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Lindfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed here for three nights in a double room on the first floor looking out towards the moors. En- suite with a sunken bath, comfortable bed and modern furnishings and plenty of storage if needed. Warmly welcomed on arrival with tea/coffee and scones if we wanted them. Ate here on the two nights that we could and were delighted with...

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review, it is most appreciated. We do pride ourselves on utilizing alot of local produce and make regular changes to the menu based on seasonal availability and to keep our regular diners returning to see some of the new creations on the menu. As the sole chef in the kitchen, looking after...

Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend break. Words can't describe how fantastic this hotel is. Hosts John and Jane made the stay extra special as we were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday. The food is out of this world. The beds are the most comfortable I have slept in . To say we were relaxed...

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

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here so much and thank you very much for sharing your experience on this forum. We hope to see you again for more relaxation, comfy beds and delicious food! Best wishes, Jane & John

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in a double room with shower on the top floor. Warmly greeted on arrival, hosts helpful throughout visit. The hotel is charming, and setting tranquil! Breakfast was excellent, wifi is poor (but to be expected), location is 4 miles from Minehead in Exmoor. Restaurants in the local area are not great, nothing fancy but quite pricey...more...

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

Thank you very much for posting your review - John and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You timed it well with the weather and glad you enjoyed your evening picnic on our lawn in the glorious sunshine with a beautiful view to look out on! Not sure why you thought our wine/bar list was pricey though...

Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very nice location, room very quiet and with stunning view on Dunkery Beacon hill. John and Jane are very kind, warm welcome with the and scones. The John biscuit's are the best we've tried in England. If you are fond of astronomy or walking this is a very unique place: dark skies and plenty of paths.

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

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay here, particularly the peace and quiet together with the stunning views. A shame it wasn't clear enough at night to get the telescope out when you were staying, although we've had some clear nights since and saw some amazing shooting stars recently during the Perseid meteor shower. If you are over from Italy...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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...

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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...

Somerset, England
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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...

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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....

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

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...

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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...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 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...

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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...

Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 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...

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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....

Rustington, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 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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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

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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: Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
Price Range: €84 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Our room was a second floor room small but cosy.”
 of 5 bubbles Dagwoodbilly, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I believe all rooms have great views, but if you require a bath, check which rooms have one, some are shower only.”
 of 5 bubbles HelmarkCardiff, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“great views from first floor and massive bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles leebartram, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing south have the views”
 of 5 bubbles 539KenF, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“select a room with wonderful views over the moor.”
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