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The Count House at Okel Tor Mine

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The Count House
Okel Tor Mine & The River Tamar
The Count House
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 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 Bluetooth, 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 £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 June 1, 2021

On a bend in the Tamar close to Calstock, The Okel Tor Mine cottages are former mine houses and sit amidst its ruined buildings. The immediate neighbourhood, together with its view across the river into Devon, evokes the short lived but intense period when east...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank ConvenerDavid
Vacation57333739931, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay in the Count House - we really appreciate it. We fell in love with this place over twenty years ago and absolutely love being able to share it with all...More

Reviewed October 5, 2020

What a comfortable cottage, so much better than we were expecting. Walking around the tin mine ruins really shows you what a difficult life the minors had. The views are absolutely amazing and the walk into Calstock is very pretty. We were really impressed with...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Lesley20141847
Vacation57333739931, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2020

We're glad The Count House exceeded your expectations. Delighted also that you appreciated our efforts to be ethically responsible. Hope to see you again one day...

Reviewed July 26, 2020

Stayed here for 5 days end of July Have to say the owners have done a superb job in providing everything you need for a relaxing break away The location is simply stunning on the River Tamar Total peace and quiet and the views are...More

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Okel Tor Mine. We're glad that you were so relaxed and unwound! Looking forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed July 18, 2020

We had a wonderful stay. Count cottage lovely with all amenities and log fire to keep you warm at night. View over River is stunning and walkable to local pub. Hosts were brilliant nothing to much trouble but left you to enjoy the tranquility.

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Smith-Family42
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2020

Really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed February 25, 2020

The views are wonderful. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The Boot Inn is only a twenty minute walk from the cottage and serves excellent food. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return . Thank you again Nick, for returning our...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2020

We're glad to hear you had such a relaxing stay in the Count House and such good food in The Boot Inn! We look forward to seeing you again...

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Reviewed February 14, 2020

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time in our first stay in the Count House and hope to come back some time in the near future. We couldn't believe our luck with the weather in the first week of February! The views were beautiful...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

That's such a lovely review - thank you. You were certainly lucky with the weather - a rare respite from the usual wet'n'windy stuff that has been the norm for so many months now. Our attention to detail comes from our aim to create cottages...More

Reviewed January 3, 2020

This is our 2nd visit to the Okel Tor Mine and it won’t be our last, we love it here. If you are looking for a peaceful spot with stunning countryside and lovely walks from the doorstep this is the place. The accommodation is cosy...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your stay in The Count House. 5-Bubbles - thank you! We're happy to hear that you loved your stay with us and also found the booking service straightforward. We try our best to make...More

Reviewed September 15, 2019

Nick owner dog Jess friendly very helpful , Cottage lovely comfortable with all you need , great dog walking area ,views to die for === lovely walk into Calstock good food in the pub friendly helpful staff. Shame there is not Village shop ???More

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

It certainly is a doggy heaven here and Jess tries to be as friendly and helpful as possible! It is a great shame that we lost our village shop - we really hope that some kind of community affair may come into being but, for...More

Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in this cosy little Hansel & Gretel cottage in the woods. It felt like we'd gone back in time but with the modern perks to hand. Nick left us alone to enjoy our stay but was there if we needed...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review - thank you. You certainly made the most of your stay in the Count House! We agree with your comment about the history of the tin mine - it really is such an evocative...More

Reviewed July 5, 2019

The house was so well equiped, comfortabel and decorated with love and care. It’s a beautiful spot. Nature is celebrating the end of the harsh and deadly miningperiod. I saw the DvD’s in the house about the regeneration of Calstock and the Okel Tor Mine:...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Willy A
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at the Count House - thank you. We're glad you had a look at the DVD. It was filmed way back in 2000(!) and narrated by our previous neighbour Edward Woodward. It's already become...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Deck
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
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
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 boat 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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Count House at Okel Tor Mine

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

The Count House at Okel Tor Mine has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Count House at Okel Tor Mine has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Count House at Okel Tor Mine must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.