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Excellent 5/5 

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Calstock / Harewood

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £45 / night

£315 - £650 / week


Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
TIN MINE - 2 unusual romantic riverside retreats. Log fires, river views, wildlife, ruins. Each sleeps 2. The Count House was the mine captain's office & The Smithy the workshop of the mine. Both are Grade II Listed within 16 acres of woodland on the banks of the Tamar  …see more

6 May 2015



This really is a most wonderful place. So quiet and peaceful with amazing views across the valley and lovely walks around the old mine and amongst the trees. It feels like it's away from everything a… More

Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tranquility and views at Okel Tor, and the convenience of Calstock. We hope to see you again!

13 Apr 2015


"Peaceful, rural getaway"

We stayed at the cottage for a weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday. Nick & Greg were fantastic hosts and were very helpful from booking through to making us feel welcome when we were staying the… More

We're delighted you enjoyed your weekend at The Count House and we look forward to welcoming you back!

12 Apr 2015


"A little piece of heaven"

Wow is really all I can say, after returning from a few nights in the Count House. This really is a perfect place for some time away from everything. We spent each morning eating breakfast outside on … More

Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked the views and tranquility at Okel Tor and the local walks and pubs. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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East Sussex / Uckfield

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 / night

£480 - £705 / week


Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This is an exceptional and beautifully restored oast house which benefits from many traditional period features set in the grounds of the owner's tile hung Sussex farmhouse .  …see more

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