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11 rooms from $254 per night

“Boutique luxury in the heart of Fowey with ample amounts of sea air, estuary views and contemporary charm. Crisp, minimalist rooms are breezy and comfortable. The restaurant serves an inventive menu of local seafood delights. An ideal spot for a romantic mini break away from city life.”

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“Boutique luxury in the heart of Fowey with ample amounts of sea air, estuary views and contemporary charm. Crisp, minimalist rooms are breezy and comfortable. The restaurant serves an inventive menu of local seafood delights. An ideal spot for a romantic mini break away from city life.”

Hotel Overview

“Its core is a characterful old building in the centre of Fowey, with a new extension overlooking the estuary and harbour. The harmonious interior is embellished by funky artworks, and the informal restaurant spills out on to a teak deck with spectacular waterfront views. Bedrooms are traditional in the old part of the building, contemporary in the new, all with state of the art technology. One is in a glass turret – magical.”

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • A classic English romantic getaway, with idyllic sunsets over the waves, gourmet cuisine and chic suites.
  • Beach Life
  • Nearby seaside activities range from sailing to surfing, fishing to feasting and everything in between.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Internet
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Car not required
  • Wedding license
  • Shops
  • Parking
  • Free parking permits are provided.
  • No pets
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under the age of 13.
  • Towelling robes
  • Sitting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Suites
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Yacht rental is available nearby, head off with a professional skipper or simply charter your own course.
  • Local markets
  • Check out Fowey’s many boutiques and antique shops, you're sure to find some hidden jems.
  • Other Activities
  • Sit on the charming outdoor terrace with a glass of wine and a good book and watch the boats slipping by.
  • Kayaking
  • Kayak rental is possible from the village of Golant, the perfect way to explore this stunning coast.
  • Sights nearby
  • The ruins of St Catherine’s Castle sit on the edge of the town and command spectacular views of the harbour.
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking all around this area, a particualr favourite is the picturesque Hall Walk, which ends in pretty Polruan.
  • Close to nightlife
  • The town of Fowey has restaurants, cafe and bars to explore.

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“Lovingly restored from a derelict B&B, the Old Quay House is a boutique hideaway in Fowey that acts as the perfect base from which to explore all this stunning part of Cornwall has to offer. With just 11 rooms and an award winning restaurant, it also encourages long, lazy weekends in one of the region’s most idyllic harbour side towns.

The hotel’s bedrooms are decorated with gentle neutral tones, fine fabrics, Asian inspired furniture, and most have small balconies with stunning views out to sea. For a closer look, the waterside terrace is the perfect place to relax and soak up estuary life, whilst being served a pre dinner cocktail and homemade snacks. The intimate and elegant restaurant ‘Q’ is headed by acclaimed chef Ben Bass, who cooks with French flair and local passion, making the most of daily catches such as Fowey river oysters and pan fried Cornish scallops. The staffs’ attention to detail is second to none, nothing is too much trouble and they are always on hand with local knowledge and even a warm rug when the terrace gets a little chilly in the evenings.

The Old Quay House is a ten minute drive away from the Eden Project and very easily accessible to The Lost gardens of Heligan; there’s also an open air theatre and sailing and flying clubs nearby. The town of Fowey, with its perfect location, lends itself to long afternoons on boats exploring beaches, bays and neighbouring towns, walking the coastal path or simply relaxing in seaside cafes, enjoying the scenery that has inspired literary artists from Daphne De Mauier to Dawn French, who has a home in the town.

Q. Why do people love staying in your hotel?
A. We aim to offer a relaxed informal environment where our guests can simply sit back and unwind. Service is efficient without being stuffy, discreet yet friendly, and we always go the extra mile to make sure our guests feel at home. They also love our big comfy beds and the views out over the estuary.

Q. What is there to do in the area or on site?
A. The Old Quay House is a small hotel but really well located for exploring the galleries, boutiques and waterfront cafes of Fowey, which also has a rich literary heritage (events throughout the year). The surrounding coastline is perfect for walks and there are beaches and plenty of traditional, welcoming pubs nearby. It is also just a short drive to some of Cornwall’s fantastic and inspiring gardens and National Trust properties – the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tregothnan and Lanhydrock.

Q. What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A. An à la carte selection of dishes ranging from beans on toast and eggs benedict to the full Cornish breakfast which features locally produced sausages, bacon and hog’s pudding (a speciality of Cornwall). We also offer a breakfast buffet of cereals, fruit, muesli and fresh fruit juices.

Q. Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes, our restaurant ‘Q’ overlooks the harbour and offers a creative menu incorporating local, season produce, served in a relaxed setting – think West Country meats, Cornish cheeses and locally caught fish and seafood. In the summer the terrace is ideal as a spot for lunch or afternoon tea (served the Cornish way of course, jam on first then the cream). There are plenty of friendly pubs and cafés in Fowey too – our neighbours The Bistro serve up French and Mediterranean style dishes with a focus on seafood.

Q. What is special about your hotel?
Location – right on the harbour front, there is nowhere better from which to soak up the atmosphere of life on the estuary, watch the boats drift by and in August, enjoy the sights and sounds of Fowey’s annual regatta.”

Other Reviews

The Old Quay House

"Facing Fowey's estuary, it is the perfect choice for those seeking time away from busy city streets, particularly if you like big walks."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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11 rooms from $254 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • A classic English romantic getaway, with idyllic sunsets over the waves, gourmet cuisine and chic suites.
  • Beach Life
  • Nearby seaside activities range from sailing to surfing, fishing to feasting and everything in between.
Activities
  • Sailing
  • Yacht rental is available nearby, head off with a professional skipper or simply charter your own course.
  • Local markets
  • Check out Fowey’s many boutiques and antique shops, you're sure to find some hidden jems.
  • Other Activities
  • Sit on the charming outdoor terrace with a glass of wine and a good book and watch the boats slipping by.
  • Kayaking
  • Kayak rental is possible from the village of Golant, the perfect way to explore this stunning coast.
  • Sights nearby
  • The ruins of St Catherine’s Castle sit on the edge of the town and command spectacular views of the harbour.
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking all around this area, a particualr favourite is the picturesque Hall Walk, which ends in pretty Polruan.
  • Close to nightlife
  • The town of Fowey has restaurants, cafe and bars to explore.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Quiet
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under the age of 13.
  • Owner managed
  • Beach nearby
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Seaviews
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Wellbeing
  • Gourmet
  • Views
  • Fabulous views over the estuary.
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Contemporary

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