About Us

BEATNIK BREAKS offers the most unique properties in Brighton for your event, holiday, celebration, dinner party or corporate stay. How so?


BEATNIK BREAKS isn’t a letting agency, offering a generic list of characterless, third party flats and houses. BEATNIK BREAKS is the property owner. So we source, design and build some of the most interesting sites in the city, and we do so with the specific objective of delivering the perfect holiday rental. We invest heavily in each building’s restoration, as this allows us to retain or develop a unique character to each property and also to deliver a space that is perfectly tailored to your stay. Fancy renting a former stable, Regency house, glass factory or rail maintenance depot?

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All our properties are in Brighton city centre and all are just a few minutes walk from The Lanes, the beach and Brighton Train station. Each location has been selected to make your break as fun, convenient and memorable as possible.


BEATNIK BREAKS is Brighton’s largest holiday let owner and so we don’t need the services of letting agencies or third party suppliers. We provide all of the services, activities and chefs you need directly, saving you the unnecessary time, administration, expense and commissions of searching yourself and buying through agencies.


There’s a reason for TripAdvisor rating each of our properties a maximum 5*. Given our scale. investment and our staff’s decades of experience living in the city (130+ years between us), we know the best partners for your event, whether it’s a celebration, corporate stay, private dining, stag party, hen party or family holiday. Our properties will suit your needs, whether it’s to rest, rent, eat or socialise…. Or all of the above. We’re more than happy to arrange whatever service you require, from sailing and quad biking to cocktail making and private dining with our street food chefs. Or perhaps you’d prefer a private celebration with seven course taster menu from our Michelin chef?


This key feature connects all the BEATNIK BREAKS properties. Each location has a custom made private dining and banqueting room allowing every member of the house to sit, eat, drink and socialise together. Whether your booking is for a small corporate event or a reunion for 34 people, all our properties will seat every member of your group, in one banqueting space and at one custom built table.

Message from the owner:

“I’m obsessed with all things design, whether it’s architecture, interiors, materials or salvage. If we find something special and there’s an opportunity to bring it back life, then I’ll relish the challenge. We don’t act as an agency for other properties and we’re not interested in building a ‘party house’ business. We just love finding run down buildings or empty plots and building spaces that people can meet, eat and enjoy. Whether it’s a Regency house, stable block, or a run down pub, give us some time to work our magic and we can give you something special to rent for your holiday, wedding, business meeting or private event.

If you like restoring old places too, then keep an eye on this page as there’s some very interesting projects working their way through the BEATNIK BREAKS pipeline…..”

James Watts
Beatnik Breaks
Owner, Designer & Developer