• About Orford Mill - Kingfisher

    If you can tear yourself away from the facilities at Orford Mill, take a trip to nearby Bideford, Westward Ho! or even Clovelly.

    • Elec woodburner inc
    • DVD

    • Elec, full oil CH (controlled by owner), bed linen, towels ad Wi-Fi inc
    • Cot, t/cot and h/chair by arr
    • TV with digital terrestrial channels
    • Stereo/CD
    • M/wave
    • Washer/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Gas BBQs for hire by arr
    • Ample parking
    • Shared games room with pool table, games machines
    • Shared outside area with table tennis
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (12ft x 33ft) with changing and shower facilities
    • Shared spa room with wet and dry saunas
    • Massage and beauty treatments by arr
    • Shared hard all weather tennis court (bring own equipment, and tennis shoes – no trainers)
    • On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or avail locally at cost)
    • Children’s play area with swings and playhouse
    • Heidi’s Hideaway (playroom for toddlers and young children)
    • Adventure fort
    • No smoking
    • NB: Securely fenced river on-site
    > 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 eight delightful cottages, seven of which are featured here, all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside (ref HSF) 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 a spa room and 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 available locally at cost). All the waterways are 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 RHS 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.

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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 3 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Swimming pool - indoor
      Swimming pool - indoor
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Hot tubs - shared
      Hot tubs - shared
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Children's play area
      Children's play area
    • Active family holidays
      Active family holidays
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    Hoseasons "If you can tear yourself away from the facilities at Orford Mill take a trip to nearby Bideford Westward Ho or even Clovelly.This is a two-storey cottage with lovely views over the river. Livingdining room with electric woodburner. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen. First floor\n \nDouble bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. \n \n\nElec woodburner\n \ninc \n\nDVD\n\n\n \n\nElec full oil CH controlled by owner bed linen towels ad Wi-Fi inc \n\nCot tcot and hchair by arr\n\nTV with digital terrestrial channels\n\nStereoCD\n\nMwave\n\nWasherdryer\n\nDwasher\n\nFfreezer\n\nShared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture\n\nGas BBQs for hire by arr\n\nAmple parking\n\nShared games room with pool table games machines\n\nShared outside area with table tennis\n\nShared indoor heated\n\n \n\nswimming pool\n\n \n\n12ft x 33ft with changing and shower facilities\n\nShared spa room with wet and dry saunas\n\nMassage and beauty treatments by arr\n\nShared hard all weather\n\n \n\ntennis court bring own equipment and tennis shoes – no trainers\n\nOn-site river fishing bring own licence or avail locally at cost\n\nChildren’s play area with swings and playhouse\n\nHeidi’s Hideaway playroom for toddlers and young children\n\nAdventure fort\n\nNo smoking\n\nNB Securely fenced river on-site\n\n\u003e 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 \nTarka the Otter\n. 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.\n\nThe complex consists of a Grade II listed water mill and manor house now converted into eight delightful cottages seven of which are featured here all equipped to Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. Most overlook the charming ornamental courtyard with its ponds and flowerbeds. Riverside ref HSF 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\n \nindoor heated\n \nswimming pool with lovely river views as well as a spa room and 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 available locally at cost. All the waterways are fenced.\nThe 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 RHS 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.\n\nThe 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.\n\nOrford 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. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/548/840/548110.jpg HSM

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    Good location and things for children to do outdoors. Good tea shop, cream team were great! Spider webs (and spiders) in every room or the house. Shower did not work during the 5 day stay (left 2 days early). Towels given had stains on them (had to get them changed). Decor is “antique”, if that’s your things - great!

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