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Eden Sessions

April 9th, 2014

A natural amphitheatre, world-class musicians, and those iconic illuminated biomes – The Eden Sessions, described as ‘the nearest you can get to seeing a gig on the moon,’ is definitely one to tick off your Cornish bucket list. The Eden Sessions take place over the summer months and promise a phenomenal combination of artistes. This year’s headline acts include the Pixies, Elbow, Dizzee Rascal and Ellie Goulding. There is such an eclectic range of performers on offer that you can […]

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Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall

March 28th, 2014

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. Du Maurier once said: “Fowey has a magic all of its own” and we definitely agree. Our town is scattered with cornerstones of both the authors life and works, so we’ve traced a timeline of our […]

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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 Winter walk – Polruan to Bodinnick

February 7th, 2014

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. We recommend that you start in Polruan and finish in Bodinnick, so you can treat yourself to a rewarding pitstop at The Old […]

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Five of the best restaurants to visit during January

January 17th, 2014

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.   Fifteen Cornwall We couldn’t leave Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate […]

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Fowey Christmas market – the stress free way to complete your Christmas shopping

October 19th, 2013

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. Friday 29th November sees the start of this years’ Christmas market. The Weekend kicks off at 5.30 pm with music and festive cheer, Father Christmas and the town Choir will arrive at 7.00pm by boat from Polruan singing Christmas carols to get you in the festive mood.  The main […]

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Our favourite local walk – The Hall Walk

March 10th, 2013

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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Music in the Park

June 25th, 2012

A warm midsummer’s night, a crimson sunset, some electric performances and a picturesque setting overlooking the grounds of an 11th century estate – Boconnoc’s Music in the Park is definitely one to circle on the events calendar. Every year the stately Boconnoc Park hosts an array of not-to-be missed events including the Spring Flower Show, known locally as the ‘Chelsea of the West’. The majestic music concert is the epitome of Cornish chic. Think saxophone melodies wrapping round the trees, […]

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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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Fowey Mussel Festival 2012

June 1st, 2012

Finger bowls, check! Soft chunky bread, check! Big bowl of fresh Cornish mussels, check! Seafood fanatics, grab your diaries, and save this date now: 23rd & 24th June 2012 – the inaugural Fowey Mussel Festival 2012. Watch talented local chefs take to the stage to flex their ‘mussels’ in live cooking demonstrations on the quayside as picturesque Fowey gears up to host its first ever food festival. Eat your body weight in mussels (if you can!), or for some variety […]

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