Lionel Copley, a former Katherine Hamnett designer, gave this nine-bedroomed Victorian house a new lease of bed-and-breakfast life. It now offers boutique stays in Old Hastings, and has a lovingly tended, flower-filled garden: a great spot for taking in the East Sussex sea air.
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10 / 10
It’s witty without being kitsch; Lionel Copley has created a truly unique hideaway that’s romantic without being cloying and chic yet utterly inclusive. One corner of a sitting room might treat you to a tableau of Eighties’ Sanderson flock wallpaper (inspired by the movie American Hustle), a contemporary piece by Colin Johnson and a chair fashioned from antlers. Trompe l’oeil wallpapers by Deborah Bowness and hand-painted scenes by another local artist liven up walls with surprising bedroom quirks, such as a loo behind a fake bookcase.