The Ceramic House offers unique accommodation and a rare chance to experience staying in a living artwork. We welcome visitors from all around the world for short stays and visits, ranging from one night to several months. Whether you are in need of accommodation for a short holiday, a work trip or a longer stay for work or study, this is a haven and you will be very comfortable in our peaceful, special home.

We have been hosting guests here since 2012 and currently advertise rooms on several platforms: Airbnb, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Homeaway. Additionally you can book direct with us. See calendar here.

We have four rooms available for rent, two en suite and two with a shared bathroom. Each room sleeps two (all have double or king size beds) and the loft has up to two fold down beds for children.

All the bathrooms are part of The Ceramic House permanent installations.

Covid-19 precautions

The Loft room is self-contained and occupies the entire top floor of the house. The Deco room and the Blues room are on the first floor. Due to the pandemic, we are offering the Deco room with a private bathroom and if guests need two rooms they can book the Blues room as well. It is a spacious house so there is no need to worry about distancing. The Gallery room is completely self-contained in a separate building from the house with its own street entrance so no interaction with anyone else is assured. We have very high standards of hygiene and can assure you of a very safe, comfortable place to stay.

The whole house is furnished with retro/vintage/antiques along with many pieces Kay has collected on her travels. Additionally, the permanent collection of ceramics is in evidence everywhere.

Garden

The garden is a private, lovely space full of artwork and flowers. There are four different levels all with ceramic tables and chairs and tiled installations feature everywhere.

Breakfast is not provided but there are several good cafes for breakfast within five minutes walk at Fiveways, where there is a shop to suit every requirement and good pubs too not far away. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in each room. Laundry and kitchen facilities are available for stays of a week or more.

Transport

Free parking on the street. The number 50 bus stops on Stanmer Villas and goes direct into the centre of Brighton. The 50U goes to the Sussex/Brighton University campuses in Falmer. More buses stop at Fiveways. Walking into the city centre takes 20 minutes or it’s a 10 minute cycle ride.

Nature/South Downs

Hollingbury Woods and the Golf Course are just at the end of the road, which is where the South Downs begins. Great walking and views. The South Downs is Britain’s youngest national park and the South Downs Way is a long distance walk and one of Britain’s national trails, running for 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne.

Brighton attractions

Brighton has many attractions, including The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier, the beach and the Lanes/North Laine.

Brighton Festival­

Most years, in May, Kay curates exhibitions of contemporary ceramics at The Ceramic House. The exhibition is open to the public at weekends only, and it is part of the Brighton Festival, the second biggest arts festival in the UK (after Edinburgh).

Proximity to airport/port

Brighton is 30 minutes on the train from Gatwick airport and 20 minutes from Newhaven for ferries to France.

Proximity to universities

Brighton has two universities. Sussex University Campus is at Falmer, accessible by the 50U bus which goes direct from Stanmer Villas and also by train from Moulsecombe and from London Road stations. Both stations are 15 minutes’ walk from the house. Brighton University has a campus in Falmer next to Sussex and at various other sites, varying between 15 and 30 minutes’ walk depending on which site. Buses to all sites from Stanmer Villas/Fiveways.