Chapel House

‘An inviting building in a lovely location’, this 18th-century admiral’s town house-turned-chic B&B has undergone a sea change in the hands of ‘caring, hands-on’ owner Susan Stuart. More

Contact details

Chapel House
Chapel Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4AQ
England
01736 362024

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6

Open

all year, closed Sun evening.

Facilities

drawing room, open-plan kitchen/dining area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, terrace, garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘well-behaved dogs’ allowed, not on beds or furniture.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £150–£190. Set dinner £22.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘An inviting building in a lovely location’, this 18th-century admiral’s town house-turned-chic B&B has undergone a sea change in the hands of ‘caring, hands-on’ owner Susan Stuart. Mount the stone steps to enter the ‘beautifully decorated’ house: all is ‘immaculate’. Against a palette of soft marine greys, greens and blues, the walls are hung with a revolving gallery of works curated by the Newlyn School of Art. There are fresh flowers in the spacious hallway; the ‘chic, relaxing’ drawing room has ‘comfy sofas and fine sea views’. ‘Stylish, uncluttered’ bedrooms look on to the water, too – some have views stretching over the harbour and Mount’s Bay all the way to Lizard Point. Graze on tea, coffee and cake in the afternoons; on Friday and Saturday evenings, the hostess cooks a simple seasonal menu using plenty of local produce – Cornish asparagus with fresh hollandaise, perhaps, or pan-fried brill and samphire. (Ask to eat in the garden on a fine day.) There are smoothies and freshly baked breads at breakfast, plus a west Cornwall speciality: sizzled cod roe, smoked bacon, samphire and a poached egg. Sunday brunch, open to the public, is a feast.

Map

Chapel House
Chapel Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4AQ

Guest comments

'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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