North Devon has so much to offer, it boasts some of the finest long sandy beaches in the country.
Just 20 minutes away is Westward Ho! or 40 minutes to Saunton, Croyde or Woolacombe, famous for surfing and great for families. By contrast Hartland Quay and Baggy Point offer dramatic, rugged, breathtaking scenery.
Devon is a walkers paradise having 2 National Parks within the county – Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as the Tarka Trail , a wonderful 163 mile path that links the coast to the moors and follows in the footsteps of Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter. It brings people face to face with the landscape, cultural heritage and wildlife that makes our part of Devon so special.
At Windsor House we keep a large selection of circular walks and O.S. maps of the area which our guests are welcome to borrow.
If visiting Gardens is your thing you are definitely in the right place with the RHS Garden Rosemoor just one mile away. An enchanting garden designed to provide year round interest and inspiration to all garden lovers. The garden also offers an exciting and diverse range of over 70 events each year for all the family including music and theatre events, plant shows, artist workshops and craft shows. There are many more charming gardens in this area as well as National Trust properties e.g. Castle Drogo and Arlington Court.
Golfers are surrounded by challenging Golf Courses. Torrington has it’s own friendly golf club set on common land near the town where golfers can enjoy breathtaking scenery whilst enjoying a game or venture off to the coast at Westward Ho!’s Royal North Devon Golf Club or to Saunton Sands Golf Club.
Torrington town has plenty to offer with it’s Victorian Pannier Market with individual shops.
Dartington Crystal is the only remaining major UK crystal and glass factory where visitors can experience glass making in the visitors centre and indulge in some shopping in the factory shopping complex.
The Plough Arts Centre presents an amazing programme of theatre, music, films, comedy and workshops to suit all tastes and ages.
We have a Swimming Pool and sauna in Torrington as well as Function Fitness a gym that offers the latest “human sport” range of conditioning equipment as well as mind and body studio, strengths and weights area and cardio theatre – all this is available on a “pay-as-you-go” basis so no membership is required.