Local Area

Holsome Park Campsite overlooking the Avon Valley to Dartmoor


Just on our doorstep is the Avon Valley with it's excellent footpaths and Dartmoor, which can be seen in all its glory from the campsite. Nearby attractions including the Pennywell Farm Activity Centre, Woodlands Adventure Park and Paignton and Dartmoor Zoo's. It is just a short drive to many of the National Trust's properties including Saltram House, Overbecks, Greenway (Agatha Christies summer home), medieval Cotehele and Buckland Abbey - home of Sir Francis Drake.

Just a short drive away is the beautiful South Devon coastline which has many wonderful beaches including Bigbury Bay, Bantham, South Sands, Blackpool Sands, East Soar Cove, and Slapton.

And if you are looking to do a little shopping, Holsome Park is conveniently situated halfway between the old market towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge, while both Plymouth and Exeter are a short drive away up the A38.

Burgh Island at Bigbury Bay
Burgh Island at Bigbury Bay.
Photo courtesy Garry Bye.
Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey - Sir Francis Drakes home
Totnes Fore Street with Castle in the background
Totnes Fore Street with Castle in background.

Wining and Dining

Both Totnes and Kingsbridge have a good selection of restaurants and pubs that are guaranteed to suit most tastes and budgets. Good local pubs include the Cott Inn at Dartington, The Ship or Anchor at Ugborough, Turtley Corn Mill nr South Brent, The Church House Inn at Rattery and The Steam Packet in Totnes. The closest pubs are probably The Avon Inn in Avonwick (5 minute drive), The New Inn at Moreleigh or the Old Inn at Halwell.

Local visitor attractions include:

Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor and Paignton Zoo's, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm Activity Centre, National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth, Babbacombe Model Village, South Devon Steam Railway and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

Nearby towns and places include:

We are close to The Barbican and Hoe in Plymouth, Dartmoor, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Buckfastleigh, Exeter and Modbury.

Places of historical interest include:

Start Lighthouse, Smeaton Tower, Dartmouth, Totnes and Berry Pomeroy Castles, Saltrum House, Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, Overbecks and Agatha Christies Greenway.

Dartmoor Ponies
Challaborough Beach near Bigbury Bay in Devon

Nearby beaches

Beaches are a short drive away and include:
Challaborough Beach at Bigbury Bay
Bantham Bay and Burgh Island (pictured)
South Sands at Salcombe
Blackpool Sands nr Strete
Wembury Beach
Soar Cove