An impressive Georgian townhouse with over 4,600 sq. ft. of accommodation, including an apartment.

Windy Cross House is a substantial Georgian townhouse, with seven to eight bedrooms and five reception rooms, set in the centre of the small market town of Great Torrington and with superb views across the surrounding countryside. The property would be ideal for use as a main residence, or as a bed and breakfast, and features a separate one bedroom apartment with its own entrance.

Entering the property you are greeted by a welcoming reception hall, with a sweeping staircase to the upper levels. To the rear you will find the sitting room with a cast-iron open fireplace, set in a marble surround. The sitting room benefits from sunny south-facing views. There is a grand formal dining room to the front of the ground floor, with elegant cornicing and a feature fireplace, while the drawing room provides further comfortable living space, with a bay window to the front. The kitchen is fitted with an integrated four-burner hob, an extractor fan and an oven.

The bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors, with each being a generous size double. On the first floor there is a study and three bedrooms, including the impressive master bedroom, which features a south-facing aspect with splendid countryside views. There is a WC and a bathroom on the first floor, which has a door leading to two further rooms, situated above the garages. These are currently used as a laundry and a pottery. On the second floor there are four double bedrooms and an additional bathroom, plus a further reception room/bedroom eight. Lovely views can be appreciated from the rear aspect rooms.

The apartment can be accessed directly from South Street, or from inside the main house. While it could benefit from some modernisation, the apartment provides useful additional accommodation for a number of potential uses, and features a spacious sitting room, a kitchen and breakfast room and a double bedroom, plus a bathroom.


There is a delightful south-facing garden to the rear, arranged on two levels and with a high degree of privacy. On the upper level there is a splendid paved terrace area, ideal for seating and barbecues, plus a lawn, with established shrubs and a eucalyptus tree. On the lower level there are two further lawns and a kitchen garden, as well as a well-stocked flowerbeds and a variety of established shrubs. To the side of the house, two garages and a useful workshop can be accessed.


The market town of Great Torrington is located in North Devon, within easy reach of the beautiful Hartland Devon Heritage Coast and surrounded by rolling countryside. The town is full of period architecture and there is still a Victorian pannier market in the town, along with shops, supermarkets, leisure facilities, the successful Plough Arts Centre and the RHS Garden Rosemoor on the outkirts of town. The town has both a primary and secondary school, while the renowned independent Kingsley School can be found nearby in Bideford. The town is well connected by road, with the A386 providing access towards the coast, and in the direction of Exeter and Plymouth, while the nearest railway station is eight miles away in Umberleigh.


From Exeter take the A377 heading north and continue for 12 and a half miles. Shortly after passing the Devonshire Dumpling pub, turn left onto the B3220 and continue for eight miles, into Winkleigh, where the road becomes the A3124. Follow the A3124 for 12 miles, and arriving at the junction at the River Torridge, turn right onto New Road/A386. After three quarters of a mile, at the roundabout, take the first exit onto New Street/A386. Go past the Parish Church and turn left onto Whites Lane. The property is on the right at the top of Mill Street, at the sharp left hand bend leading into town. Parking is best in Sydney House Car Park; located on the edge of the valley off South Street.

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Other features

  • Over 4,600 sq. ft. of living space
  • Includes a lower ground floor apartment
  • Lovely views
  • Garaging

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Ref: EXE190138

South Street Torrington Devon EX38

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Ref: EXE190138

South Street Torrington Devon EX38

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