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Luxury Boutique Alice in Wonderland Cottage in Central/Seafront Area

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Awarded Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor!This is the oldest house in Brighton, dating back to 1565! Tucked away down a twitten in the famous Lanes, this glamorous cottage is superbly situated in the heart of the city within the most fashionable shopping and dining district.

Ideal for girly shopping trips, special group 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 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.

Looking Glass Cottage 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 Brighton Wonderland !

What they say ....

Awarded XXXXXX '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 cottage is located in the heart of the city's dining district. The property does not have a dining table, and while the kitchen is fully equipped it is a small studio style kitchen. The cottage is not suitable for large scale self catering, but with the best of Brighton's restaurants and cafes on your doorstep- you won't want to stay in and cook! There is everything you need for preparing simple meals.

- Due to the age of this property, the cottage has low ceilings and narrow staircases.

- The property does not come with free parking although there are plenty of carparks in the immediate area.

- Sorry- No Stag Dos

- Sorry, No disabled access


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke on the patio...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small well behaved dogs are welcome. Please note that your damage deposit is at risk should there be damage to furniture or fittings or additional cleaning be required due to pet hairs and muddy paws....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Flamingo Dreams: 2 twin/ single

    'zip and link' Can be arranged as a Double Bed...moreless

  • Looking Glass Room: 2 twin/ single

    'zip and link' Can be arranged as a Double Bed...moreless

  • White Rose Boudoir: 1 double

    sleeps 2 people...moreless

  • The Madhatter Lounge: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    sleeps 2 people...moreless

  • The property sleeps 6/8 people. There are 3 beautifully designed bedrooms and the optional use of two 4ft sofa beds in the lounge for an additional 2 people (£50 supplement each). Each bedroom has a wash basin....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Victorian Bathroom: toilet, shower

    two showers...moreless

  • WC : toilet

    novelty teapot sink...moreless

  • Wet-room with two showers, luxury marble wash stand and high cistern WC, with all the comforts of underfloor heating. There is a further W.C on the ground floor with a novelty teapot sink!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • During November, December and January there is an ice rink at the Royal Pavilion....moreless


  • Books:

    a small collection of Lewis Carroll...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Jenga and playing cards...moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio


  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Gorgeous cast iron electric stove for a warm glow that's instantly turn off and on-able...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Temperature controlled by simple to use thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for 8 guests with coffee table...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary wifi...moreless


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils:

    sauce pans, frying pan, utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Vintage crockery and cutlery for 8 guests...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Tablets provided...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer shelf for ice etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There is a kitchenette suitable for preparing simple meals to eat on laps. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Bosch microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Complimentary tea, coffee and sugar...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Charming south facing terrace...moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
£270 £430
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

August Bank Holiday
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
3 night min stay

flat fee
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
£235 £378
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
£203 £323
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2015
3 night min stay
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Low Season
Jan 2 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
£203 £323
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included



Additional guest supplement £50 per sofa bed guest (max 2)

Our weekly break check-in days are flexible but never run Saturday to Saturday.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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38 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Cricketers and The Black Lion pubs
14 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
East Brighton Golf Club
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Brighton Station (10 minutes walk)
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Brighton Seafront (1 minutes walk)

Car: Not Necessary

- The property is right in the city centre and so easily approached by public transport.

- Trains arrive every 30mins at Brighton Station from London Victoria (journey time approx 50 mins) and there is always a great queue of taxi's outside the station- the fare around £5 to the house.

- 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.

- The National Express Coach runs between Gatwick airport and Brighton Pool Valley coach station (3 minutes walk from the house).

- While there is no car-parking space with the property there is a large multi-story car-park in the adjacent street. Ask the owner for additional parking ideas.


Owner info

About the owner: We are a Brighton-based couple proud to present our themed holiday cottage. We have lived here 10 years so can advise objectively on local restaurants and things to do. We want you to enjoy your stay in this brilliant city as much as we enjoy it. That's why we ended up moving here!

Why the Owner Chose Brighton:
We LOVE this 16th century cottage and it's amazing location, right by the sea, shops and bars. You can't beat it! We walked past it many times and heard about it's heritage in one of the many Brighton Guided Tours, never dreaming we would one day own it. When the opportunity presented itself we grabbed it and have thoroughly enjoyed renovating it and working with local interior designer, Julia Harding, to create this sophisticated wonderland boutique accommodation.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You won't need to worry about budgeting for taxi fares as this property is slap bang in the middle of all the action whilst still being tucked away. You can roll out of bed and onto the beach in minutes. The luxury finishings mean you get a boutique experience with the exclusivity of your own place.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Flamingo Dreams Bedroom

    Flamingo Dreams Bedroom

  • Victorian Bathroom with Twin Showers

    Victorian Bathroom with Twin Showers

  • White Rose Boudouir

    White Rose Boudouir

  • Quirky Kitchen

    Quirky Kitchen

  • Hallways


  • Flamingo Dreams Bedroom

    Flamingo Dreams Bedroom

  • Details from Madhatter Lounge

    Details from Madhatter Lounge

  • WC with Novelty Teapot Tap

    WC with Novelty Teapot Tap

  • Terrace


  • Black Lion

    Black Lion

  • Latest Homes: Front Cover and Featured Article

    Latest Homes: Front Cover and Featured Article

  • Brighton South Lanes

    Brighton South Lanes

  • Looking Glass Bedroom

    Looking Glass Bedroom

  • Madhatter Livingroom

    Madhatter Livingroom

  • Madhatter Lounge

    Madhatter Lounge

  • White Rose

    White Rose

  • Flamingo Dreams

    Flamingo Dreams

  • Teacup Chandelier

    Teacup Chandelier

  • Looking Glass Room

    Looking Glass Room

  • Victorian Bathroom

    Victorian Bathroom

  • Terrace


  • Black Lion Street

    Black Lion Street

  • Sunday Mirror:No 2 in Top 10 Breaks for Olympics

    Sunday Mirror:No 2 in Top 10 Breaks for Olympics

  • Brighton Pier

    Brighton Pier

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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