Self-catering holidays in Hollacombe are popular among visitors who want to enjoy the tranquil countryside and coast of Devon. Hollacombe is a small village in the northwest corner of the county. The village nestles amid the farmland, woods and valleys of the district of Torridge, five miles east of Holsworthy. This peaceful community consists of a scattering of cottages and agricultural buildings, making it the perfect place to experience life in rural Devon. There are no shops in the village, and the population has stood at around 60 for centuries. A graceful church dedicated to St Petroc stands on a hilltop overlooking the village, with fine views across the surrounding countryside.

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Footpaths and bridleways crisscross the farmland surrounding Hollacombe holiday cottages, where you can often walk for miles without seeing another soul. The traditional market town of Holsworthy is a five-minute drive away, with and a bustling centre, where several family-run businesses can be found.

A weekly market is held in the town square, where you can pick up fresh produce from neigbouring farms. There is a tearoom, a handful of historic pubs, and a supermarket just outside the town centre. Continue driving westward from your Hollacombe holiday cottage, and you will soon reach Bude, a relaxed seaside resort with surf shops, clifftop cafes, a sea pool and a pair of sandy beaches.

The South West Coast Path runs through the town, covering the entire length of the North Devon and Cornwall coasts. To the south of Bude, Widemouth is another sandy surf spot, and Crackington Haven is a rocky beach with a couple of cafes and a pub. Further north, a series of secluded bays can be found, including Sandymouth and Welcombe. The long-distance walking and cycling route known as the Tarka Trail can be joined near Hollacombe, passing through some of Devon’s most idyllic countryside.