Orford Mill - Mere Brook Overview
Could Orford Mill - Mere Brook in Torrington be the perfect location for your next self catering holiday in Devon? This cottage has great facilities for all types of holidays including Families or groups of up to 4 people. Short breaks.
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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. Now is the perfect time to book Orford Mill - Mere Brook for your holiday in Devon and avoid the risk of being disapointed due it not being available.
Facilities at Orford Mill - Mere Brook
Games Room - Fun for all the family
It's hard to imagine what could be more relaxing than spending a quiet evening at Orford Mill - Mere Brook soaking in a luxurious hot tub and letting all your stresses soak away. So why settle for just any old cottage in Devon when you can have one with a hot tub.
When you book a holiday at Orford Mill - Mere Brook 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!
Wi-Fi or Internet Access
There is wifi or internet access available. Perfect for searching for things to do whilst on holiday, catching up on emails or even work if you have to.
Enjoy a Barbecue
One of the key benefits of a self catering holiday is the ability to choose how you eat! Orford Mill - Mere Brook has a barbeque so you can, weather permitting, cook outside and enjoy a BBQ on a warm summers night whilst enjoying the fresh air.
There is one or more televisions at Orford Mill - Mere Brook. Ideal if you want to catch up with the latest on your favourite programmes or just fancy a quiet night in relaxing in front of the box.
Types of holiday's offered at Orford Mill - Mere Brook
Great news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Orford Mill - Mere Brook 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 - Mere Brook sleeps up to 4 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Devon then Orford Mill - Mere Brook could be just the ticket.
Short cottage breaks in Devon
Family holidays in Devon
Great news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Orford Mill - Mere Brook 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 - Mere Brook sleeps up to 4 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Devon then Orford Mill - Mere Brook could be just the ticket.
More about Orford Mill - Mere Brook
A two storey cottage with an enclosed sun terrace overlooking the mill wheel and leat. Beamed living room/dining room with electric 'wood burner'. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Two beamed bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet; one double with television and one twin with television.
- Elec 'wood burner' by £1 coin meter
- Terrace 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
- Microwave Oven
- 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
Price: £ from 428
This cottage Sleeps 4
There is a sandy beach within 5 miles of this cottage
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearby pub
Orford Mill - Mere Brook