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Daphne du Maurier's house Ferryside in Bodinnick

Bodinnick-by-Fowey

Bodinnick-by-Fowey is an attractive hamlet and, as its name suggests, is found just across the river from Fowey.

Often overlooked by holidaymakers driving off the ferry to explore the countryside (the car ferry runs from Fowey every day), Bodinnick affords panoramic river and coastal views to those willing to climb the steep hill to the top. This is the home of the late Daphne du Maurier and her family house, Ferryside, looks out across the river from here.

There is a pleasing mixture of old and new properties, including the long-established Old Ferry Inn, which has rooms, a bar (where you'll hear tales of piracy and meet some claiming to be descendants of the Spanish Armada) and a restaurant. On a fine evening, why not sit here and enjoy a drink looking down the estuary?

A little further up the hill is the start of the Hall Walk, taking you across country and along the river, to end up at Polruan and take the passenger ferry back to Fowey.