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The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine

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The Smithy
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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 #HL1501373
About the Owner
Greg S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
Interaction with guests
Nick, the owner, lives on site and is to hand if you should have any problems or would like suggestions of places to visit and things to do, however he respects the privacy of guests.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the Tamar valley. There is a lot to see on foot and by train so the car can be left on the drive. It is also a very peaceful location and ideal for just enjoying the views...More

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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review. We have many guests who never use the car for their whole stay - as you say, there is plenty to explore locally and, if you fancy going further, there's the...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Ideal location, beautiful views over the river Tamar and surrounding countryside. Very pleasant walk along the river to the village of Calstock and local pubs. Accommodation excellent and Nick, the owner, was very helpful. The location was very peaceful, even in August bank holiday week,would...More

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Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - most appreciated. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and relished the peaceful tranquility of the Tamar Valley. Much of Cornwall goes bananas in the summer months but, as you've discovered, there are...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This was our 3rd trip here over 10 years and I don't doubt that we will go again. We really love the peace, tranquility, beautiful views and location, not to mention the beautifully appointed cottages.

Thank Mel K
Tour531265, VR Owner at The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

It was so nice to see you again - here's to the next time!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • 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 (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
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.
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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  • changeover (cleaning & laundry): $58 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include electricity, central heating, some logs for the fire, provision of cotton bed linen and towels, and cancellation insurance. There is a charge of £25 for pets (maximum 2) per booking.
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About the neighborhood
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
It is possible to enjoy a car-free holiday as the mine is within a short walk of the village of Calstock which has a couple of pubs which serve food, a cafe, art gallery and shop, bus stop and branch line railways station. National Trust's Cotehele House is within walking distance and during the summer months there are ferry services to Morewellham Quay and Plymouth. There are also many regular local events/activities in the village, including live music and exploring the river by canoe.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 53.4 mi
Railway: Calstock: 0.6 mi
Ferry: Plymouth: 20.5 mi
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: 18.6 mi.
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