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

COVID-19 secure - book with confidence

Following Government and industry guidance our changeovers now involve an extended rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocol.

If guests can’t stay due to COVID-19 restrictions they will be able to change their booking to another period or request a full refund. Guests who test positive for Coronavirus or are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace will be able to postpone their holiday.

Further information regarding the measures we are taking and cancellation can be found on the COVID-19 page of our website.

Secure your 2022 holiday dates before 30 June at 2021 prices.   


Two quirky romantic retreats in a tin mine on The Tamar

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.


View The Count House


View The Smithy


Somewhere unique for a romantic break or honeymoon

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.


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Companion animals 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

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