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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wootton Courtenay | Near Minehead, Exmoor TA24 8RN, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Devon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were sad we were only there for one night and would love to stay longer next time. It was hospitality at its best, with a good welcome, everything explained, time to just settle before a welcome cup of tea in the lounge. The décor was very pleasing and everything of a good high standard. We enjoyed a very good... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a one night stay based on some really good reviews on trip adviser. We were not disappointed! From the start John and Jane could not make us more welcome, with a cream tea waiting for us when we had settled in. Our room was nice with a very comfortable bed. The hotel has fantastic views over exmoor towards... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived back today from a relaxing 4 night break at this lovely quality Hotel where the friendly hosts work very hard to make sure you feel welcome and enjoy all of your stay. The food was delicious plus the thought put into the room, public areas and gardens all added to the wonderful look and feel of a quality... More

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind comments after your first visit to Dunkery Beacon Country House and are delighted you enjoyed your break here. We are, indeed, lucky to be located in such a stunning area of the countryside yet only a short, convenient distance from Minehead, Dunster and Porlock - so guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. We... More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views, warm welcome, tea on the veranda on a arrival, beautiful room, sublime bed, delicious food, excellent wines, lovely fellow guests and wonderful hosts. We stayed for three nights and left feeling relaxed and pampered. Jane and John could not have done more including dealing with our gluten free diet. We are looking forward to returning.

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to know you enjoyed your time here, appreciated the food and wine each night, got on so well with our other guests and felt relaxed and well-looked after at the end of your stay. We sincerely hope you will come back to see... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the weather forecast dry for the week ahead we booked our short stay. It has always been our intention to visit as we knew John from his days as a chef in Manchester. On arrival the sun was shining, spring had arrived and the daffodils stood out in the middle of the recently cut lawn. We were treated to... More

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was great to have you to stay and we're glad the weather was fine so you were able to fully explore this stunning part of the country. Thank you for the positive comments about the mattress and bedding - we have quite a few people say that our mattresses are among the most comfortable they have slept on! Similarly,... More

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our extended family of 14 adults got together to celebrate an 80th birthday. From the start to finish, from planning the weekend and the menu through to our final farewell Jane and John could not do enough to make our stay memorable. The food was interesting , well presented and very tasty - highly recommended! Our hosts achieved just the... More

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to welcome your family to Dunkery Beacon Country House and we're so glad you all enjoyed your stay. There is always a great expectation with special occasions, such as your Mum's 80th birthday, and it was imperative that we made this a memorable event for all of you. Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed looking after... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great location, views superb, easy access to Dunster, Porlock and onto Lynton & Lynmouth. Tea and cake (spiced apple, yum!) on arrival is a great introduction to the superb meals and hearty breakfasts we experienced on our 2 night break. Jane and John are great hosts and the property is a credit to them. Will definitely look to visit again... More

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your first visit to us so much, despite the "slightly" damp and windy conditions! Exmoor is still a dramatic and stunning place to visit even when the weather's not so kind.....and you can always experience the wonderful view looking out from the comfort of our guest lounge whilst staying toasty by the log burner instead!... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Would love to the Troll that complains that the Gardenias weren't quite the right shade of pink, or that the salad dressing contained two drops of balsamic vinegar too much, so reluctantly I will have to agree with everyone else.. This place is lovely. Food original and delicious. Wine list thoughtful and excellent. Comfortable candle lit lounge with woodburner. Owners... More

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a most unusual and original review (!) and we're very happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Lucky we don't have Gardenias of any colour! We hope you both have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you again next year. Best wishes, Jane & John P.S. Both Four Poster rooms also have baths... More

Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Booked a double room at very short notice but was able to be accommodated - perfect location for exploring Exmoor, lovely rooms with comfortable beds, very friendly hosts and delicious breakfast. The room had a great view as well as a flatscreen TV with DVD player and a section of good DVDs from the DVD library. On arrival we were... More

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

We're very glad you enjoyed your short break here and thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback on all aspects of your stay - it really is appreciated. We're hoping the skies will stay clear again tonight for more stargazing through John's telescope before heading off to enjoy Dunster by Candlelight! As you're not too far... More

Bath, England
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have recently returned from an excellent 3 night break at the Dunkery Beacon Hotel. John and Jane made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a standard double room which was comfortable and clean, with a fantastic view to the front of the property. The guest lounge was a pleasant place to relax, which... More

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Jane B, Manager at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us recently. John is particularly pleased you were impressed by the food he produces, so thank you again for your feedback. We hope we may see you again if you consider planning another break on Exmoor in the future. Best regards, Jane More

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Additional Information about Dunkery Beacon Hotel

Also Known As:
Dunkery Beacon Exmoor
Hotel Dunkery Beacon
Dunkery Beacon Hotel Exmoor, Somerset
Address: Wootton Courtenay | Near Minehead, Exmoor TA24 8RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Exmoor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful former Edwardian hunting lodge offering luxury accommodation, gourmet dining and safe, spacious off road parking.Ideally situated for scenic country drives across Exmoor and along the coast.Seven individually decorated en-suite rooms, plus one with private bathroom, all with breathtaking views. Group bookings welcome. Children 10 years of age and over welcome. ... more   less 
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