has it in abundance, with many restaurants, live music venues and nightclubs. For its size there are more restaurants per person here than anywhere outside of London. Venues like the Komedia are a music venue, comedy club, cinema and restaurant combined. Brighton has a vibrant and eclectic music scene with music to suit all tastes, be it jazz or rock, folk or alternative, and buskers can be found everywhere on good days!
If it's culture and heritage you want, you could visit the spectacular Royal Pavilion, with its quirky mix of Indian and Oriental styles. There are also many independent artists, galleries, museums and theatre venues. Slightly further afield, near the lovely town of Lewes, is Charleston the beautiful home and gardens of the Bloomsbury/Omega workshop set.
Brighton has its own racecourse up on the highest point overlooking the city, which also has a large car boot sale every Sunday. A short drive or easy bus ride will take you to the beautiful South Downs National Park, with wonderful walks for strollers or serious ramblers.
There is a thriving LGBT scene, with of course the fantastic annual Pride parade which takes over the city for one day in August, starting at Hove seafront. Basically Brighton has something for everyone!
Hove itself is quieter and more residential than Brighton, although it still has many great cafés, bars and restaurants, and is good to come back to after a busy day in Brighton. As in Brighton, there are many quirky, independent designer shops, but in Hove the shops are a little more exclusive. It's possible to pick up unusual one-off items.
The beaches in Hove are quieter than in Brighton and are lined with the much-photographed beach huts. Beach barbecues are permitted after 6pm. Behind the seafront are the wonderful Hove Lawns, a wide grass area where many people get together during the warmer evenings as the sun goes down. Hove has some fantastic Regency architecture, especially along the seafront and areas like Palmeira Square. Getting Around• Free parking available in front of our house if arriving by car. Parking is very difficult and expensive in Brighton & Hove, so this is a real bonus.
• We are three minutes walk from Church Road, with many independent designer shops and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
• Seven minutes walk to the beach and seafront, lined with the famous beach huts, grand Regency architecture and Hove Lawns.
• Just another 10 mins walk to the best ice cream on the south coast!
• 20 minutes easy walk into Brighton with many more shops, bars and restaurants along the way.
• Fantastic, frequent city-wide bus service. Buses take eight minutes into central Brighton, with some services operating throughout the night.
• There are many taxis at reasonable cost for the short ride to and from Brighton rail or coach stations.
• Extensive network of cycle lanes throughout the city.
• Within walking distance of Hove rail station, with fast direct trains every half hour to London and Gatwick. This saves going to the much busier Brighton Station. Other Things to Note• For weekend guests only (Friday to Sunday arrivals) we provide a Continental breakfast of croissants, cereal, toast, fresh fruit, fruit juice, tea or coffee, etc.
• We are happy to prepare a cooked breakfast if you let us know in advance (extra £5 per person paid on arrival).
• Or you may prefer to have breakfast in one of the many cafés nearby.
• Soap and towels are provided.
• Kettle provided in-room for a morning cuppa. We have a large range of teas.
• Ironing board and hairdryer available.
• We can even arrange a professional Shiatsu massage at the house for you. Contact us in advance for more details.