Found in the western area of North Devon and located close to the border with Cornwall, Holsworthy is a bustling market town and civil parish situated in the countryside between Bideford and Bude. The popular Roadford Lake is nearby for water sports, walking and cycling and this is just one of the many reasons why you should consider a holiday in Holsworthy.
The town itself is steeped in a rich history that goes back hundreds of years, and is mentioned in the doomsday book having been part of the estate of Harold Godwinson. With lots to discover, a holiday in Holsworthy offer visitors the opportunity to unravel the intriguing history of the region. Interestingly, the church of St Peter and St Paul is one of only a few churches in England to feature the Devil in the stained glass and has gained fame for this. Many of the town centre’s shops are still owned by local traders, and the vast selection of eateries and inns serve up the lovely local produce.
Holsworthy holds a thriving outdoor pannier market every Wednesday, which is great for picking up some customary local produce. The town is also home to one of the largest livestock markets in the South West of England which has been held on the same site since 1905. Other regular events in Holsworthy include a craft fair, which is held four times a year in the memorial hall, and the vintage car rally which is held annually in June. St Peter’s Fair is held every July and consists of an entire week filled with live entertainment and music. Another local event that takes place in Holsworthy is the annual, one day Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show, which is regarded as Devon’s last carnival of the season.
The peaceful location is a great base for exploring both coast and country as well as either Devon or the equally diverse county of Cornwall. Holsworthy is only nine miles from the popular coastal resort of Bude in North Cornwall and it is only a short distance to the North Devon coastline or the rolling hills of Dartmoor. The coastal locations nearby are great for family days out at the beach or surfing and the countryside offers fantastic walking routes and country pubs. Holsworthy is also home to the beautifully manicured Holsworthy Golf Course which offers a true test to golfers of all standards with the beautiful scenery as the ideal backdrop. Make sure to look out for Dartmoor which can be seen from the tenth tee.
The peaceful location is a great base for exploring both coast and country as well as either Devon or the equally diverse county of Cornwall.
A number of small villages worth visiting can be found within close proximity to Holsworthy and these include the parishes of Milton Damerel, Chilsworthy, Clawton, Bradford, Cookbury, Pyworthy, Derriton and Bridgerule. Offering a great combination of Devon countryside and rugged coastline within easy reach, Holsworthy holidays are perfect of all occasions and travellers.