Uniquely Beautiful Taw and Torridge Estuary
Published: Monday 19th Nov 2012
Written by: Ginny Kay
The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a stunning coastal area which is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape. It is at the heart of North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and stretches from Marsland Mouth on the Cornish border to Combe Martin on the boundary of Exmoor National Park.
Although really the whole area from Hartland Point to Lynmouth is quite breath-taking. Right in the middle of this area is the timeless beauty of the valleys and estuary's fed by the rivers Taw and Torrdige.
The upland moors feed the rivers and flow down to the salt marshes, which act as protector to both wading birds as a food source and to man, as a sea defence.
North Devon Holiday Cottages have a delightful selection of country cottages for you to choose from when considering exploring this unique, protected and living/working eco-system. Ford Gate is one such cottage, set in 1.5 acres of lovely grounds in the Taw Valley, with a stream bordering the grounds.
Easy travel to either the coastal harbour villages of Appledore or Instow or to visit Exmoor and Lynton. Little Combe in Abbotsham is a most delightfully pretty country cottage. Ideally situated in a quiet village with close access to the Atlantic Highway you can enjoy walks from the door or tour the whole scenic biosphere area.
Waterside Cottage Appledore, is exactly as described, close to the estuary so you can sit and watch the tidal ebb and flo from your own terrace.