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5 Romantic Couples’ Activities at The Old Quay Hotel in Cornwall

Planning to whisk the object of your affection away for a romantic couples’ getaway in Cornwall? We are of the opinion that there is no better place to enjoy that than Fowey. Breathtakingly beautiful views, a rich cultural history, delicious food, and plenty of places to explore mean you will never be at a loss for romantic couples’ activities and things to do. 

When you stay at The Old Quay House Hotel, though, you may find that all you really want to do is stay engulfed in comfort and luxury, enjoying the view from your room as you while away the lazy weekend. What will you choose to do? Is an active holiday your ideal, or do you prefer an indolent idyll in a beautiful setting? Whatever makes you happy, you will find it on a romantic getaway to The Old Quay House Hotel in Cornwall. Here, we have suggestions for five unforgettable couples’ activities.

1. Go outside and play!

As children, we knew how to snatch adventure from the mundane, making every day exciting just by using our imaginations and exploring the outside world. As adults, the best way to keep the romance alive is to reignite that playful spirit, finding joy in nature and fun in discovering new places. The Old Quay House Hotel is the perfect place to do that, set in Fowey, a small but vibrant town, beautifully situated at the mouth of the Fowey River. 

In this gorgeous setting, there is always something to discover and enjoy! Take a coastal walk and explore this beautiful region, ride the ferry to Polruan, and enjoy a view of Fowey from across the water. Meander through the cobbled streets of Fowey, discovering shops, eateries, cafes, bakeries, and galleries that are new to you. Explore an ancient ruin, or simply frolic on the beach, enjoying each other’s company while you remember the joy of simple pleasures.

2. Enjoy a stunning sunset

There is something truly magical about spending time together watching the colours change at the setting of the sun. Take along a thermos of tea or hot chocolate, find the best possible vantage point, and take in the view as you relax with each other and evening falls. What is the best place to watch the sunset in Fowey? 

Just around the corner is the Gribbin Head lighthouse, which, combined with the stunning fields and the Atlantic ocean, make for a strikingly beautiful sunset. Of course, any westward facing position is going to be gorgeous, along the striking coastline. 

3. Partake in a traditional afternoon tea

A Cornish afternoon tea is a delight, with delicate sandwiches, scones, homemade cookies, and freshly brewed tea, along with special extras like a mini-Cornish pasty on the side. If you would like to stay within The Old Quay House, enjoy a traditional Cornish afternoon cream tea on the terrace, with warm, delicious scones and jam bursting with berries. 

4. Have a sumptuous meal

Cornwall is home to many excellent restaurants, several with a focus on serving fresh, local seafood and seasonal produce. If you are visiting The Old Quay House Hotel, however, there is no need to go looking for a place to eat. 

The Old Quay House Hotel is home to one of the best restaurants in all of Cornwall, relaxed yet elegant, with a creative, contemporary menu and accomplished, accommodating staff, including a spectacular head chef. When you dine at The Old Quay House’s on-site restaurant, you will be treated to traditional British dishes with a contemporary modern spin. 

The restaurant is committed to using only the highest-quality, locally-sourced, ingredients, including fresh seafood, West Country meat, locally sourced, seasonal produce, and Cornish cheese. Look to our vouchers page for specials on two and three course meals to enjoy together.

5. Stay in your room and relax

Many hotels offer a place to lay your head and little more. It is not appealing to spend the day sitting in the average hotel room, even if you are accompanied by the one you love. At The Old Quay House Hotel, though, the story is much different. Each of our beautifully appointed rooms tells its own story, and each is a cosy, welcoming mix of comfort and elegance, decorated in a minimalistic way, yet possessing every amenity a guest could want. Make coffee or tea in the comfort of your room and enjoy it while looking out on a view of the estuary.

For the absolute best estuary views, book one of our deluxe rooms, where everything is just a bit more elegant than the other rooms. Aside from the more spectacular estuary views, deluxe rooms have a walk-in shower, but they also feature a roll top bath, where you can spend time on your romantic getaway soaking away your stressors and care. For your convenience and enjoyment, we provide premium hand-crafted body products, made from all natural ingredients, by Bloom. 

When you exit the shower or bath, dry off with one of our big, crisp towels before you wrap yourself in a lush, warm, cosy robe, enjoying the little perks that make this hotel so special. Relax on your big, comfy bed, with impeccable linens, and you may never want to leave our hotel again! Immerse yourself in the luxurious romance of our beautiful inn, but if you must check in with the real world at any point, we also provide you with free Wi-Fi, so that you can do that with ease and get back to enjoying your romantic getaway in peace.

A Trip to Remember at the Old Quay House Hotel

When you are planning a romantic getaway in Cornwall, The Old Quay House Hotel is the perfect place for making memories. Nestled in the heart of Fowey, this riverside boutique hotel offers a modern-day bolthole away from life’s stresses and chores. Check with us for special offers, and we will do everything in our power to make your stay even more special. Stay in one of our 13 luxurious bedrooms and you will enjoy not only big comfy beds and every amenity you need for a decadent stay, but also five-course meals and exquisite estuary views. 

Our location is perfect for exploring the quaint, bustling, seaside town of Fowey, enjoying its cafes, boutiques, and galleries, and our restaurant is one of most popular in the area. There, you will enjoy fine dining, with delectable menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon high tea, and dinner, in a gorgeous setting, where you can watch life on the estuary unfold from your vantage point on the terrace. 

In a town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we strive to provide each of our guests with a unique experience. Once a refuge for sailors, The Old Quay House is deeply connected to the area’s history, and the character of each bedroom is meticulously crafted to tell its own story, in keeping with that rich tradition. 

In our Victorian building, you will find friendly staff ready to make your stay comfortable and memorable, and while we cannot accommodate children under the age of 8, in most cases we welcome well-behaved, friendly dogs (dependent on availability of dog friendly rooms). Call ahead to make sure that your canine companion ins allowed with your particular package. 

For more information about our rooms, special offers, or our spectacular restaurant, call +44 0172 683 3302, email [email protected], or contact us through our website.

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