Artist Residence – Brighton, East Sussex
The story of the Artist Residence group began 14 years ago when Justin and Charlotte Salisbury first met as students. Justin’s mum, who’d just bought a Brighton guesthouse in need of renovation, was seriously injured in an accident and 20-year-old Justin stepped in. Having no idea how to tackle the redecoration, he filled the listed townhouse with artists, asking them to decorate the rooms in return for free board. And so, the first Artist Residence, successful and buzzy, was born. It was soon joined by four more, Oxford, and Bristol. The Brighton original has sea views and retro-style bedrooms ranging from tiny crash pads to a huge suite. The newest editions include three fabulous apartments – one sleeping four guests, one with a balcony – and all with high ceilings, original features and sea views. Each individually decorated room also features vintage furniture, organic Bramley bath and body products, limited edition art prints and Nespresso coffee machines. There’s also a relaxed neighbourhood hangout serving breakfast and cocktails.
Doubles from £95
+44 (0)1273 324302; artistresidence.co.uk