About this listing
A stylish & cosy single room with a fantastic view & use of a separate bathroom in our friendly spacious home. Located in the peaceful but cosmopolitan Fiveways area of Brighton just 5 mins walk to direct bus routes to town & beach.
A beautiful and airy single room in our lovely friendly family home. There are great views, and a big homely kitchen opening onto a 35' deck with outdoor seating, and 70' mature garden. There is also access to a newly purpose built stylish separate bathroom with walk-in thermostatic shower.
The house is in the fantastic Fiveways neighborhood of Brighton, just 20 minutes by bus to the seafront and town centre and on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The area boasts a thriving local community with great pubs/cafe's, gift & craft shops and the city's largest public park - Preston park (which has cafe's, tennis courts, large playground, historic manor house and petanque ground). You can drive into the SDNP in five minutes, though we have walked there from the house on more than one occasion and lived to tell the tale!
There are two friendly cats and a small dog in residence too!
For guests staying one week or less there is cereal, toast, tea & coffee provided for breakfast. Guests staying over one week can self-cater.
Free WiFi and access to Virgin TV Anywhere if you come with a laptop.
We respect our guest's privacy, but as this is a family home, it's nice to meet guests and have a chat when possible. We have been hosting language students, lodgers and Air bnb guests for five years and the whole family is relaxed and happy about sharing our home with friendly people. We are also very LGBT friendly.
Cereal, toast, tea & coffee are provided for breakfast for people staying up to one week, guests staying longer than this can self-cater. You are also welcome to use the kitchen to re-heat meals/eat take-aways, and sit out on the deck or in the garden when the weather is nice.
Interaction with guests
Jim and I are very approachable and you can come to us any time with queries.
What we like best about Fiveways is that it offers a bit of a refuge from the noise and hubbub of Brighton and yet is really accessible to town. It's a leafy and peaceful area, but also a vibrant community, housing many artists, authors and people from a myriad interesting professions!
There are a couple of great pubs (The Park View, Open House & Signalman are our favourites), two free-range butchers, two grocery shops, two deli's, several great cafe's and three great gift and arts shops. Ditchling Road, which runs through Fiveways, leads to central Brighton at one end and the South Downs National Park at the other. Hollingbury Woods Nature Reserve, Blakers Park and Preston Park are also walking distance from the house and are all lovely.
The house is five minutes walk from the 5b, 26 & 46 bus routes all of which offer direct routes to the seafront and town centre and will get you there in around 20 minutes. We are also ten minutes walk from London Road and Preston Park train stations and just 1.5 miles from Brighton train station.
We are a friendly home but happy to respect the privacy of guests who prefer to be left to their own devices! We have no real hard and fast house rules other than common sense/mutual respect stuff, like coming in quietly after an evening out. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, but our living room is private family space.
My partner Jim & l live in beautiful Brighton with our kids and pets. We live in a lovely part of Brighton where lots of families are based and there are lots of parks, nice pubs and nice local shops - butchers, bakers, grocers etc. Jim is a photographer and I am a writer and work at the local city council where I manage a Healthwalks scheme.