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Orford Mill - Henry Williamson - Cottage holidays in Torrington, Devon

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This two-storey property is entered through a stone archway in the original manor house. First floor: Living/dining room with wood burner. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, television and en-suite toilet. Twin bedroom with television, video and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bunk bedroom (3ft beds) with en-suite toilet. Family bathroom and shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

  • Wood burner
  • Video
  • Sitting-out area and furniture

  • Elec, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot, travel cot and highchair by arr
  • television with digital terrestrial channels
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave Oven
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Gas BBQs for hire by arr
  • Ample parking
  • Shared games room with table tennis and pool table, games machines
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
  • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes - no trainers)
  • Professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph for hire (over 16s only)
  • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost)
  • Children's play area with swings, playhouse and bouncy castle
  • Adventure fort
  • No smoking
  • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
  • Main television in each cottage is linked (via colour video.audio camera) to its own individual bird box, providing live images on television

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.

Orford Mill - Henry Williamson has the following Facilities

The site boasts an Indoor Swimming Pool
There is a Hot Tub at this cottage
Swimming at a Sandy Beach within 5 miles
Games Room - Fun for all the family
The cottage is equiped with a Hot Tub - the perfect luxury all year round

Short Stays
This cottage can be booked for a short break


Family Breaks
This cottage sleeps more than 2 - perfect for families of all ages

Pets are not permitted at this cottage

 

Price: £ from 805

This cottage Sleeps
8
Location
There is a sandy beach within 5 miles of this cottage
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearbypub


Cottage address

Orford Mill - Henry Williamson
Torrington
Devon
HSN


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Location Cottage rental includes
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets - not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Hot Tubs - Shared
  • Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Active Family Holidays


 

As you can see Orford Mill - Henry Williamson is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Torrington. And well suited to explore the whole of Devon.

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Orford Mill - Henry Williamson

Orford Mill - Henry Williamson is located in Torrington

Orford Mill - Henry Williamson sleeps 8

Orford Mill - Henry Williamson price range is from 805







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Pub nearby This cottage is near to a pub
Wheelchair friendly This cottage is suitable for wheelchair users
Hot tub There is a hot tub at this cottage
Romantic Break Suitable for a romantic break
Short Breaks Bookings for short breaks available
Detached Property Cottage is detached
Indoor Pool Cottage has an indoor pool
Outdoor Pool Cottage has an outdoor pool
Sandy Beach within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox.5 miles of a sandy beach
Sea within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox.5 miles of the sea
Games Room Cottage has a games room
   
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