This bright & spacious ground floor flat is right in the heart of The Lanes - ideal for both holiday and corporate lets. Sleeping up to 4 people, this spacious pad oozes colour and style throughout its 45 square meters with large open plan living space, designer bathroom, snazzy bedroom with king size bed and private outside terrace.
This spacious ground floor apartment on Ship Street occupies the whole ground floor of Gordon House - a beautiful Grade 2 listed building we bought and restored back in 2011. Ship Street Gardens, a beautiful & ancient twitten, runs along its north side (twitten is an old Sussex word meaning ‘lane'). There are 4 other apartments in the building which we also let out.
The entrance door to this flat is off a communal entrance hall with entry phone system. A bright corridor with shuttered widows connects the living space at the front with the bathroom, bedroom and terrace at the rear.
The large open plan living space has a double aspect and offers ample space for cooking, eating, working and relaxing. The white gloss kitchen comes fully loaded with halogen hob, fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and dishwasher. There are enough plates, glasses and crockery for 6 people with enough saucepans and cooking utensils to host an episode of 'Come Dine With Me’. The feature kitchen island comes with two bar stools, power points for laptops and cool pendant lights above. Next is the dining table with 4 chairs (+ 2 extra fold aways). The rest of the space is home to a leather corner sofa (which pulls out to make a comfy double bed), an armchair and a side board with a massive 46” HD Smart TV on top that's connected to a soundbar with Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a DVD player and a selection of classic movies in the cupboard below. Guests can also enjoy free access to our Netflix account via the TV.
There’s a utility cupboard off the entrance hall with washer/dryer, iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner and drying rack. Next door is the cool designer bathroom with P-shaped shower bath with power shower above and a separate hand shower if using the bath. There’s also a basin on a vanity unit and a WC. Complimentary 'Duck Island' shampoo, shower gel and hand soap are also provided in lovely little pump dispensers.
The bedroom at the rear of the flat has double glazed windows and is dominated by a king size bed with a huge bespoke leather headboard. A large wardrobe area is behind sliding mirror doors with a small chest of drawers inside. There’s also a dressing table and even a wall mounted TV (with DVD player). A double glazed door leads out on to the private terrace with table and 4 chairs.
We have let this holiday apartment out for the past 6 years most of that time through a local holiday let specialist but now we have decided to take the plunge and do it all ourselves here and on Airbnb.
Other things to note:
(1) STREET NOISE AT WEEKENDS: If you’re looking for total peace and quiet, please be aware that we are right in the centre of Brighton’s Old Town and it can get quiet noisy out on the streets around our building throughout Friday and Saturday nights. All of this is beyond our control - however, our prices do reflect this fact as similar apartments in Brighton rent for over £100/night. That said, the bedroom does has double glazing and we even provide ear plugs for the really light sleepers. In reality, you are far more likely to be disturbed by Brighton’s seagull population who never seem to sleep!
(2) HOME SAFETY: We are professional landlords and as such you can be assured that the whole building (containing five apartments all of which we own) meets all current safety standards including annual gas safety tests. The building is also protected by a modern, fully maintained fire detection system with smoke and heat detectors in each apartment connected to a control panel in the communal hallway. The system is tested every Thursday morning by our contractors at Brighton Fire Alarms.
(3) If this apartment isn’t available, then you can check out our other holiday apartments which are in the same building here:
Brighton Lanes Studio ONE: www.homeaway.co.uk/p8367166
Brighton Lanes Studio TWO: www.homeaway.co.uk/p8372216