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The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 s...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 £25 charge for pets per week or part of. All bookings include cancellation and curtailment insurance.More
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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 and is to hand if you should have any problems or would like suggestions of places to visit and things to do, however he respects the privacy of guests.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ANOTHER fantastic stay at Okel Tor Mine. It is a tranquil, peaceful and scenic location. Great walks to go on and a lovely village only a 10 minute walk away. Nick and Gregg have done wonders with the accommodation, it’s perfectly presented on your arrival...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank R7892OEsteveh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 days at the Smithy and it really felt like we really got away from it all!! Wonderful cottage, ideally suited for your 4 legged friend and very cosy and clean. Our hosts were fantastic and left us to it but we knew...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Discover25502785311
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Idyllic setting with incredible views over the Tamar Valley from the veranda. Perfect for dogs or keen walkers with plenty of walks out from the doorstep. The Smithy itself offers a superb quality of accommodation and the cottage seems bigger than it is due to...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Traveler52828413623
Reviewed 17 June 2019

Idyllic spot overlooking the River Tamar. Wonderful views, facinating walks around the ruins of Okel Tor Mine, and a quaint cottage which offers somewhere comfortable to relax at the end of a busy day. Couldn't fault it! Helpful and friendly host, good dog friendly pubs...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

It's so nice for us to be able to share this lovely part of Cornwall - thank you for your kind words.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
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
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
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
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Would you recommend this holiday rental for someone who wants to stay near the river?YesNoUnsure
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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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