Local Information

Devon Lakes is located in an area perfect for both relaxing and unwinding, yet close to a vast range of activities synonymous with all that this region has to offer.  Whilst the site is private, set within its own grounds, all the amenities and places to visit are within easy reach.

Places nearby and things to do:

Bude is situated on the Devon/Cornish boarder. A picturesque coastal town, with miles of sandy beaches, it is also an excellent place to surf and enjoy a number of watersports. Other activities that you can enjoy in and around Bude include walking, cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, abseiling, carting and golfing.

Holsworthy still boasts a thriving cattle market and on Wednesday’s the popular Pannier Market is held in the Market Square. There are a variety of small shops to browse and several inns, cafes and tea rooms.

Dunsdon Farm National Nature Reserve is one mile from Holsworthy. Dunsdon contains probably the single most important example in England of a type of pasture known locally as Culm Grassland. It is a very diverse wildlife habitat, often extremely rich in wild flowers and supporting an immense range of other wildlife.

Stratton Museum near Bude, 6 miles from Holsworthy.  Stratton is nestled between the River Neet and the River Strat, and is steeped in legend, antiquity and architecture. It has a chequered history, being one of the few Cornish places mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was also the birthplace of the Cornish giant, Anthony Payne, remembered for his role in the Battle of Stratton.

Hartland Abbey is 9 miles from Holsworthy.  Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park. Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently, it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations

Tintagel Castle set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip.

Padstow is a popular Cornish fishing port.  The town has a beautiful harbour and good shopping facilities, a cinema, cafes and restaurants.  The famous ‘Seafood Restaurant’ run by Rick Stein is also worth a visit.

Clovelly is a beautiful cobbled, traffic-free, high street which leads down to a fishing village. Built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff, it tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port.  It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. 

Golf Courses - There are a number of place to enjoy golf within 4 to 5 miles of Holsworthy, including Ivyleaf Golf Course, Holsworthy Golf Club,  Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club as well as Englands oldest golf course in Westward Ho (Royal North Devon Golf Club) .This is authentic golf on an open, wind-exposed and challenging course, where golfers share the ground with sheep and horses!