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  • What a hidden gem! We stayed for the weekend, to get away and celebrate my wife's birthday. We were not disappointed (other than all the rain - and we can't hold Nick responsible for that!!) The cottage (we were in The Smithy) has everything that you could need for a few day's stay. The walk down to Calstock is short enough not to be a chore. The local area is charming, as only this part of the world can be. The amount of wildlife (mostly heard rather than seen) is impressive - we were woken in the pre-dawn on two mornings with owls terwit-to-wooing one another!
    Definitely worth a return visit if we can manage it.

    — Andy Tattersall, 02 Mar 2020
  • The Smithy and its surroundings has worked its magic - healing the soul and restoring our equilibrium. The ever changing view with rolling mist, light rain & hail was a beautiful sight - tucked up warm and embraced by the rejuvenating walls of our cottage. We will return to this wonderful place - a little gem of pure loveliness. Thank you Nick, Greg & Jess!

    — Martin & Charmaine, 31 Jan 2020
  • We had a very peaceful and memorable NYE in the Count House. Thank you for being so attentive, even on New Year's Day! We hope to come back.

    — Nikki & Gio, 03 Jan 2020
  • Another perfect stay here in this wonderful place. Can't wait to get back here again. Thank you Nick & Greg.

    — Richard & Laura, 31 Dec 2019
  • Booked here for our 10th (Tin!) wedding anniversary - the first time away with our dog. Lovely cosy and warm with plenty of interesting walks to entertain us. We had a fabulous time - thanks X

    — Carly & Andy, 20 Dec 2019
  • We had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage. Great views, very pretty village, astonishing nature. Holiday paradise!

    — David & Esther from Holland, 19 Nov 2019
  • Our 2nd stay - a lovely peaceful week - this place is definitely good for the soul. Doesn't matter what the weather is - The Smithy is warm and welcoming to come back to.

    — Janet & Micky, 31 Oct 2019
  • Our first time stay and already planning a return visit. Amazing place, so peaceful and relaxing. many thanks.

    — Helen & Paul, 29 Oct 2019
  • Fantastic short break. Great location with wonderful views. Perfect dog walks right on the doorstep. Stayed in The Smithy which was well equipped and comfortable. A lovely retreat. Will be booking our next visit today!

    — Andy Tiffin, 08 Oct 2019
  • Fantastic place to spend our honeymoon - can't wait to stay in The Smithy next year!

    — Heather & Colin, 30 Aug 2019
  • An amazing and unique spot in a beautiful part of Cornwall...Alfie will look forward to seeing his new friend Jess again very soon!

    — Any, Len & Alfie, 19 Aug 2019
  • We stayed at the Smithy in April 2019 and it far exceeded our already high expectations. Communication with Greg in the lead up to the stay was helpful and informative and Nick was on hand should we need anything but he wasn't intrusive and he leaves guests to it. It really is a wonderful getaway, it was so romantic something must of got to my boy friend because he proposed!! We look forward to making a return visit as soon as we can. Thank you so much.
    Laura

    — Laura Crew & Richard Warren, 12 Aug 2019
  • The perfect getaway. Nick & Greg both do a super job with the booking process and making you feel welcome. Will really miss sitting out on the veranda and taking in those incredible views. everything was spot on with the Smithy. We would definitely return!

    — Martin & Jessica, 05 Jul 2019
  • Wonderful place to stay. So quiet and peaceful. Smithy very comfortable and cosy. We must come back! Monty had the holiday of a lifetime - I don't think he wants to leave either! Thanks to Nick, Greg and Jess.

    — June & John, 21 Jun 2019
  • A truly idyllic spot. We've enjoyed every minute of our stay in the Smithy. Thank you Nick, Greg and Jess for having us and for the delicious fudge! The girls enjoyed their doggy treats too!

    — Mark & Shani, 31 May 2019
  • Our third stay at the Count House - this time even more special as we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. Such a peaceful and tranquil location that we admire dearly. We most definitely will be back!

    — Craig & Ricky, 31 May 2019
  • Lovely peaceful short break. The views are amazing. Plenty of great walks to tire Flossie out! All the locals are very friendly too.

    — Greg, Carol & Flossie, 14 May 2019
  • Once we drive through the gate we feel no need to drive anywhere else, until it's time to go home. For the fourth year running Okel Tor is the place to greet the spring - apple blossom and the first returning swallows - with our family as neighbours (in the other cottage). As always, many thanks to Nick & Greg.

    — Anne & Dave, 08 May 2019
  • Beautiful setting, cosy cottage, good walks, friendly people in Calstock. Very comfortable and homely base with a view that you never tire of. Wish we were here longer...

    — Steve & Lynda, 15 Mar 2019
  • Thank you Nick for another truly spectacular wee at the Smithy. We can't believe we have been out in shorts and t-shirts in February! We are now fully re-charged and ready to go. See you again soon no doubt.

    — Mercia & Clair, 02 Mar 2019
  • The first time in 30 years plus together that we have returned for a second holiday at one site. The chance to hear a proper dawn chorus and to spend a week not using the car equals total relaxation.

    — Alan & Pip, 16 Feb 2019
  • Such a gorgeous place - we had a lovely few days. We'll be back!

    — Méabh, 02 Feb 2019
  • Had the best week escaping the city and enjoying the peace and quiet. Definitely will be coming back again. Thank you! P.S. James loved driving on the roads!!

    — James & Samantha, 25 Jan 2019
  • Just what we all needed. We have fallen in love with the place

    — Sam & Aide, 18 Jan 2019
  • Wish we could have stayed longer! We will be back!

    — Eileen, Ron & Barney, 09 Jan 2019
  • Our second new year spent here and another memorable visit in this idyllic location. Thank you Nick - we can't wait to come back again xxx

    — Wal & Emma, 03 Jan 2019
  • Another great stay at Okel Tor. Great fun in the village at the Tamar and Boot Inns. Merry Christmas!

    — Wendy, Janice and Tank , 27 Dec 2018
  • Came to stay to celebrate our 10th anniversary in the shadow of the tin mine. What a lovely way to mark our "tin" anniversary. A lovely relaxing stay.

    — James & Destiny, 21 Dec 2018
  • Our second visit to yokel Tor and again another relaxing and fantastic time. Tilly our Lab loves the freedom too! We had a lovely Christmas dinner at the Boot Inn, people are all so friendly. Many thanks and Happy New Year!

    — Dave & Wendy, 21 Dec 2018
  • Lovely retreat. Enjoyed the view and walk to Calstock by moonlight. Great place. Had everything we needed.

    — Ab & Rosie, 20 Dec 2018
  • Amazing views and beautiful cottage. Cannot say a bad word - just perfect!

    — Hugo & Rosie, 14 Dec 2018
  • First visit! Will definitely return - booked for 25th wedding anniversary break. Just what we were expecting - going by the pictures. Even better in the flesh. Thanks Nick and Greg

    — Kathryn & Tim, 16 Nov 2018
  • A very pleasant stay. Comfortable and fantastic location. Autumnal colours and somehow avoided worst of weather. Owls at night and a friendly badger!

    — Anne & Tim, 09 Nov 2018
  • A perfect way to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. We loved your beautiful cottage and quiet location. We will definitely return soon.

    — Jo & Andrew, 02 Nov 2018
  • 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 returning.

    Janet & Micky

    — Janet Rapson, 12 Oct 2018
  • Beyond expectations!! We both loved every second - will be back for more. Thanks Nick and Jess. X

    — Steve & Maria, 17 Aug 2018
  • We came across your advert whilst browsing Facebook and knew instantly it was perfect for us! Stunning views, peace and quiet all around, beautiful nature is what we were looking for. We are utterly impressed with what you have created here and loved every minute of being here!

    — Claire, Izzy and Pepper the dog, 17 Aug 2018
  • What a beautiful place! Enjoyed exploring the local area and beyond. The walk along the river to the village is easy and pretty - and further to beautiful Cotehele.

    — Mark & Kathryn, 20 Jul 2018
  • A blissful week, such a restful and carefully restored oasis of calm and tranquility. Just what we needed. Thank you.

    — Lorraine & Steve, 14 Jul 2018
  • Wonderful relaxing stay in a beautiful setting - thanks Nick

    — Judy & David, 02 Jun 2018
  • We've had another fantastic stay - the boys so enjoyed playing with the dog and walking in the woods - and what perfect weather. A true delight. Sad to leave as always - until the next time.

    — Russ, Elly, Alex & Sam, 07 May 2018
  • Brilliant weather, fantastic views in the glorious surroundings. Thank you.

    — George, Alex & Daisy, 28 Apr 2018
  • Superb! The accommodation, the view, the neighbour Nick. Yes - superb! A big thank you.

    — Bob & Janice, 25 Apr 2018

Location


Highlights

  • 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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