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Dunster Castle Hotel
Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 6SF

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.2 m …

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Stones
Stones

48 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (62 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster …

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Quay Inn
Quay Inn

Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster …

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Dunkery Beacon Country House
Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay, Minehead TA24 8RH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this country house is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Holnicote Estate and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dunster Castle …

£80
Tudor Cottage
Tudor Cottage

Bossington, Minehead TA24 8HQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Allerford Museum and Dovery Manor Museum. Holnicote …

£80
The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dovery Manor Museum and Greencombe Gardens. Allerford Museum and …

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Highertown Cottage B&B
Highertown Cottage B&B

Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NL

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dulverton, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Church of St. Stephen and All Angels, Dunkery Beacon, …

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Edgcott House - Guest House
Edgcott House - Guest House

Edgcott Road, Minehead TA24 7QG

3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Exford Memorial Hall and Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene …

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Tarr Farm Inn
Tarr Farm Inn

Exmoor National Park, Dulverton TA22 9PY

5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Dulverton, this luxury inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tarr Steps Clapper Bridge and within 9 mi (15 km) of Exford …

£150
The Babbling Brook
The Babbling Brook

Shurton, Bridgwater TA5 1QE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Bridgwater, this bed & breakfast is 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from Fyne Court and 10 mi (16 km) from Bakelite Museum. …

£65
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Pocket Guide: Exmoor National Park Dunster Working Watermill Hotels

The Dunster Working Watermill is the finest example of its kind in the West Country, built in 1680 on the banks of the River Avill and still grinding flour to this day. Overlooking the awesome landscape of Exmoor National Park and just a few minutes from Dunster Castle it's an ideal spot for an outing from your neighbouring Somerset hotel. If you're just passing through the area, it's also ideal for a break.

Somerset Hotels near Dunster Working Watermill

There were originally two mills on the site, both mentioned in the Domesday Book, but the other one has long since vanished. The mill we see today dates from back in medieval times, although its present appearance can be traced to the late 1770s. It survived prolonged periods of neglect and war until it finally stopped working in 1962. Fast-forward to 1979 and the mill has been restored and is in working order once again, and basically that's what visitors now see. The adjacent bridge dates to the 18th Century, when it was built to replace the medieval one, so there's quite a bit of living history on display here. Take advantage of the excellent Somerset hotel and guesthouse accommodation in the area to pop along and see the mill in action.

Dunster Water Mill Still Grinding Away Centuries On

In the 19th century artists from across the country came to the mill because of its sheer beauty and romantic charm. For today's visitors, a riverside garden was added, along with a tea room in the renovated stables. If you're looking for a real rural idyll from your Somerset hotel base then this must surely quality. It's an educational experience too, with visitors allowed in to see how flour is classically produced by harnessing the power of the river to complex traditional machinery, including incredibly rare twin overshot water wheels. Buy some real homemade stone-ground flour while you're here, and have morning coffee with scones and cake in the tea room. There are some great accommodation options in this part of Wessex, from Somerset hotels to small family-run B&B establishments that will give you a big welcome.

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