The Count House at Okel Tor Mine

Calstock, Cornwall
Self-catering
+44 (0)1822 833566
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From
£52 - £118
per night
From
£399 - £829
per week

A pretty stone single-storey house, now renovated beautifully into a comfortable hideaway with wonderful views to woodland and river

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£52 - £118 per night

£399 - £829 per week

The Experience

It’s a light and airy open-plan space with a table in the window for those glorious views, a comfy sofa and lots of games and books in case the weather turns. Pale colour schemes are restful, the kitchen has all you need to cook for two and you’ll find basics in the cupboards, locally-sourced snacks or biscuits and plenty of kindling and logs for the wood-burner. It couldn’t be cosier.

Off here is a small bedroom with a big bed, lovely white cotton sheets, plump pillows and duvet; a little shower room is just the ticket after a day spent walking or shopping. Outside is gorgeous with a decked area, table and chairs, those wide views and plenty of birdlife in the mature oak and beech trees – don’t forget to bring binoculars. There’s a shared barbecue for long light summer evenings feeling quite private.

There are magical footpaths from the door, through woods, to the river and back, or head to pretty Calstock for a pub lunch.

The Count House at Okel Tor Mine - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Snuggling in with the wood-burner blazing on a cold winter night, listening to the wind in the trees
  • Bringing your dog and enjoying some wonderful walks - there's a dedicated wet and muddy dog washing area outside
  • Spending time on the decking with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, taking in the view, watching birds
The Count House at Okel Tor Mine - Gallery

You should know

  • The track up is a tad bumpy and unmade
  • There may well be guests staying in the other cottage across the way - take both for a bigger party
  • Mobile signal can be a bit patchy but there is fibre WiFi

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Pricing

Nightly price
from £52
Weekly price
from £399
1 House for 2
From £521 bed1 bedroom

Information

Special offer: Last remaining July week (19-26) now available as three-night weekend or four-night midweek short breaks, both at £497. Seven-night stay also available at £829.

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Dog treats and blanket are provided.

Up 2 dogs, £30 per stay

Washing area for muddy paws. River to swim in, woodland and heathland walks from doorstep, far from any roads. Two dog-friendly pubs.

Reviews

What a wonderfully peaceful place! We had great days visiting the local area for walks and other activities. Thank you Jon and Jenny for being such great hosts. We do hope to get a chance to come back sometime soon - lots more to do and see!

Gabi, Godalming

Five delightful days of 'not London'! Despite the weather a joyous stay. First time here and already planning a second. Judith dipped in the river (sisu.) Peter got equally wet cycling. Visited the Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock, a wonderful place. A piece of art is now destined for London. Thank you, Cornwall!

Judith and Peter, London

Comfortable, cosy cottage in a beautiful place. Fabulous views and peaceful. Cottage well-equipped and presented, with friendly, helpful owners. Enjoyed walks from the door - around mine workings, into Calstock for a coffee in Lishe Café and along the wetlands path. Walk to Cotehele - lovely estate. Train to Bere Alston, walk to Bere Ferrers, train back. Hope Café in Bere Alston a surprisingly good voluntary run café. Cake recommended! Train to Plymouth, ferry over to Cremyl, brunch in the Orangery Café at Edgecumbe - excellent!

Hilary, Sutton Coldfield

We took our honeymoon here eight years ago. I see this as a retreat without the need to fly into a desert Oasis. Internally the cottages (I have stayed at both) are comfortable and comfortably not similar. Everything you need is there and anything that you know they have not got, you know beforehand (as a full list of stuff is given before arrival). The view outside from the Count house is gloriously unchanged over the 8 years I have been visiting. It’s quiet and unchallenging.

Eddie and Carly, Burnham on Sea , Somerset

The Count House at Okel Tor has a lovely feel to it - small but thoughtfully set up with everything you could need for your stay. The history of the place is evident and it's hard to believe how busy and industrial it would have been down here 150 years ago. Now, it's all so peaceful, calm and natural. Calstock too is a gem of a village for locals and tourists alike- quaint, quirky and vibrant.

Melissa, Sawday's Inspector

Wonderful place to stay-we regularly return and are booked again-this place feels like our ‘bolt-hole’. Beautifully situated cottages in a peaceful woodland setting. Ideal for dog walkers. Beautiful stretch of River Tamar to walk by. Cottages very clean and well appointed. A wonderful place to stay.

Marie, Leicestershire

It just goes to prove that you can always trust Sawdays when looking for somewhere to holiday! Our stay was wonderful in lots of ways. Beautiful surroundings which are off the beaten track but a short walk to the delightful village of Calstock. A place to really relax and immerse yourselves in the tranquility of a cosy cottage and the local area. We stayed in a heat wave but are looking forward to our stay in December, keeping warm around the log burner! We fell in love with it and highly recommend.

Jacqueline

Very nice, quiet relaxing stay. One of our favorite places to visit.

Martin, Swindon

This was our second stay and we have immediately booked another one! We love the location- it’s very peaceful and beautiful but within easy walking distance of Calstock amenities. We enjoy waking to the view of the river, hearing barn owls at night time and wandering round the old mine site. The cottages have everything you need (including cosyness) and the owners are very helpful. I don’t really want to recommend it too much in case it’s booked up when we want to visit! A real gem of a place

Anne

We missed a visit last year due to Covid and were pleased to see the precautions being taken at the cottage to make our stay as safe as possible. The cottage was prepared to the usual excellent standard, we were able to go straight in and make ourselves at home. The log burning stove makes for a cosy ambiance but the heating in The Smithy means we were always toasty! Despite having some rainy days we were able to sit out every day due to the veranda, which is always a great place to sit whatever the weather! Highly recommended, try it!

Jo, Devizes

This is one of the most relaxing and restorative places I have stayed. It is a little corner of heaven, whatever the weather may bring. Welcoming, secluded and utterly peaceful. Stunning surroundings and walks and the local village of Calstock has great food at the Boot Inn and Tamar Inn with wonderful homemade cakes at Lishe cafe, all a short walk away. We have already booked our next stay!

Leslie, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

You can walk in 20 minutes to good pubs - The Boot Inn and The Tamar Inn. For special occasions The Horn of Plenty restaurant is five miles. Calstock has a shop, a café, a small art gallery and a very good ice cream shop. There are busy boat trips up and down the Tamar to Plymouth, boats and canoes are always passing by dropping off tourists in summer. Visit Cotehele House (N.T.) for spring flowers.

Local points of interest from Jon & Jenny Tully

  • The National Trust's Cotehele is a short walk along the river - a medieval house with gardens spilling down to an historic quay where you can enjoy a cream tea or ice cream with your dog! There are also many estate walks.
  • Morwellham Quay historic port & copper mine featured on the BBC's Edwardian Farm. Learn how the Victorians used to make rope & venture underground on the narrow gauge railway into The George & Charlotte mine.
  • Explore the charming villages and mining heritage along the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. Take a train on the Tamar Valley branch line to explore the historic Barbican & Hoe in Plymouth & catch the ferry back to Calstock.
  • Visit the market town of Tavistock with interesting independent shops & lively farmers' market. Drive up to Kit Hill for amazing far-reaching views to Plymouth Sound or explore the tors on Dartmoor followed by a bite to eat.
  • Join Canoe Tamar for a leisurely guided tour up the river in a Canadian canoe. Spot a kingfisher, an otter or if you're lucky a seal! For the more energetic hire a mountain bike & explore the Tamar Trails.
  • Whitsand Bay is a short drive away - explore the coastal footpath & former fishing villages of Kingsand & Cawsand & visit Rame Head. Trebarwith Strand on the dramatic North coast is ideal for surfing.

Introducing

Jon & Jenny Tully

Friendly and engaging Jon and Jenny, both with a services background and a passion for the great outdoors, bought the site as a going concern in 2023. They live in another building nearby and will let you get on with your holiday unless you need anything.