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The Count House at Okel Tor Mine

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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Calstock, Cornwall, England
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.

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Listing #HL189116
About the Owner
Greg S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is idyllic, tranquil, fabulous views, full of history. Best for walkers as I visited with my husband whose mobility had deteriorated after booking. A great retreat though. I am a writer and artist and the setting was perfect. But I found the parking...More

1  Thank Shirley B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Many thanks for giving us four bubbles. We're delighted that you found the location so inspiring but sorry you found the access a bit challenging. It can appear rather daunting for the first time we agree. To reassure others we would just like to say...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The humans wanted to stay somewhere really tranquil and the unusual accommodation at Okel Tor Mine proved perfect. The position perched high on the banks of the Tamar provided incredible river views and superb bat watching! The Count House was clean, cosy and had everything...More

Thank IdaDog D
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

First of all, I'm sorry I pinched your breakfast - it was far too tempting! Normally I'm a very, very good girl. We're delighted to hear that you (and your human companions) enjoyed your stay at Okel Tor Mine and loved this beautiful part of...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We love this place and is the third time we have stayed here. A quiet tucked away place to switch off and recharge but not too tucked away with just a pleasant river walk to the village. Good or bad weather can not spoil this...More

Thank Rachel W
Management response:Responded 7 May 2018

Thank you for giving us five bubbles! It's always nice to see guests returning and sharing (along with the birds) this beautiful part of the country with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
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.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No parties or events permitted without permission of the owner.
Bathrooms
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
Availability
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 7 nights -- --
RM 3,458
£647
29 Jun 2018 -
6 Sep 2018
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7 nights -- --
RM 3,458
£647
7 Sep 2018 -
27 Sep 2018
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6 nights
RM 422
£79
RM 583
£109
RM 2,923
£547
28 Sep 2018 -
18 Oct 2018
Default
2 nights
RM 417
£78
RM 556
£104
RM 2,389
£447
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • cleaning & laundry: RM 235 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates include electricity, central heating, some logs for the fire, provision of cotton bed linen and towels and cancellation insurance. £25 charge for pets per week or short break.
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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... more
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!
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 85.0 km
Railway: Calstock: 1.6 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 31.0 km
Within one hour's drive from Exeter with its international airport and about 45 minutes from Plymouth's ferry terminal. Okel Tor is within walking distance from Calstock railway station on the Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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