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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (21 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Barn #1874780
    21
    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (12 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Cottage #8131029
      12
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Bungalow #1839134
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Barn #1690000
            • 3 BR
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 7
            Cottage #1868684
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              Cottage #1966724
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                12
                Viewed 130 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (19 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1771153
                  19
                  Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (35 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1688275
                    35
                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (11 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8037623
                      11
                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (53 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8121484
                        53
                        Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (20 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1932722
                          20
                          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (8 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Bungalow #1996621
                            8
                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #6938295
                              9
                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (30 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #8150009
                                30
                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6750898
                                  14
                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Bungalow #6504675
                                    7
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (11 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #6809062
                                      11
                                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                        (20 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #1467618
                                        20
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (29 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #878731
                                          29
                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Chalet #6497451
                                              2
                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Bungalow #1931727
                                                7
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1931034
                                                  25
                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cabin #8169636
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #719145
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #411612
                                                        12
                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Barn #8112691
                                                          18
                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8088922
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Good! 3.8/5
                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8055251
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6026235
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #8110799
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8123887
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #8165287
                                                                      16
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (3 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #8069577
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #6541990
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #6892376
                                                                            1
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Bungalow #6782114
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cabin #6735222
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #8165338
                                                                                    20
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Barn #6847796
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8147365
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          View details for price
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Apartment #6518556
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Chalet #6721696
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Chalet #8113527
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #8160754
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Barn #1883065
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Apartment #1877059
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect location, perfect property and perfect owners ... highly recommend
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is the most idyllic place to be in Westward Ho. A perfect view, in the most comfortable surroundings. Beds so comfortable you don't want to get up, and if you don't you can still lie there looking at the sea. Eating on the balcony in the evenings was wonderful, just watching the tide roll in and out. Access to shops and eateries was really easy, but no piece of equipment missing in the apartment. A couple of spare bin bags would be good, but overall definitely a place for revisiting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017