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.
The Hollies B&B
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...
Tel: 01288 341082
welcome you to Whiteleigh Cottage. We are situated near the village
of Week St. Mary in Cornwall, although our postal town is Holsworthy,
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.
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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