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Devon - Great Torrington

Great Torrington (often abbreviated to Torrington, though the villages of Little Torringtonand Black Torrington are situated in the same region) is a small market town in the north of Devon, England. Parts of it are sited on high ground with steep drops down to the River Torridge below. The centre of the town therefore commands spectacular views, though lower-lying parts are prone to occasional flooding. Torrington is in the very heart of Tarka Country, a landscape captured by Henry Williamson in his novel Tarka the Otter in 1927. Great Torrington has the most active volunteering community in the United Kingdom.

There were Iron Age and medieval castles and forts in Torrington, located on the Castle Hill.
Great Torrington had strategic significance in the English Civil War. In the Battle of Torrington (1646), the Parliamentarians, led by Sir Thomas Fairfax, swept into the town and defeated Lord Hopton's forces.   

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Torridge House Cottages

Some of our Cottages

Tel: 01805 622542

In the Devon countryside, a truly baby, toddler, child and family friendly environment. Eight much loved cottages and luxury houses around the green with animals to watch, cuddle and help care for.

Over the past 29 years the farm and cottages have become a very special place, bringing together a wide variety of those things that provide an idyllic backdrop to family holidays. The cottages, grounds, facilities are friendly, welcoming and easy going.

As always we maintain our commitment to high quality accommodation, attention to the needs of our visitors and the care of our animals. We are on the edge of the tiny village of Little Torrington. Our gardens and our cottages are mostly surrounded by fields and private woodland to which there is no public access.

Little Torrington is a tiny village with some houses, a church and village hall. Whatever time of year that you choose to visit, there is always animal interest, great scenery, comfortable warm accommodation, many first class attractions and places to visit and lots of places to eat out.

We look forward very much to welcoming you to our cottages. 

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Stowford Lodge Cottages

Tel: 01805 601487

In the heart of rural North Devon’s Tarka-the-Otter country, in 6 acres of private park land comprising of an orchard, with a safe and spacious children’s play area with two trampolines, swings and a climbing frame.

There’s also a level one acre field with a football goal and rugby posts which is also ideal for kite flying and cricket.

There is a  wooded walk amongst numerous young trees running alongside a pony and sheep field, a hen enclosure and an indoor heated swimming pool. (The swimming pool is open April-October inclusive).

There are four holiday cottages and one log cabin;

Tarquol, Halcyon and Old Nog which sleep 4 per cottage.

Warren Cottage sleeps 6 people.

Tarka’s Holt Log Cabin – sleeps 5 to 6 people.

Stowford Lodge is 3 miles from Great Torrington, where shops, pubs, restaurants, a public indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sports hall, etc can be found.


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The Clinton Arms

Tel: 01805 623279

Welcome to the Clinton Arms. Nestling behind the Village Green in Frithelstock and opposite the 13th Century Parish Church of St Mary and St Gregory, our 17th Century Inn provides comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation with en-suite facilities (for either overnight B&B or longer periods) and serving excellentfood, ales and wines.

You will find us in the hamlet of Frithelstock, near Torrington in North Devon and just off the main A386 between Torrington and Bideford.

Your hosts, the Robertson Family, extend a warm welcome to both locals and visitors alike; whether you have come to stay with us, to sample the meals freshly prepared by our Chef or just to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our bar and indulge your taste for real ales or fine wines. We offer a wide range of dishes at lunchtimes and evenings when open. (See below)  And in fine weather you can enjoy your drinks or meals sitting outside on the Village Green as seen in the photo above.

We also cater for private functions and hold numerous special events throughout the year.

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