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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

4.0 of 5 Near Dunster, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RN, England
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful welcome from Jane and John who take the trouble to get to know you and ensure you have everything you need. Don't indulge too much in the cream tea on the verandah on arrival or the excellent homemade shortbreads in the room each day or you won't have room for John;s excellent fare in the reastaurant! Tucked away... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review us and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Now with Winter upon us the log fire is roaring away and is so cosy to walk into after a day walking the hills of Exmoor. As we cook seasonally in the Coleridge Restaurants kitchen, our gamekeeper has just brought in... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We wanted a quiet, restful week away in Exmoor and what a find. We stayed in room 10 which has a wonderful bay window area with seats overlooking the Exmoor hills. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. But its the hosts Jane and John who make it special indeed. John is a fine chef and the food is wonderful. We... More 

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

Dear Iain, Thank you for your review and apologies for not responding sooner. Although it is a quieter period at the moment we had decided to refurbish the ground floor suite and the scale of this task quite overtook all other duties. As you may have seen on facebook, this room is now finished and looking a little more contemporary.... More 

Minehead, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent fresh local produce. Courteous service, gives this a very private dining experience. The wine list supplied mostly .. If not wholely by London wine merchant Berry Brothers and Rudd is comprehensive and very well priced. An altogether fine dining experience.

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

It's very kind of you to post a complimentary review on our restaurant and we're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience here. As you live not too far away, we hope to welcome you back very soon. You might be interested to know, the Coleridge Restaurant does have it's own separate Tripadvisor page to the hotel for anyone wanting... More 

York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed here to attend an event in the village, never having been to this part of Somerset before - it was so nice we extended our stay! The hotel is clean and comfortable and well located for a quiet weekend away. There is plenty to do and see in the area and there are numerous good walks of varying... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. Exmoor is much under-rated as a destination and holds great surprises to those visiting for the first time and even for those returning. As much as we may feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the towns, there are many things to do either from our doorstep or within a short drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed at the Dunkery last weekend after reading all the great reviews on here...and they were not exaggerated! The scenery was stunning and the guest house was absolutely lovely. But what really makes it special is Jane, John and Yvonne. Each of them in their own way is always doing all they can to ensure that your stay is... More 

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

Although your visit was short, we're so glad you took the time and effort to journey all the way from London (using different modes of public transport) to experience our little patch of wonderful, unspoilt countryside. Your help with the blackberry picking was most appreciated and on your next visit we'll be digging potatoes!! It's great having such fresh produce... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have just returned from the hotel, we traveled with our neighbours . It was our wedding anniversary while we were there and we celebrated in style with some nice touches provided by John, Jane and Yvonne . The food and wine were superb and the service second to none. Thank you for a lovely time.

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

It was a pleasure to welcome the 4 of you to our country house and we're so glad you decided to celebrate your anniversary here and to dine with us each night of your stay. You were a lovely, fun group to look after and we hope to see you again - perhaps to celebrate the Winks's Anniversary next?! Best... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I wish we had stayed longer. John and Jane are delightful hosts. The setting is one of the most calming, restful pieces of real estate anywhere (and you need calming after negotiating the roads!!) We were headed to Cornwall, but didn't want to make the whole drive from Heathrow after coming in on a red eye. I picked this place... More 

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

Wow - what an amazing review you have taken the time and trouble in posting! I trust from your detailed description that anyone thinking about coming to stay has been given a true flavour and feel of what they can expect, and for that we thank you for your honesty and sincerity. If you find yourselves planning another trip back... More 

Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, John and Jane. We received a warm welcome on arrival and shown to our beautiful and comfortable room. The food was superb, both dinners and breakfasts, with eggs cooked individually to order. Another nice touch was the bottles of chilled water provided for our rooms. The hotel is ideally situated for walking... More 

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

Again many thanks to you and the other members of your group who have kindly taken the time to post reviews following your stay with us over this last weekend. We really are delighted that you enjoyed your time here so much and particularly highlighted the food, which John spends so much time and attention producing here. He is particularly... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been with a big group of people and we all had an such a wonderful time here! Stayed just over the weekend but the owners and other workers of this hotel took a great care of us. Hotel and the rooms are clean and comfy and it has a stunning view to the Exmoor nature. It has also... More 

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

We are thrilled you had a great experience with regard to your first visit to Exmoor. Thank you very much for the blog about your break (and especially our food!), which we have re-tweeted to our followers and will share on Facebook as well. We hope you will come back to visit sometime in the future. Kind regards, Jane &... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A group of 16 stayed here as we were doing the Somerset 3 Peaks Challenge. The location, with splendid views across to Dunkery Beacon itself, was perfect for this walk. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for John and Jane, the owners, who not only made us so welcome but produced both excellent food and wines throughout our stay.

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

Thank you so much for choosing Dunkery Beacon Country House to host your walking weekend - it was a pleasure looking after such a fun group and we're so glad your Rotary Club colleagues from Prague felt you had made an excellent choice. We look forward to, hopefully, seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Jane & John More 

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Address: Near Dunster, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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