Ruby Country


"I have never before been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty" Steven Spielberg, Director


Ruby Country is part of Devon comprising many villages and hamlets surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. With distinctive heritage, culture, wildlife and landscape there are many distinctive facets reflected in the high quality goods, services and activities being delivered in the area.

Beautiful, tranquil, clean, unspoilt and undiscovered.

Travel Tip - 25 minutes away by car



In the heart of Ruby Country, boasts one of the busiest and largest livestock markets in the country. The Pannier Market makes the pretty town Square comes alive every Wednesday as visitors enjoy mingling with local people and farmers

Travel Tip - 40 minutes away by car



A historic market town of thatch and cob cottages dating back to the 16th century, the perfect place to experience rural Devon life. Visit on Tuesday, Market day, for produce and crafts from around Devon and a general auction, where it is possible to pick up almost anything.

Travel Tip - 30 minutes away by car


War Horse Valley Country Farm Park

Farmed by the same family for nearly 100 years and is the farm around which the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set, along with the parish of Iddesleigh. It was also once home to Revd John ‘Jack’ Russell, first breeder of the terriers to which he gives his name.

Travel Tip - 27 minutes away by car


Trail rides in Ruby Country

There are 6 rides which take in some of the finest, undiscovered countryside in Ruby Country, Devon and use bridleways and quiet country roads.

Horse Owner Tip - There are plenty horse box parking sites