Regency guesthouse, Lansdowne House, launched in Hove
Lansdowne House is a Regency guest house recently launched in the East Sussex seaside resort of Hove, located just a three-minute walk to the beach. The townhouse offers four guest bedrooms and a self-contained two bedroom apartment, situated in a Heritage Conservation area designed by the renowned architect Charles Busby.
Owners Tom and Natalie met in the art world working as specialists at a London auction house. Keen to embrace the seaside lifestyle, they decided to move with their son Max from East London to the East Sussex coast. The move coincided with the nation entering the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic on the day that the housing market came to a halt. They spent the next eighteen months renovating the house into a beautiful home, filling each room with the collected antiques and design pieces they have amassed during their careers.
Greeted with refreshments upon arrival, guests enter the house into a beautiful hallway with the original sweeping staircase and cast-iron balustrading. Each room has been designed with relaxation in mind, with the use of calming pastel colours and stylish interiors that highlight the period features of the home. Taking inspiration from the heritage of the building, art and antiques can be found throughout.
Natalie and Tom’s passion for good food is evident in the sourcing of local produce for breakfast. Guests can relax with breakfast in bed or venture down to the garden room where double doors open out onto the original walled garden. Weather depending, breakfast can also be served here in the summer months. Lansdowne House is a place to recline, exhale and enjoy the comfort of a home.