We hired this house for a friends birthday and had a fantastic time. Clean, attractive and in a central location. The owner also had parking which I know from previous visits to Brighton is a big plus in Brighton. We will probably rebook next year as this property was everything we needed and much better than ones we have hired locally before.
Had a fantastic last minute short break down here in Brighton. Great location, cosy, well furnished and as described. Log burning stove particularly well appreciated at this cold time of year.
Looking forward to hopefully staying again in the summer next year.
I booked this cottage as it appears in both the video and photos to be of high quality and well maintained
It is centrally located which is great. You can walk everywhere from here and is close to the beach, Waitrose, and all the shops and bars.
However on arrival we decided not to stay as the property was not up to the stands reflected in the images or video. I have taken pictures but do not seem able to load them.
Clearly these videos and picture were taken when the property was first set up. Since then, after use, the property has become tired. It was not to the standard of accommodation I like and I didn’t feel I could stay so I had to find alternative accommodation that night.
To list a few things:
The “welcome” mat in the entrance was filthy. Whilst I understand it’s s door mat, it should be cleaned.
The kitchen door and door mat again very dirty
The stair carpet needed cleaning
The ground floor bedroom woodwork was in need of attention
The skirting board under the bay window in the lounge was missing and plaster on the wall required work.
Upstairs the bathrooms had a mild damp / drains smell.
There was a hair on one of the beds
Old sponges left out for us to use in the kitchen - these should be new!
Garden requiring attention
All mops ironing board etc left out on lounge- a cupboard was there where they could have been stored?!?
All these things are small but added together leave the property feeling jaded and well below the standard in the images.
I think if you are looking for a central base and of a three star standard this is it. If you want 4/5 star it needs some attention.
The owner has been made aware of my situation and has agreed to refund my parking. I would have hoped for at least one nights refund too since we never even slept there and if it had been matching the Accommodation level in picture I would have stayed - but it seems we are at odds about this.
It has super potential. If it can return to the finish it had before then this would be a super place to rent. These properties need constant attention to maintain standards.
We had a party of 8 and the cottage was more than big enough, with all the amenities being modern and clean. There are a couple of great pubs and breweries on the street (30 seconds away) as well as the high-street being at the bottom of the road with plenty of restaurants and fast food outlets. We didn't need to get public transport the whole weekend as everything we wanted was so close! The beach, pier and and the bars at the beachfront are all around a 10-15 minute walk from the property. I would highly recommend this property and Catherine was a helpful and informative host.
The property was very modern, beds were comfy and all appliances were easy to use. It was in an ideal location and perfectly suited to sleeping a big group of us for a university reunion. A nice, open plan lounge/dining area was very accommodating and made for a nice living space. It was great being so close to the beach to get in a brisk early morning stroll along the seafront and equally it was nice to not have to walk far back from wherever we were in town to chill out for a little bit. No wifi connection issues and the TV worked fine as well. The patio was also a lovely addition but didn’t use it that much given the cold temperatures! Can imagine it being great for barbecues etc in the summer. For the purposes of our stay, the property exceeded expectations and fitted the bill. Would recommend to others and would definitely stay here again.
I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was the first time I had seen some of my family for many years as they now live in Australia and rarely come back over to England. The cottage was about as centrally located as you can get in Brighton, being a 10 minute walk to the station and a 1 minute walk to the beach and City centre. It was clean, very well equipped and pretty much as expected from the online photos and video tour of it, which we were directed to before booking. The one downside is that I wasn’t able to bring along my dog, so sadly he had to stay at home but this seems to be the case with many holiday homes in Brighton.