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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We, a family of four, stayed in the Dunkery Beacon Hotel for a full week this August and had an absolutely superb holiday there. Not only is the house perfectly located to explore the greatnesses of West Somerset and North Devon, hiking along the coastal path or over the hills and the meadows of Exmoor, but the two hotel owners,...

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

It is alway a great treat for us when we have a family stay for more than just a short break as it gives us more time to get to know them and they become part of our family. We are so lucky to be in the middle of the Dark sky Reserve, as when we do get clear nights,...

Leintwardine
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I can only endorse the comments of other reviewers here. The hotel is beautifully situated and its internal décor is elegant and relaxed: the lounge and dining room are particularly welcoming. Jane and John made us feel at home immediately, and John's cooking alone was worth the journey. Jane's experience in the wine trade was evident in the wine list...

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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 this is not only our business, but our home, we feel like we are having lots of freinds and relatives over to stay, so we do enjoy meeting new guests and making sure that they are well fed and watered before going out to explore the beautiful countryside of Exmoor....

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We chose this country house based on recommendations from other guests. What a find it surpassed our expectations. John, Jane and Misha were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, even down to preparing a packed lunch. John's food was delicious and well presented with some exciting flavours using many local products. the full english breakfast set you for...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. One of the biggest selling points when we bought the hotel was its location which we agree is stunning. The challenge came when we saw that the standards inside needed to match the wow factor the scenery provides and gauging the responses, I think we are getting there. We both enjoy what we do...

Surrey
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We have written about the Dunkery Beacon Hotel before and we really loved it. Now under new ownership, it is even better. Just as spectacular a location of course and just as comfortable, but two areas of significant improvement. The redecoration has made it bright, sharp and very smart, even more welcoming. Also new owners now do evening meals and...

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

Thank you for your review and returning to the hotel a second time. Although our first year in this business faced some great challenges such as the weather and financial climate, we considered it a great opportunity to reinvigorate all the guest areas and make a break with us one to remember. All my years in somebody elses kitchen are...

Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed for two nights so that we could explore Exmoor and this hotel is in a beautiful location with lovely views. The accommodation, food and service were faultless. It is more like a large country house than a hotel and it is run in that manner. The lounge is charming, and candle lit at night. We are foodies and...

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

This summer has seen a much valued increase in guests staying and dining at our country house and now we are coming to the end of the busy period, it is very uplifting to hear that our guests are continuing to appreciate the level of accommodation provided and the food I prepare on a daily basis. We will be investigating...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2013

A delightful country hotel. My partner, who is disabled, enjoyed room 5 on the ground floor. This room had the benefit of a separate sitting room from the bedroom. The food was very good and the owners and staff were very attentive and obliging. I would recommend a stay at this hotel. It might help other travellers to mention that...

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

Many thanks for your kind review and apologies for the delay in our reply - it's been quite a hectic time over the last few weeks! We're very glad you and your partner enjoyed your stay with us and that our ground floor letting room was suitable for your requirements. We're also delighted you chose to dine with us over...

Worcester
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Just the nicest guest house I have stayed in - the rooms are comfortable and spotless, the location is great for walking and discovering Exmoor, and the owners are extremely pleasant and helpful. The food is excellent and you can take a packed lunch if you are out for the day. Very peaceful and relaxing - we wish we could...

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Dunkery Beacon Country House and were able to make the most of the peace, tranquility and beautiful countryside that surrounds us. John and I are delighted you enjoyed our food as well - breakfast, dinner plus packed lunches - and had a comfortable stay in one of our top floor rooms...

Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful hotel set in such a superb location . The owners were so nice and the food was at a level that would put many so called elite hotels to shame . The room had a fantastic view overlooking open countryside and and was simply stunning (10). Would highly recommend and I can see why this is voted...

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

It was great to have you both to stay and thank you very much for posting such a kind review. John is very pleased you thought the food he produces was top notch and we're both delighted you loved your four poster room with views out of the bay window to die for! Hope you'll be back for a return...

Reviewed 3 September 2013

It has taken us a couple of weeks to get round to writing a review, but now the schools have gone back and here it is! As parents in a busy family, sometimes it feels there is little time to really call your own and properly take time out. When we do get to take time it is so important...

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

John and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your 2-night stay with us. We are blessed with being in a wonderful location to get away from all the pressures of a hectic life, so it was good to know that you were able to relax and have some quality time to yourselves whilst here. We'd love to welcome you...

Kidderminster
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We are just home today, having spent three nights at the Dunkery Beacon which is in the most beautiful and peaceful location. The last time we visited was five years ago and the improvements that John and Jane have made enhanced the pleasure of our stay enormously. The refurbishment is tasteful, beautiful, comfortable and charming and everywhere was spotlessly clean....

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

Wow, thank you for posting such a great review - we really appreciate it! We're delighted that you like the changes we've made so far since taking over last year, all of which were done to enhance our guests stay here so it's reassuring to know that we're on the right track judging by your feedback. We showed Misa your...

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
Price Range: $130 - $218 (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.”
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.”
HelmarkCardiff, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“great views from first floor and massive bathroom”
leebartram, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing south have the views”
539KenF, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“select a room with wonderful views over the moor.”
469alung, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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