Get us in your inbox

Mine in Cornwall
Photograph: Courtesy of Knight Frank

Now for sale: a historic Cornish mine (and Unesco World Heritage site) turned home

It comes complete with an 80-foot chimney and two extra holiday cottages

Written by
Faima Bakar

Have you ever lived in a place with a 80-foot chimney? Chances are, you haven’t. But guess what? Now you could, as a former tin and copper mine in Cornwall has been turned into a luxury home – and it’s just hit the market for £1.59 million.

The Grade II-listed Okel Tor mine in Cornwall has two bedrooms in the main building, plus two extra holiday cottages (both listed too). The whopping-great chimney rises out of the middle of the main house, which is surrounded by 16 acres of land with the idyllic River Tamar gliding by.

The Okel Tor Silver, Lead & Copper Mine had a prosperous beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century but was abandoned by 1887. In the decades since, the buildings have lain derelict. The site was listed as an Ancient Monument in 1999. 

The surrounding Cornish Mining World Heritage Site has been officially recognised by Unesco, with Historic England providing the funding to preserve the property. 

Want to find out more or book in a viewing? You can find out more about the property here.

ICYMI: here are 10 easy ways to save on energy bills.

Plus: more UK train strikes are planned for October and November.

Latest news


    The best things in life are free.

    Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

    Loading animation
    Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

    🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

    Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!