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Torridge Valley Coach House

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Our self catering holiday apartment is set in the heart of Tarka Otter countryside and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely woodland walks. The village of Weare Giffard nearby follows the beautiful River Torridge for over a mile and was featured in the film 'Tarka the Otter'. Just over a mile away the Tarka Trail provides miles of magnificent walking and cycling (six cycles available for guest use). Just a 40 min stroll away the charming village pub offers meals, and the village green with children's playground and cricket pitch is a comfortable walk further on. The amenities of Torrington including indoor swimming pool, golf course, Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal are a ten minute drive away. Take the bicycles and cycle to Bideford (25 mins). From here continue o...Our self catering holiday apartment is set in the heart of Tarka Otter countryside and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely woodland walks. The village of Weare Giffard nearby follows the beautiful River Torridge for over a mile and was featured in the film 'Tarka the Otter'. Just over a mile away the Tarka Trail provides miles of magnificent walking and cycling (six cycles available for guest use). Just a 40 min stroll away the charming village pub offers meals, and the village green with children's playground and cricket pitch is a comfortable walk further on. The amenities of Torrington including indoor swimming pool, golf course, Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal are a ten minute drive away. Take the bicycles and cycle to Bideford (25 mins). From here continue on the Tarka Trail which follows the River Torridge to the estuary village of Instow. Here you can laze on the beach and in the sand dunes or enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants that line the quay. From Bideford you can take a trip on the magnificanet Oldenburg to Lundy Island. You can enjoy the fantastic scenery and photo opportunities and particpate in activities such as snorkelling safaris, guided walks and diving. You may even spot the world famous puffins. From the property there are six beaches within an hour's drive the nearest being Westward Ho (10 min drive). More
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About the Owner
Ruth G
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2007
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Really enjoyed our short break with 3 children aged 7, 10 & 12. The pigs were a real hit and I hope sammy has had her piglets by now! Ruth and Ali created lots of lovely touches that made the break, e.g. Home made scones,...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed as a family of 5 last week and after a long journey was greeted with the warmest welcome by owners Ruth and Alistair. The location and property were both stunning. Ruth had prepared warm home made scones and home made jam along with...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank sjsmith2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We had a wonderful time in the old Coach House in North Devon, run by Ruth and Alasdair. Beautiful spot, hospitable owners, quiet environment. Really nice to be able to use the bikes.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Cecile W
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We loved our week at Torridge Valley Coach House. The piglets were a hit with our two small boys, as was the location which gave them plenty to explore. The accommodation suited us perfectly and was well equipped. Ruth and Alasdair were great hosts and...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank ThreechickenChester
Reviewed 19 October 2014

lovely coach house in peaceful surroundings. Stayed for 4 days and made use of the bikes cycling into Bideford to work off the Devon cream tea. The Coach house is a warm and comfortable retreat but easily accessible to restaurants and pubs without the noise...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank AprilS254
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Additional amenities & feature info
Originally the staff quarters for the old Trout Farm the property sits in the heart of Tarka Otter countryside where guests can enjoy full use of the 2 acre grounds. The small lake creates a magnificent centrepiece and is currently being lovingly restored by it's present owners. The lake is NOT stocked with Trout. The apartment is accessed via steps and is situated on the first floor. Dining area comfortably seats six. Two bedrooms one smaller containing bunk beds and other with double bed and wardrobe space. Double sofa bed is available in the lounge area. The open plan kitchen area has electric oven, grill, four ring hob and fitted cupboards with part granite worksurface. Bathroom has toilet, basin, bath with shower over. All rooms have magnificent exposed beams and ceilings. Ample parking for two/ three cars. Available for enjoyment are four adult mountain bikes and two children' s mountain bikes and two sets of adult golf clubs complete with pull along trolleys.
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About the neighbourhood
WEARE GIFFARD - A classic street village on the eastern bank of the River Torridge. It has a long and fascinating history and a rich present and glowing future. Tarka Otter country at its best. 20 mins walk / 30 mins to pub. CLOVELLY - Step back in time at the picturesque 14th Century harbour. The beach is a pebbled beach set in the middle of the peaceful harbour. 30 Mins Drive INSTOW - Pretty estuary village which lies on the banks of the River Torridge. Its wonderful scenic views make it a favourite haunt for artists whilst fishermen enjoy catching bass! It is also a place for watersports and sailing enthusiasts. 15 Mins Drive APPLEDORE - Where the River Torridge & River Taw meet the Atlantic. The village is full of history, with watch towers, look-outs, a smugglers tunnel, fisherme...
How to get there
The property is best accessed by car or cycle. From the M5 (South Bound) take junction 27 onto the A361 to Barnstaple. From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Bideford and then the A386 signposted Torrington. Weare Giffard will be signposted from this road.
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