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

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timothy t
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“peaceful, comfortable, convenient to the village.”
Reviewed August 26, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We visited all the country houses, mines, cliff walks, restaurant pubs, bridal-path walks, Dartmoor walks in the area and really appreciated the Count Hours as our base, especially on those days sitting on the deck reading looking over the valley.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2018
We're delighted that you enjoyed your two weeks in this wonderful part of the country. You certainly crammed a lot in - and still had plenty of time to relax and read. The Count House library has many new books in its collection. Thank you!
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gelnel4
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Faultless stay in stunning location”
Reviewed August 15, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We have just returned after the most amazing break away in The Count House. Nick and Jess live close by who are both so friendly. The property literally has EVERYTHING you could wish for - a real home from home and is immaculate. To wake up each morning eating breakfast out on the decked terrace was like a tranquil dream come true - all we could hear was birdsong and the view of the River Tamar/rolling hills/cattle was breathtaking. The week flew past as we enjoyed many lovely days out and the town and its people of Calstock were all so welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended if you are lucky enough to choose this beautiful place

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Management Response
Aug 30, 2018
Wow! Thank you so much for such a glowing review - we're so pleased that you had such an amazing time.
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glesgagal...
glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Idyllic location. Pretty cottage. Warm welcome!”
Reviewed August 4, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. Nick, the owner, is on hand to give directions and details on possible excursions and points of interest. Maps and leaflets for places locally are available in the cottage.
Calstock, the village within 5 minutes walk, has two pubs and a wee coffee shop. It does not any longer provide a shop however, which can be inconvenient, as the nearest store is not within walking distance.
The cottage itself is very comfortable. It is scrupulously clean and tidy. My overwhelming impression was essentially of a no frills approach as there was basic provision of towels, tea towels and even basic condiments. While “bath towels will be provided”, was the case, an extra hand towel would make the visitor feel a bit more loved! Similarly, some fresh milk, maybe some bread/cake on arrival would be most welcome, particularly given the isolated nature of the cottage, and the potentially long journey experienced by some of us to get there.
With some additional consideration paid to things like having coffee, some basic foodstuffsn, and even a spare bin liner!, the Count House could be elevated from very good to excellent.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 15, 2018
Thank you for your lovely review and especially your comments about how we can make the Okel Tor Mine experience even better. Although the cottages are self-catering we appreciate that providing a few essentials and a little treat can be very welcome after what may have been a long journey down. We do provide teabags, coffee sachets, dairy and soya milk mini pots - also a bag of locally made Devon fudge! We are, however, looking at being able to offer a little more but, with people's individual dietary needs and ethical stances, it can be quite a challenge. We're working on it!
We're pleased to say that we've added hand towels in the kitchen - in addition to the bath and hand towels already in the bathroom. Spare bin liners are always in the cupboards.
Again, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback..
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ShirleyB1...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place for walkers”
Reviewed July 1, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

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 is very challenging. Access is via an unmade road, then reversing through narrow gates to park alongside a drop.

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Management Response
Jul 8, 2018
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 that the vast majority of our guests don't have a problem and the gate opening (at ten feet) is wider than many of the Cornish country lanes!
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IdaDog D
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful accommodation, superb location.”
Reviewed June 17, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

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 you need, including a very comfortable bed for humans and a blanket especially for me.
Jess the resident dog was very welcoming, she did steal my breakfast one morning but this was my humans' fault for leaving the door open! Grr
We all loved exploring the woods and despite the secluded location, there are 2 dog-friendly pubs and a superb coffee house in all within walking distance. I would definitely recommend this place to other dogs who wanted to holiday with their humans.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 19, 2018
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 the Tamar Valley as much as we do.

Hope to see you again...

Wags and licks
Jess
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Rachel W
Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place tucked away from hustle and bustle”
Reviewed May 3, 2018 for a stay in April 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 place with fantastic views to while away the days, watching the numerous different birds go about their day.
The owner is just marvellous, friendly, nothing is too much and he is very helpful and knowledgeable. He does a tremendous job keeping this place looking so fabulous and ahs everything you need for a week or two away.
We will of course be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 7, 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.
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0ldcomps
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING simply Amazing”
Reviewed March 19, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
1
person found this review helpful

This is an unusual retreat and as the overview says it offers peace, tranquillity and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar you can lay in bed and look straight down the Tamar valley and the only thing looking back at you will be the animals. The cottage is very tastefully and suitably decorated with all the facilities you need.

We stayed during the snow from the beast from the east 2 and the cottage was lovely and warm. I cannot recommend this place enough if you want peace and quite and enjoy walking then its a must. We tried both pubs in the village during our visit and enjoyed both as they had good beer and were welcoming.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2018
Thank you for your review and recommendation. We're pleased that you appreciated the decor, facilities and views from the cottage and found it warm inside during the unusually cold weather. We hope to see you again!
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