Stay in Brighton's oldest house, dating back to 1565! Central yet tucked away down a twitten in the famous Lanes, this glamorous themed cottage is superbly situated in the heart of the city within the most fashionable shopping and dining district.
Vintage heaven! Ideal for girly shopping trips, special get-togethers, posh hen parties or families who want instant access to the best that Brighton has to offer! You'll find the very best in central Brighton's bars, restaurants and venues all on your doorstep and only a few steps to the vibrant seafront and Pavilion. Brighton is buzzing all year round making it an ideal destination for a fun break any time.
This boutique gem takes Victorian Alice in Wonderland as its inspiration. This super stylish property has references to cards, key holes and looking glasses... The bedrooms are soft and tactile with glistening wallpapers, silky bed throws and retro lamps - step into this luxury Brighton Wonderland !
The opulent, open-plan kitchen/living room has 2 silver leather sofa-beds to sleep a further 2 guests. This amazing room has a mirrored looking glass ceiling & vintage playing card wallpaper. Sparkling dinky kitchen with shimmery granite work surfaces. Double doors lead to the miniature terrace.
The Looking Glass Room - Double/twin bedroom to sleep 2 guests. Dainty illustrated wallpaper with belts, braces, top hats and fob watches. Vintage looking glasses adorn the walls together with a delightful quilted silky ceiling to add a touch of glamour in a double helping! Victorian wash basin & vanity accessories.
Flamingo Dreams - Double/twin bedroom to sleep 2 guests. Delicious bedroom with silky quilted ceilings and upside down flamingo wallpaper! Victorian corner sink and teacup side lamps....
The White Rose Boudoir - Double bedroom to sleep 2 guests with mirrored ceiling and vintage Sanderson wallpaper. Victorian wash basin and stand & antique french chandelier.
There is a small rear terrace with a table and 2 chairs. This south-facing sun trap is ideal for champagne in the twilight or coffee and croissants in the morning sun. There is an additional outdoor cloakroom with WC, novelty silver hand basin and teapot tap, which continues the Alice tea party theme.
Children and small, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
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
The house is situated down an old twitten lane (pedestrian alleyway).
The nearest car park, The Lanes, is on the adjacent street (Black Lion Street).
Due to the age of this property it has narrow staircases and low ceilings.
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Alice in Wonderland Cottage Brighton, East Sussex, England
Additional Location Information
The property is right in the city centre by the seafront so easily approached by public transport.
- Trains from London Victoria arrive every 30mins (journey time approx 50mins).
- There is always a great queue of taxi's outside the train station- the fare around £5 to the house.
- The coach station is 3 minutes walk away.
- Gatwick Airport is approx 40 minutes by train, coach or car.
- Gatwick airport is serviced by most major airlines, including BA and Easyjet.
- There is a wide selection of nationwide car rentals to choose from at the airport. However as the house is in such a central location, a car is not necessary to enjoy the city- all the major attractions are accessible on foot or short cab ride.
- While there is no car-parking space with the property there is a large multi-story car-park in the adjacent street.
- Nearest beach - Brighton seafront (a minutes walk): 0.1 kilometres
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations
Nearest ferry port: Newhaven, 10 miles Nearest airport: Gatwick, 20 miles Nearest train station: Brighton, 0.01 miles Car is not necessary
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $459 per stay
Add... | per stay
Peak weekend | $115 per stay
Sofa bed 2 | $77 per stay
Sofa bed 1 | $77 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
All advertised prices are based on up to 6 occupants (we can sleep up to 8 with use of 2 large sofa beds, £50 supplement each).3 nights minimum stay. We understand that guests may choose not to stay on the third night but the advantage is no early check-out & you have use of the house all day to store your luggage and freshen up before you travel home. We don't offer a discount for a shorter stay. Our weekly break check-in days are flexible but never run Saturday to Saturday. £75 supplement over a Bank holiday / Pride weekend. We cannot reserve dates without a deposit. A £300 security deposit is required prior to your stay as insurance against any undue loss, damage or excessive mess. This is refunded within 7 days after you vacate.
Left on 10/31/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | traveladdict071Reviewed Oct 31, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
We rented this cottage after trying and failing to find a decent hotel for a family of 5 in Brighton and we are so pleased that we did. The cottage is in the centre of the lanes and all of the main Brighton attractions are an easy walk away - it was lovely to be able to walk to the shops and restaurants without worrying about the car and where to park. The cottage itself is very well appointed - lovely bedding, lots of pillows, great wifi (a must when travelling with teenagers!), tea and coffee provided etc., plus it was spotlessly clean on arrival. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, check in was so easy and our security deposit was returned within a couple of hours of our departure. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Brighton for a few days.
“Fantastic location, quirky cottage, warm, cosy and fun.”
Left on 10/27/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | Anna SReviewed Oct 27, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
The cottage is small and compact but beautifully furnished. Everything works well. The shower room is lovely, the water was always hot and the beds are very comfortable. The smallest room really is very tiny but there are sofa beds downstairs if needed. We stayed with 4 friends and felt there was enough space. The owner is easy to contact and prompt in responding to comments and questions. If you love Brighton and want to be in the heart of it all, this is a great place to stay.
“No words can some up this little gem of a cottage!!”
Left on 10/22/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 22, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
I do not even know where to start!!
From the first enquiry until after we had left, the owner Jaqueline could not have assisted us anymore; from fielding general enquiries about the cottage to tailoring recommendations on places to eat/drink/dance etc based on the information I had given her about our group!!
Upon finding the cottage literally in the middle of everything (perfect location, set back from main streets but literally next to everything you could want/need!!) we opened the door with anticipation...
Well, the looking glass cottage definately lived up to the pictures and then some!! It's the attention to detail that gave it a real feel of luxury!! And I shall never ever forget the teapot tap!!! No expense has been spared in making this the most quirky, luxurious accomoadtion I have encountered! Teacup lights, cutlery cupboard handles, amazing wallpapers, the list goes on!!
We were a group of 8 and there was more than enough room for everyone, the living room fitted us all in with ease for takeaway and pre-drinks before hitting the town, although I should add the takeaway was purely because we were being lazy, there is everything you would need to make dinner in should you choose to!
Everyone loved there rooms and congratulated me on finding such a place!!!
I totally loved this place and will deffo go back whether I have to organise another hen do, girls trip away or with the husband and a couple of friends, I will deffo be back there at some point!!!
Left on 10/17/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 17, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
We booked this cottage for an end of summer weekend away with friends (five in total, including one couple) and it was spot on.
The location is great - it's a couple of minutes walk to the seafront and surrounded by cafes and restaurants. On Saturday night it was quite noisy because of its proximity to the clubs, but it wasn't a huge problem for us because we weren't spending our evenings in the apartment. The owners also left us all ear plugs, which was really thoughtful and very much appreciated!
The rooms are quite small, but everything was nicely turned out. We didn't use the kitchen much (as we were surrounded by great restaurants) but it would be ok for basic cooking.
All in all, the cottage suited us perfectly. We weren't intending to spend too much time indoors, but were grateful for a comfortable and central bolt-hole. The teacups went down a storm.
Left on 06/08/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 8, 2012Stayed May 2012
Down a 'twitten' (narrow alley) between two lively pubs in 'The Lanes', this is the perfect cottage for a week/end stay in Brighton. We ate at Jamie Oliver's Italian (less than a minute's stroll away), enjoyed jazz (and Sunday lunch) on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening at the Seven Stars (two minutes - enjoy Renee), the beer in the Cricketers (next door on the left) is superb, and the Palace Pier, the acquarium and the Pavilion are within five minutes' stroll. I spent much too much money on clothes and jewellery in the nearby-shops, and enjoyed every minute of it! If you like superb interior design, this is the place for you!
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | RuthReviewed Apr 30, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We stayed in this beautiful cottage located right in the heart of Brighton's city centre. Decorated to the highest standard, its many beautiful alice in Wonderland inspired touches (like the floral tea cups and the silver teapot bathroom tap) complimented the vintage theme of our girl's weekend away. Despite being a somewhat compact cottage it slept eight people relatively comfortably (with the use of two sofa beds), but be warned if you're a light sleeper as being so close to the nightlife means it can be a little noisy come the wee small hours. Thank you to the owner, Jacqueline, who went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a wonderful stay.
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 30, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We stayed at the Looking Glass Cottage recently and we were very impressed with the accommodation. The attention to detail was great, and the location could not have been better.
Everything catered for, tea coffee etc and even a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge! The cottage was warm and friendly and designed in a unique way.
We are already planning our return!
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
I visited The Looking Glass Cottage at the end of March with 7 other ladies for a hen party. We were completely overwhelemed at how stunning the cottage is.. from the beautiful bedrooms to the outside loo!! The finer details do really make this cottage so special.
It was spotlessly clean, jars full of tea/coffee etc - we even had a bottle of pink fizz in the fridge!
Jacqueline, the owner, was so helpful, and even though at the time she was enjoying a holiday abroad.. she still made sure she was contactable for anything we needed or any queries we had. For instance, we needed a DVD player for a game we had made for the hen, and Jacqueline had her handy-man Mick pop round with one that very afternoon.
Situated a 2 sec walk from the seafront, smack bang in the lanes, it's the perfect location for a Brighton city break.
I would definitely reccommend this beautiful, magical cottage to anyone who fancies a mini-break on the coast.
Left on 04/15/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 15, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Had fabulous time staying here. the location couldn't be more ideal, right one the lanes. the owners have put a lot of thought and effort into the house, and it made our stay. Flamingo wallpaper, teapot taps and jars.
the kitchen is really small but we had no intention of complicated cooking, so it suited us perfectly. the busy street outside was muted by the thoughtfully provided ear plugs.
Will definitely use again on another stay in Brighton.
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