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The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine

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The Smithy
Okel Tor Mine
Viaduct at Calstock
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
COVID secure - thorough cleaning and disinfecting protocol and self check in. Complimentary cancellation insurance is provided which includes full refunds for cancellations due to lockdown, isolation and illness related to COVID-19. Unusual romantic retreat for 2 people in a Victorian tin & copper mine! - 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 two pubs which serve food, a cafe with gluten-free and vegan options, an art gallery, and branch li...COVID secure - thorough cleaning and disinfecting protocol and self check in. Complimentary cancellation insurance is provided which includes full refunds for cancellations due to lockdown, isolation and illness related to COVID-19. Unusual romantic retreat for 2 people in a Victorian tin & copper mine! - 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 two pubs which serve food, a cafe with gluten-free and vegan options, 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 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 Smithy 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, sound system with Bluetooth, kitchen and dining areas and a south facing covered verandah with elevated views across the river. Please note there is a £30 charge for pets per week or part of.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No parties or events permitted without permission of the owner.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Greg S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

We had an earlier booking postponed due to lockdown. Our stay was well worth the wait! The cottage has everything you need and has wonderful views and walks from the doorstep. Nick welcomed us and checked all was ok. We love Calstock and the local...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank peugot1
Vacation57333739931, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Oops! We missed your lovely review and 5-bubbles. A belated thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

My husband, me and our 3 dogs had a three night stay and wish I had booked for 6, so relaxing, very comfy bed and sofa. Our dogs loved the walks and very quickly thought the smithy was home, they were that comfortable there. Nick...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank debrabevan
Vacation57333739931, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

So pleased to hear that you (and dogs!) enjoyed your short break in The Smithy. Oh, and we love the quirky "Lishe" café too!

Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

We stayed at the smithy, orkel tor mine, for a long weekend with our dog. It is the most wonderful and calming place. The views from the veranda are fantastic and the bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Treat...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Vacation57333739931, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed your short break at Okel Tor Mine - and the comfy bed! We hope to see you again one day...

Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely stay here, spent 6 happy days wandering the 16 acres and around the river bank, with a walk to the local pub. The cottage was very comfortable, my favourite thing to do was sit outside under the covered terrace and look...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank hattysouthYorkshire
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

Thank you for your recommendation - we appreciate it. As you say we're ideally situated for exploring the delights of Cornwall, being roughly equidistant from the north and south coasts. Lots to explore here too or, as you say, just sit outside on the veranda.

Reviewed 3 April 2020

The perfect place, the most cosiest cottage you could book, very comfy bed, log burner for the cooler nights everything you could want. The location is amazing with great walks on your doorstep. 2 pubs locally serving up delicious food but must say the boot...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Sue H
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. It's our heaven too!

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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Had a wonderful weekend in the smithy. Peace and quiet , so just stayed at the smithy, went for walks and relaxed. Truly wonderful

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Karen P
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed your weekend break in The Smithy!

Reviewed 3 January 2020

This was our 5th or 6th visit to Okel Tor. We try to get there at least once a year. Always a warm welcome from Nick and Jess. This is our go to place when we need to unwind. Hopefully be back soon.

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank PamM14
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

It's always a pleasure to welcome you back to Okel Tor Mine and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 23 November 2019

This was our 2nd stay at The Smithy, Okel Tor and loved it every bit as the first time. Beautiful and very interesting location, no matter what the weather. Lovely walks to Calstock and Cotehole, and only a short drive to Tavistock and Dartmoor. A...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Gwen564
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

It was lovely to see you again and so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay just as much as your first.

Reviewed 22 November 2019

Interesting mine buildings and history. Great walks and plenty of things to see. Ideal if you like peace and quiet. Not perfect if you have walking restrictions as there are some steep steps, although they can be avoided. Parking is a little restricted. A lovely...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Sightseer04538569893
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

It was lovely to welcome you back. We hope to see you again one day...

Reviewed 12 September 2019

Arrived on Friday evening, got out of the car to be amazed by the fabulous view from The Smithy, spectacular doesn't really do it justice. Very well equipped kitchen, lovely living area with tv, DVD player and selection of discs to watch, DAB radio and...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank smokeyman1
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 bubbles! We're delighted to hear that you love our new beds - a lot of (practical) research went into their selection!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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 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 series The Edwardian Farm. The attractive market town Tavistock and Dartmoor are approximately 20 minutes drive from ...
Getting around
It is possible to enjoy a car-free holiday as the mine is within a short walk of the village of Calstock which has a couple of pubs which serve food, a cafe with gluten-free and vegan options, an art gallery, bus stop and branch line railways station. National Trust's Cotehele House is within walking distance and during the summer months there are ferry services to Morewellham Quay and Plymouth. There are also many regular local events/activities in the village, including live music and exploring the river by canoe.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine

  • The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

  • The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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