The Deco Room is a lovely, spacious room, beautifully furnished with art deco furniture and the Portuguese bathroom is right next door.


Double size bed with luxury mattress
Lovely linens, furnishings and towels
Tea/coffee making facilities in the room
WIFI in room
Free parking
Bus stop outside house for direct buses into town/university campuses
20 minute walk into central Brighton
Space for bicycle storage
Fiveways – few minutes walk away for shops, cafes, restaurants.
Countryside and Hollingburygolf course (5 minutes walk) for walking and views along the coast/ access to South Downs

Full Description

There are 4 rooms available. In addition to the Deco room, there is the Gallery room, the Loft and the Blues room.


NB Covid guidance

The Deco room is next door to Blues room and they share the same bathroom. Due to the pandemic, we are offering the Deco room with a private bathroom. If you need two rooms you can book the Blues room as well. You will have the whole floor of the house to yourself either for the Deco or for both rooms. There is just one more room in the house which is self-contained with its own bathroom in the loft. It is a spacious house so there is no need to worry about distancing. We have very high standards of hygiene and can assure you of a very safe, comfortable place to stay.

Self check-in is the usual way of accessing the house.

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 and 2D work is in evidence everywhere.Garden

The garden is really special; it 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 5 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.


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 Villasand 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.

Guest access
You are most welcome to have a look around the house apart from the other private rooms. There is artwork to see everywhere. You are welcome to use the garden. The kitchen and utility room (cooking facilities, washing machine, dryer) are available to use if you stay a week or or more.

Other things to note
There may be other guests staying in the house, so please be considerate.
No smoking except in garden.
Quiet after 9pm please.


  • Wifi
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Iron (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Wardrobe
  • Drawers
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Kitchen*
  • Washing machine*
  • Dryer*
  • Kettle
  • Tea/coffee

*available for stays of a week or more

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