Tarka's Holt Log Cabin

Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 939298)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Smith
    September 2016
    “The location of Tarka's Holt was ...”
    The location of Tarka's Holt was outstanding with a lovely uninterrupted aspect from all views. Plenty of space and privacy. Lovely outside space and facilities to enjoy for all the family. Of all the very many places I have stayed over the years we all felt this to be the cleanest, without question. We really felt that the communal living area, i.e lounge/dining/kitchen area in one space, contribute to the quality of our time together. My sisters and I had a fabulous and special few days ...


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Great Torrington 3 miles.

This stunning log cabin is one of five holiday cottages within 6 acres of grounds at Stowford Lodge, on the outskirts of Tarka in North Devon.

Overlooking lush green meadows, and all on the ground floor, this immaculately-presented modern cosy lodge has oak floors throughout and an open plan living area with comfy sofas, well-equipped kitchen, and dining area which opens onto a sunny veranda.

This is ideal for outdoor dining or just lazing and gazing at the wonderful views and the sunsets are amazing from this point.

Guests will certainly enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, whatever the weather.

The owners live in the neighbouring farmhouse and keep hens, ponies, and sheep, which graze on the adjacent fields.

The Tarka Trail long distance footpath and cycle trail is 1/4 mile away, ideal for leisurely strolls and bike rides plus there is a host of countryside pursuits in this beautiful part of Devon including horse riding and fishing.

The town of Great Torrington has a pannier market which is well-stocked with award-winning shops, pubs and cafes, and has tourist attractions giving an insight into its link with the Civil War.

Visit Dartington Crystal and see glassblowing, or spend a day wandering around the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens with an arboretum and herbaceous borders, just 2 miles from this lodge.

A short drive will take you to the pretty fishing village of Clovelly with its quaint, narrow cobbled streets, or the long sandy beaches at Westward Ho! This lodge provides a quiet countryside retreat, an ideal base for a fantastic holiday in North Devon.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front veranda with furniture
  • Shared use of gardens and indoor heated swimming pool, available all-year-round
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

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!. A 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas