Following on from the success of their Artist Residence in Brighton and before opening in Pimlico, it’s not surprising 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 another delightfully eclectic hotel, decorated with works of art from top to toe. In the 13 airy bedrooms and five self-contained apartments, 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. Downstairs, the spruced up Cornish Barn restaurant, overlooking historic Chapel Street, has 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, but don’t miss the outstanding cooked breakfast or sharing dishes served in the evening. Doubles from £75.
Do: Wait until the tide’s out and cross the granite causeway in Marazion to St Micheal’s Mount.
Eat: At the Cornish Barn downstairs in the hotel. It’s the place to be in Penzance for laid back atmosphere and delicious food. The smokehouse beer can chicken is great.
Buy: Tickets to an evening show at the clifftop Minack Theatre.
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