Outside the apartment, the sea is at the end of the roadThe apartment is in a beautiful Regency building
Magical Apartment with Courtyard in Sussex Square

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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You will love staying in the luxurious Regency splendour of Sussex Square - famous residents include Lewis Carroll, who wrote parts of Alice in Wonderland in the famous private gardens you will have access to! This apartment comes with a key to those gated and exclusive Kemptown Enclosures: 6 acres of wonderland with a private tunnel to the beach. The apartment also has it's own private courtyard and is luxuriously appointed with a beautiful bedroom, double ensuite shower and living/dining space

The space

This beautiful apartment is located in Sussex Square, one of the most prestigious addresses in Brighton. Around the corner, Rock Place leads you to St Georges Road which is the heart of Kemptown and just a few minutes walk away. Here you will find gorgeous bakeries, cafes, pubs and restaurants including Busby and Wildes and the Thomas Kemp both of which serve outstanding food. The whole of Sussex Square is Grade II listed and full of blue plaques of the great and the good who have chosen to live here over the years (including Thomas Kemp who built Brighton's famous Kemp Town). Perhaps tge most famous resident though was Lewis Carroll who lived 5 doors down and wrote parts of Alice in Wonderland here. The wonderful Kemp Town Enclosures are thought to have been an inspiration to him. These huge and lovely communal gardens are six acres of wonderland - full of secret paths, beautiful plants, picnic areas and a tunnel which takes you directly from the gardens to the seafront - there is even a children's play area with a slide and amazingly shaped trees to climb! The gardens are gated and private with access for residents only. The apartment is ideal for romantic breaks, small families or as a secluded, comfortable place to stay for business trips. It can accommodate up to 4 adults, having a luxurious double bedroom and a sprung double sofabed in the open plan living area. A travel cot can be supplied to accommodate an additional baby for an extra £25.

The apartment itself has a beautiful black and white tiled patio to the front. Inside there is a hallway with sliding doors to the separate wc and a cloakroom/utility cupboard (housing the washing machine). Straight ahead is the door to the main living area. This room has a kitchen with all you need to self cater in comfort. Tea, coffee, milk and a bottle of wine are all supplied for your convenience on arrival. There is a dining table which seats 2-6 (it's extendable on 2 sides or can be folded flat against the wall) and a cream leather sofa which pulls out into a second double bed if required. A TV, DVD player and wi-fi are all supplied along with a range of DVD's, books and games. The flat has wooden flooring throughout. .After the main living space there is a hallway with study (or dressing) area to the right. This has a desk, chair and a large wall mounted mirror. To the left is the door to the private patio. Straight ahead is the door to the beautiful bedroom which is equipped with a traditional iron bedstead, pocket sprung mattress and luxury bedding. There is a modern en-suite with walk-in double shower, heated towel rail, basin and wc. Luxury toiletries by French Connection and Molten Brown and supplied for your use as are large fluffy towels. The door from the study area leads out onto the stunning private rear patio which provides a second lounge area in good weather where you are welcome to smoke if you wish. The rear wall of the patio is painted with a beautiful mural of Brighton Beach Huts by Emma Fielden, a local artist. This is directly opposite the bedroom window which gives a lovely picture to look out on. The patio is decked with little lights set into the wood making it a beautiful and romantic space in the evenings. There is also an awning to provide shelter to smokers in the rain! A table, chairs are supplied outside.

On top of all of this you will have access to the famous Sussex Square communal gardens described above. Pets, including cats and small-medium sized dogs are welcome. The private patio is a safe enclosed space for them to go outside. Please let me know if you would like to bring your pet (there is an additional £35 cleaning fee for those bringing a cat or dog). The flat is luxuriously equipped and decorated with quirky touches in keeping with it's unique location. If you are travelling with children and would like a night out I can arrange babysitting for you by my 18 year old daughter who has completed a local authority approved babysitting course and is experienced in looking after children of all ages including babies and children with special educational needs. The charge is £8.50 per hour (£10 after midnight). Sussex Square is located on Brighton seafront. It is a quiet and secluded location but close enough to the city centre to be only a few minutes away from the centre of things - either by bus or car. The Marina is very close, just a short walk away. On street parking is easily available in Sussex Square and a daily ticket can be purchased for £5.20 per day (1, 2 and 4 hours tickets can also be purchased) which is the cheapest daily parking in Brighton. Parking can be paid for using the 'Pay by Phone' app which is free to download. The location code is 84852 if you would like to have a look or get it ready before you arrive. The bus stop is just at the end of the square and frequent bus services run into town, the university and the station. There are plenty of shops nearby and the beautiful and delicious 'Marmalade' cafe is just on the corner of Sussex Square - perfect for nipping out for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea! (This is so lovely it was recently featured in the magazine Elle Decoration). If you are travelling by train I am happy to collect you from the station and take you back at the end of your stay for £10 each way. If you would like any food, flowers or additional wine supplied please let me know. I live nearby and am happy to help with recommendations for local restaurants etc if you wish.If you are planning a stay of 4 nights or more, please contact me for a price as I am often able to offer discounts for longer stays.

Guest access

This is a very private and quiet self contained one bedroom apartment with a private courtyard and access to the private Kemp Town enclosures which are set in the middle of Sussex Square and Lewis Crescent. It's the perfect escape from a busy world (but 1 minute walk to the best cafe in Brighton!)

Interaction with guests

I live just up the road and will be there to meet you on arrival. I am on hand to help you with any aspect of your stay.

Other things to note

The following extra services are available:

Bringing a dog: £35
Cot (incl bedding) and high chair £25
Extra bed linen for sofa-bed (if only 2 people are staying) £20
Babysitting (by one of my daughters who are aged 16 and 19): £8.50 per hour up to midnight, £10 per hour after midnight

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people $19 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $285 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $228 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

• Check-in time is from 3pm. Please let us know at least 2 days in advance what time you will be arriving and we will be there to welcome you with the keys. We will do everything that we can to check you in at the time that best suits you so please leave plenty of time for your journey and be on time for the check in time that you have requested. If you do not arrive for your check in we may need to go to other appointments at other properties and it may be some time before we can return to meet you. If you are unexpectedly delayed please let us know straight away.

Please leave the apartment clean and tidy at the end of your stay, disposing of your own rubbish and leaving the fridge and food cupboards empty.

Please respect our neighbours during your stay. This apartment is not suitable for those wishing to have parties or play loud music. Noise restrictions apply in this entirely residential building, particularly after 10.30pm when noise should be kept to a minimum, especially on the patio. If we are called out to deal with noise complaints during the evening we do reserve the right to charge for our time. You are welcome to smoke outside on the patio but not in the apartment. Please remove all cigarette butts from the patio and empty the ashtray if you use it.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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61 Reviews

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Louise User Profile
September 2017
Spent a great weekend here. Basement flat with a double room and ensuite and sofa bed in the livingroom/kitchen, extra toilet also so good for larger group/family. Paid for parking across from flat relatively cheap (fiver a day) and very safe. Area was quiet and residential. Cafe called Marmalade literally around the corner does great food for breakfast/lunch. Very clean and bedding towels all provided. Our host Katherine also provided a bottle of milk and a bottle of wine. Walking distance (20-30mins) to pier and centre of town. Host had very good communication. Would recommend a stay here.

Liz User Profile
September 2017
Great location, 30-40 minute walk to city centre so fine if the weather is good! Lovely hot power shower. Nice and clean but slight smell of damp. Comfortable double bed but sofa bed a little too small for adults - better suited to younger children. Great dvds and games. Ideal for a short stay.

Nick User Profile
August 2017
This flat is in a great area of Brighton and the private gardens are a real treat. If you are booking this flat for four people then you will have to be really good friends. - some of the best Cafes and bakeries I have ever visited are within 10 mins walk

Abby User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little apartment perfect for a few nights stay In a great location. The gardens that you have access too are lovely & a great space for chilling out in. Katharine our host was very organised with the check in & was very efficient at sorting out a minor problem we had in the bathroom. We would definitely recommend staying here & would hope to return in the future.

Matthieu User Profile
August 2017
Very comfortable and quiet little basement apartment in magnificent Sussex Square, access to 2 beautiful private gardens, EXCELLENT communication with Katharine, and 50 meters from Marmalade Café, certainly the best place in Brighton to start your day!

Alison User Profile
July 2017
The flat is located in a quiet and very pleasant residential part of Brighton. It is an easy 20 minute stroll along the seafront to the pier or through Kemptown with its many independent shops and cafes. There is a regular bus service into town with a bus stop just around the corner. The private gardens which can only be accessed by residents of the square is absolutely charming. Although the flat can sleep 4 I would suggest that the sofa bed is better suited to young children rather than adults. The flat is well equipped and the welcome bottle of bubbly in the fridge was much appreciated! Katharine was a very friendly host and gave us plenty of information about the area.

Kelvin User Profile
July 2017
Nice gardens and close to the beach!

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