Bubby and I found the best Bed & Breakfast in Canterbury a few weeks ago – the Arthouse B&B – a bright, quiet, comfortably converted fire station walking distance from the center of town.

Outfitted in midcentury modern, contemporary design pieces and original art work… with hand made rugs by one of the owners, Anna Deacon, the place was an aesthetic delight!

The beautiful flowered rug in the lounge below is one of hers.

The guest rooms are separate from the owners home at the back of the yard, and are situated in the old fire station, giving more privacy than the average B&B.

If you rented both the rooms in the station, you would have the whole place to yourself (and at £55-60/night per room, this would be totally manageable for a private weekend away) or you could take friends and share the whole pad!

Below was the cute front room we stayed in. Note the painted chair by Zoe Murphy, whose work has been featured everywhere lately.

The kitchen, lounge and dining area are completely for guest use, and a huge continental breakfast with fresh croissants was ready every morning.

The wire chandelier above the stairs is by the owners, textile artist Anna and graphic designer John Taylor, and the intriguing painting in the dining room is by Phil Wise.

We will definitely be heading back here for more relaxing away from the big city.

Book a room here on the Arthouse website…I highly recommend it!