Great Torrington near Bideford, Devon
Great Torrington 3 miles; Bideford 4 miles. This charming converted stone dairy is situated in the owners' garden, within the beautiful rural hamlet of Huntshaw, near Great Torrington in North Devon, and is surrounded by woodlands, streams and rolling hills. In a beautiful, peaceful setting, this Torrington cottage provides a quiet holiday retreat for two. All on the ground floor, the cottage has plenty of character, including beamed ceilings and pine floors in the open plan living area, along with a double bedroom with an en-suite. The owners' garden that surrounds the cottage is a particularly fine feature, and guests have their own private patio to sit and listen to the babbling brook. There are some fine countryside walks from the doorstep of this Torrington cottage with the Tarka Trail close by, a 180 mile route through the stunning scenery of North Devon and with some magnificent viewpoints along the way. Whilst staying in this Torrington cottage, why not visit RHS Rosemoor, renowned for glorious roses in the summer, or the Dartington Crystal factory where you can see craftsmen at work. A holiday in the Torrington area will offer the visitor a selection of local food markets, some charming villages and inns, and a spectacular coastline within a short drive.
All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Private patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of owners' enclosed garden with stream. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Washing machine
About the location
Bideford 7 miles; Westward Ho! 10 miles.
Great Torrington is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a fifteen minute drive from the spectacular North Devon coast at Westward Ho!. With historic links to the Civil War, the “Torrington 1646” attraction at Castle Hill in the town gives an interesting insight to the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Another leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.