Lovely family apartment close to city and sea

Lovely family apartment close to city and sea

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our comfortable family split-level apartment is part of a delightful Victorian villa with original period features. We have a good-sized garden with play area/trampoline for the children, decked eating area and bbq. Our home has a comfortable lounge, compact kitchen and separate dining room which look onto the garden. The children's cosy basement den has single bunk beds and equip with toys aged 5 up. We're in a great location for all the fun of Brighton city centre and the sea front, around 20-25 minute walk to the seafront or a short bus ride. As well, we're right on the edge of the beautiful south downs for lovers of the countryside. Close to home in the middle of the Fiveways, Preston Park and Preston Circus areas are a number of lovely parks and local shops, pubs, restaurants and cinemas.

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More about us

  1. We're a couple with 2 girls, 6 and 11.

  2. James is an English secondary school teacher and I work in Pharma Business Intelligence in London.

  3. James is chess-mad and we all love to play board games so the flat has lots to choose from. We love exploring the local coast and Douth Downs, swimming in the sea, cinema and all the cultural events that Brighton has to offer.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Just outside the city centre our home is ideally located to easily access all that Brighton has to offer - and that's a lot, definitely something for everyone!

From the independent shops, cafe, bars and restaurants of the North Laines to the cultural highs of the annual Brighton Festival, to the colourful Pride celebration weekend in August, to a growing foodie scene, Brighton is a uniquely creative place, recently adding the British Airways i360 to its attractions (Nicknamed the “doughnut”, this vertical cable car, the tallest moving observational tower in the world).

Nicknamed London-on-Sea, the pebbled beach, Brighton Pier's amusement arcade and the Royal Pavilion are the main sights but there's endless attractions, as well as beautiful coastline and countryside within easy reach.

On the way to the city centre is the London Road community - a diverse, teaming thoroughfare where you can find the Duke of York’s – the country’s oldest cinema, lively pubs, creative / shopping spaces in the Open Market. Or if you don't want to walk - we're 2 minutes from London Road station (3 minutes to Brighton mainline station with direct trains to London, or 15 minutes to historic Lewes and onward to the East coast.

To the north of our home are the Preston Park and Fiveways areas - largely family/creative communities. Circling 63 acres of trees and greenery, Preston Park is a short walk, the park is the only place to be (besides the seafront) on a sunny day, and athletes – from softballers to joggers to ultimate frisbee players – turn out in force. Year-round, the park itself is host to a variety of marquee events including the Brighton Marathon and the Pride Festival – the UK’s largest. Fiveways is a village in itself - traditional greengrocer, butcher & deli, with plenty of green space nearby – Blakers Park, Preston Park and fast access to the South Downs via Ditchling Road.

Buzzy restaurants
Fantastic vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Brighton - recommend Terre a Terre and Food for Friends. Regular food fayres and pop up street food/markets - try florence road pop up market on saturday mornings just around the corner or the open market down the hill.
Cool bars
We have 2 great local pubs - the Open House on the corner and the Signalman across the railway bridge. Too many cool bars and cosy pubs to mention them all but The Joker (with its infamous wings) and the Hare and Hounds on London road are lively venues.
Cozy cafés
Til, the Flour pot and the Village cafe at Fiveways - so many more in the North Laines
Retail therapy
Brighton has all the highstreet shops, small boutiques and truely unique fashion/craft/art/vintage shops and markets. Close by Lewes also has some great independent shops and market.
Bit of culture
Brighton Festival in May, local cinema Duke of Yorks or more mianstream films at the city centre Odeon, Komedia comedy club in the North Laines, Theatre Royal and the variety or cultural events at Brighton Dome (my favourite venue). The Royal Pavillion is fascinating, with art gallery/museum within the gardens. Hove museum and the Booth museum favourites with the kids.
Walks in the park
Preston Park & Rockery, Blakers Park in Fiveways, South Downs, Hollingbury
Spot of exercise
Run along the seafront or Preston Park (up to the Downs if you're fit enough), Prince Regent & Lewes pools
Day tripping
London (of course!), highly recommend Lewes, Rottingdean beach/village, Beachy Head, the South Downs (easy reach to Devils Dyke, Ditchling, Jack and Jill hill (windmills)

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