The Ceramic House

Type:Guest House

75 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 7HN
From £70.00

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  • Bathroom
  • Bolt Court wall relief, The Ceramic House
  • Ceramic garden with roses
  • Deco room
  • Emptiness is Form exhibition living room
  • Gorseinon wall relief, The Ceramic House looking up
  • Llanbradach wall relief with roses
  • Hall view
  • Decorative Tiles
  • Loft room
  • mosaic floor
  • Portuguese bathroom
  • Tudor Kitchen
  • Utility Room with Sandy Brown and Matthew David Marsh_s work, Matthew Andrews
  • View from balcony


A boutique guesthouse offering unique accommodation and a rare chance to experience staying in a living artwork. The creation of architectural ceramicist Kay Aplinwho has covered her house and garden with ceramic installations.

It is also a pop-up gallery; usually in May as part of Artists Open Houses, Kay curates exhibitions of world-class ceramics in the house, garden and gallery.

We welcome visitors from all around the world for short stays and visits, ranging from one night to several months. Whether you are in need of accommodation for a short holiday, a work trip or a longer stay for work or study, this is a haven and you will be very comfortable in our peaceful, special artist’s home.

We have four rooms available, two en suite and two with a shared bathroom. Each room sleeps 2; the loft has up to two fold-down beds for children. All the bathrooms feature tiled installations. All rooms have free WIFI. We do not provide breakfast. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in every room.

The Loft Room is a gorgeous, spacious room, full of light, beautifully furnished with hand-made/retro furniture and the Llanbradach Spires Bathroom. Amenities include: flat-screen TV, DVD, stereo, radio, kettle.

The Gallery Room, in a separate building in the garden, functions as a white cube gallery space when exhibitions are on, and the rest of the year it is a bijoux self-contained studio with en-suite Bamboo Bathroom. It has a double bed, mini-kitchenette, underfloor heating and a small conservatory. It has its own terrace with French doors leading to the Blackberry Hill patio and its own street entrance. Amenities include: flat-screen TV, DVD, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster. Pets are welcome.

The Deco Room is a lovely, spacious room, beautifully furnished with art deco furniture and a comfortable double bed. The Blues Room is a beautiful quiet room overlooking the Ceramic Garden with a futon style double bed and the Portuguese bathroom is right next door. Both rooms have kettles. If Deco room is booked with private bathroom the blues room is left unoccupied.

We have been hosting guests here since 2012 and hundreds of guests have left enthusiastic reviews:

“Absolutely ADORE it here! You have thought of every tiny need, the attention to detail is superb!”

“Beautiful home, lovely rooms. It all felt so peaceful, homely and safe. A perfect refuge for time away. Thank you!”

“This was a wonderful discovery – stepping into such an effortlessly creative space. We arrived amidst the setting up of a remarkable display of Korean ceramics. Creeping around the house revealed so many delights. What a lovely home!”

“Such a lovely house to spend a couple of sunny days in Brighton in! Really enjoyed taking in the plethora of intriguing art and the wonderful garden and atmosphere. Thanks for a great time!”

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double Blues Room£70.00 per room per night (room only)
Double Deco Room£75.00 per room per night (room only)
Gallery Room£75.00 per room per night (room only)
Luxury Loft Room with king size bed£85.00 per room per night (room only)

*Double Blues Room has a shared bathroom. Double for sole use price is £50.
Double Deco Room has a private bathroom. Double for sole use price is £55.
Self-contained Gallery Room has en suite, private terrace, own street entrance & mini kitchenette. Double for sole use price is £55.
Luxury en suite Loft Room with king size bed. Double for sole use price is £65. Up to two children can be slept on two fold down beds. Supplement of £15 per child per night.

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