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Artist Residence Penzance

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20 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AW, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

In the old quarter of town, close to the water and some good pubs, an art-filled hipster’s paradise with cute rooms and a lovely vibe

Distinctly hip, deliciously quirky and overflowing with colour, this groovy little bolthole is hard to resist. The house dates to 1600 and stands on the ley line that connects St Michael's Mount to Stonehenge. You're in the old quarter of town, a stone's throw from the harbour. Inside, Charlie and her lovely staff potter about informally, stopping to chat. Inside, you find a cute dining room that doubles variously as a sitting room, a café, an art gallery and bar – a very sociable spot. Each bedroom was designed by a different artist, many with brightly coloured murals. One has exposed rafters, another is pretty in pink, yet another shows a cartoon version of the street outside your window; in short, expect art everywhere. Most have compact shower rooms, one has a claw-foot bath. All have smart beds, white linen and toppers for a good night's sleep; family rooms have fridges, too. Lovely breakfasts offer American pancakes, local eggs, homemade granola – you can scoff it in a pretty courtyard in summer. There's a cute little map for the best of Penzance and some excellent eateries nearby.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
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Booking enquiries: Charlie Newey
+44 (0)1736 365664 (landline)

  • 8 Doubles
  • 2 Twin/doubles
  • 1 Family room for 4
  • 2 Triples
Price:(i) £70 to£190 per night

Singles from £60.

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Pub/restaurant across the road.




20 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AW, Cornwall

Hotel 8 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 70 to £ 150 per night
Hotel 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 70 to £ 130 per night
Hotel 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 155 to £ 190 per night
Hotel 2 Triple rooms
Price: (i) £ 125 to £ 150 per night
Booking enquiries: Charlie Newey
+44 (0)1736 365664 (landline)