If you are looking for quality accommodation in the Exmoor area then look no further than the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster. This leading Visit England 3 star Hotel has 28 en-suite bedrooms, so whether you require a family holiday, a business trip, or a romantic break, then the Yarn Market Hotel can accommodate every taste.
The Hotel itself is situated close to the famous Dunster Castle within the Exmoor National Park which is deemed an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. The West Somerset Railway is also close by and Dunster is within reach of the M5, Taunton train and bus station, Bristol and Exeter airports.
Due to its central location it is an ideal base for Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding and many other country pursuits, with many walks available from the doorstep so you can park up and forget your car if you wish. Self guided walk leaflets and maps are available together with local knowledge to help you choose the best routes. The hotel also has many pet friendly rooms so your dog can join you on your holiday.
The hotel is open all year and many special breaks are on offer such as walking holidays, artist’s painting workshops, railway breaks, music workshops, jazz weekends, Christmas and New Year packages to name but a few. Please check the hotel website www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk for further information on these.
The Staff aim to make your holiday a memorable one so if there is anything that they can do to achieve this, please do not hesitate to ask, as every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.
The individual character-filled rooms are light and airy, many with spectacular views of the village and surrounding countryside. All rooms are en-suite with television, radio and hospitality trays. There is also a separate quiet lounge to relax in.
The standard double has all you could want for either that one night stop over, a weekend break or a longer holiday.
The superior rooms consist of Four Posters or King Size rooms, if you want to impress your partner or feel like indulging yourself, they offer all that a standard room does but with that extra luxury.
The choice of Family Rooms offer either a Double & Single bed in the same room or, for the larger family, there is 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.
The Restaurant offers good, home cooked food with a variety of choices to cater for all tastes. Selections of popular wines are available to accompany your meal. The ambient surroundings enable you to relax and unwind at the end of the day. You will find the restaurant open each evening from 5.30pm to 8.00pm and Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Light lunches are available between 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm, with teas and coffees and home-made soup available during the day. A good hearty Breakfast or a lighter option if you prefer is served each morning between 8.00 am and 9.30 am, before you set off to explore all that the area has to offer. If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements it is advisable to inform the hotel at the time of booking.
Single Occupancy from £75
Double Occupancy from £99
The Hotel also has the facilities to hold conferences. A good Conference is a memorable one, and we think your delegates will remember their visit to Dunster for a long time to come. The hospitality is second to none and your hosts will go out of their way to provide all conference delegates with everything they need. Within the Hotel there are meeting rooms of various shapes and sizes to accommodate large and small gatherings in formal or informal layout. Refreshments and meals can be provided, and special requests can nearly always be met. The hotel has wifi, and equipment to assist with presentations can be provided.
There are many local attractions for you to visit while you are staying in Dunster. Maybe the most important and prestigious one is Dunster Castle and gardens, which is located at the end of the street from the hotel. The famous Yarn Market building is right outside the Hotel and was built in the 15th Century for the Farmers Wives to spin the sheep's wool and weave it into cloth which was known as ‘Dunster Cloth'.
The West Somerset Steam Railway runs from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. This is a distance of about 22 miles which makes it the longest privately run heritage Railway in England. A nostalgic trip in a steam train is a must. With a Rover Ticket you can get off and on as you wish at any of the quaint village stations along the route. The town of Watchet is recommended as a stop off from the railway where there are two museums, a marina, and interesting shops to explore.
Exmoor is perfect for Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding or just a gentle, scenic drive. One of the most picturesque places to visit is Tarr Steps. This is set in a very peaceful area of Exmoor and lends itself to a gentle walk along the bank of the River Barle, across an ancient bridge then back on the other side of the river to then cross the river again by the famous stones known as Tarr Steps, used by generations of folk. During February Exmoor's best kept secret, and only a few miles from Dunster, Snowdrop Valley, comes to life. Deep in the Valley not far from Wheddon Cross the ground is white with Snowdrops, on the banks of the river, between the trees, everywhere you look the snowdrops bloom. There is a Park and Ride scheme which runs daily throughout the month of February, as this spectacle attracts so many visitors that the narrow lanes could not cope with the volume of traffic.
Back into Dunster again and no visit would be complete without a visit to the beautiful St. George's Parish Church with its ornately carved ‘Rood' screen. From the Church a visit to the Priory Gardens leads you to the Dovecot and the 14th century Tithe Barn. A walk down West Street (the cottages are some the oldest in Dunster) leads to the Water Mill. Here you can often watch the flour being ground and see the big water wheel driving the milling stones. You will have the opportunity to purchase some of the flour to take home. From here a stroll along Mill Lane will take you to Gallox Bridge and if you like walking go over the bridge and up through the woods to the iron age hill fort of ‘Bats Castle'.
As you will see there is plenty to see and do in and around Dunster, so please do give the hotel a call on 01643 821425 or email email@example.com to make a booking.