These sea-front premises comprise several parts. The front was converted from a Regency villa and a later Victorian house. The property also extends back into Royal Terrace, erected in c1860. In 1928, it all became the Cabot Hotel, named after John Cabot, the Italian-born navigator who settled in Bristol in the late 15th century. In May 1547, he sailed west. In June, he sighted land and named it ‘Newfoundland’, making him ‘the discoverer of America’.