Artist Residence Penzance

Penzance, Cornwall

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


24 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


This groovy little bolthole is hard to beat – distinctly hip, deliciously quirky and overflowing with colour and style. The house dates to 1600 and stands on the ley line that connects St Michael’s Mount to Stonehenge. You’re in the old town, a stone’s throw from the harbour. It’s a very friendly place, open all day, with staff who stop to chat. Interiors overflow with originality: the restaurant has pop art on walls of wood, there’s a wood-burner in the playful sitting-room bar, then ping pong and table football in the garden, where you’ll find a beach bar, a smokehouse and the odd barbecue. Bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes. Some have brightly colourful murals, others have wood-clad walls and up-cycled furniture. All have super-comfy beds, Roberts radios, white linen and toppers to assure a good night’s sleep. Gorgeous new rooms have sliding doors to flawless bathrooms, one has a copper bath and a balcony. You get American pancakes, local eggs and homemade granola at breakfast, perhaps home-smoked ribs or roasted sea bass for dinner. Don’t miss St Michael’s Mount or the wild west coast.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends in summer.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & dinner from £6; 3 courses £20-£25. Pub/restaurant across the road.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles £65-£120.
3 Twin/doubles
From £75
14 Doubles
From £75
1 Cottage for 6
From £270
1 Suite for 2
From £190
2 Triples
From £135
1 Family room for 5
From £185


Thoroughly enjoyable 1 night stay in Penzance in this quirky, vintage style boutique hotel. Hip decor inside and out. The Breakfast Granola was simply delicious! If I wanted to be picky, I would recommend change in coffee selection as found it bitter. Friendly and helpful staff! Nice choice of Happy hour cocktails too. Thanks and we will definitely be back !

Nicki, Mougins

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charlie & Justin

  • Newlyn is a town and fishing port neighbouring Penzance. Newlyn is a popular holiday destination, with many pubs and restaurants. Be sure to check out Newlyn art gallery when visiting the town!
  • The Eden Project is a beautiful attraction in Cornwall. Inside the artificial biodomes are plants that are collected from all around the world and it's just perfect for a great day out for the whole family!
  • St Ives is a very charming and scenic town. A picturesque mix of fishermen’s cottages and narrow winding streets with arty, crafty shops, cafés and boutiques. It's also home to The Tate Gallery St Ives!
  • The Geevor Tim mine tells the story of tin mining in Cornwall and Geevor in particular, showing what happened on the surface and underground and what life was like for those who worked there. Perfect for a day out exploring Cornwall.
  • Perhaps one of the most well-known historical buildings in Cornwall, describing St Michael’s Mount as a castle is selling the gem quite a bit short. It is set on a rocky island across the water from Marazion and truly a sight to behold!
  • Porthcurno Beach is a Popular family beach with lots of soft sand. Steeply shelving beach attracts more experienced swimmers. The stream at the top of the beach is ideal for children paddling! Close to Minack Theatre and Telegraphy Museum.