Stayed at Dunkery Beacon for 3 nights at end of March. Chose it because of the excellent reviews so was a bit surprised to find out it had new owners. However, no need to be concerned! You'd have never known that John and Jane had only recently taken over, from the home made scones on arrival to the excellent breakfasts every morning (vegetarian sausages not a problem), their hospitality was first class throughout our stay. We had the room at the top of the house, it was larger than I expected with it's own sofa and was very comfortable. The views were stunning from the windows in the bedroom and bathroom. In fact, they told us that they had only recently had a chimney removed so it didn't impede the view, shows what lengths they will go to for their guests!
The hotel is ideally located for walking, with Dunkery Beacon literally on the doorstep and, of course, access to the rest of Exmoor. Wootton Courtenay is a lovely village, with a few houses, a church and it's own little village store. No pub I'm afraid (can't have everything!) but you're close to both Dunster and Porlock that have good restaurants, pubs etc.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on Exmoor, I'd highly recommend Dunkery Beacon and I wish John and Jane all the best. We'd certainly stay again in the future.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dunkery Beacon Exmoor
- Hotel Dunkery Beacon