Exterior | Orford Mill - Mill Pool, Great Torrington
Living room | Orford Mill - Mill Pool, Great Torrington
Cottage
Great Torrington
HSK

Town Mills - Mill Pool

  • Sleeps up to 5
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

4.2

out of 5

A perfect retreat enjoying use of many onsite facilities yet close to attractions of the area and beaches at Westward Ho!
Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, Smart TV, DVD player, a selection of DVDs and books, and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and beams.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over whirlpool bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With single bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With bunk beds.
Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen, towels and high speed Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Tumble dryer available on-site. Games room with pool table, games machines and outside area (shared). Sitting out area with garden furniture. 3 acre grounds with sitting-out area, garden furniture and play area (shared). Heidi’s Hideaway toddlers playroom (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool with changing and shower facilities (shared, pool 12ft x 33ft). Ample private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a securely fenced river on-site.
Town Mills is a historic, Grade II listed former Mill and Manor House situated on the banks of the River Torridge on the outskirts of Great Torrington in North Devon. Built by Lord Rolle in 1823 and made famous as ‘Tarka’s Mill’ in Henry Williamson’s book ‘Tarka The Otter’, Town Mills started life as a Grain Mill and a Saw Mill, both mills being powered by waterwheels. Now, almost 200 years later, Town Mills has been sympathetically converted into seven well-appointed holiday cottages all with their own charm and personality.
From a cosy holiday cottage that sleeps three people, to a larger six-bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps twelve, every cottage benefits from character and charm combined with modern convenience. Located in the beautiful North Devon countryside, Town Mills is ideally situated for visiting the North Devon Coast, Exmoor, travelling The Tarka Trail, or visiting our next-door neighbour, the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor.
Mill Pool is a comfortable two-storey property which originally formed part of the Saw Mill and overlooks the original ’mill pond’ where barges used to turn around then the old Rolle Canal was still in existence. The front door opens onto the main garden at Town Mills, and the cottage is located alongside the leat that provided the water for the waterwheels. It has a spacious living room with views of the original waterwheel that powered the next door ’Grain Mill’. This two-storey property has a well-equipped, open-plan fitted kitchen/dining area, a double bedroom with an en-suite with over the bath shower, toilet and sink unit, and a single bedroom, also with an en-suite bathroom. In addition, there is a small bunk bedroom that provides cosy sleeping for two children (up to the age of 14 yrsrs old).
On-site, there is a indoor shared swimming pool which is kept warm between 31-32 degrees, so is suitable for even the smallest guests. The owners offer the opportunity to reserve the pool for your exclusive use, allowing you the chance for a session of family fun, or a quiet moment to relax. There is a games room with a free pool table and a classic table football, along with a dart board and fruit machine. Located by the riverside, but securely fenced, the children’s play area offers picnic bench seating with swings, slide and climbing frame, as well as an elevated playhouse, its the ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon with a picnic whilst trying to spot an otter or some of the other many local wildlife visitors. For younger guests, there is a kids hideaway where they can escape to. On the opposite side of the Mill there is a garden where you can enjoy a few moments, maybe have a picnic or watch the peacocks as they wander around.
The countryside around Town Mills 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. Local attractions include the renowned RHS gardens at Rosemoor (adjacent) and 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. Town Mills 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 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, with narrow, cobbled main street descending at a dizzying gradient to the little harbour below. The cathedral city of Exeter can be reached via a delightful drive through lush river valleys.
Town Mills offers very attractive accommodation set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens with streams, waterfalls and the water wheel which is still operational. This superb location makes a wonderful holiday base, especially for families, with sandy beaches on the North Devon coast only 10 miles away. Shop ½ mile.

Features

Childrens Play Area
Cot Available
Decorated at Christmas
Dishwasher
Games Room
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Grouped Property
Highchair Available
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Rural
Swimming Pool - Shared
Swimming Pool - Heated
Washing Machine
Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

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