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Commanding spectacular views due to its elevated position above the River Torridge Valley, the market town of Torrington, in North Devon, welcomes all visitors warmly and boasts a host of attractions.

Also known as Great Torrington, this charming town is surrounded by rolling green countryside that has remained refreshingly unspoilt over the past 100 years. With delightful riverside walks and plenty of cycling paths meandering through the landscape, the area is truly perfect for enjoying the fresh open air. Indeed, the beautiful scenery here inspired Henry Williamson to write his famous novel, Tarka the Otter.

The town centre in Torrington has many traditional shops including bakers, butchers and craft centres selling local produce. Torrington also has one of the oldest pubs in the whole of North Devon, the 15th century Black Horse Inn. The town has a rich history and played an important role in the English Civil War. Visitors to Torrington today can learn more about this role by traversing the Civil War Trail, a short walking history of the town.

There are many more fascinating attractions to enjoy here, from the relaxing to the energetic. Active visitors will love Survival Paintball and Laser, set in 20 acres of woodland. For a more serene experience, try a trip to the world-famous Dartington Crystal visitor centre or the rather unique Barometer World Exhibition, with its unusual collection of weather predictors.

If you wish to experience the warmth of one of the most welcoming towns in the country, consider staying in Torrington holiday cottages for your next holiday.

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  • Orford Mill - Tarka

    Great Torrington

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: HDDF

    "Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still..."

    Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson’s magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
    The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as a spa room and all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children’s play area. There is an on-site cafe with wi-fi (open 9am-9pm). In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
    The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area’s natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The ‘Big Sheep’ and ‘Milky Way’ theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
    The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon’s most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery – a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
    Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.

    This three-storey property is a converted former mill enjoying river and countryside views, with the original mill wheel still in place. Open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner and 42in plasma TV. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom. Separate toilet. Low ceilings on second floor.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • DVD

    • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV with digital terrestrial channels
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi (in on-site café, open 9am - 9pm)
    • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Gas barbecues for hire by arrangement
    • Ample parking
    • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
    • Shared outside area with table tennis
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
    • Shared spa room with hot tub, wet and dry saunas
    • Massage and beauty treatments by arrangement
    • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
    • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
    • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost)
    • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
    • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
    • Adventure fort
    • No smoking
    • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
    • Main TV in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on TV

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  • Beaford House

    Beaford, near Winkleigh

    Grade
    21
    9
    3
    9
    Ref: UKC304


    Set in a rural location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.This large, imposing, detached country house is the ideal place for a large family or group to come and stay whilst enjoying all that North Devon has to offer. The house has large living areas, a very well equipped kitchen with a quintessential Aga. There is a spacious dining room which is ideal for celebrating a special occasion, and well-furnished bedrooms, the majority of which have en-suite facilities, complete this charming house. Outside, there is the use of a private hot tub as well as a shared swimming pool. There is a large well tended garden with plenty of space and sitting out areas for all to enjoy and a play area for small children. Located just outside the village of Beaford, there is also a local pub within walking distance.
    North Devon has plenty to see and do, and is home to some of the best beaches in the country including Woolacombe and Saunton. The nearest beach is at Instow and is ideal for children or just a great place to walk off life’s stresses, and then enjoy a meal or drink at one of the pubs and restaurants along the front. The town of Great Torrington is only a short drive away and has most amenities you may require. The larger regional town of Barnstaple has a busy high street, the Pannier Market and famous Butchers Row. There are numerous places of interest close by including the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the historic fishing village at Clovelly. For the younger ones a visit to the Big Sheep or Milky Way Adventure Parks is a good option. There is walking on Dartmoor or hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail, and there is also golf and fishing available locally.
    Beaford House is also a registered wedding venue and as well as the large house, there is also access to a great, well equipped function room should you decide to spend your big day here. Shop 5 miles, pub ¾ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, Wii and patio doors to garden.
    Living room 2: With open fire.
    Dining room: With open fire and patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV, balcony and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and single bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With four poster double bed, TV and en-suite with corner bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 6: With double bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, and toilet.
    Bedroom 7: With double bed and two single beds, TV, balcony and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 8: With double bed and two single beds, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 9: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom 1: With bath and toilet.
    Bathroom 2: With bath and toilet.
    Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fires included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub for 8. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m-3m, open mid May-mid September, 8am-7pm). Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking.

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