Let’s give a bit more geography, because Penzance is probably not on the radar of most people. We find ourselves in the county of Cornwall, in the south-western region of England, the place with the raw beaches and small cottages, which have been made famous by countless romantic novels. And surprisingly, Penzance itself isn’t as small as one would think: 21,000 people live here and it has an art and culture scene which should be taken seriously.
Artist Residence is located in the town’s centre, in Chapel Street. Opposite you`ll find a pub and the whole area is framed by small Victorian houses. Just as in every Artist Residence belonging to founders Justin & Charlotte Salisbury you are heartily greeted in a hip restaurant. It’s called “The Cornish Barn“ and in the evenings it’s a popular meeting place for the locals and not just the hotel guests.
The individual rooms have been designed by Justin & Charlotte, some with original artist murals and others in their signature eclectic style. In spite of this, you can still detect a certain homogen style, everything is creative, colorful, tastefully organized and extremely pretty. Apart from the normal double rooms, Comfy Luxe, Super Comfy Luxe (very cosy) are available as well as a small 3-bedroom cottage, which is perfect for families, especially as one of the rooms has bunk beds and there’s also a kitchen.
Two weeks Cornwall-feeling with art, culture, fine dining and all this in a wonderfully creative environment.
We recommend the cooking class with Caroline Davey in her Fat Hen Cookery School around the corner.
The loveliest beaches can be found in Porthcurno (about 20 minutes by car) and we also highly recommend excursions to Land`s End or St. Ives, Cornish towns right out of a novel.
Doubles from 91 Euros.
Booking & Contacts
Artist Residence Cornwall
20 Chapel St
Penzance TR18 4AW