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Tarka’s Holt

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £495
    Low season
  • £780
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 16th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Friday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    4 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool
  • Off-Road Parking

About Tarka’s Holt

Tarka's Holt is part of a collection of five fantastic holiday properties at Stowford Lodge. The cabin accommodates up to five guests and is perfect for family holidays. Guests have access to six private acres of land that include a children’s play area (which the cabin overlooks), football field, woodland path, and indoor swimming pool. Despite its peaceful, rural setting, Stowford Lodge is only three miles from the centre of Great Torrington, and two and a half miles from the Green Dragon pub in Langtree.

Great Torrington is the ideal place to stay to see all the best sites in North Devon. The small town has a friendly atmosphere and a thriving arts scene which you can see for yourself at places like Dartington Crystal and the art gallery in the historic Pannier Market, or experience first-hand by creating your own work of art at Tarka Pottery. The nearby RHS Garden, Rosemoor, is impressively beautiful and an absolute must for keen gardeners. In 1646, Torrington was the site of a significant battle of the Civil War and visitors can learn more at the Great Torrington Heritage Museum. The town has a good variety of supermarkets, shops and pubs. The more substantial town of Barnstaple, where there are more amenities and a good market, is around a twenty minute drive away.

It would be a shame to visit North Devon without immersing yourself in the stunning scenery. Walking and cycling are particularly popular, and it is possible to find a trail that is appropriate for any level of ability. The Tarka Trail runs for eleven miles from Great Torrington to Bideford and is suitable for the whole family as it has a smooth tarmac surface and is virtually flat. The path starts a mere quarter of a mile from Tarka's Holt, and you can hire a bike locally if you do not bring your own on holiday with you.

In addition to great bike rides, there are some wonderful walks that wend their way around the region. A good example is a walk that starts at the car park in Torrington and goes around the golf course and up gorse-covered Furzebeam to Rice Point where your efforts are rewarded with remarkable views. The Hartland Peninsula offers more footpaths, including some incredible cliff-top paths, or you could wander through pretty villages such as Appledore, Instow and Clovelly.

Devon’s world-famous beaches are less than half an hour’s drive from Tarka's Holt. Bude and Westward Ho! are two of the better-known beaches, with the former being a favourite place to learn to surf with its excellent surfing schools and favourable conditions. There are some superb golf courses near Tarka's Holt, as well as clay-pigeon shooting, 4WD tracks and paint-balling. If the kids still have any energy left after a day of fun activities, let them run it off on the football pitch at Stowford Lodge while you relax with a cold drink and a barbecue.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Richard Jones joined Independent Cottages in October 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity

Location (Devon)

Tarka's Holt is well presented throughout, affords spectacular countryside views and provides a warm and cosy retreat all year round with double glazing and central heating. Once inside (four steps to access from outside), accommodation is all on the same level.

Accommodation Comprises:

  • All the living space is open plan with the living room flowing into the dining area and kitchen. It is a wonderfully sociable space where everyone can spread out and relax.
  • Kitchen area fitted with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, tall fridge / freezer and dishwasher so that you do not have to do any more than is necessary.
  • Sitting area with comfy couches, television and DVD player. There is also a dining table with seating for six.
  • The master bedroom has a double bed, drawers, wardrobe for clothes storage and en-suite shower room.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds.
  • Single bedroom with a three foot single bed and separate single that can be pulled out to accommodate an additional child.
  • Family bathroom with hand-held shower attachment, WC and handbasin.

Outside - The outdoor amenities at Stowford Lodge are fantastic. Guests can enjoy:

  • Heated indoor swimming pool that is available all year round.
  • One-acre grass field with football goals and rugby posts - ideal for family sports competitions!
  • Children's play area with trampolines, swings and a large climbing frame.
  • Orchard and woodland area with walking trail.
  • Use of a barbecue.
  • Off-road parking.
  • Secure storage for bikes and surfboards.
  • Stowford's resident animals include sheep, Dartmoor ponies and hens, and are always a hit with kids.

Additional Information: The main house has a guest utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and large freezer. The cabin has central heating and free unlimited WiFi throughout. All utilities and linen are included, and towels can be provided for an additional weekly charge. Well behaved dogs are accepted in the owners other cottages but unfortunately cannot be accepted in Tarka's Holt. No smoking. Short breaks may be available - please enquire with the owner.

Tarka’s Holt Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5+1 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin + 1 Single with extra pull-out bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £495
Mid Season from £545
High Season from £695
Peak Season £780
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1805601487 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Richard Jones
Member Since October 2017

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Tarka’s Holt 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th March 2018