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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Our extended family of 14 adults got together to celebrate an 80th birthday. From the start to finish, from planning the weekend and the menu through to our final farewell Jane and John could not do enough to make our stay memorable. The food was interesting , well presented and very tasty - highly recommended! Our hosts achieved just the right balance between personal service and allowing us to feel at home - even the piano was well tuned and mellow.
One of our party needed extra help with accessibility and some adaptations were done in a jiffy with a smile.
We are already discussing how we can justify a second visit later in the year.

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

It was a real pleasure to welcome your family to Dunkery Beacon Country House and we're so glad you all enjoyed your stay. There is always a great expectation with special occasions, such as your Mum's 80th birthday, and it was imperative that we made this a memorable event for all of you. Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed looking after you and almost felt like part of the family!

We hope to see you and your family again in the not too distant future.

Best wishes,

John & Jane

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great location, views superb, easy access to Dunster, Porlock and onto Lynton & Lynmouth. Tea and cake (spiced apple, yum!) on arrival is a great introduction to the superb meals and hearty breakfasts we experienced on our 2 night break. Jane and John are great hosts and the property is a credit to them. Will definitely look to visit again in the summer when the weather may be a little kinder! Thank you!

Date of stay: February 2014
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Great to hear you enjoyed your first visit to us so much, despite the "slightly" damp and windy conditions! Exmoor is still a dramatic and stunning place to visit even when the weather's not so kind.....and you can always experience the wonderful view looking out from the comfort of our guest lounge whilst staying toasty by the log burner instead!

We really hope you'll come back and see us in a few month's time - this time for tea and scones outside on the veranda soaking up the view on a balmy summer's afternoon!

Best wishes,

Jane & John

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Would love to the Troll that complains that the Gardenias weren't quite the right shade of pink, or that the salad dressing contained two drops of balsamic vinegar too much, so reluctantly I will have to agree with everyone else..
This place is lovely.
Food original and delicious.
Wine list thoughtful and excellent.
Comfortable candle lit lounge with woodburner.
Owners who make you feel special
Beautiful surroundings.
What are you waiting for?

Room tip: The only room with a bath is the standard one
Date of stay: December 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Thank you for a most unusual and original review (!) and we're very happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Lucky we don't have Gardenias of any colour!

We hope you both have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best wishes,

Jane & John

P.S. Both Four Poster rooms also have baths (plus showers overhead)

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Booked a double room at very short notice but was able to be accommodated - perfect location for exploring Exmoor, lovely rooms with comfortable beds, very friendly hosts and delicious breakfast. The room had a great view as well as a flatscreen TV with DVD player and a section of good DVDs from the DVD library. On arrival we were greeted with lovely tea and scones and educated on astronomy from John, which was very interesting. Unfortunately we didn't dine in although the menu looked appealing and John is a trained chef. The breakfast was delicious though and Jane was very attentive and friendly throughout. Definitely recommend.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

We're very glad you enjoyed your short break here and thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback on all aspects of your stay - it really is appreciated.
We're hoping the skies will stay clear again tonight for more stargazing through John's telescope before heading off to enjoy Dunster by Candlelight!

As you're not too far away, we hope you'll be able to pop over again when you fancy a break.

Best regards,

Jane

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We have recently returned from an excellent 3 night break at the Dunkery Beacon Hotel. John and Jane made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a standard double room which was comfortable and clean, with a fantastic view to the front of the property. The guest lounge was a pleasant place to relax, which was kept warm and cosy by the wood burner.

We had dinner at the hotel on each of night of our stay and were very impressed with John's cooking, whilst Jane provided friendly and attentive service. Overall a very pleasant place to stay and enjoy the delights of Exmoor. John and Jane provide the right balance of friendly service and attention to detail throughout the hotel.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Jane B, Manager at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Thank you very much for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us recently. John is particularly pleased you were impressed by the food he produces, so thank you again for your feedback.

We hope we may see you again if you consider planning another break on Exmoor in the future.

Best regards,

Jane

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