Holsworthy is a 10 minute drive and has been described as the traditional market town of Devon. It still boasts a thriving cattle market. On each Wednesday, there is the popular Pannier Market in the busy Market Square. This is the hub of rural life in the little town. In addition, there is also a Women’s Institute Market also held every Wednesday. The Holsworthy market and fair charters are believed to date from the 12th Century. St Peter’s Fair week is held in early July each year. The main event of the week is the crowning of the Pretty Maid.
A variety of small shops cluster around the square, and there are several inns, cafés and tea rooms nearby.
Holsworthy Museum is found in the Manor Car Park, just off Market Square. This little gem of a museum features displays about an era of bygone rural life and is run with enthusiasm by a band of welcoming and dedicated volunteers.
There are many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from with surfing hotspots, vintage style beach huts and dog friendly choices. There are also spectacular views and unique natural attractions to be found - the Bude sea pool for example is cut into the rock at Summerleaze Beach providing a more relaxed dip or child friendly swim when the sea is rougher.
There is also access to the South West Coast Path, which offers some excellent walking routes, whether you enjoy a short stroll to a stunning picnic spot or prefer a more challenging hike. Bude has some unique rock formations which can provide something of a spectacle while exploring the area - take a Geological tour or simply find Bude's unique rock formations for yourself.
Approximately 4 miles away is Pyworthy with the Molesworth Arms which serves good food!
The closest village is Whitstone which has a fantastic store / post office open every day from 7am to 9pm and offering a selection of takeaway foods after 5pm.
Devon and Cornwall attractions
As we are on the border of Devon and Cornwall you get the best of both worlds! There are numerous attractions within easy driving distance - a selection of leaflets is available on arrival.