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Antony House

A portrait of Rachel Carew at Antony House was the inspiration for Daphne du Maurierís title character in My Cousin Rachel.

Art at St. John's

St. John's is one of the smallest churches in Cornwall and can be found in the middle of the village of Bodinnick, Cornwall, just up the hill above Ferryside and the Old Ferry Inn. The church was originally the stables for the Old Ferry Inn and was given to the village by the owners in 1947. The building was converted and consecrated as a place of worship for the people of Bodinnick. The Friends of St. John's Charity raises funds to maintain the fabric of the building and to save the church from the threat of closure. Art at St. John's was established as one of the charity's ways of fundraising in October 2022. Art at St. John's, Bodinnick, PL23 1LX. Instagram: art_at_stjohns.

Atishoo Gallery

Atishoo is a Cornish art gallery in Charlestown. It specialises in picture framing, as well as selling original art, prints, pottery, jewellery, decorative glassware and homewares by British-based artists, craftspeople and design makers. Atishoo supports the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature by sponsoring the Artist section of the Young Writers and Artists Awards each year. They frame the winning entries, enabling the winning children take home their own framed artwork. Atishoo, 71 Charlestown Road, St Austell, PL25 3NL. Tel: 01726 65900

Boconnoc Estate

The Boconnoc estate is three miles east of Lostwithiel and can trace its history back to the Normans. It played a significant role in the Civil War, as recounted in Daphne du Maurier's novel The King's General. Nowadays Boconnoc house and its surrounding estate is one of the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. Boconnoc house and park have been used for numerous film locations including the original BBC Poldark series, Daphne du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel and scenes from the 1993 film of The Three Musketeers.

Fowey River Boat Hire

Discover the delights of one of the most beautiful rivers and estuaries in the country.

Golant Community Website

Golant is a small Cornish waterside village, bounded on the west by the Lostwithiel to Fowey road, the B3269, and on the east by its focal point, the River Fowey.

Jamaica Inn

Immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's eponymous tale this historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery, romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain.


The Robartes of Lanhydrock fought on the side of Parliament during the English Civil War and are included in The Kingís General, Daphne du Maurierís novel of the Civil War in the west.

Menabilly Holidays

Menabilly is an old family estate set in woodland on an unspoilt peninsular halfway between Plymouth and Falmouth and close to Fowey and St. Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. The Menabilly Estate offers two furnished cottages as holiday lettings.

Port Eliot and St Germans Priory Church

St Germans Priory Church in the grounds of Port Eliot is the oldest historic church in Cornwall. Its architecture is fascinating and includes a Norman doorway and beautiful Pre-Raphaelite windows by Edward Burne-Jones.


Tywardreath translates from the Cornish language as "House on the Strand". The house was the priory which stood here in medieval times.