Going away on holiday is absolutely brilliant but sometimes a staycation in the UK is just as fun. If you’re looking to explore more of the UK and fancy a trip down to explore the most South Westerly part of our isle in Cornwall, I couldn’t recommend staying at Chapel House enough.
We decided to celebrate our one year anniversary by doing a little road trip down to and around Cornwall. I came across Chapel House via Pinterest, loving the look of the clean, nautical feel of the B&B and interested in the history of this listed Georgian building being turned into a hotel following it’s previous life as an arts club.
The walls are lined with pieces from the local students of the Newlyn School of Art and the decor of the whole building is truly beautiful. It makes use of the stunning natural light coming in from the large windows and glass is utilised where possible in the ceilings to showcase the incredible views of the whole of the harbour right out across Mount’s Bay to St Micheal’s Mount.
The Chapel House has just six bedrooms and all are unique. It genuinely feels like just one large house, so much so that when we checked in Susan, the proprietor, showed us around and was more than happy to let us wander into the other rooms that had yet to be booked out to guests.
Some of the rooms have beautiful free standing baths in the bedrooms and all have high-powered rain shower wet rooms, the comfiest bed I’ve almost ever slept in and fresh tea, coffee and brownies baked by Susan left out on the window sill. Every little turn of this B&B has personal touches that make it feel homely yet completely luxurious at the same time.
Breakfast and dinner are both served downstairs in the kitchen and cooked by Susan and her lovely colleague. We didn’t sample dinner but breakfast both mornings was delicious, with an array of fresh fruit salads and a trio of blended fruit and veggie juices to start with and then anything from eggs with salmon, to avocado on toast with chilli flakes or a sausage and bacon sarnie to follow…
Despite being to Cornwall many times, we’d never ventured down as far as Penzance and we loved strolling around visiting this quaint little harbour town. Although not my favourite of Cornish spots, it’s got loads going on and is a perfect bolthole for a couple of days or a worthwhile stop off if you’re doing a road trip around the area.
Penzance Must Do’s:
Visit either Lavenders or The Cornish Hen for one of their world famous Cornish pasties, have a pint at the friendly and historic local Admiral Benbow, walk around the harbour and pick out your imaginary dream boat and then enjoy brunch or dinner at The Cornish Barn (part of the gorgeous Artist Residence hotel). You can also enjoy just strolling around the main town for little vintage finds or homeware buys in stores such as No. 56 and in the summer months, why not visit the famous Art Deco lido – Jubilee Pool – followed by a cosy dinner at one of the oldest inn’s in Cornwall; The Victoria Inn.
More Cornish spots coming up this week but I would really recommend a stay at the gorgeous Chapel House – you can email Susan to book your stay here. Let me know if you’ve ever stayed here too or have any other favourite spots in or around the area, would love to hear from you!