Holsworthy Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Holsworthy has had a town band for over a century?
Found in an unspoilt corner of North Devon, Holsworthy is a friendly and charming market town with stunning scenery. Many choose Holsworthy holiday cottages for a relaxing retreat in the beautiful Devon countryside and a traditional, quaint town. Holsworthy is close to the Hartland Peninsula, so those on Holsworthy holidays find that breathtaking coastal views and walks are never far away. With two regular markets, a variety of colourful fairs and carnivals, and some of Devon’s finest landscapes – holidays in Holsworthy are a great way to step away from it all.
- Holsworthy’s cattle market is the largest in the South West
- The Holsworthy Carnival is Devon’s last carnival of the season
- Holsworthy is 9 miles from Bude and 14 from the Hartland Peninsula
Holsworthy Tourist Information
The Holsworthy Pannier Market is held every Wednesday, and dates back to the 12th Century. The Market Square bustles with farmers, visitors and residents as they turn out to buy and sell fresh produce. Those staying in self-catering Holsworthy holiday cottages may find this a great place to grab some locally-sourced essentials! St Peter’s Fair Week is held annually in early July, and the highlight remains the crowning of the Pretty Maid.
The ‘Ruby Country’ initiative now makes it easy for those on holidays in Holsworthy to enjoy the gorgeous surrounding countryside either with an amble, cycling or on horseback. Holsworthy’s location makes it a convenient base from which to explore the area. With Bude just nine miles away, and the Hartland Peninsula fourteen, unforgettable days by the coast or in the country are simple!
Family Attractions in Holsworthy
Guests of holiday cottages in Holsworthy will have no shortage of family attractions to take advantage of, come rain or shine! Holsworthy Museum enchants visitors with its collections of Holsworthy artefacts and treasures. For some holiday silliness The Gnome Reserve is a unique day out with plenty of opportunity for embarrassing holiday snaps and curious discoveries!
The Ruby Country Trail includes some of the South West’s most accessible walks, so they are ideal for those with children. Also, there is a Vintage car rally every June for those with a passion for motors, and there is an annual one-day Agricultural Show at the end of every July. Nearby family-friendly attractions also include historic Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill Gardens.
Eating Out in Holsworthy
Those on self-catering Holsworthy holidays will be pleased to know that the town has plenty to offer when it comes to meals out for all the family. The Village Inn country pub and restaurant overlooks Ashwater village green and is child-friendly. The Spirited Sole, in the grounds of the Woodford Bridge Country Club, is set in a pretty thatched building, with a terrace for summer BBQs and evenings. The Rydon Inn, a former Devon Longhouse, is close to Bude and serves traditional pub food for the whole family.