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“Perfect Brighton Base”
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Kitchen Diner, seats 15, 
Two full size ovens with grills, fridge freezer,  microwave, dishwasher
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Kitchen Diner, seats 15, 
Two full size ovens with grills, fridge freezer,  microwave, dishwasher
Kitchen/diner
4 slice toaster, Coffee maker, Dining area seats 15
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19 reviews
Kitchen Diner, seats 15, 
Two full size ovens with grills, fridge freezer,  microwave, dishwasher
Kitchen/diner
4 slice toaster, Coffee maker,
Dining area seats 15
Living room
Living room
living room
living Room
Master
Master and ikea full size single pull out chair bed
Newly just refitted
Ensuite Just refitted
Family bedroom view 1
Family Bathroom just refitted with over bath shower
family bedroom with bunks
Ground Floor Bedroom Tripe Bunk, 1 or 2 in this room
Ground Floor bedroom 2 x triple bunks
Ground Floor bedroom
3rd Shower bathroom
3rd Shower bathroom
Ground floor bedroom  sleeps 2
Utility Room with washing machine and dryer
Parking 3 cars 2 on drive 3rd across front of 2 parked
Rear of property not overlooked
Courtyard Garden
town garden
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Brighton, East Sussex, England

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Senga
Tadley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect Brighton Base”
Reviewed 28 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We were a family group attending our son's wedding and could not have picked anywhere better to stay. We could not fault anything. House was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need-definitely a home from home. Location was also excellent with only a 15 minute walk to Brighton Pier. We just had the best time and would definitely book again. Cherry on top of the cake was the wine and chocolates to greet us on our arrival. A fantastic weekend in a fantastic property which hopefully we will repeat again.

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Charles F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely house for 15 in Brighton”
Reviewed 13 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

This house was above expectation. I rented it to spend a weekend away from London with 15 of my Friends and we all appreciated the cosy kitchen and the quality of the rooms. The weather was bad and we spent most of the time in the house cooking, eating and playing board games,it never felt too small for 15 people. The location was good too as we just had to walk 10/15min to reach the city center..

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Allen A
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy and good facilities”
Reviewed 11 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The property we stayed in was very nice and comfortable, and had good access to the beach and the town centre. Decor was nice and the kitchen had great facilities. Only issue was that the place was advertised for 15 but three spots were sofabeds that didn't quite all fit in the room once opened, so people had to share. Otherwise a very comfy and enjoyable stay, we were very happy! Will definitely recommend to others, great for family reunions.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Dec 2015
So sorry to hear you couldn't work out the sofa beds.
The house has been up and running for 8 years with 15 guests and we've never had a problem before. Had you called me I would have come straight round to show you how everything works. Glad to hear it didn't spoil your stay
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awd1878
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house and location”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I recently stayed in the house from the 1st of August to 8th August 2015. Our group was an extended family with ages ranging from 60s to 3 year olds 8 people in total.

House:
The house itself is great. Set over 3 floors you feel you have space and don't feel crowded in. If I could make one suggestion it would be maybe have a TV in the kitchen as well as the living room to give people a choice of what to watch.

That said any fighting over the remote control was soon resolved. In addition as you have very reliable wifi included you can easily stream something on a laptop if you wanted in another room.

The house has 3 bathrooms and on arrival we were told one of the showers was broken and it would be fixed. The owners were very apologetic over it they had only been informed on changeover day the other shower was broken. True to their word the shower was fixed in less than 24 hours with a plumber coming out on a Sunday to install a brand new shower. You cannot fault service like that.

Location:
The location of the house is ideal once you get used to the rather hilly nature of Brighton. We arrived during Pride weekend and the house was close enough to get involved if you wanted but far enough away if you didn't.

If you have young children Queens Park is a stones throw away from the house and has a brilliant play area for kids.

The house is walking distance to the Pier and city centre even the Marina. If you don't fancy the walk to the marina you can get the electric train that runs along the sea front from the half way point.

The good news when walking to the Pier etc is all downhill and can be done very quickly. The bad news at some point you have to go back up the hill to the house. The hill is not excessive in anyway but worth noting if you have small children with you who are tired after spending time on the beach and Pier.

I'd like to add there is also a great little quiet Irish pub called J. W. Lennons about 5 mins walk away from the house. A great halfway point for a few drinks on route to the main area of bars further in town.

Surrounding area:
We found the beach in Brighton itself very dirty. As the tide does not go too far up some of the pebbles are not cleaned at all.
We found the beaches at Rottingdean much better and cleaner. If you head past the Marina on the coast road it is literally 5 mins from Brighton in a car and a whole different world. A complete contrast to the busy Brighton beaches.

In short:
Nice sized rooms with all mod cons you need
Really good internet connection
Ideal location to explore Brighton

Would recommend this house to anyone wanting a nice family holiday.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ChrissieT...
Westward Ho, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything we needed”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped, and with plentiful hot water - even with five children!
It is very conveniently located, either within a few minutes walk (the Pier, the Royal Pavilion, the Lanes) or a short drive (e.g. The Marina) of the best Brighton has to offer.

I cannot speak too highly of the owners' friendliness, courtesy and efficiency. All queries were quickly and pleasantly responded to, our booking and security deposit were acknowledged immediately and our deposit was returned within 48 hours of our return home. And, always a plus, wine and chocolates awaited us on arrival!
We were also welcomed by the delightful agent with courtesy and cheerfulness.

I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here to friends or family.

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Liked best: Plenty of hot water and comfy beds
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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