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Happy Christmas to all friends of Okel Tor Mine August 2023 saw the first change of ownership of the mine since Greg and Nick bought it as ruin 25 years ago. We feel privileged and excited to take over stewardship of such a special place and are indebted to both Nick and Greg for their hard work and determination in making the mine such a wonderful place to stay, as owners or guests. We arrived on...

Nick's farewells "It's a quarter of a century since we first set eyes on this magical place and now it's time to pass on the baton - for the next 25 years! Yes, the mine has new owners and we're delighted to welcome Jon and Jenny as new custodians. Okel Tor Mine couldn't be in better hands and we are absolutely confident that its future - and that of the cottages - is assured. Thank you to all who...

Okel Tor Mine 2022 As another year draws to a close I realise that we're now in our 25th year of living here at Okel Tor Mine. Quite extraordinary but what an adventure. It's been so lovely to have been able to share this special place with the many thousands of you who've stayed here. Thank you - all of you.    Very little changes in this sleepy part of Cornwall. The seasons come and go, the Tama...

2021 arrived with yet another lockdown. Okel Tor Mine was so quiet but what a place for us to be holed up in. February saw some absolutely fantastic weather and gave us the opportunity to carry out further renovations. The Count House cottage had, years before, been very badly repointed with hard cement mortar. This is a big no-no in the world of historic buildings. To us it was an eyesore and nee...

Okel Tor Mine 2019 As another decade at Okel Tor draws to a close it’s time to reflect and look back at the highs and lows of the last year. On balance, we’re happy to say, it’s been a good year. The first drama occurred a year ago when Jess caused a train crash - indirectly I hasten to add. We were enjoying our usual evening walk to the village and back, along the river bank and, as we got closer...