Selworthy Farmhouse

Holnicote, Somerset
The exterior of Selworthy Farmhouse, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The exterior of Selworthy Farmhouse, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
Holnicote Estate on Exmoor
View towards Selworthy in autumn colour on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset.
Holnicote Estate on Exmoor
The view from Selworthy Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The exterior of Selworthy Farmhouse, Holnicote Estate, Somerset The exterior of Selworthy Farmhouse, Holnicote Estate, Somerset Holnicote Estate on Exmoor View towards Selworthy in autumn colour on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset. Holnicote Estate on Exmoor The view from Selworthy Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 003061

About Selworthy Farmhouse

A handsome, detached farmhouse near the Somerset coast, surrounded by the rolling green hills of Exmoor where sheep and cattle roam. It's a perfect getaway for families and friends.

Nestled in a valley of the Exmoor hills on the Holnicote estate, this tranquil, beautifully-renovated cottage has unrivalled views towards Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest spot. It’s also handily close to the South West Coast Path, making it an ideal base for both walkers and seaside-lovers to get out among the sweeping coastal landscapes and abundant local wildlife.

Open the front door of this 19th-century farmhouse and you’ll be in the welcoming hallway. Just off the hallway you’ll find a sitting room with big comfy sofas and a cosy woodburner. The beautiful dining room leads on to the large modern kitchen with its traditional flagstone floors and a handy boot and utility room off to the side. It’s a great sociable space for getting everyone together. Upstairs are the 5 bedrooms, several with en-suites. Outside, you're spoilt with plenty of space and a cottage style, lawned garden and outdoor seating area.

Deep in gorgeous West Somerset, you’ll find quaint Selworthy with its village green a short walk from the cottage where you can stock up at the tea room and gift shop in an idyllic setting. The coastal village of Porlock, around 3 miles away, is where you’ll find the nearest pubs and also a bustling high street with wonderful independent shops and cafes. If you’re keen to get walking, then simply head out on the South West Coast Path where you can wander gorgeous villages and take clifftop strolls to your heart’s content. Beach lovers can chill out on pebbly Bossington, or nip to sandy Minehead, which is popular with families in the summer.

When you stay, there’s so much to explore nearby - take the Somerset Railway from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard or the cliff railway at Lynton. The vast Holnicote estate covers 12,500 acres of the Exmoor National Park and in it you’ll find wild ponies, deer, and beavers among a network of peaceful footpaths and bridleways. Once you’ve had your fill of beaches, rugged moors, craggy cliffs and wooded copses, then Taunton is around an hour away by car, or the cathedral city of Exeter an hour and a half.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with woodburner, dining room with wood burner, large kitchen, boot room, utility and WC.

  • First floor

    Two double bedrooms with ensuites (one shower room and one bathroom with shower over the bath), one twin bedroom, double bedroom and one single room.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

There is a small cottage and disused farm buildings next to the cottage. Please take care that children and dogs don't access the estate yard.

Close to the cottage is a small stream with fast running water, please take care when in the area.

Garden: The area to the front is lawned with gates to the access road and parking area.  The area to the side of the cottage is also lawned with a  shrubbery, planted border. Both of these areas are unfenced and raised from the access road (approx’ 1m).  There is a patio area to the side of the house with seating and a gravelled area which wraps around to the rear for access.

Other National Trust Cottages nearby: There are a handful of National Trust Cottages not far away on the Holnicote Estate. These are Lower House (sleeps 10), Ivy's Cottage (sleeps 2), The Old Gateway (sleeps 6) and Dunkery View (sleeps 4).

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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