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Dunkery Beacon Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent, comfortable stay with stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed for two nights and wished it could have been longer. From the warm friendly welcome, tea when we'd settled in, amazingly comfortable bed, our own sitting room to the delicious dinners and breakfasts and stunning views we couldn't have wished for more. Peace and quiet with great service thanks Jane, John and Yvonne.

Room Tip: Best views from 1st and 2nd floors
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
For guests to say they enjoyed their stay here so much that they wished it could have been longer, is so pleasing to hear - we couldn't wish for better praise.

Thank you also for mentioning Yvonne who, as well as supplying us with vegetables for our evening meals (fresh from her garden only 5 minutes away!), has been a gem helping us out this season and providing great customer service to our guests.

We do hope you'll return to us for another relaxing break in this beautiful part of the couuntry.

Kind regards,

Jane & John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We enjoyed a two-night stay. Hard to fault. So attentive. My partner's dietary needs were well met - the gluten-free biscuits that appeared in our room was a particularly nice touch. Do dine in. I had the duck: a perfectly balanced meal. The breakfasts similarly so - you feel fed rather than stuffed, well set-up for a day's hiking or sightseeing. And the room was lovely, with a beautiful view across to the Beacon. This costs a little more than nearby B&Bs but it is so worth it. So much effort must go into maintaining this level of service!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
It is so kind of you to post such a lovely review and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here.
Thank you also for your complimentary feedback about the both the service and food here - John works hard in the kitchen to ensure the quality and presentation of the food he produces is of the highest standard, so it really is great to know the dishes are being so well received by our guests.

We hope the next time you want to escape the city, you will look to coming back to Dunkery Beacon Country House!

Best regards,

Jane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We recently stayed at the Dunkery Beacon for a 4 night stay - it was absolutely brilliant! Both John and Jane made us feel really welcome. Location fantastic, room lovely and the breakfast and evening meal very tasty too! We will definitely be coming back to stay in the near future.
Thank you so much Jane and John!

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room and it was lovely as it had a separate lounge area
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
It was a pleasure to have you both to stay and we're delighted you enjoyed your 4-night break with us, particularly the food and your room which had it's own private lounge.

We do hope you will indeed visit us again in the future.

Best wishes,

Jane & John
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Comfort, Care, Consideration, Chatter, Cuisine, Choice, Character... it had it all and more besides. Catering for all your needs John and Jane have really hit the mark. The Coleridge Restaurant was a real treat too- see separate review. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Our Cosy Double No 10 was perfectly fine with excellent views
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Thank you very much for your complimentary review and we're very happy you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Also particular thanks for taking the time and effort to also review our Coleridge Restaurant - it really is appreciated and it's great to know that the food is being enjoyed so much by our guests (and non-residents as well).

We look forward to having you both back to stay in the future.

Kind regards,

Jane & John
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Had a short break at this peaceful & delightful hotel. Jane & John are friendly yet professional hosts who attended to our EVERY need. I currently have limited mobility & without hesitation and much thoughtfulness, John produced a grip handle for the shower to assist me. We ate evening meals twice and on each occasion the food was local produce and of a high standard. Breakfast offered everything we needed and it was nice to be offered our tea and toast when we actually wanted it. This is another measure of how customer focused Jane and John are. Our room was tastefully decorated with great views, comfortable pillows/bed, tea/coffee making facilities and having fresh milk kept cool in a small thermos flask was such a bonus. The weather was excellent whilst there, so we were able to enjoy drinks and our evening meal in the beautiful garden, whilst enjoying the stunning views of Exmoor. We left feeling really relaxed, wishing that we could have stayed longer and can't wait to return. A big thank you to you both and Yvonne.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
We're delighted you chose Dunkery Beacon Country House for your break and we were only too glad to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. The weather was indeed glorious whilst you were here and it was great that you were able to dine al fresco in the evenings.

John and I are looking forward to seeing you both again at Christmas!

Best wishes,

Jane
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

recently stayed at the Dunkery Beacon hotel , a truly relaxing experience, really felt like i got away from it all, lovely hosts,went out of their way to make you feel welcome, a beautiful location overlooking exmoor national park, no noise apart from wild life,cream teas on arrival in the garden was a lovely touch and great start to our break.great food too.thank you, would recommend.lovely big bedroom and bathroom

Room Tip: room 7 had its own sitting room with a pull out sofa bed, lovely views from all window,s, very quiet...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
It was lovely to have your family to stay and we're delighted you had a relaxing time away and really appreciated the peace and quiet of our location. I have to say we're impressed by the beautiful photos you have taken, especially the macro shots, so thank you for adding them to the photo gallery for all to see.

We hope you'll think of returning for some more R&R in the future!

All the best,

Jane & John
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

My husband and I stayed 6 nights and had the most wonderful time. We were warmly welcomed by John and Jane and were delighted with Room 5 on the ground floor as it had a separate sitting room. It is beautifully decorated, as was the Lounge and Dining Room; the views are amazing and it is so peaceful and relaxing. Evening meals are served Wednesday to Saturday and are highly recommended. The food was delicious and the friendly service impeccable. John and John are only too pleased to give advice about the area if required. We are looking forward to visiting again, hopefully for New Year 2015 with friends!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you so much for booking a stay with us as a birthday treat and John and I are delighted you enjoyed the room, the outlook with its stunning views and the food offering here.

We hope you will indeed come back and visit us - perhaps to celebrate New Year here with friends.

Best wishes,

Jane & John
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wootton Courtenay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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