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25-33 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF England
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#3 of 3 hotels in Dunster
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Situated within Exmoor National Park in the medieval village of Dunster, not 500 metres from Dunster Castle, this family-run hotel offers cosy accommodation with free Wi-Fi and parking. The property is located in the middle of the High Street opposite the iconic Yarn Market. As a member of the Visit Britain Pets Welcome, Walkers Welcome and Cyclists Welcome schemes, it specialises in walking holidays and special interest breaks as well as catering for families, pets and individuals. Each en-suite room is comfortable, inviting and full of individual character and they provide a range of accommodation options to suit all guests. The Gables Restaurant offers a fantastic and varied menu of traditional home-cooked food with something to cater for all tastes. With its ambient surroundings and friendly service, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a long day.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
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Desk
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Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Romanian
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bwj36 wrote a review Jun 2022
Bath, United Kingdom7 contributions
Hello I'm Grace the Border Collie. I am really looking forward to my stay at the Yarn Market later this week! I have stayed there lots of times and I really love it! I have been there all different times of the year. Our Christmas stay was great fun! Everyone is so kind, they make a lot of fuss of me and sometimes they give me treats too. Of course I have to be on my best behaviour to stay in their good books. They always say they wouldn't know I was there....that's the way to play it! We go on some fabulous walks too while we are there. Selworthy is my favourite but we also go on some lovely walks without having to go out in the car which is great. So all you dogs , if you want a lovely friendly holiday get your owner to take you to the Yarn Market! PS my owner loves it there too!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Grace for your lovely review. We always enjoy having you stay with your kind owner and her friend. We are glad you loved your recent stay and you are always welcome here, please tell all your doggy friends so they can let their owners know we love having dogs to stay and can provide dog beds, blankets and treats, and towels for those sometimes muddy paws! Hope to see you again before too long, maybe for one of the Stargazing breaks that you have stayed for before.
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Elna Kristina wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom57 contributions15 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay in Dunster, it is charming. The hotel is right in the centre of the village, just a few minutes walk from the castle. It was easy to get there by public transport, the walk from the bus stop was 5-10 minutes, and buses are fairly frequent except on Sundays. The location is also great for hiking. The hotel was old-fashioned, but clean and comfortable. Some parts of it felt a bit gloomy and could do with new curtains etc, but over all it was nice. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and had a lovely view of the castle, but if you have mobility problems, make sure you mention it when booking, as our room was through several turns, stairs and corridors, a bit of a maze to get there. The breakfast was fairly standard, including English breakfast, they should serve better quality orange juice, and I would have liked mushrooms with the hot food, but over all okay. We ate dinner at the hotel, as other options in Dunster were limited. I understood that the chef was fairly new. The food was plain, but over all well cooked. In general I find classic British food a bit bland, and this was no exception, but for what it was, it was good, although a little over priced. The fish was nice, and the cooked vegetables were not overboiled, but nice and crispy. We especially enjoyed the desserts, the salted caramel chocolate tart was delicious.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Room 3 was a spacious family room with view over the castle, top floor.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we are pleased you and your family liked the room and the great view it has, as do many of our rooms which look over our medieval village streets. The hotel comprises 4 historic buildings that have been joined together, no easy task! Therefore there are stairs and different levels, however we do have a small lift to first floor which serves some of the rooms to assist with those with mobility problems. We loved having you stay with us and hope to welcome you again some time in the future.
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MOUMAR09 wrote a review May 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom128 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed as a group for the whole hotel. Rooms quite varied - some with step-in shower, or bath, twins, family rooms etc. Helpful with organising some additional local visits, advice on travel (narrow roads everywhere!) and arranging mealtimes to fit our schedule. Food decent, breakfast very acceptable. Good coffee! It was nice to book our meals for the following night each day. Dunster is a great place, this was a good value hotel that looked after us well.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really loved hosting your National Trust Association for their group holiday and pleased to hear they enjoyed their stay. We hope to welcome you back at some time in the future and would be happy to help with arranging a new itinerary as their are so many different options in our area of Dunster and Exmoor.
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Linnea T wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I joined our walking group half way doing the Coleridge Way Jordan was brilliant at providing a delicious vegan breakfast,lunch packet and a three course meal each day. Anthony did not only make sure we were chauffeured safely but was amazing at telling us about local history and interesting facts. Sue Dana and Becky were just so attentive cheerful and friendly, truly service with a smile. We had a walking package which was great value for money! I would certainly recommend a stay !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 3, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed both your stay at the hotel and the Coleridge Way walking break. It is a fantastic route to do as well as the other walking routes we offer as a package here at the hotel, assisting with transport. We loved having you and your friends staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back at some time.
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martinbanks2009 wrote a review Mar 2022
Brussels, Belgium12 contributions3 helpful votes
If you happen to be in this part of the country, seriously consider staying at the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, a delightful small hotel, with very friendly staff.We travelled a very, very long to do so (from our home in Belgium) and, despite big problems en route, it was well worth it when we got there. The owners are very go ahead and put on no end of different kinds of visits and tours, including star gazing on Exmoor! These packages are well worth considering as everything is organised and the pricing is very good. The hotel itself is very pleasant, with clean, well appointed guest rooms, and the food (both breakfast and dinner) is wholesome and satisfying. The best thing, though, arguably is the very friendly welcome you will get from people like Sue and Antony (the owner). They go out of their way to make sure one is comfortable and can enjoy the experience. We had real issues getting to the SW but we are glad we made it eventually and we can highly recommend this hotel to anyone, be it in the UK or abroad. Make sure it is on your itinerary!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: All the rooms are nice but the ones overlooking the lovely square are particularly sought after
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Response from Yarn Market Hotel, Owner at Yarn Market Hotel
Responded May 3, 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. We do hope that you were able to have a relaxing stay once you had arrived with us here in Dunster. We loved having you and your family staying with us and will always welcome a return visit from you.
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Sgparadox wrote a review Mar 2022
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
Stayed here for the hotel's Stargazing event over 2 nights. Would have stayed another night (actually booked it) but had to forego as duty calls. Very friendly and welcoming service, entertaining talks by Bob Mizon and, of course, fantastic chance to enjoy the night sky in Exmoor Dark Sky park. Add to that the chance to walk around the Dunster medieval village, great food and this is a winning formula. Looking forward to coming back to this area and enjoying Anthony's hospitality next time.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Come with good walking shoes. Public buses are quite good, but not as frequent in winter, so plan...
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Responded Mar 8, 2022
Many thanks for your lovely review. We have had some great feedback about our Stargazing break and we are so glad that you enjoyed it. Bob is indeed a great host for our Dark Skies events. Dont forget our next one is in October 2022. We hope to see you for a future stay if you are in the UK.
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HGEngland wrote a review Oct 2021
England30 contributions13 helpful votes
Just back from an excellent week with our walking group. The owner, Antony, is a great host and nothing is too much trouble - you just have to ask - he seems to love his job and to show people round the area. The staff were great and produced lovely, well managed breakfasts and evening meals. Just the kind of food you need after a day's walking up and down the local hills. The hotel buildings are of an age in keeping with the rest of Dunster and comprise several houses now joined together. Therefore, expect character and quirkiness but modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water. It is comfortable and clean. We had such a lovely week that I would have liked to stay longer. The area is great for walkers and the hotel provide walk leaders which makes it a great place for walking group holidays.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Yarn Market Hotel, Owner at Yarn Market Hotel
Responded Oct 30, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel after your walking holiday. We are all pleased that yourself and the group had a great time with us. You hope you may return in the future to enjoy more of the lovely Exmoor walks.
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rkbinkent wrote a review Oct 2021
Upper Harbledown, United Kingdom119 contributions47 helpful votes
A wonderful week of walks - both long and leisurely - around Dunster and beyond. 41 of us had a marvellous holiday. Comfy rooms and good food. Many thanks to Antony, Kyle and ALL the staff and to Kathy and Pam for being excellent leaders. Can recommend the hotel and the area especially if you are a walking group.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your positive review. We enjoyed having you and group to stay with us and we know Pam and Kathy enjoyed leading the walks and meeting everyone.
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Jeremy R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Just stayed in Dunster at the Yarm Hotel for the last 7 nights. Anthony and his team were superb hosts and looked after us from arrival through to departure in an efficient, friendly and professional manner. The 3 course meals and cooked breakfast each day were of high quality and provided plenty of choice (4 for each course). The bedroom was spacious, clean and well maintained and ensured a good nights sleep each night. I would not hesitate to recommend the Yarm to anyone looking to stay in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the whole package, the accommodation, food and the walks. We hope you will return for a future stay to enjoy more of what our area of Exmoor and West Somerset has to offer.
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Susan S wrote a review Oct 2021
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The food was wonderful, the staff so efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for Anthony and his team. I will definitely be coming back again. A fantastic week walking with the hotel guides - Pam and Cathy - who know the area well.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review and your kind comments about Pam and Kathy. We know that they enjoyed leading the walks for everyone combined with the good weather and fantastic scenery
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$203 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
yarn market minehead
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkDunster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yarn Market Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Yarn Market Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dunster Castle (0.2 miles), Dunster Working Watermill (0.3 miles), and Dunster Village (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yarn Market Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Yarn Market Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yarn Market Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yarn Market Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea Room at Chapel House, Hathaways, and Reeves Restaurant.
Is Yarn Market Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Dunster.
Are pets allowed at Yarn Market Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yarn Market Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Yarn Market Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunster Castle (0.2 miles), Cleeve Abbey (4.0 miles), and Church of All Saints (4.8 miles).