Welcome to Okel Tor Mine - one of the most unusual places to stay in Cornwall

Two romantic retreats - somewhere unique for a romantic break or honeymoon

Hidden in 16 acres of woodland, just upstream from the village of Calstock in Cornwall, you'll find the ivy-clad ruins of Okel Tor Mine. In its heyday a thriving tin, copper, lead and arsenic mine - today a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a haven for wildlife and the location of our two romantic retreats.

The Grade II listed Count House and Smithy nestle amongst oak and beech trees but have stunning panoramic views across the River Tamar to the rolling Devon hills the other side. 



Each cottage has been carefully restored, tastefully decorated and fitted with a log burning stove to create a comfortable and cosy retreat for one or two people, perfect for the solo traveller looking to holiday alone, or a couple seeking a romantic break in Cornwall, a honeymoon or just an escape from the hurly-burly of modern life. You might consider celebrating your tin anniversary here (tenth), or even your seventh, which is copper. Maybe you'll hire both cottages and visit with family or friends, enjoy time together yet have the privacy of your own place to retire to.

Explore the woodland paths, experience the tranquility, discover the flora, fauna and archaeological remains, perhaps sketch or paint, or simply relax with a book.

Okel Tor Mine is somewhere different and without doubt one of the most unusual places to stay in Cornwall.




Pets are welcome

Jess, our black Labrador, loves to make new friends and, as she knows so well, it’s a doggy heaven here. Lots of great walks and smells, a river to swim in plus dog-friendly pubs and cafés. 

We also welcome other species too - within reason!



  • Unique riverside setting
  • Log fires, views, wildlife, ruins
  • AONB & World Heritage Site
  • Short walk to village with its pubs, cafe, gallery and branch line railway station
  • Near Morwellham Quay and National Trust's Cotehele
  • Pets welcome
  • WiFi, barbecue, parking
  • Suitable for car-free holidays


Special Offers

9th - 14th Jan (5 nights) £255
book your 2019 holiday for only £100 before 21/12/18
28th Jan - 1st Feb (4 nights) £229

Guest Comments

Beyond expectations!! We both loved every second - will be back for more. Thanks Nick and Jess. X

Steve & Maria
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