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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a breathtaking location in the Exmoor National Park, the Dunkery Beacon Hotel is a gem for anyone seeking a peaceful break with friendly personal service and outstanding food. Hosts Jane and John Bradley provide a welcome which is warm, informal and personal, but always totally professional. The key seems to be an exceptional attention to detail; the bedrooms... More 

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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 - we're so glad you enjoyed your break here and were able to sample a couple of walks in the vicinity. Your comprehensive and very complimentary review will, we hope, prove inspiring to future guests. Thank you very much. John and I look forward to your return visit when you... More 

Somerset, England
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73 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A splendid find. A relaxed, we'll run country hotel under Dunkery Beacon with great country walks from the door. Hosts, John and Jane, have revamped and re-equipped this property into a fine place to stay with comfort and nice little extras. Guests are really well looked after. John is a fine chef and the restaurant has won several awards and... More 

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

Thank you very much for describing how much you enjoyed your break with us. We are indeed well located for walkers with numerous footpaths accessible right from our front door. We are delighted you chose to dine with us and very much enjoyed John's food plus the comprehensive wine selection I have put together to complement the dishes we serve.... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 - 7 July - a really nice country B&B / hotel. Location - quite village (no street lamps). Gorgeous view up to Dunkery Beacon. Bedroom 12 - Lovely - Nicely decorated with Very comfortable bed. En suite (nice) with bath (slightly narrow)/shower. Hosts - Superb. John & Jane made us feel very welcome. Accomodated a couple of unusual requests... More 

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

It was great to have you both to stay and you timed it well with the weather. Glad you enjoyed the stargazing/planetgazing evening - we were lucky there was a semi-clear night when you stayed. Thank you for your very kind comments about your room, the breakfasts, the service and the location of the hotel with its stunning views. Jane... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Hotel standard accommodation and restaurant with the personal touch of a friendly family run B&B. My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary at the hotel our hosts Jane and john were very welcoming, knowledgeable in terms of the local area and john was clearly an excellent chef as the food we enjoyed was first class. The hotel is located... More 

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

Our quiet country house is a fantastic base from which to explore the hidden delights of Exmoor, whether by car or preferably on foot. There are a myriad of paths from our doorstep taking you out onto the moor and hills and with distances to suit the keenest or less adventurous. Whatever your preferences are, the fresh sea and country... More 

Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It’s difficult to do more than reiterate what others have already said, in terms of the understated elegance of John & Jane’s small, excellent inn. The rooms are airy and bright, and John’s cooking would be a delight anywhere. (I thought the fish preparations were all especially good, for either breakfast or supper.) This hits the sweet spot of elegance... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us and provide our future guests with some great factual detail. Our reputation for the peace and quiet is attracting many guests who are keen to escape the hustle and bustle of city living, but depsite this solitude, there is so much to engage your senses and lots to explore.... More 

Rustington, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Friendly and helpful hosts and staff. A luxury Country House which lives up to expectations. The food is excellent and well presented.. We stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend and are looking forward to another longer break in the near future.

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us over the May Bank Holiday and also loved the food that I cook here. We do hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Best regards, John & Jane More 

west sussex
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a three night stay and it was extremely enjoyable. Excellent food, very friendly owners and staff. The restaurant isn't open midweek which is a shame as john is a very good chef. The full English breakfast was superb!

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review. As both Jane and I are very much hands on owners, we are only able to offer our restaurant service Wednesday to Saturday, but we are glad you enjoyed our breakfasts. We look forward to seeing you soon, to sample a dinner! More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

WE had excellent attention and the room was excellent,with choice of type of pillows and duvets.fully equipped room and having been shown other rooms,one could be happy with any of them.The food is of a very high standard and well presented.For those with a desire of wines the list is superb.Nothing to complain about except having to depart.Will try to... 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 post such a lovely review following your recent stay. We are very proud of the food and wine offering we have here and so are delighted to hear that you enjoyed both, as well as the comfort of your room. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jane &... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We've just returned from a fantastic four nights at the Dunkery Beacon Hotel. Everything about the hotel was wonderful - from the hospitality, the food and wine and especially the amazing, uplifting views towards Exmoor. Having arrived slightly frazzled, we left refreshed and stress-free. The location is perfect for exploring the stunning scenery and after a long day of taking... More 

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

John and I are delighted your 4 night break here was just the tonic needed - rest and relaxation mixed with plenty of exploration of this beautiful part of the world. There is more to see than people might realise and we are glad you chose to stay 4 nights so that you could get a better feel of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I would just like to spread the word on how professional and understanding the management are. Forced with a cancellation due to hospitalisation I was offered a full refund of my initial deposit. I cannot thank you enough Stephen Williams from Kent

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

Thank you for your comment and we hope that you will make a speedy recovery. As you gave us more than ample notice of your intention to cancel your stay, it was the least we could do. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful former Edwardian hunting lodge offering luxury accommodation, gourmet dining (Wed - Sat) 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dunkery Beacon Hotel

Address: Dunkery Beacon Hotel Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
Price Range: $98 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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