Chapel House

Penzance, Cornwall

Susan Stuart’s welcoming Georgian town house B&B is so beautiful, it might grace the pages of an interiors magazine. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Susan Stuart’s welcoming Georgian town house B&B is so beautiful, it might grace the pages of an interiors magazine. Light-filled rooms in soft greys, greens and blues are a gallery for works from Newlyn Art School. All bedrooms have a view over the harbour to St Michael’s Mount, a bathroom with deep bath or monsoon shower and hand-made toiletries. Three at the top, one with in-room bath, share an open-plan landing under a sliding glass roof. Two self-catering suites in an adjoining building are ideal for longer stays. You can relax in the drawing room or on a sunny terrace. There is no bar, but tea, coffee, cakes and drinks can be had all day from the kitchen, where you breakfast on smoothies, locally smoked salmon, sourdough bread, hot dishes cooked to order, with tempting veggie options. Sunday brunch is served until midday. On Fridays and Saturdays guests can sit down to a supper of local ingredients – maybe Newlyn crab cakes, organic steak or wild mushroom risotto. Susan really makes the place, readers tell us: ‘It’s like staying with a close friend’; ‘Susan has created a real treat.’

Hotel details


TR18 4AQ


01736 362024


6. Plus 2 self-catering suites in annexe.


all year except 24–29 Dec, kitchen supper served Fri and Sat.


double drawing room, open-plan kitchen/dining area, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, holistic treatments, terrace, garden, unsuitable for disabled, free street parking.

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all ages welcomed, under-5s/cots free, extra bed £20 per night.


allowed in bedrooms (no charge) and public areas with consent of other guests.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £170, singles from £140. Set dinner £30. 1-night bookings refused at bank holiday weekends.

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We (two families) stayed here for one night before heading to Tresco. Susan, who runs the place, has created a real treat. The six rooms are all spacious and special. Each one with a quirk. The food is marvellous and impossibly good value. Location a short walk from both the station and the quay is ideal too. All in all a wonderful hidden gem. - David Soanes - July 2017
This is the sort of B&B that epitomises the Good Hotel Guide, in a beautifully restored Grade II listed house. Susan Stuart goes far beyond any service you would get in a five-star hotel. From the great welcome and offer of tea and freshly made cake, Susan looks after your every need with professional charm. Breakfast is not to be rushed, as everything is cooked to order, and lots of conversation ensues at the communal tables. If you are going out to dinner you are welcomed in the kitchen for a complimentary glass of wine. We ate in one night which is communal with a short menu simply but well cooked and great value. Our room on the top floor had lovely harbour views even from the shower, and a big signature bath in the room itself. - David Britton - June 2017

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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.