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Okel Tor Mine

The Count House
Tin Mine! Captain's office & Smithy now riverside retreats for 2 + dog/s near Calstock. Log fires, views, wildlife, ruins, peace..

Cornwall, England

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Last minute offers and pre-Christmas breaks:

10th December (7 nights) £329

2-night mid-week breaks from £99

Christmas week available in both cottages @ £620

Now taking 2018 bookings

Two historic former Cornish-mine buildings cloaked in woodland with breathtaking elevated views across the River Tamar - peace and tranquility guaranteed! The Count House and The Smithy each sleep 2. Dogs accepted by arrangement.

It's not often you get to sleep in a Scheduled Ancient Monument, World Heritage Site, AONB and SSSI where there are badgers, kingfishers, cettis warblers, herons, barn owls, otters and rare mosses! The two cottages – converted buildings of a former Victorian tin and copper mine – sit in a fairytale landscape of ivy-clad ruins and tree-covered hillsides. Totally hidden, even from each other, with sweeping views over the river Tamar, their small but well-considered layouts are perfect for a romantic retreat.

Open-plan living areas are cosy with their wood-burning stoves, deep red sofas, rugs on flagstone floors and a table by the window for the views. A simple kitchen and, for wet-weather days, books, games and DVDs. Their bedrooms are fresh, bright and unfussy, with compact functional shower rooms with handmade soaps.

Stroll to the village shop and pubs in Calstock, or further along the river to the National Trust's Cotehele House, enjoy walks along the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail or visit Morewellham Quay port and copper mine. Within 30 minutes you could be enjoying Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor or Whitsand Bay. Return to your private decking, birdsong, river views and serenity…

Calstock with its railway station and regular bus services to Tavistock and shop is a 10/15 walk away meaning you can easily enjoy a car-free holiday! Both cottages are centrally heated by a carbon-neutral wood pellet boiler and each have log burners with a supply of wood harvested on site. Electricity is from a green energy supplier and there are full recycling and composting facilities.

Short breaks are available out of season (min 2 nights) with 7 nights Friday to Friday throughout the summer months. Prices range from £325 to £650 for 7 nights with short breaks starting at £99. Dogs are welcome at £25 per booking.

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Room Types:

  • Double Ensuite


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Exeter / Newquay


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
  • Extra Activities
wonderful views
bedroom in The Count House
relax outside the Smithy
another angle inside The Smithy
interior shot of The Smithy
enjoy the scenery and wildlife
get cosy round the fire at the Count House
The Smithy
overview of the 2 retreats