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The Luttrell Arms

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The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
81Good for walkers
Grade: 81 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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My husband and I stopped by for a cream tea on Valentine's Day. We ordered this along with a sandwich at the bar. After quite a wait, the sandwich, tea and scones arrived. I was shocked at what we were served, the scones were flat as a pancake and over baked. We highlighted this
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Stopped in whilst on a day out for Sunday Roast and was drawn in by the attractive exterior and lovely warming pub like feel to the dining area. Unfortunately the warm feel didnt translate to the food, the roast was cold, the potatoes were like shoe leather and seemed like they
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So we're now on our 4th visit to this perfect little country pub hotel and village in 25 years and we still love it. What a wonderful place for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stacks to do in the local area, nice places to eat, good range of shops,
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Stayed here 25 years ago, it was good then, its even better now. This place takes you back in time , we had a four poster feature room ( costs a bit more ) it was enormous and beautiful ( although when we arrived we were put in another room but got it changed strait away ). The
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Visited midweek and place was very busy. Three of us ordered Fish and Chips which were HUGE and lovely. Staff pleasant and albeit 'Mid range' price wise worth the money. Have also visited for Sunday lunch before (great) and sat in the lovely garden in the summer listening to
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4 poster bedroom
Room 25
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Room 25
Our room was beautiful and absolutely spotless, certainly no smell of anything. I would be the first to notice!
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What is room 15 like?
No idea, I'm afraid. Never stayed there although we plan to in the future.
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Sorry - just seen this I can't add to this, other than there are also larger car parks in the castle with a private entrance to the hotel from what I recollect
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Yes they are..lovely thick fluffy ones too!
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"Anyone with walking difficulties, ask for a Mews room"
"Ask for a superior or feature room."
"Go for a Feature room!"
"Dogs are welcome for additional £10"
"If you're a light sleeper, you might want to avoid a room above the bar."
$98 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkDunster
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