Just a few miles from the seafront, in the Sussex jewel of Patcham, this large, welcoming recently refurbished lodge provides ideal budget accommodation for short breaks in Brighton. It s a comfy base for those summer or half-term seaside trips, with several family rooms available and a Miller & Carter Steakhouse restaurant. Popular Brighton needs little introduction. One of the most vibrant, diverse cities in England, it s home to a bustling seafront, bars and clubs aplenty, a sealife centre, the iconic Pavilion and Victorian West Pier and the charming boutiques and antique shops of The Lanes. There s plenty to see in Patcham too, with windmills, a 12th century church and a conservation area full of pretty listed-buildings. Nearby Hove and Lewes are also well worth exploring.