Situated in woodland on the banks of the TamarThe living room with log burning stove
Romantic riverside retreat! Views, wildlife, ruins
Romantic riverside retreat! Views, wildlife, ruins
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A cosy retreat for 2 with log fire, river views, romantic ruins and wildlife, a Victorian Tin Mine in the Tamar Valley AONB. Ten minutes walk from the village with 2 pubs, shop, art gallery and branch line railway station. Nr National Trust Cotehele. All bookings include complimentary cancellation insurance.

The space

Surrounded by natural woodland, the cottage is the former mine captain's office of a Victorian tin mine. It is grade II listed and has been sympathetically converted to provide comfortable accommodation for two people. The mine itself is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it lies within the Tamar Valley AONB.

Guest access

The guests will have full use of the cottage and its facilities and access to the footpaths around the mine.

Interaction with guests

Nick Cole, the owner, lives on site (in the former Miners' Dry & Boiler House) and will be available to answer any questions and assist with any problems.

Other things to note

There is restricted mobile reception - limited EE reception is available - however there is a landline in the cottage which accepts both incoming and outgoing calls. There is WiFi but the speed is quite slow.

The Smithy is approximately 15 metres away but is screened by vegetation. The gardens are not enclosed but the vegetation provides a degree of seclusion and privacy will be respected by the guests staying in The Smithy and by the owner, Nick, however you might be paid a visit by his dog Jess!

The Count House is approached down a single track well-made-up public bridlepath which is fine for most vehicles, with a parking space adjacent to the cottage, but if you have a very low slung sports car or other vehicle you are concerned about please check suitability. There is additional parking just off the road at the top of the bridlepath for such vehicles (a few hundred metres away from the cottage).

Complimentary cancellation insurance is included. In the event of the party not being able to take up the pre-booked holiday due to death, injury & illness of any guest or close relative or fiance(e) of a guest (with the exception of suicide or deliberate self injury, intoxicating liquor or drugs), all monies paid less £25 and all AirBnB service charges and commission fees incurred, will be returned. All claims must be made in writing within 3 days of the occurrence of the event and be supported by documentary evidence which is satisfactory to the insurance company. In the event that the cancellation is not covered by our insurance, provided sufficient notice is given and we're able to successfully re-let the dates booked all monies paid will be refunded less any costs incurred.

Free parking on premise

Cleaning Fee £52
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price £196 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking is permitted in the cottage. Only the guests whose names are mentioned upon booking will be permitted to stay in the cottage unless otherwise agreed. Pets are allowed (max 2) - there is a small charge of £25 which must be paid when the booking is confirmed - we will supply throws for the soft furnishings. We request that guests sort their rubbish and use the re-cycling facilities provided. Guests are responsible for replacing or paying for any articles damaged or lost, for leaving the cottage in a clean and tidy condition and returning the key to the person or place where they obtained it.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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14 Reviews

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Margaret User Profile
July 2017
Lovely scenery and a great decking area to sit out and soak up the tranquillity.

Joanna User Profile
April 2017
Stayed at The Count House. Beautiful place, everything you need provided to ensure a relaxing break. Many thanks.

Åsa User Profile
March 2017
I stayed at Okel Tor mine for a writing retreat, and could not have picked a better location for it! Such a calm, quiet space with gorgeous views of the river valley. The cottage itself is very cosy and has a super comfortable bed. Will definitely visit again!

Samantha User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommend staying in this beautiful location. The cottage was perfect with thoughtful touches like milk being in the fridge for your arrival, fudge and soap too. This stunning, peaceful location is the perfect place to recharge. Bring binoculars for wildlife watching too.

Tegen User Profile
March 2017
Very friendly hold and excellent location. Calstock is a very beautiful part of Cornwall, a hidden gem and the Count House is the perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside.

Julie User Profile
February 2017
What a lovely, idyllic, quaint little place. We loved our stay, it was the perfect retreat for my birthday. We'd definitely stay there again.

Mark User Profile
January 2017
Lovely quiet cottage with all the home comforts. Our dog was also very happy there!

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