Great Torrington is known as the Cavalier Town as it played a significant role in the English Civil War (Battle of Great Torrington in 1646).
It is sited on the top of an inland cliff, which provides extraordinary views of the valley and River Torridge below. It is a vibrant community and people in the town, proud of their heritage, can often be seen dressed in costume for re-enactments, festivals and celebrations
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Guest House with 4 rooms, £37-£40 pppnb, Umberleigh 01769 560551
West Down is a small, friendly AA**** Highly Commended Farm Guest House with Dinner Award. It combines the utmost comfort and service from Roger & Brenda. Well equipped, spacious en-suite rooms, gardens and grounds set in 25 tranquil acres.
Self-catering with 3 units, £318-£880 pupw sleeps 1-6, Torrington 01805 622110
A warm welcome awaits you at this family run picturesque park. Smytham Manor is set amidst 23 acres of David Bellamy Gold Award winning parkland of a 17 century manor house.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £355-£640 pupw sleeps 1-7, Torrington 01769 560422
Spacious, comfortable, beautifully converted barn, set in rolling N. Devon hills yet perfectly central for visiting the whole stunning area. Come to peace, tranquillity, nature. Good pub/food nearby.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £600-£2000 pupw sleeps 2-4, Umberleigh 0800 298 2288
Rose Cottage is an 18th Century Thatched Cottage with 21st Century Luxuries. It is a stylish Chic Boutique Cottage.