Stunning artist’s house, award winning, and featured in many magazines, The Ceramic House is a work of art in itself. THE GALLERY ROOM is a self-contained bijoux en suite studio. Double bed, fabulous tiled bathroom. Coffee/tea, fridge, toaster, microwave, private patio. Free parking.
Very quiet. Bus stop right outside for easy transport into centre of town or 20 minutes' walk. Fiveways few minutes walk, with shops, cafes, restaurants. Walking/easy access to South Downs and golf course with views along the coast to Worthing Pier.
THE GALLERY ROOM features:
FREE PARKING on the street. This as as close as you can get to central Brighton and still have free on street parking. As the controlled parking has spread out from the centre of Brighton, it now reaches as far as the next road towards town, which means parking here is still free, but it can get busy. But you can still find parking to within a few minutes walk from the house.
SELF-CONTAINED STUDIO ROOM in the converted garage with its OWN PRIVATE ENTRANCE
WIFI, TV, DVD in room.
EN SUITE WETROOM tiled with Kay's Bamboo tile design
DOUBLE FUTON BED
TEA/COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES in the room, MINI FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, TOASTER for you to make your own breakfast. We do not provide breakfast, however there are several lovely cafes 5 minutes away at Fiveways or you can make your own.
Lovely linens, furnishings and towels
WIFI in room
BEAUTIFUL ARTWORKS - the gallery room is so called because it doubles as a white cube gallery whenever exhibitions are on
BUS STOP OUTSIDE HOUSE for buses straight into town
20 MINUTE WALK into central Brighton
SOUTH DOWNS/COUNTRYSIDE on the doorstep! Hollingbury Golf Course, 5 minutes from the house, brings the country into the city with a finger of green stretching from the South Downs to my house! So walkers can walk straight here off the Downs.
THE GALLERY ROOM
The Gallery room is a very cute, bijoux space. It’s not huge! But very cosy and perfectly suited to a single person or a couple who don't need a lot of space. As the name suggests, it is a white, modern room furnished with designer vintage fixtures and fittings and a futon sofa bed. Please note the bed is not suitable for couples who are very tall or of larger stature.
Since Kay started converting her home into a living work of art, she has installed permanent ceramic installations in nearly every room in the house and all over the garden. It is a Gaudiesque world!
The garden is really gorgeous. It is a double height patio with two terraces completely enclosed with mature climbers and flowers. It is a very private, lovely space full of artwork. Most of the garden has been covered with Kay's tiles and there are four different levels all with ceramic tables and chairs. It is quite magical, especially when the sun shines.
Occasionally the house turns into a living gallery and Kay invites renowned ceramic artists to exhibit their work here. At this time the Gallery becomes exactly that! Note: no exhibitions are planned until 2019.
Breakfast is not included but there are several good cafes for breakfast within 5 minutes walk. Laundry facilities and kitchen facilities available for you to do your own cooking for stays of a week or more.
There is plenty of free parking here on the street just round the corner from Fiveways, where there is a shop to suit every requirement. There are several lovely cafes/delicatessens and there are some great pubs nearby.
The number 50 and 50U buses stop on my street and take 10 minutes to get into the centre of Brighton. A lot more buses stop at Fiveways. Walking into the city centre takes 20 minutes or a 5 minute cycle ride.
NATURE/THE SOUTH DOWNS
At the end of my road is Hollingbury Woods and the Golf Course, which is where the South Downs begins. 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. It is very popular with walkers, and can be travelled on bicycle or horseback.
Brighton has many attractions, including The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier, the beach. Brighton is great for cycling around, or just walking, taking in the Lanes and the wonderful pubs, shops and food.
There are so many festivals, there is something happening every weekend, including music, comedy, food, film festivals. Every May Brighton hosts the second biggest arts festival in the UK. Brighton is an end-destination for many races and vehicular rallies. There is also the London to Brighton bike ride every year as well as the Brighton marathon. All these events all end up on Madeira Drive, a promenade along the beach.
I can give you all the information you need if you are an art lover. The Brighton festival every May is a must-go-to experience. The Brighton Photo Bienniale is the biggest photography festival in Europe.
Brighton is a great place to explore the south coast and London. There are several fabulous art galleries along the coast, including the Jerwood at Hastings, the Towner, Eastbourne, De La Warr, Bexhill, Pallant House, Chichester and Turner Contemporary, Margate.
PROXIMITY TO AIRPORT
Gatwick airport is 30 minutes on the train from Brighton and Newhaven has ferries to France.
PROXIMITY TO UNIVERSITIES
Sussex and Brighton Universities have campuses at Falmer as well as other sites. Falmer is 1 stop on the train from Moulsecombe, 2 stops from London Road. Both stations are 15 minutes walk away. Buses to all sites from Stanmer Villas
No Smoking in house. Smoking is permitted in garden.
Keep noise to a minimum after 10pm