Okel Tor Mine

Calstock, Cornwall
Self-catering


Two cosily converted cottages each sleeping two, tucked in peaceful woodland with breathtaking valley views. Short walk to pubs and store

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

It’s not often you sleep in a World Heritage Site in an AONB, where flora and fauna – badgers, kingfishers, otters, rare mosses – also mark it as an SSSI. The two cottages – converted buildings of a former Victorian copper and tin mine – sit in a fairytale landscape of ivy-clad chimneys and tree-covered hillsides. Totally hidden, even from each other, with sweeping views over the river Tamar, their small but thoughtful layouts are perfect for a romantic retreat. Open-plan living areas are country-cottage cosy with wood-burning stoves, deep red sofas, rugs on flagstone floors and a table by the window for those views. A simple kitchen and, for wet-weather days, books, games and DVDs. Bedrooms are fresh and unfussy country-pine, with equally neat shower rooms with handmade soaps. Stroll to the village shop and pubs in Calstock, walk along the river to the National Trust’s Cotehele House, enjoy walks on the Bere Peninsula or visit Morewell Ham Quay port and copper mine. Within 30 minutes you could be enjoying Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor or Whitsand Bay. Return to your private decking, birdsong, watery views and serenity.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: March Offers: The Smithy 2 nights from the 16th March only £175 or 3 nights from 23rd March £299 (or £249 for 2 nights) The Count House 3 nights from 26th March only £249 (or 2 nights for only £188).

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Throws provided, dodgy towels available and wonderful road-free walks.

Dogs £25 per stay. Max. 2 large or 3 small due to cottage size.

River to swim in, woodland and heathland walks from doorstep, far from any roads. Short walk from 2 dog-friendly pubs.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £49
Weekly price
from £349
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 2
From £491 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £491 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Okel Tor Mine is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. The cottage was tastefully decorated, cosy and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring Cornwall and Devon. Our host was welcoming and helpful. We really didn't want to leave and look forward to visiting again.

Sarah, Battle

This was not our first visit to The Smithy and it certainly won't be our last. This is the perfect get away to relax and unwind but still only a short walk in to the village. Our dogs love it too!

Pam, Bridport

This was our third visit to Okel Tor Mine and our first to the Count House. We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas in the perfect cosy cottage for a winter getaway. The Count House is private and secluded with walks right from the doorstep. We loved waking up to the stunning views of the frost-covered valley in the morning or hunkering down in front of the log burner after a day's walking. There's lots to do in the area, a trip to Cotehele is highly recommended. We enjoyed the brand new sofa that had recently arrived. Okel Tor and the surrounding area are great for dogs.

Janice, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Greg Smith

  • The National Trust's enchanting Cotehele is a short walk along the river - a medieval house with gardens spilling down to an historic quay where you can enjoy a cream tea or ice cream with your dog! There are also many estate walks & a working water mill.
  • Morwellham Quay historic port & copper mine featured on the BBC's Edwardian Farm. It's a living museum on the banks of the Tamar. Learn how the Victorians used to make rope & venture underground on the narrow gauge railway into The George & Charlotte mine.
  • Explore the charming villages and mining heritage along the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail which passes through Okel Tor Mine. Take a train on the Tamar Valley branch line to explore the historic Barbican & Hoe in Plymouth & catch the ferry back to Calstock.
  • Visit the market town of Tavistock with its interesting independent shops & lively farmers' market. Drive up to Kit Hill for amazing far-reaching views to Plymouth Sound or explore the tors on Dartmoor followed by a bite to eat & pint of local Jail Ale!
  • Join Canoe Tamar for a leisurely guided tour up the river in a Canadian canoe. Spot a kingfisher, an otter or if you're lucky a seal visiting with the tide! For the more energetic hire a mountain bike & explore the Tamar Trails through Devon Great Consols.
  • The sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay are a short drive away - explore the coastal footpath & charming former fishing villages of Kingsand & Cawsand & visit Rame Head. Trebarwith Strand on the dramatic North coast is also within easy reach & ideal for surfing.