First visit to Cornwall, chose Okel Tor Mine for the seclusion and Wow we weren't disappointed! The property was clean, warm, cosy and had everything you need for your stay. Personally loved the air filtration system.
Perfect location for walking our dog, loved the history and the ruins which we explored every morning, amazed by Mother Nature! Walking distance to 2 good pubs(dog friendly) and an even better coffee house that served amazing homemade cakes and cream teas. (also dog friendly).
Friends have already booked for February after our raving about the place. We definitely want to return next Autumn.
Unfortunately we had our holiday cut short but Count House was just as described
A perfect hideaway in a beautiful setting .We took our two dogs with us totally pet friendly.
The owners were a joy to deal with any queries were answered immediately .
We will endeavour to return and stay longer next time
Our second visit to the Count House, and just as relaxing as our first. Located on a woodland escarpment overlooking the Tamar River, it is a short minute walk from Calstock and not much further to the beautiful Cothele estate.
In the morning, one can lay in bed watching cows migrate from one distant field to the other on the other side of the river valley, or sit on the deck enjoying the sunshine and great view.
The cottage is well kitted out, and with a sense of homely style that creates a welcome atmosphere. The owner lives nearby, so is on hand for any help or local advice, but isn't intrusive.
Our dogs were welcome, and especially loved the trails leading directly from the cottage down to the river and around the remnants of the old Okel Tor tin mine.
Lovely cottage - in an amazing site - it was like living in a nature reserve for the week. Great for those without a car - plenty accessible from the train and bus. Good quality bed, the sofa was comfortable to sleep on too. You should know that the quilt and pillows are feather (in case you are allergic) and that the kitchen equipment is of a high standard (if you are planing to cook for yourself).
If your body is flagging and your spirits flat, this is the spot to go to recharge. Doubtful you can find a place so tranquil and with such stunning vistas which still allows you easy access to the very best of Cornwall and Devon's stunning coast and moors.
We stayed in March with our spaniel and were able to watch the spring break out all around us. Dawn chorus of wild birds with no background manmade hum anywhere. Sweeping views East and West along the Tamar with Cormorants, Geese, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches to name but a few. Make sure you take your binoculars.
The 2 properties are small and intensely private, affording you complete seclusion and tranquility. The owner, Nick, has made sure everything you need is available in the warm and well equipped Kitchen space complete with log burner with available log supply which keeps you bubbling in the cold nights. Really comfy big bed and super smart bath/shower room. Wi-fi is available but switch your mobile off as there's no signal and frankly if your staying here you shouldn't be looking at your phone!
Big focus on eco-living which is reflected in the build of the converted mine workings which add to the feel good factor. Lovely walks all around you back down into still unspoilt and pretty Calstock. 2 good quality 'local' pubs, The Boot and The Tamar with more than good offerings even on a Sunday evening. Cracking cafe - Lishe - lovely owner who's a dab hand with her cakes and pastries.
It's impossible to fault this place for a break. It's not for those looking for fun and frolics - it's a haven and respite from modern living - a tonic for the soul.