If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some gothic interior-style posts recently. For my birthday we went back to one of our favourite places, Brighton. Iain thought I needed to celebrate 25 in style and so we splurged a little on accommodation. Today I thought I’d tell you all about the place we stayed at, which is The Chapel Townhouse.
What is it?
The Chapel Townhouse is a beautiful one bedroom townhouse. I’d never stayed at a townhouse before, but I get the impression it’s like an additional property. It’s not where you live, but somewhere you stay when you’re in town. Iain and I have always said if money was no option, we’d have property in Brighton and visit more often. It was kind of nice to get a little glimpse of that.
However, this townhouse feels more like a hotel than an Airbnb. Outside the bedroom, there’s a little worktop with a sink. There’s also plates, a mini-fridge and some snacks. The property has this, a bed, a bath and a toilet that’s located downstairs. All you need and fancier than a hotel!
Where is it?
The townhouse is hidden in the heart of central Brighton. It’s actually in a really cool location. It’s opposite from arts venue Brighton dome and located next to some pubs. When you book, you’re sent an email with access codes. You have one for the gate and one for the door. It’s a much easier way of doing things, I was very impressed. It was really nice staying somewhere that feels more intimate and personal than a hotel.
What’s cool about it?
Everything! This was one of the best places we’ve ever stayed at. I’m a big fan of finding unique spaces, especially if they’re hidden or unknown. There is something in every inch of this place to admire.
The Chapel Townhouse is gorgeously lit; there’s a giant red cross mounted on the wall and there are stick neon lamps by the mirror too. Although this is a one-bedroom property, there’s amazing gothic decor everywhere. Highlights include: an obscure painting before you enter the bedroom and a huge chandelier made out of antique crystal wine glasses. My personal highlight was the roll top bathtub, my absolute dream bathtub. I really hope to own one myself one day. I ended my birthday with a nice soak in the tub and it could not have been more perfect.
With a grand staircase and original stained glass windows, on the surface the townhouse appears old fashioned. The owner has done a great job of adding some modern and quirky things too though. There’s a second Victorian inspired chandelier in the bedroom made from black Lego bricks too. The bed itself is an old piano!
The listing stated there was ‘an abundance of hidden secrets’ for us to discover during our stay too, which was pretty fun! I don’t want to reveal them all, but here was our favourite and some additional cool portraits we snapped.
I didn’t think I could enjoy a night in different kind of accommodation so much! It was a really fun and unique experience. The way it was lit has left me wanting to try do an actual photoshoot there.
If you’re looking for somewhere fun and a little different to stay in Brighton, I highly recommend checking out The Chapel Townhouse.