Little Torrington is a village in the Torridge district of North Devon. Set amid ancient woods, streams and farmland, it is an idyllic base from which to discover the region. Located just south of the market town of Great Torrington, near the banks of the River Torridge, Little Torrington has a population of less than 400. Largely untouched by tourism, it is ideal for visitors who want to experience life in a traditional Devon community. Explore the village from your holiday cottage in Little Torrington and you will wander along narrow country lanes lined with hedgerows. The main road through the village is dotted with historic homes, and there are several interesting landmarks to look out for including the Chapel of St Magdalene and the Church of St Giles.

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neighbouring village of Taddiport, there is a cosy old pub, The Torridge Inn, where excellent food, local ales and live music can be enjoyed. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Little Torrington, The Royal Horticultural Society’s Rosemoor Garden is on the northern edge of the village. Set in a steep, wooded valley, its stunning grounds are open to visitors, and there is a restaurant and tearoom.

On the village’s doorstep, you will find many beautiful walking and cycling routes, including the Tarka Trail, which follows an old railway line through North Devon’s unspoiled countryside. A scenic drive northward from Little Torrington, the North Devon coast is a spectacular stretch of towering cliffs, rocky coves and sandy bays. The ancient fishing village of Clovelly is a must-see. Little Torrington holiday cottages are easily reached by public transport, with regular buses to Exeter and Barnstaple. The nearest train station is 10 miles away, at Umberleigh.