The Local Holsworthy Expert

Our fantastic Senior Care Professional Sarah, is a Holsworthy local through and through. She gives her perspective on great places to visit locally.

The Local Holsworthy Expert

Our fantastic Senior Care Professional Sarah, is a Holsworthy local through and through. She gives her perspective on great places to visit locally.

Do you ever sit at home wondering where you could go for an outing? We live in such a beautiful part of the world and there are so many opportunities to go to places that are a treat to visit. It is so important for all of us to have activities that we look forward to and shared experiences with other people. It does us good to spend time talking with people and to get out of the house for a while.

I was very interested to learn from recent research, that social connectedness can lead to longer life, better health, and improved well being. These are all very good reasons for us to invest some time to get out and about with a friend or a relative. So how about it?  Where are some good places to visit in and around Holsworthy ?

Locals to Holsworthy are probably aware that the Corner Café has been taken over by new management. Well worth a trip to sample the sausage bap the sausages are from the local butcher a few shops away! They are also going to be selling new cakes. There is plenty of space to sit and have a coffee or a cup of tea or coffee. In fact, we are spoilt for choice in Holsworthy because there is also Filter Through –( I love going there because they have small knitted Items on display and for sale which I always enjoy looking at) and my neighbour swears by Food on the Go, who makes some delicious cakes that I have sampled!

If you are on the way out of Holsworthy, I have had a lovely breakfast at Blagdon Wharf. Food here is served from fresh seasonal produce grown on their farm just a short distance away. There is always a lovely selection of cakes. Why not go for a walk first? You can even walk to it from Holsworthy down Church Lane and up through the field if you feel really energetic.

Fancy something a little different? How about a trip to Mill Farm for an alpaca experience. Mill farm is in Bradworthy. You can walk the beautiful nature trail that takes you through countryside where the alpacas can be seen in their fields but there is also a nice dry barn if the weather is unfriendly. The alpacas however, are friendly and enjoy a cuddle! You can even book a private experience if you don’t enjoy crowds of people.

A bit further away from Holsworthy in Milton Damerel is Lizzie’s Larder. This is a lovely place to come with the grandchildren as there are animals to see, a picnic area, delicious food in the café and a well-stocked shop selling food items as well as gift items.

Halfway to Bude is Homeleigh Garden Centre. Who doesn’t like a trip to the garden centre! So much to see both inside and out and somewhere to sit and have a chat and something good to eat! Maybe pick up a plant for the garden or the kitchen window sill!

Once we are in Bude,  we are spoilt for choice but I really love the sea so would be very happy at Black Rock Café with a bowl of chips watching the waves. Another lovely place to go is Café Limelight which is at the castle in Bude. There is a lovely conservatory where you can sit with a good view of the beach and again indulge in a delicious meal or afternoon tea! I have been several times and on each occasion I really enjoyed myself. There is also artwork on display in the building which is always interesting to look at.

So I hope you I have inspired you to want to go out and spend time in the local community. Are many more places than I have mentioned. If you don’t drive then try contacting Holsworthy Ring and Ride. This service is for local residents who would find public transport difficult due to disability or age. This service can be used for shopping or for other trips. For more information contact 01409 259001- Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.