Bradworthy is a welcoming village in a rural area of North Devon and is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the beautiful surrounding area. The village has the largest village square in the Westcountry and is known to locals as ‘towne-place’ with many activities in the village centring on the square. The most famous building in the village is the parish church of St John the Baptist; this old and beautiful church dominates much of the skyline above the village.
As a bit of local trivia, people who are born and bred in the village are known as ‘Horniwinks’ after the local name for the bird pee-wit that used to be found on the Bradworthy Moors. The village has a strong community spirit with much pride being taken in the appearance, winning the “The Best Kept Village Competition” in the recent past. Bradworthy carnival takes places every August on the Saturday across bank holiday with entertainment for the whole family with fairground rides, barbeque and live music to accompany the carnival procession.
When you’re on a Bradworthy holiday there is plenty to explore in the surrounding villages and towns. Located nearby are the Tamar Lakes, a beautiful open area that’s perfect for visitors to enjoy an active day out. Made up of the Upper and Lower Lakes, the upper lake is where you can indulge in a range of fast-paced water-sports, whilst the lower lake is predominantly a nature reserve. For those who wish to enjoy more land-based activities, there are several moderate routes for keen cyclists in the area.
The picturesque seaside village of Clovelly is just a short drive to the north of Bradworthy and offers a fantastic day out during your holiday in Devon. Through the centre of village is steep, cobbled street with listed cottages, shops and even a 17th century pub lining both sides of the street. Once you reach the bottom you are met by a stunning harbour that is still operational today. A pub sits beside the harbour making this a great spot to relax and watch the local fisherman go about their daily business with a refreshing drink.
Along from Clovelly you’ll find Hartland and a visit to Hartland Abbey is a must while on holiday in Bradworthy. The grand 12th century building has been named as one of the 10 best houses to visit in the UK. Enjoy a cream tea in the old kitchens at the house or bring a picnic and tuck into your food while surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The picturesque seaside village of Clovelly is just a short drive to the north of Bradworthy
The South West Coast Path is accessible from both Clovelly and Hartland giving an excellent opportunity to view the breathtaking views that this part of the North Devon coastline has to offer.
We have a wide range of accommodation in Bradworthy and the surrounding area for your next Devon holiday