About this listing
Your room is in a beautiful Regency house in Kemptown, Brighton. With the beach at the end of the road, you can enjoy the sea, the Pier, and the eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants, & bars just a stone's throw away.
Your large double room is on the first floor of a beautiful Regency house in a small road off Brighton seafront. With a marble fireplace, and elegant floor to ceiling bow window offering a side view of the sea at the end of the road. There is a large en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath. All towels and linen are provided, as are tea and coffee making facilities.
You will be given your front door key and key to your room on arrival, and will have full access to your room and private bathroom at all times.
Interaction with guests
This is a family house, with a cat in residence, but in a house built over 5 floors, with the children's rooms at the top of the house and a basement kitchen, there is little chance of you being disturbed by them. Equally, if you feel like chatting we are all always interested in meeting new people.
Wander through the flamboyant mix of grand seafront crescents and the bustling old-fashioned high-street of Kemptown village, still with many independent shops, including artisan food stores, antique shops, and vintage clothes shops. The duck pond and tennis courts of Queen's Park are a 10 minute walk away ; or take a 15 minute walk to the nearby city centre, where you can wander through Brighton's famous Lanes or visit the Royal Pavilion. A brisk 20 minute walk in the other direction is Brighton Marina, where you can go bowling or take in a film; or just enjoy a coffee or cocktail looking out over the boats.
30 minutes form Gatwick Airport and 55 minutes from London Brighton is within easy reach. Brighton train station is a 6 minute taxi ride/10 minute bus ride/20 minute walk away from our house; the coach station is a 10 minute walk; and within 5 minutes of our front door there are frequent buses to many destinations across town and throughout the county of Sussex.
Other things to note
PARKING: Brighton is not the most car friendly city but if you do arrive in a car, here are a few parking tips: it is always worth asking us a week or so before your arrival if we have any visitors' vouchers (there is an annual quota and if we have any left we are happy to let you have some of these for £5 each day up until midnight). These allow you to park in parking zone C which is the streets near our house. If we have used up our quota of these or you can't find spaces in the residents' bays, there is pay and display parking on the sea side of Marine Parade - the road at the seafront end of our street. There is also more pay and display on Madeira Drive, the road at beach level, also at the end of our street. All pay and display places are free between 8pm and 9am (although alway worth double checking the local signage), during the day you are charged by the hour - a full day equates to about £15. If none of these options work, there are car parks nearby (although these are more expensive as you also pay for the overnight bit). The closest, about a 10 minute walk from our house, is the Lanes Carpark in Black Lion Street, BN1 1ND. The next closest is Brighton Theatre car park in Church Street, BN1 1US.
No smoking in the house please.
Please ensure all windows and doors are closed when you leave the house.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm 44, live in Brighton. I am a lawyer currently working as Director of the City Bridge Trust, a Charitable Trust in the City of London. I am married to Anne and we have 2 children (10 & 8). I love people, playing the piano (rather badly), light, cities and the sea.