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About this Property

Nestled down one of Brighton's oldest twitten lanes, this property has all the glamour of a boutique hotel and is superbly situated in the heart of the cities most fashionable shopping and dining district, the South Lanes. The row of three cottages along Black lion lane, are reputedly the oldest houses in Brighton, dating back to 1565.

FLASH SALE - Book and pay in full now and we will crush the service fee! This applies to all bookings, staying anytime, when the booking is made before January 3rd 2020! Quote 'FLASH19' when booking. 
This can only be applied at the time of the booking, not retrospectively.

Decorated with oodles of designer flair and character; this secluded retreat has been lavishly brought up to date by it's owners, TV’s interior designer Sophie Robinson. As soon as you set foot in the door, take in the exotic delights. Walls are adorned with dancing birds and butterflies, lavish wall sconces and baroque mirrors. The design is kitsch and eclectic making this property a truly original and exclusive place to stay.

This is the ideal place to base yourself for a taste of everything that Brighton has to offer. Should you want to leave your birdcage, the very best in central Brighton's bars, restaurants and night-life are all on your doorstep and only 2 minutes to the beach itself!

Ground Floor
Living/Kitchen - Fanciful, open plan, with wall mounted TV, surround sound, iPod dock, DVD player and WiFi. The mini micro kitchen is kitted out with hob, microwave oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge, so everything is arranged for quick convenience. Double sofa bed to sleep 2.

Terrace - Small roofed terrace, accessed from the kitchen.

First Floor
The Raj Room - Sleeps 2, double bed and a vintage wash basin.
The Bird Bath - Wet room with double shower, wash basin and WC.

Second Floor
The Liquorice Suite - Sleeps 2, zip & link beds and a vintage wash basin.

Bijou Boudoir - Sleeps 2, zip & link beds.

Things you need to know...

Zip & link beds can be arranged as either a double, or twins. Please state preference at the time of the booking.

For bookings over 6, you will require a double sofa bed which is a £75 supplement. 

Available to book with next door property, Smugglers Retreat, to sleep up to 16 guests in total. Book both cottages together as Trinket Box Cottages.

All bed linen and towels are provided.

Access Information

Arranged over three floors. Due to the age of this property, it has low ceilings and narrow staircases.

Parking Information

The nearest car park is The Lanes multi-storey at the end of the lane, on Black Lion St. There are two large multi storeys off West Street, which is a 5 minute walk. There is also on-street meter parking which now take credit cards, but limited to 4 hours. For alternative parking ideas, please visit and use the code CROWN10 to receive a 10% discount.

NB Crown Gardens Ltd accepts no liability for your parking arrangements.

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Hens welcome
  • Stags welcome

Beds & Bedrooms

  • This property will sleep a maximum of 8 people
  • 3 double/twin 'zip and link' beds
  • Double Sofa Bed

Discounts available

15% for stays 9th Oct 2019 to 19th Dec 2019.

15% for stays 3rd Jan 2020 to 29th Feb 2020.


  • Babies are welcome
  • Children welcome
  • This property is close to the beach
  • Well behaved pets allowed
  • This property has a terrace or balcony
  • Wifi available
  • DVD / Blu-ray available
  • Speakers available
  • Fire Safety Checked
  • Returnable security deposit: £300

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