About 3 miles from Great Torrington, a pretty, south-facing, detached, thatched, Grade II listed cottage, sheltered very privately in a wooded river valley; 50 yards away, a stream and a particularly lovely stretch of the Tarka Trail (30 miles of disused railway to walk/cycle).
Majestic beech trees shelter the cottage and owls.
To its front, a little cobbled garden (bench); to one side, terrace (table/chairs) and 6 steps up to wild, sloping woodland garden and orchard - great for older children.Tiny porch for boots/coats and small step up to stable doors.
Living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with big inglenook (woodburner), beams, window seat with views of garden and woods, comfy chairs (no sofa) and TV/DVD; small bathroom (bath with shower over, washbasin); separate loo (washing machine).
Steep, narrow stairs up to landing with step up into three bedrooms - two double, one with washbasin, and a single (limited clothes-hanging space), all with wood floors (rugs) and low beams in the single and one double.
Lockable shed for bicycles.
Not suitable for people with limited mobility or children under 3 due to steep stairs and garden slopes and drops.
A sweet little cottage in a beautiful valley with plenty of space for energetic older children.
Torrington: ancient small town above the River Torridge (fishing).
Dartington Crystal factory (tours, glass-blowing).
Just out of town are RHS Rosemoor Gardens and bicycle hire for the Tarka Trail to Bideford (Elizabethan port) and sea/sand at Instow, 10 miles.
Golf and huge beach at Westward Ho!, and Appledore, 10 miles.