Selworthy FarmhouseHolnicote, Somerset
- 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 FarmhouseA 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* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Some wheelchair accessView accessibility guide (PDF 1441 KB)
Sitting room with woodburner, dining room with wood burner, large kitchen, boot room, utility and WC.
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: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
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).
Parking: There are parking spaces for 3 cars at the house.
WiFi: We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon.