Pictures of Selworthy Green
You can now buy stock photos of Selworthy Green - Click here
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.
Planning a visit to Selworthy Green?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Selworthy Green hotels & accommodation through this site.
Add town to favourites
Recommended towns & villages near Selworthy Green
All towns in SomersetComplete A to Z of towns in England
|(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction SW)|
There really could be no finer example of the perfect English village than Luccombe....
Information | Pictures (2) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction W)|
Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....
Information | Pictures (50) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction E)|
Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....
Information | Pictures (117) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W)|
Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...
Information | Pictures (4) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction S)|
One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..
Information | Pictures (3) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
Recommended attractions near Selworthy Green
All attractions in Selworthy GreenAll attractions in SomersetComplete A to Z of attractions in England
|(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction SE)|
Fully restored 18th century working watermill...
Information | Hotels
|(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction SE)|
The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....
Information | Pictures (52) | Hotels
|(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SW)|
A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....
Information | Pictures (101) | Hotels
|(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction S)|
A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....
Information | Pictures (1) | Hotels
|(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)|
This is a delightful fishing lodge from 1823 located at the picturesque spot in the East Lyn Valley where the waters of the River.....
Information | Pictures (33) | Hotels
Hotels & Accommodation in Selworthy Green
Selworthy Green Hotels Selworthy Green Cottages Selworthy Green Bed & Breakfast
All Accommodation in Selworthy Green..
Cross Lane House
Minehead, Somerset, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
The Cross Lane House is set in a building dating back to 1545 which has certain elements from the 12th century. It is located in the village of Allerford in the wonderfully picturesque Exmore National...
More info and book online..
Exmoor Country House
Porlock, Somerset, England (1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction W)
Within Exmoor National Park, in the Somerset village of Porlock, Exmoor Country House is a Georgian-style property set in attractive grounds. It offers high-quality bed and breakfast with free parking...
More info and book online.. Price from £51.00
Porlock, Somerset, England (2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction W)
In Exmoor National Park, Glen Lodge B&B is a short walk from the village of Porlock and 2 miles from Porlock Bay. It is secluded in private gardens and offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking....
More info and book online.. Price from £60.00
The Parks Guest House
Minehead, Somerset, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction E)
Set in an elegant Georgian building, The Parks Guest House is situated in a quiet area of Minehead, on the coastal edge of Exmoor National Park. It offers hearty breakfasts and a bistro restaurant....
More info and book online.. Price from £77.00
Marston Lodge Hotel
Minehead, Somerset, England (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)
Situated on the tranquil North Hill of Minehead, Marston Lodge Hotel has lovely panoramic views of Exmoor National Park and Somerset’s rugged coastline. There is home-cooked food and free Wi-Fi....
More info and book online.. Price from £75.00
Selworthy Green Reviews
See all Selworthy Green reviews..
Please login to make a review
Nearby travel help
|Cardiff International Airport||(15.5 miles, 24.9 km, direction NE)|
|Barry Station||(17.3 miles, 27.8 km, direction NE)|
|Barry Island Station||(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction NE)|
|M4 Junction 35||(21.0 miles, 33.7 km, direction N)|
|M5 Junction 27||(21.9 miles, 35.2 km, direction S)|
|Exeter Airport||(33.3 miles, 53.5 km, direction S)|
|Selworthy Green to London||(149.4 miles, 240.5 km, direction E)||
Member created tours