Artist Residence – Penzance, Cornwall
It’s unsurprising that Justin and Charlie Salisbury turned to Cornwall with its vibrant art scene for their second venture after Brighton. In the charming old quarter of Penzance they have converted a handsome Georgian manor 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 furniture has panache and seven new bedrooms were unveiled in 2017, plus the fabulous Lookout, a luxe retreat complete with roof terrace, and The Cottage, a self-catering family retreat sleeping up to six. In the Cornish Barn restaurant there are reclaimed wooden walls and bar, metal tables and more art to enjoy alongside your food. 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, which comes complete with an al-fresco bar and a tempting programme of outdoor feasts to enjoy.
Rates: Doubles from £85
+44 (0)1736 365664; artistresidence.co.uk
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