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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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Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were part of a group of 16 who had sole occupancy of the hotel. From arrival to departure we were treated with professional, friendly and helpful service where nothing was too much trouble. Lovely ( and reasonably priced) food and well selected wines. Delightfully quiet and peaceful location. A gem.

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

It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us and we're delighted you enjoyed your break, particularly the food and wine. It was a great atmosphere throughout the whole weekend and the weather was, and continues to be, fantastic. We do hope that more of the rotary club members get to hear about your great weekend! With our... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with dog for walking on Exmoor. Very dog-friendly, as well as customer-friendly. Lovely suite with bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Extensive view over open country. Great bed. Warm and cosy rooms (important for after walking on moors). Hotel is in village only a few miles from Dunster, but up narrow lanes. WiFi worked fine. Freshly cooked breakfast with local... 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 review your recent break here and we're delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay. It is a shame that the nights we offer dinner didn't coincide with your time here, but hope that will tempt you back for another visit! Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cocker spaniel Jim... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this beautiful country house near Dunster in Somerset over the Bank Holiday weekend. Everything, from the friendly welcome from Jane, the four-poster bedroom with a wonderful view and very comfortable bed, to the excellent evening meals and equally excellent breakfasts, was just perfect. We had a very relaxing weekend, chatting to other guests and Jane, Yvonne and... More

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

We're so glad you had a relaxing stay here and enjoyed the ambience during a busy Bank Holiday weekend. It's always nice when we have a full house that guests can mingle and enjoy each others company, which adds to the atmosphere. John and I hope that we will see you again. Best regards, Jane More

Leicester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and wished it could have been longer. From the warm friendly welcome, tea when we'd settled in, amazingly comfortable bed, our own sitting room to the delicious dinners and breakfasts and stunning views we couldn't have wished for more. Peace and quiet with great service thanks Jane, John and Yvonne.

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

For guests to say they enjoyed their stay here so much that they wished it could have been longer, is so pleasing to hear - we couldn't wish for better praise. Thank you also for mentioning Yvonne who, as well as supplying us with vegetables for our evening meals (fresh from her garden only 5 minutes away!), has been a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a two-night stay. Hard to fault. So attentive. My partner's dietary needs were well met - the gluten-free biscuits that appeared in our room was a particularly nice touch. Do dine in. I had the duck: a perfectly balanced meal. The breakfasts similarly so - you feel fed rather than stuffed, well set-up for a day's hiking or... More

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

It is so kind of you to post such a lovely review and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you also for your complimentary feedback about the both the service and food here - John works hard in the kitchen to ensure the quality and presentation of the food he produces is of the highest... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Dunkery Beacon for a 4 night stay - it was absolutely brilliant! Both John and Jane made us feel really welcome. Location fantastic, room lovely and the breakfast and evening meal very tasty too! We will definitely be coming back to stay in the near future. Thank you so much Jane and John!

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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're delighted you enjoyed your 4-night break with us, particularly the food and your room which had it's own private lounge. We do hope you will indeed visit us again in the future. Best wishes, Jane & John More

Thatcham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfort, Care, Consideration, Chatter, Cuisine, Choice, Character... it had it all and more besides. Catering for all your needs John and Jane have really hit the mark. The Coleridge Restaurant was a real treat too- see separate review. Can't wait to return.

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

Thank you very much for your complimentary review and we're very happy you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Also particular thanks for taking the time and effort to also review our Coleridge Restaurant - it really is appreciated and it's great to know that the food is being enjoyed so much by our guests (and non-residents as... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
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