Things to note

Accessibility: Whilst both cottages are single story and level throughout there is a step at the front door and the paths and drive have unmade stone surfaces. Should you be at all concerned about the suitability for your needs please contact us to check.

Gardens & privacy: The Count House and The Smithy are about 15m apart and the owner’s house 20m further and all are well screened from each other. There's a large shared garden in front of The Smithy and The Count House has its own private garden area with some evergreen vegetation offering a degree of seclusion. Privacy will be respected by all guests and by the owners however Jess, the black labrador, may pop over to say hello. Throwing balls for her is entirely optional.

Vehicular access: The cottages are approached down a bridlepath, an unmade track but well maintained and suitable for most cars. In nearly 20 years we’ve only had a couple of guests who’ve chosen not to drive down.

Parking: You can drive close to the front door to load and unload. Count House parking is adjacent to the cottage and there's a space for The Smithy about 50m away with additional parking for both cottages just off the road at the top of the bridlepath (a few hundred metres away from the cottage).

Phone & WiFi: Mobile reception is patchy - depending on your provider. It's unlikely that you'll receive a signal inside the cottage. There is free WiFi, but please be aware that speeds may be a lot slower than you’re used to. There’s also a dedicated landline which we operate on an honesty basis.

Miscellaneous: Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the cottage and no parties or events are are to be held without the permission of the owner.



  • 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


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Guest Comments

What a magical place!! A perfect week away in the Smithy, so peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful walks into Calstock and Cotehole, us and the dogs absolutely loved our stay here. Will definitely be retur ...

Janet Rapson
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