Looking from the front door of the Cottage across the courtyard towards the street entranceThe kitchen and dining area.
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Temple Cottage is a surprising find, set in the centre of Brighton yet hidden from view between the terraces of the Clifton Hill conservation area. The Cottage is close to restaurants, cafe bars and shops and nearby to public transport links. It is within 200 yards of the seafront, the bandstand and near the i360. People like visiting the Cottage because of the ambiance, sea air and its handy location. The Cottage is good for couples, families, solo adventurers and business travellers.

The space

Temple Cottage is a one bedroomed house in the centre of Brighton which was built in about 1840 and has been used for many purposes in the years since. Today, the Cottage is a fully equipped holiday home which still retains the character of its past.

Temple Cottage has its own street entrance which opens on to an old twitten, a Sussex word for an alleyway, which used to run through to a pub in the next street. The route of the old twitten leads through a shared courtyard and garden to the front door of the Cottage. On the ground floor of the Cottage the space is divided into three areas. The kitchen area has a fridge, microwave oven, electric hob, washing machine, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, lots of cupboards, wine rack, work surfaces and a drop leaf table with seating for four people. The table can fold out to create a large flat surface and this is not only suitable for dining but also as a desk to work from or as a children's activity area. The living room area is lit with soft lighting and has a television and DVD with, easy chair, sofa bed, dresser and small library. Off the open plan area is a door leading to a separate downstairs cloakroom comprising a wc, wash hand basin and utility area.

The steep stairs wind around a corner leading to the large bedroom. This has a double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, a walk in wardrobe and separate storage and hanging space. Sliding doors open onto the decked sun terrace with plants and outdoor seating for four people. The main bathroom is off the bedroom and comprises, bath with an electric shower over, wc and wash hand basin.

There is comprehensive local information in the downstairs library along with information to help you settle into the Cottage. There is wi-fi available at no additional cost. Heating throughout the Cottage is by electric radiator or fan heater. Freshly laundered towels, bed linen etc are included in the price as is the cost of electricity.

Guest access

Guests have sole use of the Cottage and all its amenities. The Cottage has its own lockable street entrance but access from there to the the lockable front door of the Cottage is via a courtyard space which is shared with the owner.

Interaction with guests

I will happily help my guests with local information, activities, transport, eating out and entertainment. I'm also mindful of the privacy of my guests and we usually get the balance about right.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 42
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

Please let me know if there's anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable - I will happily accommodate most requests. The Cottage will be properly cleaned before you move in. Please try to leave it in as near to the same condition as how you found it. If small things get broken please tell me or I may not know I've got to replace them. The Cottage is not suitable for events, parties or hen and stag weekends. I like animals but please contact me first if you wish to bring a pet so that we can discuss any special arrangements. Please note that pets are not allowed upstairs. Please do not smoke or use candles inside the Cottage. Please try to keep to your agreed arrival and departure times as much as possible as I make other plans around these - if you need to make changes, please let me know. No unregistered guests unless previously agreed - the sofa bed is available for extra overnight visitors, if previously agreed and if the extra fee is paid beforehand. If you would like an unregistered friend to stay overnight whilst you are staying in the cottage, please just ask and pay the fee for an extra person.

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Must climb stairs - There are three steps before reaching the front door of the cottage. There are twelve steps to the upstairs including a turn on a half landing.
Some spaces are shared - The courtyard area is shared with the owner.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

35 Reviews

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Katie User Profile
August 2017
I stayed with my sister. We loved Ian's place. It's close to the sea with it's own front door. Everything is laid out beautifully inside with plenty of light - we loved the private upstairs terrace! The place was immaculately clean with little bonus's like wine in the fridge and snacks (even Gluten free ones ;)) We loved the roses in the rooms and commented to each other almost every day about them. It had everything you need to cook a meal - which we did once - but also you can walk everywhere and Brighton and Hove are right on your doorstep. Parking is a bit tricky but wasn't too much of a problem for us as my sister was working in Brighton so knows where to go and was out with her car in the day anyway. Ian can help with parking and I would recommend this if you have your car with you all day as the street can be very busy (though we always managed to find a place) It costs £6 for 2 hours and you can only leave it for 2 hours at a time. We took my Yorkie, Meggie, who loved the shared garden and getting yummy treats from Ian. We were delighted to find Dog-friendly beaches nearby - even in August! We would definitely stay again! Thanks Ian :)

Alex User Profile
July 2017
Ian was the perfect host, friendly and happy to help. The cottage was as described though even lovelier in real life with extra welcoming touches. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. It is an ideal base to explore Brighton and the surrounding area. Thank you for everything, Ian. We hope to be back!

April User Profile
July 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at Ian's. He was a friendly and considerate host, the cottage was clean, stylish and had everything we needed. The location was also great and Ian helped us to get parking permits so we could park our car outside his place. Ian was very kind and friendly and made us feel welcome. He even put a vase of roses downstairs and upstairs along with a generous welcome pack. He helped us if we needed anything but was not intrusive in any way. The cottage was immaculately clean, I loved the crisp white bedlinen and he left plenty of hand-wash, dish liquid etc as we were staying two weeks. Everything worked perfectly and there was anything you would need in the kitchen. We particularly liked the style of Ian's place. Things were co-ordinated, there were interesting prints on the walls. The upstairs bedroom was light and I loved the little terrace off it. One thing that pleased us was a comfortable sofa, often this is a hosts "after thought" but its important after a days activities. We found the location brilliant. We hired bikes for the first few days and as his place is close to the water it was perfect for heading off on rides along the coast. It is also close to bus stops and we made a couple of day trips to London and it was a short walk to the station. We also hired a car and although parking in Brighton is tricky Ian quickly organised parking permits for us. I can't recommend Ian's place enough. If we return to Brighton we will stay at his place again. Thank you Ian.
Ian User ProfileIan is a superhost.
Response from Ian:
Hi April and Kim, Thank you for your kind words and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Good luck with your future plans in France. Best wishes, Ian
July 2017

Julia User Profile
July 2017
Great location just a short walk from the sea and the i360. Shops and restaurants at the end of the road. Cottage in a lovely peaceful oasis desire being in the centre of Brighton!

Joyce User Profile
June 2017
It is a very quiet location tucked at the back of the property, but central. Easy walking in all directions, especially in having a dog with me. It is great to have the new Waitrose shop around corner as well.

Jeff User Profile
June 2017
A very lovely cottage and excellent host. Ian was attentive and helpful. Our family really enjoyed our stay there. Great location with plenty of access to the best of Brighton.

Andy User Profile
May 2017
We loved our week at the cottage - the perfect Hove holiday retreat, more spacious than the photos (rare for Brighton!) & so close to the beach and endless great cafes. The patio area outside the bedroom worked well for morning yoga, and bacon sandwiches afterwards... Highly recommended, Ian was a lovely host, and looked after us very well. I'm sure we'll be back soon.

England, United KingdomJoined in February 2014
Ian User ProfileIan is a superhost.

I was born and bred locally and I love sharing the joy and excitement of being in Brighton with my guests. I have travelled to other parts of the world but I have always returned to Brighton as I believe it to be one of the most cosmopolitan and welcoming cities in the UK. I have spent many years working in social care and emergency planning and I hope I have developed a tolerant and accepting demeanour towards all people, whatever their backgrounds.

I speak English and a little Greek but I have friends who speak a range of languages. If you would like to speak in a language other than English, please let me know.

I want to make sure my guests have a delightful experience during their stay and I will always be responsive to anything I can do to help make your trip more enjoyable. I have a wealth of local information at my fingertips and it's always a pleasure to share this with guests who are interested in hearing another view to that which the guide books say.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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