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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Dunster, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RN, England
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Leeds, UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house is in a beautiful though quite remote location and is ideal for a getaway from it all stay. The hotel room we stayed in had the sleight bed and although quite expensive was worth the extra money. The bed was comfortable, the view was great and all fixtures and fittings were excellent. The house is large with some... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second review of Dunkery Beacon Hotel but it is such a special place that I want to share our experience. As soon as we arrived my first comment was that it really is a little piece of heaven so wonderfully quiet all we could hear was bird song. We had a special reason for our return as... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A big thanks to John, Jane and Yvonne for making my stay lovely. The food was great especially the breakfasts. Wish I could have stayed all day looking at the view. Room was clean and spacious. I did have the added touch of the owls talking to each other through the night but that is the joy of the countryside.... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place, if you are looking for complete relaxation and comfort, superb breakfast and evening meals, character, charm, a beautifully clean hotel with stunning views of Exmoor, and the perfect hosts. We stayed here for two nights as part of our holiday, but wished we had stayed here for the entire trip. John and Jane Bradley have the... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a second time in June. Yet again, service from Jane and John was excellent. John is a great chef, breakfast and evening meals (served in their Coleridge restaurant) were prepared and presented beautifully and with Jane's excellent service makes for a perfect dining experience. The hotel is in a wonderful location in Exmoor with fantastic views, with great... More

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

It was great to see you both again and we're so glad you came back and were able to see the changes we've made to the place since your first visit. Thank you for your very kind comments about all aspects of your stay and we're glad you really enjoyed staying in the Premier Four Poster room. The views from... More

St Albans, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location and a very warm and friendly welcome by John & Jane Bradley, the owners. Food was wonderfully prepared and presented. Service was very personal and excellent. The views from the bedroom and outside the hotel stunning. Lovely gardens to sit in and have that pre dinner drink.

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

It's extremely kind of you to give us such positive feedback about your experience staying and dining with us. We're so glad that the weather was beautiful during your break and that guests like yourselves were able to take full advantage of our al fresco seating area to sit with a drink and soak up the wonderful view. Best wishes,... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We booked the Dunkery Beacon from the comments made by other Tripadvisor comments we were not disappointed. John and Jane are the perfect combination, a great chef, combined with a lady of great taste. You feel like a guest in a 5 star hotel, luxury surroundings with views of Exmoor that are perfect. I believe this establishment will continue to... More

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thought so highly of our country house and surroundings. Thank you also for the kind comments about John and I - we work hard together, with a very hands-on approach covering all aspects of the business and it's good to hear that you think our individual skills put together make a great... More

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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want to stay in a hotel on Exmoor you must stay here. Perfect location, very friendly staff, comfortable rooms and great food. As for the views - can't get better:) With a shop and post office in the village, this is the ideal spot. Thank you for a great stay!

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

What a lovely review. Thank you very much and we're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay here - the atmosphere, the food and taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce about "The Dunk" and see how our TLC has brought it back to former glory! Kind regards, Jane More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a most enjoyable 2 night DBB stay at the Dunkery Beacon hotel. The owners John and Jane were very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean and, best of all, has an outstanding south facing bay window view over Exmoor. The restaurant is very good and we thought the dinner menu was well selected and... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your 2 night stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We do hope to see you again for a return visit. Best regards, Jane & John More

Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Only stayed one night but we were delighted with all aspects of the hotel; the warm welcome from John and Jane, the little touches (cream tea on arrival and home made shortbread in the room), the cleanliness, quality of the room and furniture, wonderful breakfast and the outstanding location. As it was a Sun night the restaurant was closed so... More

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

You're quite right, one night is never enough to really appreciate the beauty of Exmoor, it must be like having a starter, but then not having the main course! Being here for the starter is always the trick of course, so we do look forward to seeing you again and thank you for taking time to post a review. Dinner... More

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Address: Near Dunster, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
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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. 2 X dog-friendly rooms. ... more   less 
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