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Devon - Holsworthy

Holsworthy is a market town in the north west of Devon, England. It is situated near the county border with Cornwall, and is 9 miles from the coastal resort of Bude. It is on the intersection of the A388 and A3072 roads, and lies on the River Deer, a tributary of the Tamar. The population increased by 15% from 1981 to 1999 and was estimated at 2,116: the census figure for 2001 is 2,256.
Holsworthy is a historic market town with hundreds of years of history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book, as being part of the estate of Harold Godwinson. The town has occupied a hill top site since Saxon times, and in 1154 became a safe trading centre (known as a port town). The date of the original charter for the market and charter fair is between 1154 and 1185.
At that time, the spokesman for the inhabitants was known as the portreeve and the ruling council as the court leet. The Court Leet used to hold their tribunals beneath the Great Tree, and a metal disc set in the road on Stanhope Street marks the site.
A second charter was granted by King James I in 1614 and this is proclaimed by the town crier on Wednesday of St Peterís Fair. Holsworthy is twinned with Aunay-sur-Odon, Calvados, France.
Holsworthy was the birthplace in 1886 of the prominent Methodist minister and ecumenist Robert Newton Flew.   

 
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The Hollies B&B

Tel: 01409 253 770

Family run, The Hollies Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful place to stay when visiting the countryside. We have a warm atmoshpere, comfortable, well designed rooms, and very good reviews!

Located near Holsworthy in North Devon and close to the Cornish border, we are in an ideal situation for visiting both Devon and Cornwall. The Hollies Bed & Breakfast is also an ideal base for those attending weddings at the nearby venues of Buckland House, Pyworthy Rectory and Roadford Reservoir.

Accomodation includes three spacious, en-suite, double rooms; each made ready for your arrival and each with a view! Plus there's always free, welcoming tea and cakes when you arrive at The Hollies Bed & Breakfast...

Attractions include local lake fishing, gorgeous nearby beaches at Bude, the Eden Project, Dartmoor walks, adventures for the kids at Crealy and The Big Sheep, local wildlife and forestries, Holsworthy golf course, many historical hot-spots, sports, leisure and more...

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Whiteleigh Cottage

Tel: 01288 341082

We welcome you to Whiteleigh Cottage. We are situated near the village of Week St. Mary in Cornwall, although our postal town is Holsworthy, Devon.

The House is set in five acres of stunning countryside. Though not a working farm, there is a menagerie of animals including ponies, dogs, ducks, chickens and sheep. 

We offer one double room with en-suite shower room or one double room with private bathroom.

We are positioned close to the beautiful Cornish beaches of Bude, Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven. Whiteleigh is an ideal touring base for RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly and Hartland to the North. 

Nearby are the lovely coastal villages of Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow. 

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