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

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PamM14
Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay!”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was our second visit to Okel Tor mines staying at The Smithy and once again we were not disappointed. Very peaceful and comfortable and perfectly situated to get around the area even as far as both the North and South coast. Our dogs also love it and love to play with Jess the resident dog. Hope to go back next year when we need to recharge our batteries.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Narrow lanes when accessing cottage.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
Thank you for your review - we're delighted you had another enjoyable visit with your dogs! Hope to see you again in 2016!
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JacksonAl...
West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gorgeous and peaceful retreat”
Reviewed September 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This was a stunning place to stay....perfect for us and our dog. The cottage was cosy and had everything we needed and although very remote (which is a good thing) ,and peaceful it was only 10 minutes walk into the village. Plenty to discover in this beautiful part of England.

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Liked best: Peace
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the feeling of remoteness and tranquility, and the convenience of the village. We hope to see you again.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. It's good to know that guests find the cottage very comfortable and the area fascinating - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and your star-lit walks home from the pub!
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: The wilderness of it.
Liked least: The shower was a bit small
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your recent review of The Smithy. We're pleased that you appreciated the cottage furnishings, the views, tranquility and mine ruins, and had everything that you needed. We hope to see you again!
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your review of The Smithy. We're delighted to hear that you appreciated the views, feeling of seclusion and proximity of the village. We're also pleased that the verandah came in useful! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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GreenPals
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Really comfy and great location”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We loved our stay at The Smithy. The weather was not great at the beginning of the week but we were really comfortable and warm inside. We are very fussy about beds but thought that was very good. The views from The Smithy are lovely and the surrounding countryside is delightful. The walk to Cotehele is well worthwhile and their Sunday lunch is excellent. The Tamar Valley Railway is also a treat. We would love to go again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, loved the views and found the cottage comfortable and warm. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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CLAIRE A
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“One of the best views in England!”
Reviewed August 22, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The Smithy is well appointed & the best feature is the veranda which looks out over the Tamar and beautiful countryside. You can sit out there in good and bad weather, which is a real bonus and there's a lovely short walk around the mine ruins themselves. It's a relaxing walk along the river into Calstock, where the locals are friendly.
The wood burner in the cottage is excellent and it's extremely cosy in poor weather. However, the bed is small and very uncomfortable- possibly at the end of its life? - which is the only criticism we had.
Overall, this is an idyllic spot, which was very difficult to leave!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 28, 2015
Thank you for your review of The Smithy. We're pleased that you considered the cottage to be well-appointed and cosy and appreciated the verandah and the views! We're sorry to hear that you found the bed uncomfortable. It's a standard 4'6" double bed with medium support mattress which was only replaced last year. We're pleased that it didn't spoil your overall experience and that you found the cottage difficult to leave!
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