A spot of renovation at The Old Quay House

For the last few years, we have closed the hotel to guests for a few weeks during the month of December, in order to carry out renovation work on the hotel.

Owner Jane Carson has been working closely with Kieron Cockley of Fowey interiors shop, Brocante Ltd to concentrate on making changes to three of the hotel rooms.

Kieron says, “Jane approached me at the end of the summer with a view to refreshing several of the rooms at The Old Quay House.  I’m fortunate enough to have a home and gift shop called Brocante in Fowey, and Jane was aware that despite the limited space we have in the shop itself, we stock a vast array of furniture and accessories that aren’t always on display.  The Old Quay House is a dream project for  me, as it would be for any interior lover: a boutique hotel, with a great reputation, and enviable views of Fowey River to make the most of.  It is also a great opportunity to show the quality of design work we can provide at Brocante.

Kieron Cockley from Brocante in Fowey
Kieron Cockley from Brocante in Fowey

“Jane and I decided there were three rooms that needed updating, with a few touches in the lounge area.  Clearly being a unique hotel, in a town with as much character as Fowey has, each room must be individual, beautiful yet practical, and luxurious while including useful furniture and accessories.  People come to The Old Quay House with the expectation that it’s going to be better than home, and that’s what we need to provide in every detail.

“If guests want to read in bed is the lighting good enough? Are the chairs the right height for the dressing table ? Will the curtains restrict the view? Where can tea and coffee facilities go? There are lots of things to consider, and it’s going to be an exciting challenge for me to tick all the boxes for The Old Quay House, but what a great opportunity for my business to work alongside an award-winning hotel.”

Jane says, “I like Kieron’s taste and open approach to creativity. His shops are full of interesting and quirky items, complementing the style of The Old Quay House, and it has been great fun working with him on the updates to the hotel over the last few months.”

We are looking forward to re-opening on Christmas Eve to welcome guests who are spending Christmas with us. We will be sharing more images of the finished rooms on the blog at a later date!

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