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Tea Rooms, Selworthy, Somerset
22.9.12 Chris Spracklen

Tea Rooms, Selworthy, Somerset

Holnicote Estate, Selworthy, Somerset

Selworthy was rebuilt as a model village, to provide housing for the aged and infirm of the Holnicote estate, in 1828 by Sir Thomas Acland, in a similar style to Blaise Hamlet, Bristol, which had been built a few years earlier. One of the cottages, known as Periwinkle Cottage, is now an Award Winning Tea Rooms. Many of the other cottages, whose walls are painted with limewash that has been tinted creamy yellow with ochre, some of which are now rented out, are still thatched and have listed building status. The village and the surrounding Holnicote estate was given to the National Trust in 1944 by Sir Richard Acland, having been passed down through the Acland family for nearly 200 years. Few of the buildings preceding 1828 survive but those that do include the church, the tithe barn and Tithe Barn Cottage. (Wikipedia)


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Petros Labrakos02-Oct-2012 19:38
interesting architecture
excellent recorded V!
J S Quesada29-Sep-2012 13:02
Great point of view and fabulous details, colors and light. V
Brinn MacDougall28-Sep-2012 18:52
Oh, what a wonderful home, thanks for sharing..v
Robbie D7028-Sep-2012 18:31
Beautiful shot Chris, I enjoyed a tea here a few years back and fed the almost tame Robins.
Superb work.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Sep-2012 15:49
Excellent shot of this fabulous house, Vote.
shatterbug28-Sep-2012 08:04
Interesting house...very beautiful!
Lillian Rodriguez28-Sep-2012 06:05
This is indeed a beautiful house and you captured it brilliantly! Nice surprise to see you posting again, wish this means everything is going well with you! BV
Alain Boussac28-Sep-2012 05:19
Wonderful house and image. A pleasure to view, Chris. V.
Toney Smith28-Sep-2012 01:05
Beautiful place Chris and an excellent job capturing it.
Hank Vander Velde28-Sep-2012 01:03
A most beautiful place superbly captured Chris. Great colours and nice and bright.
bill friedlander28-Sep-2012 00:41
What a charming place! Yes, straight out of a fairy tale! An excellent capture, Chris. V
Marcia Colelli28-Sep-2012 00:18
Wonderful thatched roof fairytale home. Nice find and wonderful details V
lou_rozensteins27-Sep-2012 23:39
Beautiful ..... details and angle are superb. Well done.
Graeme27-Sep-2012 23:00
A wonderful and beautifully captured thatched cottage. A great sense of information attached as well. I love the shade of yellow and its beautiful setting, Chris.BV
Simon Chandler27-Sep-2012 22:26
Beautiful composition with great atmosphere. Like a painting. v
Karen Stuebing27-Sep-2012 21:35
Beautiful light and color on this wonderful cottage. Love the thatched roof. V.
Mike H.27-Sep-2012 19:46
What a lovely place -- beautiful shot of it, Chris!!
Best to Carole...
Colin Storey27-Sep-2012 19:45
Fantastic image of this wonderful looking house. v
Paul Keates27-Sep-2012 19:42
Lovely capture....V
John Reynolds27-Sep-2012 19:32
Excellent composition and light. Great capture. V.
lucanton27-Sep-2012 18:25
Charmante maison avec de jolies couleurs, bien vu Chris! V
Stephanie27-Sep-2012 18:00
This is a gorgeous home! Love the thatched roof and sunny yellow color! BV
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad27-Sep-2012 17:00
Awesome looking house! Like right out of a fairy tale. Voted
Ken Chambers ARPS27-Sep-2012 16:52
I hope that Carole was able to join you on your day out. Certainly a visit to this area lifts the spirit
Steve Morris27-Sep-2012 16:37
Beautiful house set in vivid surroundings!!BV
Tom LeRoy27-Sep-2012 16:25
Wonderful light on this old house with its rich history. It looks so charming with that thatched roof! Great shot!V!
Gérard Koehl27-Sep-2012 16:00
Cette maison avec son toit de chaume est magnifique. V
Frank Wilson27-Sep-2012 15:50
Very nice and good to see your post. Thinking of you guys and hoping all is going well!
SageCreek Images27-Sep-2012 14:20
This house makes me think of a fairytale home...
Nice light and well done...
Jim Coffman27-Sep-2012 12:51
What a lovely well kept home! Nice capture,Chris..
Allan27-Sep-2012 12:45
Fantastic light and the roof just makes it
larose forest photos27-Sep-2012 12:33
I have been to Selworthy several times and it is both charming and interesting. A wonderful depiction of this classic thatched cottage. V
Helen Betts27-Sep-2012 12:26
What a delightful cottage, Chris, especially with that very charming thatched roof! An excellent capture with beautiful color and light. V.
soulis27-Sep-2012 11:55
Excellent work of light and mood. V.
Martin Lamoon27-Sep-2012 11:54
Superb picture, would love to live there! V
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