Okel Tor Mine

Calstock, Cornwall, England

Tin Mine! Count House & Smithy now riverside retreats for 2 + dogs near Calstock. Log fires, views, wildlife, ruins, peace. Min 3 night stay.

Key Points

  • Choose a stay in The Count House or The Smithy - 2 historic former Cornish mine buildings set in woodland and with great views over the River Tamar.



Book 4 nights Mon-Fri in December 2021 or January 2022 before the 31st October for only £270 (mention QuirkyAccom when booking).

This offer does not include Christmas & New Year when there is a 7 night minimum stay from a Monday.


Two historic former Cornish-mine buildings cloaked in woodland with breathtaking elevated views across the River Tamar - peace and tranquillity 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. Screened 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 wood-burning stoves, comfy sofas, rugs on flagstone floors, simple but functional kitchen areas and a table by the window for the views. The bedrooms, which are king-size doubles, are fresh, bright and unfussy, and have ensuite shower rooms with Faith In Nature soaps

Stroll to the village of Calstock and have a meal in one of its pubs, a coffee in the quirky cafe or perhaps enjoy an ice cream by the river. After browsing the art in the gallery walk further along the river, past the charming Danescombe pottery to the National Trust's enchanting Cotehele House. Have a day exploring the Tamar Valley Trail or visit Morwellham 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 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 3 nights) with 7 nights Friday to Friday throughout the summer months. Prices range from £439 to £869 for 7 nights, with a 3-night out-of-season stay starting from £249. Dogs are welcome at £30 per booking.


COVID-19 secure 

The owners ensure that changeovers involve an extended rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocol in accordance with the government’s guidance, alternating and quarantining all cushions, pillows and duvets for 72 hours and facilitating self check-in for guests.

If guests can’t stay due to COVID-19 restrictions or are required to self-isolate they will be able to change their booking to another period or get a full refund.


Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter / Newquay


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