$213 / night
Total guests, Nights

Alice in Wonderland Cottage, Central Brighton Lanes Area – Home 3584880 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Alice in Wonderland Cottage, Central Brighton Lanes Area – Home 3584880

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner


Once in a lifetime Alice-in-Wonderland themed 16th Century cottage in Brighton, seconds from the beach.

Stay in Looking Glass Cottage, Brighton's oldest house, dating back to 1565! Central yet tucked away down a twitten in the famous Lanes, this glamorous Alice in Wonderland themed cottage is superbly situated in the heart of the city within the most fashionable shopping and dining district. 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.

The opulent, open-plan kitchen/living room has 2 silver 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 1 small, well-behaved dog are welcome.

What they say..................

Awarded Tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020"

No. 2 in the TOP 10 Best Places to stay for the 2012 Olympics

- Sunday Mirror

"It has serious wow-factor, like walking onto the set of glam Alice in Wonderland photo shoot"

-Sunday Mirror

Front cover and Featured article

"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

No 1. All things quirky and beautiful

“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

Other Information

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.

Sorry, no disabled access.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Half bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

All the attractions are accessible on foot.

Interaction with guest

Entry is by door-code. I live locally and am on hand should you need me.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($412.53) £300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

This is a no smoking property. 1 small dog allowed but please advise.


About the owner

Jacqueline M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 2 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
21 reviews

Very Good

“They are all mad here”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2021

Although this small fisherman’s cottage is really central, you do not get what you pay for. It is fit for Alice when she was 3 inches tall. We were aware the house was small but to say it slee… More

Response from the owner This group of 6 ladies have been true to their threat to each leave a bad review of the cottage for being asked politely to cover the cost of a broken designer lamp, £90. This review and the review below are from the same particular group and are in stark contrast to all our other reviews so I hope that potential bookers will see the malice and take them with a pinch of salt. The cottage is lovely and charming and petitely proportioned as you would expect from a 500 year old fisherman's cottage however the ceilings are standard hight and we often host groups of up to 8 guests who understand the limitations of the space. Most guests are happy with the amazing central location and use the cottage as bolt-hole and place to lay their heads. There was indeed a broken plug on the iron which was not reported by the previous guests who broke it and was not spotted by the extremely busy cleaner working flat out in the crazy summer season. BUT this cleaner loves the property and works very hard with a heart and a half to make it sparkling clean and welcoming for our guests. He was straight down in the evening with a replacement iron for these guests as soon as it was reported. It is not true that I called any of them fat. They complained about the length of the beds (which are standard length) and declared that only 2 of them could sit on each 4 seater sofa so, baffled, I asked if they were particularly large people? I'm afraid that when I first reported the breakage to the lead guest she immediately took a defensive stance and declared that I shouldn't put nice things in there if I cared if they got broken. The nice things are there for the delight and joy of my guests and this breakage only occurred because the guests did not follow the house rules and left all the windows wide open on check-out. If I had been responsible for a significant breakage at a property I would certainly offer to pay for it. It is very sad for me that these people felt offended enough to try to ruin my small business, it's been hard enough through the pandemic. Hopefully the next reviews will show that this was not the general feeling or experience of most guests staying at Looking Glass Cottage.

“Shame really”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2021

Upon arrival which was contactless which is good in the current climate. Although decor is nice some some items are severely dated/worn. The pictures are certainly misleading and the actual cottage i… More

Response from the owner When I informed the lead guest that unfortunately there was shattered lamp on the bedroom floor after their check-out she replied that she felt she should not have to pay for it as it must have been the wind (they had left all the windows wide open). When I explained that they had agreed to close all the windows before leaving and that it was part of their responsibility of care for the property she got defensive and stated "If the lamp was that important to you, you shouldn't have left it in the house. There are similar lamps available from Ebay starting at £45. I don't expect to pay any more. There are 6 of us that will be reviewing your tired and cramped accommodation on Tripadvisor". Now why would she mention reviewing the property on Tripadvisor in the same breath as insisting she would not pay more than £45 for a replacement lamp...? As a small business owner with tight margins at the best of times I am never going to be rich from this enterprise. I usually suck up the cost of damages myself in the interests of keeping everyone happy but having been massively impacted by the pandemic restrictions and this being quite a large expense I did not feel financially able to on this occasion and therefore enforced the terms of the damage deposit, charging her the exact cost of the broken item.

“Highly recommend staying here.”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2020

This was the first time we visited Brighton and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking Glass Cottage lives up to its reputation it is gorgeous. It is well decorated with a lot of attention to deta… More

“Quirky cottage in best location for Brighton”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2018

I booked this cottage with friends and family for my Hen Party. It was perfect for an Alice in Wonderland Hen. Every part of the cottage has little quirky references to the story. The beds were very … More

“Perfect Location”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2016

I recently stayed in this beautiful cottage for my hen do, with 7 friends. It was decorated beautifully with cute little Alice in Wonderland touches in every room, noticing more and more as you walk a… More

“brighton rocks!!!!”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2015

fantastic stay in this fabulous cottage, right in the middle of this vibrant town. we was kindly allowed to bring our dog which was great and cant wait to go back.......minus the kids!!!!

“Absolutely great location and beautiful deco”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2015

We were down in Brighton for a Hen do this weekend and I'm so glad we decided to stay here. The place is so pretty and well kept. The house is very compact but ideal for what we wanted. The ba… More

“Quirky, fun cottage in outstanding central location”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2015

Great, quirky little cottage in an amazing location. Early morning noise from next door pub, barrel delivery, emptying etc inevitable due to location didn't put us off, however may bother some. C… More

“Charming and quirky”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2015

On holiday from Australia,we had four fabulous days at Looking Glass Cottage.We loved the charming and quirky Alice decor,in fact we visited Brighton just to stay there,and weren't disappointed. … More

“Beautiful Cottage. Amazing Location. Excellent Service.”

Reviewed 31 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 Br… More

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