Visitors Book

  • My husband and I recently spent a week at the Count House. We came for our 14-year Wedding Anniversary, and we really needed to relax, unwind, and commune with nature. We were awed by the breathtaking views and the peaceful, serene atmosphere surrounding us. The history of the area is interesting, and the nearby village of Calstock is vibrant and community-oriented. There are many walks in the area and Plymouth is just a train ride away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and regretted not having booked a longer stay. We plan to come back again next year. All our thanks go to Nick who made is possible to enjoy such a wonderful place.

    — Mr and Mrs Hayward, 19 Aug 2023
  • We have had a wonderful time. Our 3rd stay at this amazing place. We have already booked to come back again next year.

    — Rose & Phil, 16 Jun 2023
  • This was the perfect retreat for our 10-year anniversary. Relaxing while listening to the birds and enjoying the trails and sights. The perfect spot!

    — Martin & Julie, 05 Jun 2023
  • What a gem of a retreat. It was a perfect spot for celebrating my birthday. Elvis was in doggo heaven! Thanks for your hospitality Nick

    — Nick, Hilary & Elvis (the black Lab), 21 May 2023
  • A beautiful cottage with views to match. We really enjoyed our stay. We will be back! Thank you.

    — Tiaan & Claudine, 08 May 2023
  • Back for the third time. I love it here. I'll be back!!!

    — Maureen, 03 Apr 2023
  • We've had such a happy and peaceful week. Spring has sprung and we go home refreshed and renewed. Thanks Nick!

    — Nick, Jenny & Bella the Golden R, 24 Mar 2023
  • Wonderful place to spend our 8th wedding anniversary. To relax, unwind, absorb & enjoy. Thank you so much for this little piece of bliss

    — Lynsey & Josh, 15 Mar 2023
  • Great host Nick - what a lovely area to explore

    — David & Paula, 24 Feb 2023
  • Wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Just lovely x

    — Jacqui, Edwin & Georgie the Lab, 19 Feb 2023
  • Thank you for an amazing weekend in this lovely cottage. Just what we needed. What an amazing view to wake up to xxx

    — James & Hannah, 06 Feb 2023
  • The most wonderful last minute break. Long walks through the Wetlands up to Cotehele House (for a cheeky and much needed pasty!).... The comfiest bed I've ever slept in! Thank you.

    — Holly, Stewart and Alfie, 05 Jan 2023
  • This is our sixth visit - it's always so gorgeous and relaxing.

    — Sue & Caroline, 20 Dec 2022
  • What a perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Beautiful views, lush walks. So warm and cosy. Nick is the perfect gentleman. Our dogs were in heaven.

    — Izzy, Ben and the dogs, 16 Dec 2022
  • Again, a fabulous restful time... looking forward to next time!

    — Jo & Michael, 04 Nov 2022
  • What a wonderful place! The footpath from the cottage was ideal for the dogs and was a stunning morning walk. We'll be back.

    — Ali & Rich, 20 Oct 2022
  • We have now stayed in both the Count House and Smithy. We have loved them both. Perfect in every way.

    — Richard & Sarah, 14 Oct 2022
  • A little peach of a Cornwall cottage!

    — Maureen & Chris, 02 Oct 2022
  • Another wonderful week at this magical place. Will miss waking up to that amazing view and listening to the owls calling in the evening.

    — Jo & Martin, 09 Sep 2022
  • A truly wonderful break to fully switch off and recharge - thank you!

    — Jane & Dave, 19 Aug 2022
  • We've had a wonderfully peaceful break with our Beardies - Cory & Clive. This is a fabulous retreat, restorative for both hearts and minds. We've loved it here in so many ways. Thank you Nick. We hope to return...

    — Tracey & Paul, 12 Aug 2022
  • Very hot week! Perfect place to do absolutely nothing...

    — Jane & Cindy (& Harris), 15 Jul 2022
  • Had our honeymoon here three years ago and this time celebrated our anniversary. Once again it was delightful in every way. Such relaxation.

    — Colin & Heather, 15 Jul 2022
  • Our second time at Okel Tor. Once again we've had a lovely relaxing holiday. We shall look forward to our third visit next year...

    — Alison & Bob, 01 Jul 2022
  • A lovely cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery. Not a sound could be heard other than nature. Thank you.

    — Chloe & Ryan , 01 Jul 2022
  • Our second stay and lovely to be back. Each season is stunning. So peaceful. Beautiful walks. Train to Plymouth and boat trip back to Calstock - lovely trip.

    — Rayden & Lesley, 17 Jun 2022
  • Everything we wished for. Quiet & wonderful in every way. Nick has created a paradise. Amazing week. Sunny!!!

    — Marion & Gary, 15 Jun 2022
  • To say it in our German: "Hömma wat war das schön hier, fast wie in hem mörchen". The views, the nature, the birds, the stars at night, the sound of silence, the mine, the river.... What a fairytale-like place!

    — Jörg, Alex (plus Lucy & Paco!), 03 Jun 2022
  • Our second visit and, just as before, we felt relaxed and comfortable in the most spectacular location. So quiet and peaceful. Restful. Thank you.

    — Bob & Louise, 23 May 2022
  • Wonderful to return to the haven of peace and trees. What fabulous weather to enjoy the views. Until next time...

    — Elly & Russ, 22 May 2022
  • A wonderful cottage in an outstanding part of the country. A real "homely" stay with thoughtful touches. Toby liked the biscuits so much we've more to take with us. Thank you for the break we needed.

    — Geargina & Adam, 17 Mar 2022
  • Wonderful place, everything has been so carefully thought out. We'll be back as it's ticked all the boxes! Thank you so much.

    — Ian & Robina, 11 Mar 2022
  • This was our third visit and we'll keep coming back as long as Nick will let us!

    — Laura & Richard, 11 Mar 2022
  • Absolutely beautiful place, so calm, weather was perfect, cottage is a delight. Thank you!

    — Sarah & Ian, 25 Feb 2022
  • A perfect example of a natural retreat with no distractions - except nature itself...

    — Dai & Vivien, 11 Feb 2022
  • A place where time does not exist. Another super week of trips and walks

    — Grant & Balazs, 28 Jan 2022
  • Everything is just wonderful - you have created a heaven in a turmoiled world - we'll be back in Feb! Yipee!

    — Vivien & Amanda, 24 Jan 2022
  • 8th visit - had a great time as always

    — Martin & Sandra, 10 Jan 2022
  • A stunning, cosy cottage in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you!

    — Ellie & James, 07 Jan 2022
  • What an amazing place, fantastic surroundings views to die for and such a comfortable cottage. A wonderful weekend, thank you.

    Keith and Mary Spencer November 2021

    — Keith and Mary Spencer, 04 Dec 2021
  • So enjoyed our first time at Okel Tor Mine - a great base for walks locally or to explore the area

    — Vince & Patrice, 03 Dec 2021
  • Paradise. Never so "de-stressed" so much. Perfect walks, Perfect weather. Lush...

    — Kath & Katy , 21 Nov 2021
  • An idyllic location, a cottage with everything we needed and fantastic walks from the door

    — Carol & Ian, 20 Nov 2021
  • As peaceful and restorative as last time - thank you!

    — Pete & Gwyneth, 22 Oct 2021
  • Once again - Perfection!!

    — Claire, Boo & Osker, 24 Sep 2021
  • A lovely week, better than we could have imagined. Comfortable cottage, excellent local walks, good pub, good weather

    — George & Judy (plus Merlin & Arthur), 18 Sep 2021
  • Better than ever - just what we needed! Thank you Nick (& Jess!) - see you October 2022

    — Richard & Toby, 17 Sep 2021
  • Had an amazing relaxed week - we have booked for next year! Lovely...

    — Clive & Jennie (plus Bruce & Enzo), 17 Sep 2021
  • Absolutely fab stay. Kayaking on the Tamar, biking Tamar Trails. Evening walk for drinks in Tamar Inn. Heaven!

    — Heather & Craig, 10 Sep 2021
  • Enjoyed our stay in the Smithy. Great walks and then back to the peace of the cottage and the fantastic view. Loved it!

    — Julia & Des, 25 Jun 2021
  • We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. The peace and tranquility has been idyllic. Calstock is so pretty and the locals are very friendly. We shall definitely return. Thank you.

    — Alison & Bob, 21 May 2021
  • Absolutely stunning! The most perfect setting. Every detail considered in the cottage. Perfect! We will be back. Thank you.

    — Vic & Chris, 16 May 2021
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. The birdsong this year was amazing! So wonderful to see the trees and blossom in first flush. We've soaked in all we can to last until next time!

    — Elly, Russ, Alex & Sam, 03 May 2021
  • A surprise for Julian and for once he was gobsmacked! says it all. We loved it.

    — Chris & Julian, 26 Apr 2021
  • What an idyllic retreat! Bustle-free relaxation and exploring the local coastlines. Gorgeous cottage. We'll be back!

    — Suzanne & John, 19 Apr 2021
  • What a find! We felt right at home - even Charliedog settled in in no time. We loved our stay and it made a perfect car-free holiday. We'll be back. Thank you Nick and Greg.

    — Darren & Sarah, 03 Jan 2021
  • We absolutely loved the time we spent here! Amazing winter break for us both. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    — Artini, Joshua & Bruce, 30 Dec 2020
  • Absolutely wonderful in every respect. So relaxing, comfortable and beautiful walks. We'll be back!

    — Melanie & Luke, 30 Dec 2020
  • Another perfect stay. It is complete bliss here and we will definitely be back again. We have left totally relaxed and batteries fully recharged. Thank You.

    — Paul & Helen, 05 Nov 2020
  • Postponed break (lockdown intervened). Well worth the wait. Beautiful area, fantastic walks. Already booked return visit!

    — Pete & Gwynneth, 20 Oct 2020
  • A truly wonderful place! Time went far too quickly. We loved the Count House and great walks from here. Brilliant weather and lovely people we have met. Hope to return soon!

    — Kevin & Karen, 09 Oct 2020
  • 2nd visit to Okel Tor - lovely cottage with great walks and amazing weather, washed down with the Tamar Inn's finest!

    — Michael & Steve , 14 Aug 2020
  • We had a lovely week in this little piece of paradise. Just what we needed after 4 months of lockdown!! We'll be back...

    — Martin & Pilar, 18 Jul 2020
  • Perfect as always - particularly perfect in a pandemic! See you soon...xx

    — Claire, Boo & Oscar, 17 Jul 2020
  • Beautiful, Tranquil - a lovely place away from it all. Thank you.

    — Ian & Rhiannon, 10 Jul 2020
  • Fantastic!

    — Caroline & Ronnie, 24 Mar 2020
  • Such a lovely relaxing, beautiful haven. The dog walks were so enjoyable. Would love to come back again!

    — Chris & Paul , 18 Mar 2020
  • Hard to leave!

    — Ross & Jim, 16 Mar 2020
  • 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
  • How wonderful to have found this lovely hideaway. We have had a lovely time here and cannot wait to come back.

    — Sheila & Alan, 28 Feb 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 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



  • 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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