North Devon Holiday Homes in Great Torrington

Great Torrington is a historic little North Devon hilltop town offering ‘to-die for’ views across the River Torridge valley from Castle Hill. (and also from holiday cottages in the town) Once the site of one of the last great Civil War battles, the town these days is much more peaceful in nature, possessing some fine self-catering accommodation, nicely located for exploring North Devon from the Atlantic Coast to Dartmoor. Still largely untouched by the big supermarkets, the shops around the Square are like a stop back in time, with butchers, bakers, hardware stores and the like proving a source of fine local produce and crafts. Local entertainment is provided by the Plough Arts Centre which presents an enticing mix of film, concerts, drama and exhibitions all year round.

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Lake House, Great Torrington, Devon

Lake House, Great Torrington

Lake House is a beautifully remote thatched holiday cottage with a hot tub and lovely rural views in North Devon. This large 4-bedroom cottage (all ensuite) near Great Torrington will suit an extended family or groups of friends seeking a relaxing and characterful property for a self-catering holida...

Woolleigh Barton Stables, Great Torrington, Devon

Woolleigh Barton Stables, Great Torrington

Woolleigh Barton is a large and pet friendly North Devon holiday cottage that sleeps 8 in the beautiful River Torridge Valley near the village of Beaford in North Devon. This pet friendly cottage also has a hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool in delightful rural surroundings.

The Garden Cottage, Great Torrington, Devon

The Garden Cottage, Great Torrington

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

Berry Farm, Great Torrington, Devon

Berry Farm, Great Torrington

Berry Farm is a large Devon Farmhouse with 7 bedrooms sleeping 16 offering pet friendly self-catering holidays in for families and groups. It lies in a beautiful rural location in rolling Devon countryside just 5-minutes from Petrockstowe, a quaint village with a shop and a great pub, The Laurels.

Dartington Crystal has its main factory in Torrington. Visitors can take a factory tour, watching the glass blowers at work, before picking up some superb crystal bargains in the Factory Shop. Choose you dates wisely, and you can enjoy a holiday during the Torrington May Fair (dancing in the street) or witnessing one of the huge bonfires built every few years on Torrington Commons. They really are massive: in 2015 it was a full-sized replica of the BBC Children’s TV programme: Trumpton. For more on the Civil War Battle, enjoy a pint or a meal at The White Horse in the town square, where the Roundhead General Fairfax had his Headquarters. The other ‘Must See’ place to visit are the Royal Horticultural Society’s Rosemoor Gardens, nestling deep in the Torridge Valley, whose lawns, beds and floral displays will appeal to all ages, green-fingered or otherwise – even the very young.

Further afield, cycle along North Devon's Tarka Trail, a converted railway foot and cycle path, to Bideford and Instow in one direction or up wooded valleys for lunch at the Yarde Down Cafe or the Bull and Dragon in Meeth. Get active in the water with surf lessons at Westward Ho! - a 15-minute scenic riverside drive from Torrington, or feed your competitive instincts with an intense round of paint-balling or quad biking at Survival Paintball. More beaches at Instow and Northam Burrows are within easy reach, while day trips from your holiday cottage to Dartmoor and Exmoor will reward the active visitor looking to discover these superb National Parks.