Our stay in the Smithy at Okel Tor was excellent in all respects.
It's something to which we look forward to doing again. Many thanks.
The Smithy is set in a quiet, wooded area with fabulous views. Situated near the river Tamar with great walks, one along the river into the village of Calstock where there are two pubs, both serving excellent food. Also a wonderful ice cream parlour, Valenties. Unfortunately, the village shop had closed, but there is a shop near the petrol station in Gunnislake, a 5 min drive away, which stocks everything you need.
The Smithy is well stocked and very comfortable. The verandah was ideal for drying off the dog after his dips in the river and also for sitting out in the evening.
Spent a very restful 10 days at the Smithy with wonderful views over the Tamar Valley towards Devon.The cottage was very well equipped. Didn't have to use the car every day which was great. Plenty of useful information from Nick. The only comment I would make is that the oven could do with an upgrade!Hope to visit again.
A perfect retreat overlooking the River Tamar. Lots of interesting walks nearby for you and your dog especially if you feel adventurous and catch the local train to more distant footpaths. The accommodation was perfect and even had a dog washing down area for muddy days. On a rainy day a visit to Buckland Abbey is a must with additional 3 mile woodland walk for those with walking boots or wellies. Cotehele House is walkable from The Smithy but choose a sunny day to appreciate the interior.
We would recommend this holiday retreat for those who enjoy the peace and quite of countryside.
What an incredible place to stay.... we had a great time! The location and accommodation are fantastic, and Nick, the owner, couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. There are lovely walks in the area, with very interesting history, and the food at the local pub, The Boot Inn, is amazing! I would definitely go back, and recommend to others.