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Coast, country and town within easy reach when you book a holiday rental home or cottage in Holsworthy

Holsworthy is an ancient market town in Devon. It is situated on the River Deer, a branch of the Tamar, close to the Cornwall border and the Tarka Country green hills. This Saxon town was mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is nine miles from Bude in Cornwall and convenient for exploring Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor. Nearby villages include Bridgerule, Clawton, Derriton and Pyworthy.

Places to holiday in Holsworthy

A holiday cottage in Holsworthy is the perfect base to explore the Hartland Peninsula and the sandy beaches of Widemouth Bay and Bude, the coastal paths, the Tarka Trail and the wild moors of Dartmoor. There's so much to see and do that you will want to make an early start and return as late as possible. This is not an easy task when you stay in hotels, guesthouses or B and B establishments.

Renting self-catering holiday accommodation and cottages allows you to plan your day to your own requirements. The north west of Devon is relatively undeveloped and it is expected that it will soon join Hatherleigh as one of the hubs of the Ruby Trail expansion with a network of cycle paths, rural walks and bridleways joining the already popular Tarka Trail and Dartmoor.

Farm cottages are perfect for towns, country and coasts around Holsworthy. There are several organic farms in the area that have Veg box schemes and deliver to holiday cottages and at Colebrook Vale in Bude. However if you don't expect to cook when you are on holiday, then there are numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area catering to all tastes and also takeaways to enjoy in the comfort of your self-catering cottage.

Things to do in Holsworthy

Holsworthy has a sports hall, football ground, swimming pool, park, Bowling Green, tennis courts and cricket club and just outside at Killatree there is an eighteen-hole golf course. Slightly further a field is the Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club. For anglers, Holsworthy has several tackle shops and there is fishing at the nearby Roadford and Tamar lakes and Simpson Valley Coarse Fishery offers fishing on six lakes set in undisturbed parkland surroundings.

Archery, horse riding and sailing, cycling and walking are other pursuits you can take part in or you may prefer to look around the Holsworthy Museum with its five individually themed rooms. Every Wednesday there is a Pannier Market in the busy market square and a Women's Institute market.

The nearby beach at Sandymouth belongs to the National Trust and offers spectacular surfing. Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches near Bude have acres of golden sands.

Weather in Holsworthy

The climate in Holsworthy is mild and warmer than many other parts of England but it will feel cooler the nearer you get to the coasts.

Travel to Holworthy

Plymouth and Exeter airports and the railway stations at Plymouth, Exeter, Liskeard and Barnstable serve Holsworthy. National Express operates extensively throughout the area and beyond.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (12 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Cottage #8131029
    12
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (21 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Barn #1874780
      21
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #1966724
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Barn #1690000
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Bungalow #1839134
              • 3 BR
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 7
              Cottage #1868684
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cabin #6965585
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (1 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8159690
                  1
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #6888413
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Barn #1690106
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (6 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 7 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Separate Toilets
                        • Sleeps 19
                        House #829920
                        6
                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (8 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          House #1891600
                          8
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1970826
                            8
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #6185245
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6185385
                                2
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (5 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8036652
                                  5
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6709761
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (3 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Cottage #8103206
                                      3
                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (7 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Cabin #1753118
                                        7
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (4 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Cabin #1753118
                                          4
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Farmhouse #1647300
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (4 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              #8088703
                                              4
                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 5 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                Cottage #8082636
                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #8156006
                                                  13
                                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #6810488
                                                    1
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Bungalow #1672172
                                                      2
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8154478
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Bungalow #6504675
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6824500
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #6022240
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #8154478
                                                                  5
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Cottage #1787223
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (3 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8127921
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Chalet #6934270
                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #8155498
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                                View details for price
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #8133883
                                                                                18
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Chalet #8113527
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Chalet #6721696
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6506778
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (4 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6563466
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Chalet #6024127
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #8192531
                                                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #1937633
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8033018
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a fabulous house. Loved it!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fabulous house...very well decorated and maintained. The rooms were a great size and the communal living space was great for a group. The view out of the bi-fold doors was stunning and sometimes included cow visits. Really appreciated the prosecco and would highly recommend staying here. Owners Gareth & Jenny were very efficient in responding to requests - thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This place is so beautiful inside and out, Paula the host has excellent knowledge about the area. Breakfast served on the balcony was second to none. All in all a fabulous place
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017