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Rainy day activities in and around Fowey

March 24th, 2016

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We know England isn’t exactly renowned for its hot, sunny days, but here in Cornwall there’s a multitude of things to do when the weather isn’t so great. Here are some great spots nearby to keep you busy, that don’t rely on sunshine and warm weather to enjoy yourself. Shopping Although small, don’t underestimate what Fowey has to offer, with numerous interesting shops and galleries to browse that line the narrow road winding it’s way through the town. Start from […]

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Spring walks in Fowey

March 18th, 2016

Fowey is surrounded by a beautifully rugged coastline and stretches of rural bliss, perfect for a seaside walk to soak up the views and sights that the area boasts. Whether you’d like a gentle stroll through the town, or a challenging coastal hike, we’ve rounded up our favourite walks to keep you busy and active during your stay with us. The South West Coastpath, image courtesy of Barnacle and Bird Photography and Visit Cornwall Walk 1 – Fowey to Bodinnick, Polruan and back […]

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We chat to Kieron from Brocante

February 19th, 2016

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We have been working with Kieron Cockley on the recent refurbishment of the hotel. Kieron and his partner own the interiors shop Brocante in Fowey, and they have a second shop in nearby Mevagissey. Kieron takes some time out of his day to chat to us about his approach to refreshing the rooms at The Old Quay House. Please tell us a little bit about your beautiful shop Brocante. In 2006, David and I were living in Manchester, but visiting […]

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Our pick: top festive events in Cornwall

November 13th, 2015

The following events bring together some of our favourite things about the festive season: great food, traditional Christmas markets and atmospheric settings. Read on for our top picks. Christmas at Lanhydrock There’s no better time of year to visit Lanhydrock than in the winter. You can enjoy a walk around the stunning grounds or visit the house, which is open everyday during December expect Christmas Day. Children can also meet Father Christmas on select days and receive a magical gift. Trereife Christmas Gift Fair, […]

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Things to do in and around Fowey this winter

November 12th, 2014

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Winter can be a great time to visit Cornwall and there are some lovely things going on in the run up to Christmas. Here are just a few suggestions. Ice skating at Eden Project The Eden Project is just a short drive from Fowey, and if you haven’t been before, it is a brilliant day out. The ice skating rink at Eden will be open until 22 February 2015. Sessions start on the hour throughout the day, and last 40 minutes. We […]

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Late Summer Events

August 15th, 2014

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We have had great weather so far this summer, even if Hurricane Bertha was a minor blip, and there are still plenty of events to enjoy before the summer holidays end and autumn arrives. Here are just a few ideas of things to do over the coming weeks: Fowey Royal Regatta & Carnival Week Visitors from around the world flock to Fowey to enjoy Regatta Week – one of the UK’s best known sailing events, which takes place this year […]

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Active Fowey

June 18th, 2014

Fowey not only lures the romantics to meander along it’s winding streets, but the active and adventurous are also drawn to our sparkling river and steep hikes. If you’re not sure where to begin your active getaway in the great Cornish outdoors, we’ve put together a list of our favourite pursuits, both on and off shore. Kayaking the River Fowey There’s no better way to explore the estuary’s hidden tributaries and pontoons than on a kayak. Just three miles up-river […]

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Our pick of Cornwall’s best Spring gardens

March 6th, 2014

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. Caerhays Castle Gardens, the Roseland This beautiful 200 year old estate boasts an English Heritage Grade I listed castle, 120 acres of grade II listed gardens, and stunning beaches. We’re not […]

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A Great Day Out in Fowey

June 20th, 2012

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? Here are a few of our guests’ favourites: 1. Take a walk Walking is a great way to explore Fowey […]

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