It’s unsurprising that Justin and Charlie (Charlotte) Salisbury turned to Cornwall with its vibrant art scene for their second venture. In the charming old quarter of Penzance, they have converted a handsome, 17th-century house into a delightfully eclectic hotel, decorated with works of art from top to toe. In the airy bedrooms, walls are adorned with funky murals painted by British artists, original canvases and limited-edition prints. From sleigh beds to packing crate tables, the carefully chosen furniture has panache, and seven new bedrooms were unveiled in 2017, plus the fabulous Lookout, a luxe retreat complete with roof terrace, and a self-catering cottage sleeping up to six. In the Cornish Barn restaurant, there are reclaimed wooden walls and bar, metal tables and more art. The look is a cross between kooky and industrial. Drinks and snacks are on tap all day, plus delicious smoked meat and fish at dinner, courtesy of the smoker in the newly unveiled garden, complete with al fresco bar and a programme of outdoor feasts.
The unique Minack Theatre, carved into the cliffs above the breathtakingly beautiful Porthcurno beach.
Lightly smoked Newlyn lobster from the smoker in The Cornish Barn downstairs.
A surfing lesson on nearby Sennen beach.