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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Minehead, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle …

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Millers At The Anchor - Hotel
Millers At The Anchor - Hotel

Porlock Weir, Minehead TA24 8PB

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porlock, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Porlock Weir Harbour and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greencombe Gardens and …

£68
per night
The Blue Anchor
The Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JP

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Cleeve Abbey and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Beach Holiday Chalets …

£65
per night
Dunster Castle Hotel
Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 6SF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dunster, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of St George's Church and Dunster Castle. Dunster Dolls Museum and The …

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The Old Ship Aground
The Old Ship Aground

Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this inn is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Minehead Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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Stones
Stones

48 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AN

3.0 out of 5.0

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 Beach …

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Yarn Market Hotel
Yarn Market Hotel

25-33 High Street, Minehead TA24 6FS

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dunster, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dunster Dolls Museum and Dunster Castle. The Chocolate House an …

£102
per night
The Stags Head Inn
The Stags Head Inn

10 West Street, Minehead TA24 6SN

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Dunster, this inn is steps from Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. The Chocolate House and Dunster Doll …

£75
per night
Vale Resort
Vale Resort

Hensol Park, Pontyclun CF72 8JY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Hensol, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Llantrisant Castle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Creigiau Golf Cours …

£65
per night
The Notley Arms Inn
The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Monksilver, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museum. …

£59
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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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