Engine Cottage

Calstock, Cornwall
The exterior of Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The sitting room at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The sitting room at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The kitchen at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The kitchen at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The bedroom at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The bathroom at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The surrounding area at Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
The aqueduct near Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Tuesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 011005

About Engine Cottage

A holiday cottage with a history, this cosy retreat is tucked into the valley on the Cotehele estate.

Be part of Engine Cottage’s eclectic history when you spend a holiday here. The quirky stone building was built in the early 19th-century to house a Cornish beam engine and was later reused as a blacksmith's shop on the ground floor, with a miner's dry (changing room) on the floor above. Now it plays host to a cosy one-bedroom nook, where a log-burner immediately greets you upon entering.

 

A real romantic retreat, the cottage sits tucked away into the valley side with woodland rising steeply behind. You’ll be on a secluded corner of the Cotehele estate with the River Tamar nearby. There is a network of walks around the estate, a working flour mill and a large Tudor house for you to explore. Be sure to visit Shamrock, the only surviving Tamar Barge.

 

Further along the Tamar Valley, you’ll find more woodland walks and plenty of places to hire a boat or kayak. You can also hop on the Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake, crossing the impressive Calstock viaduct.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Open-plan sitting room/kitchen/dining with solid-fuel stove.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking is adjacent to the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Please note: This cottage is in a wooded area which can make the atmosphere naturally damp at times.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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