Guided Walking at Selworthy

Exmoor

Code: SLBOB

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Hills & moorland
  • Rural peace

Level

  • 2
  • 3
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £279.00 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

The sweeping hills, wooded combes and glorious seascapes of the Exmoor National Park reward every footstep with an astonishing range of landscapes and moods to enjoy. Vibrant yellow gorse, purple heather, wild ponies and Red Deer add great variety to our Guided Walking holidays.

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Holnicote House in Selworthy

As a historic National Trust property, Holnicote House is full of charm and character. Located on the extensive Holnicote Estate, at the foot of Exmoor, it is well suited to a relaxing holiday.

Holnicote House has 32 newly refurbished bedrooms. Some are located in the main house, with others in the thatched cottages, called Butlers and Guns, in the grounds.

Choose your room

Classic Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• TV
• Hairdryer
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Single room are available at no extra charge 
Premium Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
Family Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children

Facilities

• Excellent boot and drying rooms 
• Two lounges 
• Dining rooms 
• Bar 
• Ballroom
• Free WiFi available in some public rooms 
• Range of board games and books
• Heated outdoor swimming pool (open May to September
• Croquet lawn

Dining

All holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

An example of Selworthy evening meal

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar


Just relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

More details on Selworthy accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

Itinerary

Discover Exmoor on Foot

Discover the contrasting landscapes of Exmoor. We'll take you to rugged headlands of the coast, and also the beautiful wooded valleys and inland moors where the sweetly scented heather creates a carpet of colour. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this beautiful landscape to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Holnicote House

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay

Valley and Hills to Dunster Castle

Available on: 19 Sep 2017, 26 Sep 2017, 17 Oct 2017, 31 Oct 2017, 13 Mar 2018, 17 Apr 2018, 22 May 2018, 12 Jun 2018, 26 Jun 2018, 17 Jul 2018, 28 Aug 2018, 11 Sep 2018, 25 Sep 2018, 16 Oct 2018, 6 Nov 2018

Option 1: Watchet to Dunster

Steam train on West Somerset Railway

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take the steam train from Minehead to historic Watchet. We'll then return along the coastal path to Blue Anchor Bay, then cross the fields to the medieval village of Dunster.

Don’t miss: Our ride on the West Somerset Railway, a lovingly preserved Great Western branch line, is a great start to our day that is full of historical interest.

Option 2: Over the hills to Dunster

Dunster Castle

Distance: 9 miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Holnicote House to historic Dunster. Our route takes us through the woods to the viewpoint at Webber's Post, then enjoy the fine views as we follow the ridge over Wootton Common. 

Don’t miss: Dunster Castle was the home of the Luttrell family for over 600 years, and is now managed by the National Trust.

Option 3: Dunkery Beacon

View from Dunkery Beacon

Distance: 12½ miles (20km)

Total ascent: 2,500 feet (760m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Holnicote House up onto Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.  After descending across the moor to Wootton Courtenay, we'll continue over the hills to Dunster.

Don’t miss: Our walk concludes by descending Grabbist Hill - a spot said to have inspired the hymn All things bright and beautiful.


Along the coast to Lynmouth

Available on: 21 Sep 2017, 28 Sep 2017, 19 Oct 2017, 2 Nov 2017, 15 Mar 2018, 19 Apr 2018, 24 May 2018, 14 Jun 2018, 29 Jun 2018, 20 Jul 2018, 31 Aug 2018, 13 Sep 2018, 27 Sep 2018, 18 Oct 2018, 8 Nov 2018

Option 1: Countisbury Hill

Lymouth river

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting high on Countisbury Common, this predominately downhill walk takes us over Butter Hill to Countisbury Church, then zig-zags down through the woods to the harbour at Lynmouth.

Don’t miss: There's plenty to explore in charming Lynmouth - relax in one of the team rooms or pubs, or take the cliff railway to the Victorian town of Lynton.

Option 2: Foreland Point

View down Countisbury Hill

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the South West Coast Path from Yenworthy Common to Lynmouth. Our route meanders around the wooded valleys towards the lighthouse at Foreland Point, then descends Countisbury Hill to Lynmouth.

Don’t miss: Enjoy fabulous sea views throughout the walk, including the classic view of Lynton and Lynmouth from the top of Countisbury Hill.

Option 3: Along the Coast Path

Lynmouth

Distance: 11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 2,850 feet (880m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the coastal path from the Culborne Inn to Lynmouth. Our route undulates over some of Britain’s highest sea cliffs, before the final grand descent to Lynmouth.

Don’t miss: Walk in the footsteps of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who gained inspiration from this stunning landscape for his most famous poems.


Selworthy and Selworthy Beacon

Available on: 23 Sep 2017, 30 Sep 2017, 4 Nov 2017, 17 Mar 2018, 28 Apr 2018, 5 May 2018, 12 May 2018, 2 Jun 2018, 16 Jun 2018, 1 Jul 2018, 8 Jul 2018, 5 Aug 2018, 2 Sep 2018, 15 Sep 2018, 29 Sep 2018, 6 Oct 2018, 27 Oct 2018

Option 1: Selworthy

Selworthy Church

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 1550 feet (460m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk to the charming villages of Allerford and Bossington, before continuing to the coast at Hurlstone Point. Our return route traverses the wooded slopes to Selworthy village, with time to explore.

Don’t miss: Wander through the once extensive Holnicote Estate to the 'model village' of Selworthy, with its collection of 'chocolate box' thatched cottages. 

Option 2: Selworthy Beacon

Lynch Combe

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our circuit from Holnicote House ascends through the woods to the top of Selworthy Beacon. Having followed the hill-top path we'll return through the fields to Selworthy village.

Don’t miss: Discover St Agnes Fountain, a small spring dating from 1820, hidden in the beautiful wooded slopes of Selworthy Beacon.

Option 3: Selworthy Circuit

View from Selworthy Beacon

Distance: 11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

The walk in a nutshell: A longer circuit through the Holnicote Estate takes us to the coast at Hurlstone Point, then along the ridge over Selworthy Beacon. Eventually we descend from North Hill and return via Selworthy village.

Don’t miss: Enjoy the great views from the top of Selworthy Beacon - on a clear day you can see across the Bristol Channel to the Brecon Beacons.


The Quantocks

Available on: 24 Sep 2017, 1 Oct 2017, 5 Nov 2017, 18 Mar 2018, 29 Apr 2018, 6 May 2018, 13 May 2018, 3 Jun 2018, 17 Jun 2018, 2 Jul 2018, 9 Jul 2018, 6 Aug 2018, 3 Sep 2018, 16 Sep 2018, 30 Sep 2018, 7 Oct 2018, 28 Oct 2018

Option 1: Quantocks & Nether Stowey

Rolling Quantock Hills

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk along the crest of the Quantocks, taking in Will's Neck, the highest point. We then descend through the woods to the delightful village of Nether Stowey.

Don’t miss: There's time to visit Coleridge Cottage (National Trust). This was the home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his wife Sara, where many of his works were written.

Option 2: Quantocks to the Sea

View from the Quantock Hills

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from the village of Crowcombe onto the Quantock ridge. We'll continue over Will's Neck to Bicknoller Post, then descend to the sea at East Quantoxhead.

Don’t miss: The beach at East Quantoxhead is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with interesting geology and fossils.

Option 3: Along the Quantock Ridge

Red Deer

Distance: 12 miles (20km)

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: A fabulous traverse along the full length of the Quantock Hills with the Bristol Channel stretched out ahead. We the descend to East Quantoxhead and Klive Beach.

Don’t miss: Look out for Red Deer as you walk along the Quantock Hills; as Britain's largest wild mammals they are always an impressive sight.


Along the River Barle to Simonsbath

Available on: 27 Sep 2017, 18 Oct 2017, 1 Nov 2017, 14 Mar 2018, 18 Apr 2018, 23 May 2018, 13 Jun 2018, 28 Jun 2018, 19 Jul 2018, 30 Aug 2018, 12 Sep 2018, 26 Sep 2018, 17 Oct 2018, 7 Nov 2018

Option 1: Withypool to Simonsbath

Withypool Bridge

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (280m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the valley of the River Barle between the villages of Withypool and Simonsbath. Our route takes us along the hillside then follows the meandering riverside path.

Don’t miss: Look out for an Iron Age hill fortress and a 19th century iron mine on this walk full of historical interest.

Option 2: Exford to Simonsbath

Barle valley

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,350 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk over Room Hill from the village of Exford to Withypool. We'll head into the Royal Forest on a high level route above the River Barle to Simonsbath. 

Don’t miss: You may well see buzzards and Exmoor ponies as you make your way along the hillsides above the River Barle.

Option 3: Exe and Barle Valleys

Friendly HF leader

Distance: 12½ miles (20km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head over the moors from Stone Cross to Exford, then on to the Barle Valley at Withypool. Our undulating route continues along the hillsides, then beside the river to Simonsbath.

Don’t miss: Head into the heart of Exmoor for these walks through beautful tranquil countryside.


Dunkery Beacon and Horner Water

Available on: 24 Oct 2017, 7 Nov 2017, 20 Mar 2018, 27 Mar 2018, 24 Apr 2018, 1 May 2018, 8 May 2018, 5 Jun 2018, 19 Jun 2018, 10 Jul 2018, 7 Aug 2018, 4 Sep 2018, 18 Sep 2018, 2 Oct 2018, 9 Oct 2018, 30 Oct 2018

Option 1: Dunkery Beacon

View from Dunkery Beacon

Distance: 7½ miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our coach takes us to Exford Common, high on Exmoor. From here we'll head to the top of Dunkery Beacon, then descend through the wooded Horner Valley back to Holnicote House.

Don’t miss: Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor is the highlight of today's walks. From the summit you can enjoy panoramic views over the moors and wooded valleys of the national park. 

Option 2: Over the Beacon

Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from Wheddon Cross through the Raleigh Manor Estate onto Dunkery Beacon. Our descent takes us over the moors, then through Horner Wood Nature Reserve.

Don’t miss: This walk is another good opportunity to spot red deer. Take your binoculars for the best chance of seeing these beautiful creatures.

Option 3: Roof of Exmoor

Summit of Dunkery Beacon

Distance: 12 miles (19km)

Total ascent: 2,000 feet (600m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk over the moors from Exford to the summit of Dunkery Beacon. Continuing across the moor we descend to Stoke Pero church, then head through Horner Woods back to Holnicote House.

Don’t miss: Choose a clear day and your efforts will be rewarded with a panoramic view that stretches to Dartmoor, and across the Bristol Channel to South Wales.


Lynton and the Valley of Rocks

Available on: 25 Oct 2017, 8 Nov 2017, 21 Mar 2018, 28 Mar 2018, 25 Apr 2018, 2 May 2018, 9 May 2018, 6 Jun 2018, 20 Jun 2018, 5 Jul 2018, 12 Jul 2018, 9 Aug 2018, 5 Sep 2018, 19 Sep 2018, 3 Oct 2018, 10 Oct 2018, 31 Oct 2018

Option 1: Valley of Rocks

Lynton cliff railway

Distance: 7 miles (11½ km)

Total ascent: 1,550 feet (480m) 

The walk in a nutshell: A walk with two distinct sections. We'll first descend from Countisbury into the wooded valley at Watersmeet, then along the East Lyn River to Lynmouth. We'll then take the cliff railway to expore Lynton and the Valley of Rocks.

Don’t miss: Soak up the views as you ride the Victorian cliff railway from Lynmouth to Lynton. This uses water power to lift you 500ft to the town above.

Option 2: Around Lynton

Valley of Rocks

Distance: 8 miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 1,800 feet (560m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take the zig-zag path down from Countisbury Hill to Watersmeet. We'll continue along the hillside to the Victorian town of Lynton, climbing to a panoramic viewpoint above the Valley of Rocks.

Don’t miss: The Valley of Rocks is a local beauty spot with its own herd of wild goats who roam the precipitous hillsides.

Option 3: Lynmouth Coastline

View down Countisbury Hill

Distance: 11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the glorious coastal path down Countisbury Hill to Lynmouth, then on to the Valley of Rocks and Lee Bay. We return along an elevated path to Lynton and Watersmeet.

Don’t miss: Soak up the classic view of Lynton and Lynmouth as you walk down Countisbury Hill. This walk has steep ascents and descents, but passes through spectacular scenery.


Porlock Hill to Holnicote House

Available on: 26 Oct 2017, 9 Nov 2017, 22 Mar 2018, 29 Mar 2018, 26 Apr 2018, 3 May 2018, 10 May 2018, 7 Jun 2018, 21 Jun 2018, 6 Jul 2018, 13 Jul 2018, 10 Aug 2018, 6 Sep 2018, 20 Sep 2018, 4 Oct 2018, 11 Oct 2018, 1 Nov 2018

Option 1: Above Porlock.

Exmoor Pony

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 500 feet (160m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Take the coach to the top of Porlock Hill for this predominately downhill walk over the rolling hills to the west of Holnicote House. We finish through Horner Woods, then across the fields to tthe house.

Don’t miss: Look out for red deer - the descent into Halse Combe is often a good place to spot them.

Option 2: Hills & Wooded Valleys

Yellow gorse on Exmoor

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow a meandering route from Porlock Hill to Holnicote House. We'll take in the beautiful wooded valleys of Shillett Combe and Horner Water, as well the heather-clad moorland above.

Don’t miss: Walk across a carpet of purple heather on the moors then descend into the lush green valleys and wooded vallleys.

Option 3: Wild Exmoor

Walkers on Dunkery Beacon

Distance: 12½ miles (20½km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (460m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from the Culbone Inn onto the wild open moorland of Exmoor. We reach our highest point at Lucott Cross, then past Hawke Combe and Halse Combe to Holnicote House.

Don’t miss: Discover the legend of the haunted junction at Lucottt Cross - very fitting for such a wild location.


Holnicote and Selworthy Beacon

Available on: 28 Oct 2017, 10 Mar 2018, 14 Apr 2018, 19 May 2018, 9 Jun 2018, 24 Jun 2018, 15 Jul 2018, 26 Aug 2018, 8 Sep 2018, 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov 2018

Option 1: Bossington & Selworthy

Selworthy Church

Distance: 6½ miles (11km)

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk exploring the countryside and villages around Holnicote House. Our route takes us to the coast via the village of Bossington, returning along the wooded slopes to charming Selworthy village.

Don’t miss: Selworthy village was rebuilt in 1828 by the Acland family to house the elderly workers of the Holnicote estate. The tea room is a delightful spot to relax towards the end of the walk.

Option 2: Selworthy Beacon

View from Selworthy Beacon

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,350 feet (420m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend through the woods to the Iron Age hillfort and the glorious viewpoint of Selworthy Beacon. After a hilltop walk we'll descend through the fields to Selworthy village.

Don’t miss: Its a steep climb to the top of Selworthy Beacon, but your efforts will be rewarded with a great view north over the Bristol Channel and south towards the hills of Exmoor.

Option 3: Somerset Coast Path 

Coast Path at Hurlstone Point

Distance: 10 miles 16km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head through the woods to Hurlstone Point, then along the rugged coastal path that meanders along the northern slopes of Selworthy Beacon. We'll then ascend onto the summit and return via Selworthy village.

Don’t miss: This section of the coast path has a real 'away from it all' feel as it traverses around three deep combes above the sea.


The Doone Valley To Watersmeet

Available on: 29 Oct 2017, 11 Mar 2018, 15 Apr 2018, 20 May 2018, 10 Jun 2018, 25 Jun 2018, 16 Jul 2018, 27 Aug 2018, 9 Sep 2018, 14 Oct 2018, 4 Nov 2018

Option 1: Doone Valley

Watersmeet

Distance: 7½ miles (12½ km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Starting high on Exmoor we'll visit the valleys of Oare Water and Badgworthy Water, then take the charming riverside path beside the East Lyn river to Watersmeet.

Don’t miss: Our walks end at the National Trust's tearoom at Watersmeet. This is the confluence of the East Lyn and Farley Water; a delightful spot set in beautiful wooded valley

Option 2: Badgworthy Water

Doone Valley

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

The walk in a nutshell: We'll head to Oare church then follow Badgworthy Water into a remote corner of Exmoor. Our walks concludes beside the cascading waters of the East River Lyn to Watersmeet. 

Don’t miss: Walk in the footsteps of Lorna Doone, the heroine of RD Blackmore's novel. We'll stop at Oare church, the scene of the wedding between Lorna and John Ridd.

Option 3: Wilds of Exmoor

Hoaroak Water at Watersmeet

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Total ascent: 1,500 feet (460m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk in Lorna Doone country and along Badgworthy Water before crossing wild moorland to join the Two Moors Way on Cheriton Ridge. We descend along Hoaroak Water to arrive at Watersmeet via some impressive waterfalls. 

Don’t miss: An opportunity to step off the beaten track and discover the wild corners of Exmoor. Enjoy great views as you cross the high moors.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Group of walkers on Guided Walking holidayOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

 

 

We also offer the following themed breaks that enable likeminded guests to holiday together:


Guided Walking - Classic Breaks

Group of guests enjoying a drink

NEW from HF Holidays Our Classic Breaks are rich with the traditions of HF Holidays, making them particularly suited to our long-standing guests

During the day enjoy our usual choice of 3 guided walks. In the evening relax with likeminded guests during your evening meal, then enjoy a classic mix of evening activities arranged by your leaders. We'll include a great mix of quizzes, games and dancing, rounded off with a traditional party night on the final evening.

 

Classic Breaks at Selworthy start on Fri 3 and Mon 6 November 2017, and Fri 16 and Mon 19 March 2018


Other Guided Walking holidays at Selworthy

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks

Family Walking Adventure - great fun for adults and children alike

Local area

Discover Exmoor

During your stay at Holnicote House you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest, either in your free time, or on your journey to and from Selworthy:

Thatched cottage in Selworthy villageSelworthy Village
Less than a mile from Holnicote House is Selworthy village. At first glance the thatched cottages seem typical of many ancient settlements in this area. However, Selworthy is not as old as it looks, having been rebuilt in 1828 by Sir Thomas Acland. Sir Thomas was a philanthropist and designed the 'model' village himself to provide housing for the aged and infirm of the estate. He used traditional designs and materials to create a deliberately old-fashioned village. 

Green steam locomotive on West Somerset RailwayWest Somerset Railway
Travel on Britain’s longest steam railway from Minehead to Bishops Lydyard. Now lovingly restored by volunteers, the line recreates a classic Great Western Railway branch line with steam trains operating daily from April to October. Minehead station is 10 minutes' drive from Selworthy, or can be reached on the number 300 bus. www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

 

Dunster Castle and its surrounding parklandDunster Castle

An historic castle transformed into a comfortable stately home for the Luttrell family. Some highlights include the 'modern' 1950s kitchen and the snooker room. Dunster Castle sits in extensive gardens, complete with its working watermill. The adjacent town of Dunster is full of character and also well worth a visit. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle

 

Lynton & Lynmouth
The quaint Victorian town of Lynton sits high on a hill, overlooking the coast and Lynmouth harbour. The two settlements are connected by the historic cliff railway. The short walk from Lynton to the Valley of Rocks is highly recommended.

Coleridge Cottage
The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) and his wife Sara lived in the village of Nether Stowey, about 45 minutes' drive from Selworthy, from 1796 to 1799. In 1909 it was acquired by the National Trust, and later restored and opened to the public. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridge-cottage

Hestercombe Gardens
Hestercombe Gardens, around an hour's drive away near Taunton, were constructed in three periods - a landscape garden from the 1750s, a Victorian terrace and shrubbery from the 1870s, and Edwardian gardens of 1904-1908 designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. www.hestercombe.com

Exterior of Arlington Court National Trust houseArlington Court
Arlington Court, about an hour's drive away near Barnstaple is a fine Regency house set in an extensive estate. The grounds include a formal Victorian garden whilst the stables house the National Trust’s carriage collection of over fifty horse-drawn vehicles. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court

Travel

Travel to Selworthy

Our address is: Holnicote House, Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8TJ

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest railway station is at Taunton. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

The 29 mile journey from Taunton railway station takes approximately 50 minutes. Pre-booked taxis cost approx £57 per taxi. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. taxi company will arrange shared taxis wherever possible. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Holnicote House Manager.

Bus

By bus:

The number 28 bus operates between Taunton station and Minehead. At Minehead change for the number 10 bus that will take you to the Selworthy turn (which is at the end of Holnicote House drive). A 2 minute walk along the drive will bring you to the house. Alternatively pre-book a taxi from Minehead; the 4½ mile journey will cost you approx £10 from our recommended taxi provider. For bus times see www.traveline.info

Driving to us

By car:

From Bridgewater take the A39 though the southern outskirts of Minehead towards Porlock. Holnicote House is on the left about 4½ miles out of Minehead, and about ¾ mile after the signpost to Luccombe (do not follow the signs to Selworthy). After the Selworthy Village sign look out for our sign 500 yards further on, on the left. Free car parking is available in the grounds.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from Overseas

For most guests, travelling to London Heathrow airport is the most convenient option.

From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. From here there are direct trains to Taunton. Its a relatively straightforward journey - allow 2½ hours. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

From Taunton you can travel on to Selworthy by bus or taxi (see above).

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8 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
11 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
15 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
15 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
18 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
23 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
23 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £745.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
27 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
30 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
30 Jun 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £745.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
4 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
7 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
7 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £775.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £70 Per Person Book Now
11 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
14 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
14 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £745.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
18 Jul 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
4 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
4 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £745.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
8 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
25 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
25 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £745.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
29 Aug 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
1 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 6 £735.00 £675.00 Early booking offer save £60 per person Book Now
7 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
7 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £785.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
10 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
14 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £359.00 £319.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
14 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £845.00 £770.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
17 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
24 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £515.00 £465.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
28 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £349.00 £309.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
28 Sep 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £775.00 £675.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
1 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £475.00 £425.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
8 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £475.00 £425.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
12 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £349.00 £309.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
12 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £775.00 £675.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
15 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £475.00 £425.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
26 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £325.00 £285.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
26 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £699.00 £574.00 Top Early Booking Offer - Save £125 Per Person Book Now
29 Oct 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £425.00 £375.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
2 Nov 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 3 £325.00 £285.00 Save £40 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
2 Nov 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 7 £699.00 £599.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
5 Nov 2018 SLBOB - Guided Walking - Selworthy 4 £425.00 £375.00 Save £50 off pp - 4 night special Book Now

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  • Premium single room: £15 per night
  • Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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