After a 5 and half hour journey, we finally made it to Cornwall from Hertfordshire. We stayed at my favourite boutique hotel, The Artist Residence, but, this time in Penzance, Cornwall.
I wrote about my review of the Oxfordshire hotel here if you’re interested.
Any who, The Artist Residence were offering 3 nights for the price of 2 at their Cornwall branch. So, we paid £350 for 3 nights – which I thought was reasonable.
The Artist Residence is a stunning dog-friendly boutique hotel in the likes of Oxfordshire, Brighton, London and Penzance.
The Penzance hotel has a bar-slash-pub downstairs, which you can bring your dog with you while you feast. Archie barks at everyone and anything, so we distracted him with some chicken sticks to calm him down.
The hotel itself is a lovely Georgian manor house, perfectly located for exploring wild West Cornwall.
We explored and walked down the sea-front one day, and Joe took Archie to St Michael’s Mount on one of the other days. It was 30-40 mph winds, so sand was getting in Archie’s eyes, so Joe carried him most of the way, bless him.
The stay was lovely, the bed was incredibly comfy, there was a sample of pillow spray by the bed to ensure you had a good night’s sleep.
The room was slightly snug, so I would have possibly gone for a larger room, if we get the chance to go again. We also had a gorgeous rainfall shower, but no bath! And I love my baths, so that was a little saddening.
The breakfast didn’t really have vegan options which was a bit of a shame, so, we both opted for veggie meals. Was very tasty! It was the same menu as the Oxford hotel, and boy, was I going to have those pancakes again!
We had lunch once downstairs, which was super tasty. For the rest of the time we got take-aways, and the staff were happy to accommodate plates and cutlery. We felt a bit cheeky asking, but it was all ok! We had a pea-fritter, large chips and curry sauce on the first night, a Chinese while we watched the rugby on the Saturday and an Indian on the Sunday as we missed the roasts! They only serve the roasts between 12-3pm, so we were gutted that we missed it! The staff went to check if they had roasts left over at 6pm but sadly not. I know roasts are usually served at lunch, but perhaps they should have been clear and stated the time on the menu! Never mind, we know for next time!
On a happier note, the cocktails were amazing! The apple and cinnamon sour was perfection! If you like sweet cocktails, I’d highly recommend that one.
Overall, I’d say, I preferred the stay at Oxford as we had our own little shepherds hut. However, it was really really lovely. Just would have opted for a larger room this time round. And would have liked a bath!
Would I recommend The Artist Residence? Absolutely! It’s a beautiful chain of hotels. It’s dog friendly which is great too! To view the rooms and for more information, click here.
If you’re thinking of bringing your dog they charge £15 per night which includes a dog-bed, biscuits and bowls.
The 3 for 2 nights is on till end of March I believe. I’m signed up to their emails, so that’s how I found out about the deal.
Any who, a lovely winter beach break!