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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

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Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just had a wonderfully relaxing 2 nights stay at this beautiful hotel, I am usually wary of "friendly hotels" however I found this to be friendly not intrusive and a cream tea on the lawn when we arrived was a lovely touch. The rooms are amazing with fantastic views and John and Jane were very helpful with advice... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment we arrived we were treated like 'special' visitors. Cream tea served on the veranda, overlooking the old fashioned garden and spectacular views. Everywhere was beautifully decorated. Our room was sparkling clean. Dinner was delightful. Jane and John have thought of everything, couldn't fault anything at all. Delightful!

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

It was a pleasure to have you both to stay and we hope that we helped make your birthday a special occasion. Thank you for the lovely feedback (and for pruning some of the flowers in the garden for us)! Your photos look great and show just how beautiful the weather was whilst you were here. We hope that the... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit here was booked last minute but was quite a find. We were warmly greeted by the owners who showed us promptly to our modern, spotlessly clean room which was comfortable with stunning views over the valley. The weather was awful but this just gave us the excuse to stay cosy in our room. Breakfast was delicious and there... More 

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

John and I are delighted you enjoyed your short stay with us. It's a shame that the weather was so bad when you were here as you didn't get to see beautiful Exmoor at its best. A good enough excuse for a return visit perhaps?! Best regards, Jane More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent weekend stay at the beautifully located Dunkery Beacon Hotel was truly delightful and surpassed our expectations. The room was peaceful and perfect, the food was simply delicious and the service throughout was second to none. Standards are very high. We are fussy guests in all honesty, so we notice things, but nothing was too much trouble. Other hotels... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your stay. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here and we really appreciate your kind comments about your room, the food and the service we provide. We hope to see you again should you plan a return visit to Somerset in the future. Kind... More 

Humber region
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights recently - Room 20 is a beautifully appointed room with fantastic views and all the little touches that make the difference. John and Jane run this place with care and love and go out of their way to make guests feel welcome. John's cooking is excellent - we ate in on two evenings and have... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you both to stay - from an area we know fairly well but realise quite a drive away, so thank you for enduring the long journey down to us. We're very glad you enjoyed your break and were able to relax and unwind whilst you were here. Thank you also for highlighting how good... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, John and Jane made us feel so welcome. We were immediately offered delicious homemade scones, jam and cream, which we ate on the terrace, with freshly ground coffee, (or tea), overlooking the incredible views the hotel commands. The stay just got better! Our room (20) was large, extremely comfortable and had those amazing views, (watching... More 

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

John and I are delighted you had such a great holiday. Spending a week here meant you could really explore the area and experience what Exmoor has to offer (trying to do that in a day or two just doesn't work)! Thank you for your lovely comments about the hotel and the food.....which reminds us that you forgot to ask... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and had a lovely and relaxing time. Our hosts Jane & John were so kind and welcoming and from the moment you enter you know you are in good hands. The hotel is attractively furnished and our room had a lovely view of the hills. There were big fluffy towels in the... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback following your recent break with us. We're so glad you had such an enjoyable time and even took the opportunity to do a spot of foraging on the hills whilst you were here. We hope to see you again, especially as you are within a fairly easy drive from Exmoor. Best wishes,... More 

Ampthill, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the little village of Wooton Courtenay, just minutes from Dunster and five miles Minehead, the Dunkery Beacon Country House is a perfect place to unwind; so peaceful, with stunning views and comfortable surroundings. Yours hosts are John and Jane, a lovely, friendly couple who clearly take great pride in offering as hospitable a service as possible, always happy... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review of your stay. We're delighted you had such a relaxing time here and loved your room, the ambience, the views and the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. Looking forward to having you both to stay again for the Dunster by Candlelight weekend. Best regards, Jane & John More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed for two nights and wish it could have been two weeks! On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Jane and John our hosts and made comfortable in the lounge with tea and scone. The room had panoramic views of Dunkery and Red Deer and could not have been more perfect. I cannot praise the... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you both to stay and thank you for your very kind comments. John is particularly pleased that you enjoyed his food so much. We hope we can welcome you back for another visit in the future. Best wishes, Jane & John More 

Berkshire, England
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27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night here but wished we could have stayed longer. Not too easy to find in the little village but the peaceful quiet location is lovely with far reaching views of the area. Our bedroom was relaxing,the lounge was cosy and inviting, the breakfast fantastic. The welcome from John was warm and friendly and he gave us plenty... More 

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

I'm very glad you enjoyed your short break here and appreciated the peace, quiet and beauty of the location and area in general. I hope you may return at some point, perhaps for a longer stay to really explore this wonderful part of the world. Kind regards, John More 

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