lift, lounge, café, restaurant, ping pong/meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
not under 16.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £90–£300.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Charlotte and Justin Salisbury have created a ‘laid-back, bohemian’ town house hotel with ‘jazzy’ rooms, ‘young, friendly, efficient’ staff and ‘a range of fun art’. ‘It’s perfect for the untraditional, un-conservative guest,’ say inspectors in 2016. The decor combines rustic and eclectic elements throughout; there are rattan chairs and parlour games in the lounge. Wilder bedrooms have murals painted by local and international artists. ‘Our fourth-floor room had an eye-catching Yellow Submarine-style mural; a comfy double bed; a compact but well-thought-out bathroom. Nice touches: a travel-trunk-turned-wardrobe, a pink TV, posh teabags, bright Anglepoise bedside lights. In the morning, we woke to a view of the sea.’ Come nightfall, quaff ‘delicious’ cocktails in the bar, then mix with locals and tourists in the ‘arty’ restaurant, choosing from a selection of freewheeling seasonal tasting menus. Sample dishes: cuttlefish, wild garlic, crispy cockles, radish; hake, chicken wing, parsnip, cornflake. The Salisburys also run an Artist Residence in London (see entry) and one in Penzance (see Shortlist). They have also recently opened Artist Residence Oxfordshire, a country pub and restaurant with 5 bedrooms.
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