Artist Residence, Penzance, Cornwall
Artist Residence brings its signature eccentric charm, quirky décor and delicious food to historic Chapel Street in bustling Penzance. Just five minutes from the beach and ideally located for exploring the town and beyond, guests can return to a home-away-from-home atmosphere and tuck into fresh Cornish produce washed down with a cocktail, before retiring to their comfortable room.
Rooms available from £192.50 per night
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This hotel is conveniently situated on much-loved Chapel Street, making it an ideal starting point to explore the western Cornish coastline. Take a stroll along the South West Coast Path's most westerly stretch to witness landscapes reminiscent of the popular television series, Poldark. Alternatively, venture out for a 20-minute drive to visit some of Cornwall's most breathtaking beaches, such as Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre, Pedn Olva and Sennen Cove.
It's a five-minute walk to the seafront with its art deco, geothermal heated Jubilee Pool.
By car: Penzance is approx 300 miles from London - a 6-7 hour drive. There is no on-site parking.
By train: The hotel is around ten minutes' walk from Penzance train station. The London - Penzance sleeper train takes 7.5 hours, or 5.5 hours during the day. Book trains to Penzance.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The interior décor combines vintage-rustic furnishings and contemporary, colourful artworks with the Georgian coach house's impressive original features. Walls are decorated with a diverse collection of limited edition prints and original murals by emerging artists and British galleries - making for great conversation pieces.
A light-filled café and bar serves a wholesome menu of Cornish produce alongside inventive cocktails, whilst outside, you'll find a terrace garden with a retractable awning and a Shack bar serving frozen margaritas and lobster rolls during the summer months. There's also a lounge with comfy sofas and a log burner and guests can expect a warm and down-to-earth service, where you will feel at ease from the moment of check-in.
- Curated art collection
- Free Wi-Fi
This is an intimate hotel, with 16 double bedrooms, three suites, and a secluded three-bedroom cottage, located just around the corner from the main hotel. Many of the bathrooms are equipped with freestanding copper and brass bathtubs and walk-in rain showers.
Room types: Snug Double, Comfy Double or twin, Comfy Luxe Loft, Super Comfy Luxe, The Chapel suite, Sail Loft, The Lookout, The Cottage
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Bramley toiletries, Egyptian cotton linen, TV, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The bar serves a selection of unique cocktails and guests can expect simple, wholesome and fuss-free plates showcasing the freshest Cornish produce. On Sundays, the beef brisket roast is a must and the hake fillet with roast pepper, tomato and butterbean stew was a winning combo, followed by dark chocolate, hazelnut and honeycomb torte - delicious.
The Clubhouse: relaxed atmosphere, all-day dining, modern European and American menu, cocktails. Dinner mains from £14.
Terrace Garden: Serving cocktails, Cornish beer, cider and more throughout spring and summer.
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