The Penthouse


Views of the world famous Custom House from the living room


Bedding is always lovely and fresh and high quality. Here are sheets from the Penthouse drying under apple trees in the countryside. Imagine the birds singing as you sleep.

Artist-designed 100% recycled Smile Plastics lining the bathroom

Artist-designed 100% recycled Smile Plastics lining the bathroom

The floor below,  part of the gallery , but also can be available out of gallery hours as part of the let. Here there are 2 extra sofabeds, shower-room, kitchen and balcony overlooking the river Purfleet.

A comfortable apartment at the top of the gallery where people can stay, to spend longer in the town, exploring the region, living alongside the exhibitions.

Dining area with views over Purfleet Quay

Enjoy being relaxed and private but right near the centre of town, only steps away from high street and market shopping, restaurants and bars. The Penthouse (sleeps two +) is accessed through its own entrance and 3 flights of industrial style staircase shared with the gallery. It  is a spacious self-contained, largely open plan newly built space with inter-connecting living-bedroom and kitchen-dining room and a bath-shower room. Double-glazed windows ensure it is peaceful and quiet in spite of being so central. Above all, it has some of the best views in King's Lynn, over to the Custom House, South Quay and the Great Ouse River and Queen Street.

Light pours into the well-equipped kitchen from 3 windows, overlooking Queen Street and the river Purfleet and King's Staithe Square, and South Quay over to the Great Ouse.

View from the pink easy chair (from Arterton's King's Lynn to living room rug by Ptolemy Mann and Toby Winteringham's side tables

The Penthouse is stylishly furnished in keeping with the art and environment theme, with 6ft hand-made Harrison Bed with white cotton sheets, English wool carpet, curtains and rugs by Ptolemy Mann, furnishings by Toby Winteringham, bathroom walls in artist designed recycled plastic by Smile Plastics. The kitchen is well-equipped with utensils and appliances ready for the keen cook. There is a double sofa-bed for extra guests, and a cot can be provided to convert to a family room.

The floor below, which is part of the gallery, has a kitchen with large refectory dining table, shower-room, two sofa beds and outside terrace, and can be available by arrangement (extra charges may apply).
More on the Penthouse can be found here


The Penthouse is listed by Sawdays Special Places to Stay.

Current rate based on £550 per week. Minimum stay 2 nights.

Please note, the Penthouse is very much in demand and is currently not available for rental for some time.

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