Selworthy thatched cottage
Thatched cottage in Selworthy
The charm of Selworthy is the wonderfully preserved thatched cottages and the historic All Saints church. The church is perched on the side of the hill, and the view from the porch out over the Vale of Porlock to the moors beyond is quite superb.
This delightful village of picturesque thatched cottages is part of the National Trust's huge Holnicote Estate, which takes in over 12,000 acres of Exmoor coast and countryside.
Highlights in the church include the 12th century font, painted nave ceiling, and 18th century gallery.
Selworthy is reached down a narrow lane just north of the A39, about 2 miles west of Minehead. There is a small (free) parking area opposite the church, and a larger overflow parking area 100 yards further on. A footpath from the village leads up to Selworthy Beacon, which offers excellent views in all directions.
Selworthy cottage
Thatched cottage at Selworthy - just one of many!
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All Saints church
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The view from the porch of All Saints
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The painted ceiling of the nave
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Carving detail on a pew end
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Detail of a memorial in the church

About Selworthy
Address: Selworthy, Exmoor, Somerset, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location map
OS: SS912 462
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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