Yarn Market Hotel in
Dunster Somerset England
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Contact: Donna Lawson
Address: The Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SF England
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Telephone: 01643 821425
Activities/Attractions: The village of Dunster, when the sea lapped at its edges in the 12th century, thrived as a trading port for beans and barley, wine and Welsh wool. The ocean retreated, leaving Dunster sitting 2 miles distant, and it turned to England's growing wool market and became a weaving centre. The old Yarn Market (rebuilt in the late 16th century) with its unusual-shaped roof still sits in the middle of the High Street. Once "Dunster" cloth was sold here, a product of the nearby mills.
The long, very wide High Street is graced with 17th through 19th century buildings. The Luttrell Arms, with its hammerbeam roof, dates back to around 1500. The oversize fireplace sports a 17th century overmantel. There's a tile-hung 15th century nunnery at the narrow end of the street. Thatched cottages and a packhorse bridge complete the picture.
A red sandstone castle towers over Dunster from its location on the wooded Tor at the village edge. This natural defensive spot has boasted fortifications of some sort since Saxon times. William de Mohun, a Norman baron, began the building of Dunster castle. But it was soon in the hands of the Luttrell family and stayed there for the next 600 years. Beautiful hilltop gardens and parkland surround the castle offering spectacular views over Somerset's countryside.
Ideal for Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding and many other country pursuits with many walks available from our doorstep so you can park up and forget your car if you wish.
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"We stayed at the Yarn Market during a motorcycling/walking weekend on Exmoor. The Hotel made the weekend a success despite the weather. The staff were all helpful, the room was lovely and the breakfast was top-notch."
"We got a charming personal welcome at this hotel in the delightful village of Dunster. Comfortable homely rooms. We were offered transportation to and from the railway station (steam locos!). Good unpretentious food in restaurant and good value for money wine list. We would go back."
"We stayed at the Yarn Market hotel in Dunster for originally 2 nights but we enjoyed it so much and were looked after so well that we decided to stay an extra night."
"We were very pleased with the clean accommodation and the friendly staff. We decided to also take an evening meal which was very good value. We stayed here with a baby and nothing was too much trouble."
"Good value, clean and well located accommodation. Excellent meal in the small restaurant in the evening."
General Information: Welcome to The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, Somerset, England ... a leading Exmoor Hotel, 3 star rated by the Tourist Board. We have 25 en suite bedrooms and cater for couples and families equally as well as for the small group travel market for which we have our own transport.
Our Hotel is situated in the beautiful Village of Dunster, within the Exmoor National Park, close to Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Railway. The hotel is ideally located for your Exmoor family holiday. We aim to make your holiday a memorable one so if there is anything that we can do to achieve this, please do not hesitate to ask.
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"The welcome and helpfulness of the staff is way above average. Our room this year (6) was great and had everything you could need. The whole hotel is very clean."
"A quintessential hotel in the middle of Dunster Village. Comfy beds. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The food in the restaurant and breakfast are good. The rooms are clean and tidy. Enjoyable stay."