Dunkery Beacon Country House

‘It gets better and better,’ say returning guests in 2016, of Jane and John Bradley’s ‘lovely, peaceful’ small hotel on Exmoor. More

Contact details

Dunkery Beacon Country House
Wootton Courtenay
Somerset
TA24 8RH
England
01643 841241
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1 on ground floor.

Open

mid-Feb–2 Jan. Restaurant closed Sun/Mon/Tues.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi in public areas, some bedrooms), in-room TV (Freeview), limited mobile phone reception, ¾-acre garden (alfresco meals), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (£5 per night), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room £80–£145, D,B&B £127–£192. Set dinner £23.50–£26.95. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It gets better and better,’ say returning guests in 2016, of Jane and John Bradley’s ‘lovely, peaceful’ small hotel on Exmoor. ‘Instantly relaxing’, the Edwardian hunting lodge has ‘beautiful views’ towards the summit of Dunkery Beacon. Guests praise the ‘friendly’ hosts, whose ‘unobtrusive attention to detail is evident at all times’. ‘Clean, comfortable’ bedrooms, some in the eaves, are individually and tastefully styled; all are well supplied with fresh milk, locally ground coffee, chilled spring water. Most evenings, ‘pre-dinner drinks bring guests together before they dine at their own table – it’s all very harmonious’. John Bradley is a keen forager whose ‘accomplished’ menus use ‘good, largely local ingredients’ – try carpaccio of Holnicote venison, Parmesan tuile, micro herbs; wild mushroom risotto, wilted pousse. ‘John’s delicious cooking and Jane’s knowledge of wine combine excellently.’ Afterwards, spend a clear night stargazing – Exmoor is a designated dark-sky area free of artificial light; the hotel has a telescope ready for stellar action. (Andrew and Hannah Butterworth, John Livingstone-Learmonth, and others)

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Dunkery Beacon Country House
Wootton Courtenay
Somerset
TA24 8RH

Guest comments

'Our fifth annual visit. As ever hugely enjoyable. Food was consistently of a very high quality. The hotel's laudable environmental policy was admired. ' - Andrew Butterworth - October, 2016
'Enjoy wonderful walking straight from the hotel- OS maps & guides available. Return to John's creative cooking enhanced by freshly picked produce from the garden. Relax with a glass or two of wine, from a well chosen comprehensive list at sensible prices, on the veranda. ' - Bob & Jean Henry - June, 2016

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