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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Calstock, Cornwall, England

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PamM14
Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent pet friendly accomodation”
Reviewed 10 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

This was our fourth visit to Okel Tor but our first time in the Count House. Both the Count House and The Smithy are very comfortable and well equipped but the Count House has amazing views out over the river Tamar. We had some lovely walks along the river to Cotehele and up Kit Hill. Our dogs were pleased to see their good friend Jess again.

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Management Response
12 Mar 2018
Thank you for your review - it was lovely to see you again. We look forward to your next visit and, hopefully, it won't be quite so cold!
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Chris D
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely little cosy retreat, the perfect place to escape from everything.”
Reviewed 7 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We booked the Count House for a week at the end of January, not the ideal time of year, but it looked such a nice place to have a week away from everything for my partner's birthday.
The owners were really helpful through the booking process and went out of their way to answer every question I asked. On arrival we were greeted and shown around by the owner that lives in another nearby cottage, and a nice touch was the tea, coffee and even some lovely local fudge waiting for us.
The cottage is exactly how it looks in the photos, small and cosy with everything you need. The log burner is great and the log store to restock is right outside. The weather was pretty bad, as expected in January, but it actually made it better as we stayed in the cottage more which just made it more relaxing.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need, the bathroom although small is immaculately clean and has a great shower, and the bed (which to be fair, I found a little uncomfortable) has a perfect view out the window and across the Tamar valley below.
There's decent enough wifi in the cottage but no mobile phone signal (we didn't care), although there is a land-line phone you can use if you really need to.
The views are lovely, loads of wildlife around you, and it's so peaceful. We put birdfood out on the decking and grass in front of the cottage and sat eating our breakfast each morning watching pheasants, blackbirds, crows, jackdaws, black-caps, wrens, robins, blue tits, coal tits, long-tailed tits, dunnocks, bullfinches and even gold crests (along with some squirrels too). We also saw barn owls in the mine ruins, and heard foxes and tawny owls at night.
If you want to get away from the hussle and bussle of normal life then this really is the perfect place to do it.
One word of warning, it's a rough track to get down to the cottages and if you have a low car you'll need to be really careful, although the slow, careful drive down the hill is well worth the effort.

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Management Response
11 Mar 2018
Thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review and, wow, what a list of birds you spotted. There are a few that have eluded us so we must be more vigilant. We're particularly pleased that the barn owls were seen as we've been concerned lately that they had disappeared. The friendly pheasants are a peculiarity this year. They seem quite happy sitting on the grass watching the world go by - sometimes not even getting up when the dog is out.
We note your comments about the bed and access track:
The choice of mattress can be a very personal thing and we opt for a medium to firm one. We realise that there will always be those who prefer harder or softer but we hope that we please most of the guests most of the time. We always use high quality mattresses and regularly replace them - next time we will also go for king size.
We try and keep the track maintained but it can be a bit of a challenge at this time of year due to the heavy rain. In nearly 20 years of having the cottages here we've only had a couple of guests who've chosen not to drive down the track and have parked their cars at the top. As you say, drive carefully and there should be no problem.
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Louise C
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Can highly recommend”
Reviewed 4 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

If you want to get-away-from-it-all, look no further. Bird song and rustling leaves are the only thing that disturbs the surrounding peace and quiet. And the birds are such fun entertainment too! So yes, I've enjoyed another delightful stay in the Count House. It's such a cosy warm charming nook. And with the mild Devon weather here, it does offer the best of times for this (winter) season. It's lush green valley is very picturesque, and once again most of my days were bright and sunny and perfect to go walking (I choose a couple of new routes which were enjoyable adventures). The local pub was also on my way back to enjoy a half in, and the food looked very tempting too (I've dietary restrictions so have to be very careful with all my food).
It's location is off the beaten track but Nick was the perfect welcoming party and chauffeur in collecting and returning me to the local station (approx 5 minutes by car), which is a godsend in knowing that I didn't have to worry about this logistical part of the journey. And of course the well equipped and comfy cottage was sparkling clean and fresh on my arrival.
There's also a log fire, but still haven't got round to trying this out, so shall go back and make this a top priority on my next visit!

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Management Response
18 Feb 2018
Thank you for your review! We're delighted you had another enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back to experience the log burner!
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Jo B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect for an proper unwind and battery recharge!”
Reviewed 12 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

I think this was my 18th or 19 visit to Okel Tor... what more do l need to say. The accommodation is excellent and the hosts are always very helpful. Can’t wait for my next trip.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Dec 2017
Thank you for your review! We're delighted you love Okel Tor as much as we do and it's always great to see you!
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Robert C
1 review
“Perfect escape”
Reviewed 11 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Myself and the wife visited 5years ago, our 2nd visit was just what we needed, peaceful and relaxing.

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Management Response
31 Dec 2017
Thank you for your review - we're delighted you had a peaceful and relaxing stay. We hope to see you again.
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