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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Calstock, Cornwall, England

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CLAIRE A
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of the best views in England!”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The Smithy is well appointed & the best feature is the veranda which looks out over the Tamar and beautiful countryside. You can sit out there in good and bad weather, which is a real bonus and there's a lovely short walk around the mine ruins themselves. It's a relaxing walk along the river into Calstock, where the locals are friendly.
The wood burner in the cottage is excellent and it's extremely cosy in poor weather. However, the bed is small and very uncomfortable- possibly at the end of its life? - which is the only criticism we had.
Overall, this is an idyllic spot, which was very difficult to leave!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Oct 2015
Thank you for your review of The Smithy. We're pleased that you considered the cottage to be well-appointed and cosy and appreciated the verandah and the views! We're sorry to hear that you found the bed uncomfortable. It's a standard 4'6" double bed with medium support mattress which was only replaced last year. We're pleased that it didn't spoil your overall experience and that you found the cottage difficult to leave!
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Location and views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Aug 2015
Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you loved the cottage and location, and enjoyed having breakfast on the verandah whilst taking in the views! We hope to see you again.
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Upminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Location
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Aug 2015
Thank you for your recent review of The Smithy. We're pleased you had a relaxing and peaceful holiday, appreciated the cottage decor and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Hoi-Monke...
Bournemouth
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A beautiful getaway for our minimoon. Wonderful view and a gorgeous little cottage, finished to a high standard.

A very relaxing break which our dog enjoyed as well! She also seemed to get on well the owners dog Jess, who is a cutie

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Oct 2015
Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your minimoon at Okel Tor Mine, including your dog! We hope to see you again.
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Caroline...
Wiltshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mesmerising view”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Thanks Nick for a wonderful week - the Smithy was very comfortable but we spent most of our time sitting in the stoop soaking up the sights and sounds of the valley. Perfect time of year to visit - the wild flowers were stunning
I think wifi would have been handy to look stuff up in the area - though I know you had lots of brochures!

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Management Response
1 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear that you found The Smithy comfortable and enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of The Tamar Valley! Due to recent improvements to the local exchange we will hopefully soon be able to provide WiFi in both cottages. We hope to see you again.
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