The Count House | A Cornwall cottage escape overlooking the River Tamar

Nestled in natural woodland and with breathtaking views, The Count House is the kind of place to be if you want tranquility and enjoy the great outdoors. Peaceful, secluded and overlooking the River Tamar, this Grade II-listed former mine captain’s office is a perfect little hideaway for two on the Cornish/Devon border.

Imagine cosy nights snuggled up in front of the toasty log burning stove, waking up in the cottage’s bedroom with king size bed and looking out across the River Tamar, breakfasting on the timber decking, enjoying the scenery and flora and fauna, and perhaps a barbecued supper in the evening.

Okel Tor Mine is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, SSSI, part of the World Heritage Site and lies within the heart of the Tamar Valley AONB. It’s an important habitat for wildlife, where badgers, bats and owls live amongst the ruins. Near the river, you might spot a heron or kingfisher - you may even glimpse an otter.

Pets are welcome and this retreat can be suitable for people with restricted mobility but please do check with the owners before booking. You will feel like you are miles away from anywhere, yet the village of Calstock is only a short 10 minute walk. This quaint Cornish village has a shop, two pubs which serve food, a cafe with gluten-free and vegan options, an art gallery, arts centre, ice cream parlour, tea room and branch line railway station with regular services to Plymouth - the village features in the new TV drama “Delicious” starring Dawn French. The National Trust’s beautiful Cotehele House is also within walking distance and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail actually passes through Okel Tor. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay on the south coast are just a short drive away.

While you are there, we recommend you try the food - and there are many superb places to eat including the manor house hotel restaurant, the Horn of Plenty.

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The Count House, Tamar Valley
Okel Tor Mine
PL18 9SQ

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Please phone the owner of The Count House, Tamar Valley on 044 (0) 7976 799663 or fill in the form below to send an email.

Late availability! 27th Dec (2 night weekend) now only £199*, 31st Dec (3 nights including New Year) now only £299* and remaining 4 nights Monday-Friday in January or February only £250. Email the owner for special discount codes and mention Romantic Retreats when booking.

End date: 29 Feb 2020

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