A far-reaching view along a river valley lined with little fields and trees. Great Torrington Holiday Cottages

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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 significant 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 step back in time, with butchers, bakers, hardware stores and the like providing 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.

Exterior of a North Devon farm cottage overlooking a garden
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Duck Cottage is a large luxury barn conversion in North Devon, nestling in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural cottage boasts commanding views over its generous gardens and woodlands. It features an open fire, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a library, a games room and access to farm animals.

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4
Bedrooms
2

Stag Cottage is a lovely farm cottage with a swimming pool and games room resting in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural North Devon holiday cottage boasts a garden and woodland views and treats guests to experiences with farm animals.

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A large lawn with apple trees has a row of farm cottages in the background.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Hen Cottage is a delightful holiday cottage located in the beautiful rural area of North Devon. Stunning grounds surround the cottage, which offers lovely rural views of Little Torrington and the surrounding countryside. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a heated swimming pool, a games room, and an open fire. The cottage successfully blends modern comforts with traditional charm, creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for guests.

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4
Bedrooms
2

Moorparks Barn is a North Devon holiday home in Beaford, a village near Great Torrington. Reverse-level accommodation offers two bedrooms on the ground floor, one king-size and one twin. Ground floor bathroom. Stairs leading to the lounge/diner, kitchen and cloakroom. The Barn is suitable for children over six years of age.

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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 your dates wisely, and you can enjoy a holiday during the Torrington May Fair (dancing in the street) or witness one of the huge bonfires built every few years on Torrington Commons. They 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 is 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.