The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature runs from Thursday 13th May until Saturday 22nd May 2010 (more information can be found here), and Garden Cottage is currently available for the weeks covering the festival, 8-15 May or 15-22 May.
If you’re looking for a holiday that combines beautiful surroundings with culture, we may have the perfect getaway for you.
Garden Cottage is centrally located in the charming, unspoilt town of Fowey in Cornwall. With stunning views over the River Fowey, it makes a wonderful base for exploring the ancient charm of the town and the gorgeous landscape around it.
The added pleasure of the Daphne du Maurier Festival being held in Fowey makes May the ideal time to visit. Just imagine; a stroll in the spring sunshine with a luxurious Cornish ice-cream, an inspiring visit to the Daphne du Maurier Festival Village, and a dip into a book by Garden Cottage’s wood burning stove in the evening.
The festival is held every year to celebrate the life and literature of Daphne du Maurier, who made her home in the area and often used Cornwall as the backdrop for her novels and short stories. Most people will have heard of Daphne’s famous novel ‘Rebecca’, a touching story which made her one of the most popular authors of her time. Her other well known novels include ‘Jamaica Inn’, and ‘Frenchman’s Creek’. Daphne would often highlight the landscape, stunning coastal geography and rural culture in her books, and would use them to enhance the story to dramatic effect.
The old cottages, the winding streets with cobbled walkways, the glimpses of the river shimmering with busy yachts, the perfume of flowers in window boxes floating through the air, and the picture perfect quays bustling with life all provide an enchanting setting for celebrating the stories she wrote, and visitors can see and feel the very things that inspired her writing.
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