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, but don’t miss the outstanding cooked breakfast or sharing dishes served in the evening.
Doubles from £85
+44 (0)1736 365664; artistresidence.co.uk
The unique Minack Theatre, carved into the cliffs above the breathtakingly beautiful Porthcurno beach
Lightly smoked Newlyn lobster from the Big Green Egg smoker in The Cornish Barn downstairs
A surfing lesson on nearby Sennen beach
CLAIM TO FAME
Like the other Artist Residence properties, the artwork is a big focus and has been handpicked by Justin and Charlotte. Look closely and you may spy works from esteemed British artists such as Tracey Emin and Peter Blake.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
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