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The Beach Hotel

The Beach Hotel

60 The Avenue, Minehead
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster Working Watermill is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...

£71

£71
Dunster Castle Hotel

Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
4.5 out of 5 (64 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

£56

£56
The Old Ship Aground

The Old Ship Aground

Quay Street, Minehead
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Minehead Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster Working Watermill is 2.9 ...

£64

£64
Luttrell Arms Hotel

Luttrell Arms Hotel

32-36 High Street, Minehead
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

£79

£79
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (83 reviews)

Located in the heart of Minehead, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster Working Watermill is 2.5 ...

£96

£96
The Hood Arms

The Hood Arms

Kilve, Bridgwater
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Located in Kilve, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Coleridge Cottage, Bakelite Museum, and Cleeve Abbey. Wills Neck and Nettlecombe Court are also within 9 ...

£79

£79
Dunkery Beacon Country House

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay, Minehead
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (45 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 and Allerford Museum. Dunster Working ...

£71

£71
The Rest and Be Thankful Inn

The Rest and Be Thankful Inn

Wheddon Cross, Minehead
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Situated in Cutcombe, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dunkery Beacon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Exford Memorial Hall. ...

£71

£71
The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn

Waterrow, Taunton
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (93 reviews)

Located in Waterrow, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Church of St. Stephen and All Angels, Combe Sydenham Hall, and Tiverton Golf Club. Nettlecombe Court ...

£71

£71
Tarr Farm Inn

Tarr Farm Inn

Exmoor National Park, Dulverton
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (53 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 Memorial Hall and Parish Church of ...

£125

£125

Pocket Guide: Dunster Working Watermill 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.