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Things to do in the village................


Marina offers amazing massages, relaxation and health treatments, including Reiki.  She is highly recommended, highly talented and offers excellent value. Her farmhouse is a few minutes drive from Torridge House down a quiet country lane.


At the farmhouse next door to Torridge House Jax and her family have Tarka Pottery, a clay station and ceramic painting studio. Potters wheel experiences and other focused sessions available. Great fun for all the family.


Skittles games can be arranged at the village hall.


Photographs courtesy of Dave Elliott 

We are on the edge of the tiny village of Little Torrington overlooking the delightful RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Our grounds and  our cottages are mostly surrounded by fields and private woodland to which there is no public access, so the cottages are therefore in a very private setting. We are in a part of Devon much covered by novels, Tarka the Otter and War Horse Country and an area of Civil War action.  it is a timeless rural hideaway.  8 miles south of Bideford, 20 minutes from the beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow and some 30 minutes from Dartmoor. The historic town of Great Torrington and home of Dartington Crystal is two miles away.


Further a field..............


There are all sorts of activities to suit both grown ups and children in  the immediate area and a little further a field.


There are exciting and impressive family attractions,  and wonderful countryside with fishing villages to explore - Appledore and Clovelly, hidden away valleys to walk down to the sea, countryside cycle and foot paths to follow.


Wonderful coastal and estuary scenery. Special seaside towns and beaches and inspiring moorland scenery. Woodland walks and  priceless peace and tranquility, an age old charm and quietness that tells of close association with the land and its creatures.


For outdoor activities, Skern Lodge is nearby and is one of the UK's "premier" outdoor centres, running activity day courses eg Abseiling,  Surfing, Archery, High Ropes, Assault Course, Canoeing.


Also available in the area is sea fishing,  coarse fishing, river - game - fishing (these last 2 need the appropriate licences) and trout lake fishing.


There are a number of Golf courses, horse riding for youngsters and adults; also Paint Ball, Go-Carts, quad bike and tank driving.............the list goes on!!

Local Attractions

  • The Plough Arts Centre, cinema and theatre

  • Dartington Crystal

  • Rosemoor RHS Gardens

  • The Tarka Trail

  • Torrington Museum

  • The fledgling Tarka Valley Railway

  • Great Torrington Commons

  • Great Torrington Golf Club

  • Clovelly

  • Clovelly Court Gardens

  • Honey Wood Orchard

  • The Big Sheep

  • Milky Way

  • The Honey Farm

  • Affinity Devon Outlet

  • Dingles Funfair Heritage Centre

  • Watermouth Castle

  • Exmoor Zoo

  • Eden Project

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

  • Morwellham Quay

  • Hartland Abbey

  • Arlington Court

  • Castle Drogo

  • More can be found at


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