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
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The aqueduct near Engine Cottage, Calstock, Cornwall
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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

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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: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date images, please see those on the main cottage page.

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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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