hotel in fowey cornwall

The Area

Bodinnick is well situated to take advantage of everything beautiful Cornwall has to offer, especially sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing walking, golf, historic houses and numerous gardens open to the public, or for simply taking a well-earned rest.

The Fowey River is navigable for five miles and a delightful day can be spent exploring the creeks and tributaries amongst some of the quietest and lushest scenery in Cornwall.

This is the heart of Du Maurier Country - the landscape, towns and villages made famous by writer Daphne Du Maurier. For many years she lived at Bodinnick, and took inspiration from the river and the countryside. Her home at Ferryside (not open to the public) is close by the Inn, and within a short distance can be found the settings for many of her novels, including Rebecca, The House on the Strand and her first novel The Loving Spirit, written at Ferryside. (Please note that many of the locations are private property - please respect the owners' privacy).

The town of Fowey lies opposite Bodinnick, and a short stroll from the ferry brings the visitor to the heart of this Cornish fishing port.

Details of the Bodinnick / Fowey and Polruan / Fowey ferry, including timetables and fares can be found on the ferry operators website C Toms and Son.  An out of hours service for Bodinnick / Fowey can be arranged privately direct with the Ferrymen - just ask when you are on the Ferry!

The Hall Walk - described as one of the hundred best walks in England, provides some of the best river and estuary views you are likely to find. The Hall Walk is a not-too-strenuous route round the lower reaches of the River Fowey. For those starting from Fowey and crossing via the Polruan passenger ferry, the Old Ferry Inn makes an ideal stopping point for refreshments or lunch.

The south coast of Cornwall offers a wide variety of sheltered coves,rugged cliffs, safe bathing beaches, and quaint fishing villages. The harbour village of Polperro and the town of Looe are nearby,and offer a wide range of facilities for the visitor. To the west lie the historic port of Charlestown, the harbour at Mevagissey and close by the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Eden Project is less than 5 miles from Bodinnick.

The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and many National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, Trelissick,Trerice, Antony and Cotehele are all within easy driving distance. Nearby are the ruins of Restormel Castle at Lostwithiel and the scenic Caerhays Castle near Mevagissey.

The South-West Coast Path is easily reached from the Old Ferry Inn, providing access to Britain's longest national trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. For those seeking remote solitude, Bodmin Moor offers upland moorland hiking, as well as fishing and sailing. At the heart of the Moor lies another of Du Maurier's locations - the isolated and weather-beaten Jamaica Inn.

For information about the Fowey to Mevagissey Passenger Ferry- CLICK HERE

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What people say..

We booked a family room overlooking the harbour, the room was spacious and had a fantastic waterfront view, the hotel had lots of character and the food was great, we missed the car ferry at 8.45 so we had to park the car Fowey side of the river and hop onto the little boat to cross the water it just added to the traditional feel of the hotel and the whole weekend break. Pascal and the staff at The Old Ferry couldn't do enough to help, we will be back.

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