Friday, 26 September 2008

Penzance Arts Club – Up for Sale

penzance arts club hotel

Will someone want to come in and keep the arts club as it is, or will they want to live there themselves or will the building be a private development. For those in the vicinity of Penzance, Cornwall and involved in the arts in any way this will be of interest.

First here’s what you’ll be getting:

Grade II listed 4 storey Georgian building.
Views over Mounts Bay towards St. Michael's Mount.
7 bedrooms and a caretaker flat.
Reception hall/ foyer/ gallery.
Spacious bar lounge.
Lower ground floor restaurant & kitchen.
Walled garden and terrace.
Garage and courtyard.
The Penzance Arts Club Hotel is featured in 'HIP Hotel' series.


The origins of such a wonderful building, well, Chapel House was originally built as Portuguese Embassy in 1781.

Now an insight into the club, and a little more detail about what you’ll be getting:

The Penzance Arts Club is up for sale after fifteen years of trading. It is currently on the market for £895,000 and is being sold with the options of either, a going concern, a private house or for development.

Chapel House is situated at the bottom end of Chapel Street, one of the oldest streets in Penzance and is fast becoming known as the Cornish equivalent of Cork Street in London with its numerous art galleries featuring old and new paintings, sculpture and new media.

Under the present ownership Chapel House has been tastefully restored and retains most of its original features. It has been the Penzance Arts Club for the past fifteen years with approximately 300 members.

The principal function of the Art Club is to provide a congenial venue for people of like minds to meet and entertain their friends, colleagues and business associates. The club is dedicated, in its own way, to promoting the Arts in Cornwall and the South West and hosts many functions including, exhibitions, parties, weddings, poetry, life drawing classes, jazz and blues evenings.

This seven bed boutique hotel attracts people from far and wide and has over the years been frequented by many celebrities (it is in Cornwall), also having reciprocal arrangements with several other clubs world wide including the Dover Street Arts Club in London. It has a very bohemian atmosphere with a very shabby, chic style.

There have been many articles written about the Penzance Arts Club over the years, both nationally and internationally. It would make a great home and/ or business for someone wishing to live and work on the same premises. The top floor could easily be converted back into an owner flat with spectacular views over Mounts Bay, leaving four letting bedrooms for income together with the bar, restaurant and Art's Club.

Chapel House sits in a very prominent position and is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Penzance.

So what are you waiting for…

Full colour brochure available at Savills.
Or have a leisurely look at the Penzance arts club website.