The Smithy At Okel Tor Mine

Calstock, Tavistock, Cornwall, Countryside

Unique Retreat
Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:30

Outside Description

In 2000 and 2001, some of the remaining buildings and all of the chimneys were consolidated and the shafts made safe as part of the Tamar Valley Regeneration Project. New paths enable you to walk through the site and view many of the original mining buildings and features.

Downstairs Description

The Smithy has recently been converted to create a comfortable, tastefully appointed cottage.

From the living room and bedroom you can enjoy the uninterrupted elevated views of rolling Devon countryside and the meandering River Tamar below. Enjoy your breakfast on the verandah whilst soaking up the morning sun and enjoying the wildlife.

Windows Views Description

From the bedroom and living room there are beautiful views across The Tamar of the Devon countryside.

Other Notes

The cottages are situated within 16 acres of woodland - access is via an unmade public bridle path which is suitable for most vehicles. The cottages feel quite remote yet are only a short walk from the village of Calstock. WiFi available, albeit slow, and limited mobile reception - the best network being EE.

Dogs Welcome: 2 well behaved dogs welcome
Child Friendly: suitable for babies and supervised children
Eco Escape: Carbon Neutral wood pellet boiler, logs for log burner harvested on site, walking distance to shop, two pubs, NT Cotehele and railway station so ideal for car-free holidays
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: Secluded and romantic setting ideal for honeymoons and romantic getaways
Tourist Attractions:
  • Cotehele House: Is within walking distance. This was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. Visit website
  • Morwellham Quay: A museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar. Visit website
  • Lydford Gorge: The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30m waterfall Visit website
  • Calstock Arts : Hosts a wide programme of events, ranging from opera, jazz, folk, blues, contemporary guitar and classical music. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Boot Inn: In Calstock and offers a fine selection of ales, wines and traditional pub food in cosy surroundings. The regularly changing menu takes advantage of the year round availability of locally sourced produce. The skills of the Father/Son team in the kitchen offer an innovative and exciting choice to suit both taste and pocket. Visit website
  • Tamar Inn : With its pleasant surroundings and popular restaurant this riverside pub offering a wide selection of award winning ales, an extensive wine list and good old home cooking. Visit website
  • The Horn Of Plenty: In nearby Gulworthy. Seasonality is at the forefront of Horn of Plenty’s restaurant dishes with local ingredients sourced from across Devon and Cornwall. The restaurant menus are constantly changing to reflect seasonal produce, whilst incorporating an array of textures and flavours. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Levines: At Calstock is open from 8am to 8pm and sells most things Visit website
  • Waitrose: In Saltash and you could always pre order your grocery delivery ready for your arrival. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Cholwell Riding Stables: A family-run business, provides escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor. Catering for all types of rider from the complete novice to the most experienced rider and have a wide selection of quality, fit and well-mannered horses. Visit website
  • Canoe Tamar: Offers fun canoe trips on the River Tamar where you can discover the area’s rich mining heritage and spot an abundance of w Visit website
  • Tree Surfing: An adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird’s eye experience.A day that blows others away. Our incredible treetop eco-trail transports you to the truly awesome canopy of one of Britain’s prized woodlands. Visit website