(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
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
Torridge House Cottages
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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.
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.
look forward very much to welcoming you to our cottages.
Stowford Lodge Cottages
Tel: 01805 601487
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
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
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.
The Clinton Arms
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
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.