Stayed in this wonderful Hove property for a hen weekend. The space is fantastic, beautifully equipped with great attention to detail. Nice sized garden and 2 minutes walking distance to Hove seafront. What’s not to love???
I’ve just come back from the most wonderful weekend at The Lodge. I was hosting my sister’s hen party for 20 people in Brighton and felt under pressure to find the perfect venue (a lot of the hen houses I found in Brighton looked a bit cramped, even if they could technically sleep 20, there would be no real space to socialise and very few of them had any outdoor space). Then I found The Lodge, which was so perfect for what we wanted. It’s very stylish: Scott and his wife clearly have a real eye for design. In particular the open plan kitchen living room was beautiful with double doors opening on to the garden. There were so many nice areas to chill out in - proper table for a sit down dinner, a sofa area that seated everybody and lots of garden seating too for pre dinner drinks. Even with 20 excited hens bouncing around it didn’t feel at all cramped. As an organiser it was great that there was enough space in the kitchen for us bridesmaids to move around hosting without treading on each other’s toes and also enough fridge and freezer space for our mountains of food and booze! The bedrooms are also big enough that people didn’t feel squeezed in and it was nice that there are loads of bathrooms so no long queues for showers.
Every detail had been thought of - just small things like more than enough crockery for 20 people so we weren’t constantly washing up, a great sound system and projector for our Mr and Mrs game and plenty of keys for the front door so I didn’t have to stress about whether everybody could get in after the night out. It’s a little bit out from the centre of Brighton but we didn’t mind that at all - we were lucky to have glorious weather and it’s actually a really nice 30 minute walk along the seafront to get in so we did that in the day and then our Ubers were only about £10 in the evening so very affordable between a group. I honestly couldn’t recommend it highly enough; we had such a happy weekend and it was in a large part due to what a wonderful venue it is.