Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster Somerset England
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Contact: Donna Lawson

Guestrooms: 25

Address: The Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SF England

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.


"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."


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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."

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.

  • Our light and airy bedrooms, many with spectacular views, are the reason why so many of our guests return to us over and over again
  • All rooms are en-suite with colour TV etc. and are centrally heated for those 'out of season' holidays
  • Our Standard double has all you could want for either that one night stop over, a weekend break or a longer holiday
  • A Four poster room, if you want to impress your partner, or feel like indulging yourself, they offer all of a Standard room but with that extra luxury and space
  • A larger, Luxury room for when you really want to impress or just pamper yourself. With larger bathrooms containing bath & shower, a seating area where you can relax and watch the world go by, what more could you want
  • Our choice of Family Rooms offer either a Double & Single bed in the same room or, for the larger family, we have Family Suites which have Double and Twin bedded connecting rooms. This is ideal for the family with teenage children as they can come and go without disturbing Mum & Dad
  • We love to have children here and have several family rooms of varying sizes according to your needs
  • We are pet friendly, so why not bring the whole family along
  • We also cater for the needs of business travellers - we have a small conference venue
  • We have a comfortable lounge for you to relax in, with wide screen TV, Video and DVD for a cosy night in or if the weather should turn inclement
  • Free hire of a selection of Videos/DVDs
  • Our Restaurant offers good, home cooked food with a variety of choices to cater for all tastes

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

40-85/person/night

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