Those in the know about British travel, take an annual pilgrimage to the Isles of Scilly. Of the 1500 or so islands in the archipelago only five are inhabited and after a short flight with Isles of Scilly Travel from the mainland to St Mary’s, the other islands are accessible by boat just ten minutes or less apart. The serene waters and warm climate provide an idyllic retreat for visitors and a safe, quiet lifestyle for the islanders.
If I owned a hotel I would want it to look like Chapel House. This beautiful, restored townhouse is on the corner of Chapel Street, one of Penzance’s most picturesque roads. With views overlooking the sea and St Michael’s Mount it is in an enviable position, but after years of neglect the building had fallen into disrepair. Previously the home of the Penzance Arts Club, new owner Susan Stuart saw an opportunity to renovate and refresh this grand historic building.