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The Count House at Okel Tor Mine

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is 'Tin'!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You will feel like you are miles away from anywhere, yet the village of Calstock is only a short 10/15 minute walk along the river bank - this quaint Cornish village has a shop open from 8am to 8pm, two pubs which serve food, an art gallery, and branch line railway station with regular services to Plymouth. The National Trust's enchanting Cotehele House is also within walking distance and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail actually passes through Okel Tor. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay on the south coast...Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is 'Tin'!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You will feel like you are miles away from anywhere, yet the village of Calstock is only a short 10/15 minute walk along the river bank - this quaint Cornish village has a shop open from 8am to 8pm, two pubs which serve food, an art gallery, and branch line railway station with regular services to Plymouth. The National Trust's enchanting Cotehele House is also within walking distance and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail actually passes through Okel Tor. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay on the south coast are just a short drive away. Okel Tor is acknowledged by English Heritage to be one of the best surviving 19th century tin mines nationally. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and World Heritage Site and lies within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perched high up on a meander of the river, and cloaked in natural woodland, there are 2 cottages which are about 15 metres apart and screened from each other with vegetation, both are Grade II Listed and situated within approximately 16 acres of natural woodland on the tidal reaches of the River Tamar with beautiful views of Devon. There are a number of interesting ruins and an abundance of flora and fauna - there is some lowland heath with heather and gorse, marshland with wild garlic and irises, reed beds and about 400 metres of river frontage on The Tamar. There are numerous picturesque romantic ruins in the woodland - an evocative reminder of the region's industrial past. The Count House (main photo) offers central heating and a log burning stove, 1 double bedroom, and 1 shower room, open-plan living room with sofa-bed, flat screen TV, music system with iPod dock, kitchen and dining areas and a south facing timber deck. The elevated views across the river can be enjoyed from the bedroom, living room and garden. Please note there is a £25 charge for pets per week or part of. All bookings include cancellation insurance. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Tastefully refurbished to reflect the period of the building. From the bedroom and living room you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery. Log burning stove, Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player with radio and iPod dock, electric cooker & hob, microwave & fridge, one double bedroom, double sofa bed, ensuite shower room, telephone, cotton linen and towels, high chair available if required.
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Peace, quiet, the views and location perfect. For anyone wanting a relaxing break it's ideal. A short walk to the local village on the picturesque Tamar river and explore the ruins of the old tin mine.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Trek827138
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed celebrating your Tin Anniversary at Okel Tor Mine - congratulations once again!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

If your looking for a secluded, quiet getaway, then this is ideal. no traffic, no light pollution just nature and a few people as neighbours. Plenty of walks and a friendly village of Calstock near by, with good pub food especially the Tamar Inn that...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for giving us five bubbles! It was lovely to welcome you back to Okel Tor and hopefully we will see you again!

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We visited all the country houses, mines, cliff walks, restaurant pubs, bridal-path walks, Dartmoor walks in the area and really appreciated the Count Hours as our base, especially on those days sitting on the deck reading looking over the valley.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank timothy t
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We're delighted that you enjoyed your two weeks in this wonderful part of the country. You certainly crammed a lot in - and still had plenty of time to relax and read. The Count House library has many new books in its collection. Thank you!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We have just returned after the most amazing break away in The Count House. Nick and Jess live close by who are both so friendly. The property literally has EVERYTHING you could wish for - a real home from home and is immaculate. To wake...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank gelnel4
Management response:Responded 30 August 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for such a glowing review - we're so pleased that you had such an amazing time.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. Nick, the owner, is on hand to give directions and details on possible excursions and points of interest. Maps and leaflets for places locally are available in the cottage. Calstock, the village within 5 minutes walk, has two...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank glesgagalGlasgow
Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and especially your comments about how we can make the Okel Tor Mine experience even better. Although the cottages are self-catering we appreciate that providing a few essentials and a little treat can be very welcome after what may...More

About the Owner
Greg S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
Interaction with guests
Nick, the owner, lives on site in the former Miner's Dry. Nick is usually available to deal with any problems but will respect your privacy. His dog Jess may visit to say hello!
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About the neighbourhood
Okel Tor Mine lies within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Calstock is a small village on the tidal reaches of the Tamar, with a village store open from 8pm to 8pm 7 days a week, stocking virtually everything you might need, there are also an art gallery, a pub which serves food and branch line railway station with regular services along this scenic Tamar Valley line to Plymouth. The National Trust's enchanting Cotehele House with its working corn mill and quay-side restaurant is within walking distance, as is Morewellham Quay historic port and copper mine - a living museum where you can journey underground on a narrow gauge railway into the workings of The George & Charlotte Mine - as featured on the BBC TV seri...
Getting around
The Tamar Valley branch line station of Calstock is a 20 minute walk from the cottage so it's possible to visit by train (shortest journey time from London Paddington, including 1 change at Plymouth, is approximately 4 hours). You can take the train into Plymouth to explore the historic Barbican, Mayflower Steps & Hoe, and during the summer there are ferry trips back to Calstock. There is also a ferry service to National Trust's Cotehele during the summer or you can walk there in approximately 40 minutes. There is a bus stop in the village with regular services to Tavistock and Callington. It's quite easy to enjoy a car-free holiday!
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