With lots of extra special touches, The Garden Cottage is a wonderful bolt-hole for two available to rent for holidays from early spring through to November. A beautiful scenic countryside setting and convenient location make this an ideal retreat for exploring the many attractions of Devon (including the coast!), Somerset and even Cornwall.
Weare Cottage welcomes families with lots of space, plenty of child-friendly features, and a large enclosed garden with a conservatory that you can use all year round. It's in the quiet village of Weare Giffard, within walking distance of the pub and the park, and only a short drive from Westward Ho! and the other beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast. The traffic-free Tarka Trail runs alongside the village, and there are lots of opportunities for golf, surfing, fishing, and cycling. Bideford, Torrington, Appledore and Instow are all nearby for shopping, eating out and sightseeing.
Relax in this lovely barn conversion at Moorparks Farm, which is in Beaford near Winkleigh in the gorgeous Devon countryside where the owners raise rare-breed sheep, alpacas, goats, ducks and chickens. The cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples, families or friends. The farm has a second cottage, and the two can be booked together to accommodate up to eight people. The Devon coast is only half an hour's drive, with nearby attractions including the Tarka Trail, Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, The Big Sheep and the Milky Way Adventure Park.
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Great Torrington is rich with history and is built on the site of an ancient settlement. Situated atop an inland cliff, with the River Torridge flowing below, this stunning little town is home to perfect scenery and beautiful panoramic views.
When visiting Great Torrington, the RHS Garden Rosemoor is a lovely way to explore the outdoors here. These stunning gardens are great to stroll around and offer the perfect opportunity to spot many plants and wildlife.
The Great Torrington Heritage Museum is perfect for exploring the rich history that lies within this beautiful southern town. Visit the museum with the whole family and learn about how the area has developed over the last few centuries.
Stevenstone Park is a former manor located in the parish of St Giles in the Wood. It was originally home to one of the wealthiest and most influential families in Devon and was occupied from 1524 to 1907. The grounds here are stunning and make for a great day out, especially when the weather is good.
With breathtaking views over the River Torridge and plenty of shops and eateries amongst the streets, this authentic Devon market town has plenty to do.
The market square in Great Torrington was originally a Victorian Pannier Market that has been refurbished. Here you will find great little retail shops, local stalls and fresh produce on sale.
Great Torrington also boasts amazing hiking trails, the most famous of which is the Tarka Trail which is an impressive 180 miles long. The walk starts at the former Southern Railways station in Great Torrington, from which you can either choose the route to Bideford or follow the railway line south and walk beside the old track. This is a great way to explore Torrington and offers plenty of opportunities to experience the railway lines alongside some stunning scenery.
From May until September, Great Torrington experiences pleasant temperatures with much less rainfall than the other months of the year. The summer season is great if you plan to be out and about as the weather is consistent and remains comfortable.
If you are hoping for a hotter break to Great Torrington, it is warmest in July. Bear in mind however that England is notorious for its unexpected weather, but as long as the forecast behaves, you should be able to enjoy a warmer trip in the summer months.