Artist Residence Penzance

Location Penzance

Postcode TR18 4AW

Telephone 01736 365 664

££-££££

Why we love it...

Relaxed, individual shabby-chic

The Place

It was no surprise when a new Artist Residence popped up on Cornwall’s creative west coast, choosing ramshackle Penzance over picture-perfect St Ives. Loyalists to the brand won’t be disappointed by the hotel’s artful rusticity and olde worlde charm, complete with wood-burning stoves, stacks of logs, distressed leather armchairs, and candle lanterns peppering its cosy interior. They’ll also find something new in its laid back Cornish atmosphere – the staff are young, local and extremely friendly.

We admire the flexibility here, with a variety of double rooms to choose from as well as a cottage that was added in 2016, sleeping up to 6 people. The original ‘arty’ rooms were decorated by British painters and a vibrant art collection injects pops of colour into the spaces.

Our loft suite, The Look Out, had the feel of a Parisian garret: slanted walls with exposed beams, a freestanding copper bath, and its own balcony terrace, with views across Penzance. Bedrooms come with an irresistible minibar, stocked with pork scratchings, chocolate-covered honeycomb and Cornish ale, while the informal restaurant downstairs serves hearty smokehouse classics such as ribs and beer-can chicken (though the vegetarian dishes could do with a bit of a lift). In summer, they fire up a barbecue in the beer garden.

 

The Essentials

Price Band ££-££££
Rooms 19 bedrooms plus a 3 bed cottage
Food Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities Restaurant, bar, garden
Children Welcome
Accessibility No special facilities
Pets A selection of double rooms are dog-friendly. The cottage also accepts dogs.

To Book

Contact Charlotte and Justin Salisbury
Call 01736 365 664
Email penzance@artistresidence.co.uk
Website www.artistresidence.co.uk/our-hotels/cornwall/

Good To Know

Address 20 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AW
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The Location

Find this place: Located in the Old Quarter of Penzance on historic Chapel Street

What's nearby: St Michaels Mount, Land's End, St Ives, Minack Theatre & Porthcurno Beach, Tate St Ives, Eden Project (48 miles) Newquay Airport (41 miles)

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