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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb House in stunning setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Large modern house with everything and more for a home away from home, overlooking stunning Cornish countryside. Great village pub within 5 minutes walk serving very tasty home cooked food, 40 min easy flat walk along the canal to Bude with beaches, shops and restaurants. We also visited stunning Tintagel and Boscastle an easy drive away. Owners Gareth & Jenny were swift to respond to all communications and thoughtfully provided chocolates, milk and essential Prosecco on arrival. Also a decorated Christmas tree... What more could you ask for?
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely lodge with stunning view

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here for 3 nights over New Year's with my wife and 2 year old and with my friend and his wife and 2 kids. The lodge is very well stocked with games, sky tv, and all kitchen utensils as well as lots of other good things. The Manor House and indoor swimming pools were very nice and the New Year's entertainment was free and very good. We had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay here, would recommend and think the lodge would be lovely place in the summer with the patio area and stunning views!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Charming, well-equipped cottage with a couple of small shortcomings

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      All in all, we had an extremely pleasant stay at Bay Cottage, which provides a brilliant base to explore Bude itself and Cornwall and Devon for those with a car. The cottage is comfortable and well appointed, with a decent-sized bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, and a spacious living/dining room. Most essentials are provided. The only slight blemishes were the following: - The approach to the cottage is dark and muddy. Although a torch is provided, for optimum security a light outside that automatically switches on as you approach would be welcome. - An extra towel to serve as a hand towel in the bathroom would have been appreciated (four were provided, but we are in the custom of using two when showering - one for the body, the other for the hair - and so had none left over). We ended up buying one from a supermarket, where we also had to buy toilet paper as only one roll was provided for a 10-day stay. - Although it is set off from the road and there is minimal noise, we were occasionally disturbed by noises next door (from the main part of Ebbingford Manor, including footsteps above the bedroom) or by people walking by our window late at night. - There is a bit of an issue with spiders - we got rid of many and cleared away numerous webs. - Lastly, it would have been nice to have more personal contact with the owners. We'd read about how friendly Gina and Jonathan are, but besides exchanging a couple of practical messages about an electrician potentially coming on our last day, we did not hear from them. We would've liked them to knock on the door, greet us and check everything was OK, etc., although we're aware that some people might find this intrusive. None of these detracted substantially from what was a highly positive experience overall.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016