Thatched cottage with flower-filled country garden
The historic House of Black and White, Great Torrington is a beautifully restored village property. The elegant living room has a stone fireplace with open fire, bay window and wainscot walls – the perfect place to enjoy a Devonshire cream tea! The dark blue kitchen inspires kitchen-envy with its traditional fitments and huge breakfast bar. The dining area has a welcoming fireplace and there’s a TV room with shutters. A sense of history continues with four-poster beds and a rolltop bath in the family bathroom. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms sleep ten in a ground floor king-size bedroom (can be twin beds). Upstairs there’s a twin room, king-size four-poster bed with ensuite, a double room and another four-poster king-size bedroom.
The sheltered courtyard is a suntrap with colourful flower borders, chimnea and furniture overlooking the lawn and firepit.
The House of Black and White is in Great Torrington which is famous for its Civil War Centre and home of Tarka the Otter novels. This oldest house is surrounded by breathtaking scenery for walks along the Common, bike rides along the Tarka Trail and scenic drives. The village has a Pannier Market and Arts Centre with cinema, cafe and art gallery. There’s a golf course, pubs, swimming pool, riding and fishing nearby. The RHS Gardens at Rosemoor 1½ miles away are a treat for gardeners. Within ten miles is the sandy beach at Westward Ho!, Bideford town and quay, The Big Sheep and quaint Appledore.