When we heard that the BBC had commissioned a three part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Jamaica Inn we were very excited.  Although Bodmin Moor and Launceston were inspirations for the novel, du Maurier lived and wrote here in Fowey from a young age. Read more

One of the many things we love about Cornwall is its unique climate. Benefitting from the warmth of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall has become famous for its diverse Spring gardens. We have chosen some of our favourite Cornish gardens, all within a short drive of the Old Quay House. Read more

We may be in the throes of winter but you can’t beat a bracing walk in the elements along Cornwall’s coastline. One of our favourite routes is Hall walk, a three mile route from Polruan to Bodinnick, which takes about two hours to complete.  It is a moderate walk, with plenty of vantage points along the way. Read more

Christmas may be over, but for us the season of enjoying delicious food never ends. We love the mix of gastronomy Cornwall has to offer; however during January, it is often hard to find restaurants open as many close for refurbishment or a well-earned break. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite restaurants which remain open for business to help keep the winter blues at bay. Read more

Our December rates start from just £135 per room per night so why not beat the crowds and combine your Christmas shopping with a relaxing break at the Old Quay House. Read more

The coastline surrounding Fowey has long been the inspiration for artists and writers, with fabulous scenery throughout the seasons. Why not put your walking boots on this month and set out on one of our favourite walks to blow away the cobwebs with some fresh air!

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In the Middle Ages, the port of Fowey was home to warships and galleons, but today it’s better known for its excellent cuisine, warm welcome and beautiful views. From Easter onwards the town buzzes with thousands of visitors keen to soak up the atmosphere and recharge their batteries – but how to get the most out of your time here? Read more