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a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

The edge of Exmoor
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About Selworthy Green

Blessed with a wealth of superb thatched cottages and a beautiful old church, Selworthy Green is the very epitome of an English country village. It occupies a magnificent setting in the Exmoor National Park and is but a short distance from Minehead Bluff on the famous South West Coast Path.

This 'jewel of a village' is not as ancient as it first appears. It was in fact built as late as 1828 when, on a whim the old Selworthy was pulled down by Sir Thomas Acland of Killerton, who decided to rebuild with suitable housing to meet the needs of the elderly folk living on the Holnicote estate. It was his intension that the buildings should be sympathetically designed, retaining the charm and atmosphere of a bye-gone era - this Sir Thomas did in full measure and using only traditional materials he created a place of rare enchantment that is in perfect harmony with the 15th-century church of All Saints. The church alone is well worth a visit, it's pulpit has a 17th-century hour glass and the iron-bound parish chest is of the same period. The church tower dates from the 14th-century and the roof is a cherished example of fine wood carving.

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside, taking in Dunkerry Hill which at 1705 is the highest point on Exmoor.

If deep thatched cottages with curved thick eyebrow dormers to which rich foliage clings, are for you, then this peaceful village is not to be missed.

Places to visit include: Porlock Bay, Dunkerry Hill, Dunster Castle, Minehead and Dulverton.

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