Little Torrington is a small rural village in north Devon with a population of approximately 500. The village has a church called Church of St Giles and a chapel called the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene.
Little Torrington is situated about a mile south of Great Torrington, a larger market town offering a range of shops and pubs and other amenities.
Little Torrington is in the very heart of Tarka Country, a landscape captured by Henry Williamson in his novel Tarka the Otter. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the nearby Tarka Trail, a series of paths that follow the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book, covering some 31 miles of footpaths and cyclways.
Nearby is Dartington Crystal, the largest working glass factory left in the UK, with a visitors centre and glass shop. Rosemoor Garden, with woodlands and parkland owned by the Royal Horticultural Society, is also a popular attraction.