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Sleeps 5 persons | Bedrooms 3
Deep in Tarka the Otter country where the river glides beneath the trees and time stands still...Orford Mill lies alongside the River Torridge in a beautiful wooded valley, nestled below the historic town of Torrington. With its air of peace and tranquillity, abundant wildflowers and river life, it became the setting for Henry Williamson's magical story of Tarka the Otter. Indeed, the mill wheel in which Tarka hid from the hound Deadlock was at Orford Mill. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away.
The complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house, now converted into nine delightful cottages, all equipped to Visit Britain '4 Star' standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside is detached and overlooks the river. All cottages retain character features such as exposed beams and stonework, and each is furnished in an individual style to a very high standard. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, with lovely river views, as well as an all-weather tennis court, games room and fenced outdoor children's play area. In addition, fishing rights are available on 200 yards of river (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost). All the waterways are safely fenced.
The countryside around Orford Mill is dotted with sleepy villages nestled among the hills, while extensive woodlands, traversed by many footpaths, offer the chance to experience the area's natural beauty at close quarters. Adjacent to the grounds are the renowned Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Rosemoor, and other local attractions include Dartington Crystal, offering a factory tour and visitor centre. Great Torrington is only a mile away with good shopping and amenities, and there is golf at nearby Hartland. Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The 'Big Sheep' and 'Milky Way' theme parks are each less than 10 miles away.
The River Torridge runs downstream to the ancient port of Bideford, still with a working quay offering boat trips out to Lundy Island. Just around the corner is the attractive little town of Appledore with its colourful houses and narrow streets. To either side lies Devon's most spectacular stretch of coastal scenery - a chain of magnificent cliffs and rocky promontories, interspersed here and there by long flat sandy beaches, where the Atlantic breakers roll in to create ideal surfing conditions. There are splendid beaches at Instow and Westward Ho!, the latter bordered by the Royal North Devon Golf Club, and the Northam Nature Reserve. Further west is the supremely picturesque Clovelly, whose narrow, cobbled main street descends at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. To the south, the cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
Orford Mill offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. Excellent as a touring base, it makes a good choice for a holiday whatever the weather. Shop ½ mile.
When you book a holiday at Orford Mill - Mill Pool you also get access to an indoor pool. An indoor pool is perfect for a swim what ever weather Devon decides to produce on your holiday. Imagine being able to start your day of touring Devon with a refreshing swim in an indoor pool - bliss!
Great news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Orford Mill - Mill Pool accepts bookings for short breaks. So if you fancy a few days in Devon to recharge your batteries then this cottage is well worth consideration.
Orford Mill - Mill Pool sleeps up to 5 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Devon then Orford Mill - Mill Pool could be just the ticket.
A two-storey cottage with views of the mill wheel and leat. Large beamed living room with electric 'wood burner'. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with beams. First floor: Two beamed bedrooms; one double with en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath, over-bath shower and toilet, one single with television and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (for +2 children up to 14 years).
This cottage Sleeps 5
Price: £ from 525
Cottage address: Orford Mill - Mill Pool, Torrington, Devon.HSK
As you can see Orford Mill - Mill Pool is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Torrington. And well suited to explore the whole of Devon.
|There is a sandy beach within 5 miles of this cottage
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearby pub
|Things to do & places to visit in Devon near Orford Mill - Mill Pool|
Sandy beach holiday cottages in Devon
If you are looking for a seaside holiday then Orford Mill - Mill Pool could be perfect. It's within 5 miles of a sandy beach and could provide the ideal base for your Seaside holiday in Devon.
There are plenty of great places to vist near Orford Mill - Mill Pool. Take a look at out holiday ideas pages for details of many places that are well worth considering visiting whilst on holiday at Orford Mill - Mill Pool.
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