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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
4.5 out of 5 (42 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 …

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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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The Old Ship Aground
The Old Ship Aground

Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Minehead Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dunster Castle. …

£82
Millers At The Anchor - Hotel
Millers At The Anchor - Hotel

Porlock Weir, Minehead TA24 8PB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (112 reviews)

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

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Glendower House - B&B
Glendower House - B&B

30-32 Tregonwell Road, Minehead TA24 5DU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dunster …

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Luttrell Arms Hotel
Luttrell Arms Hotel

32-36 High Street, Minehead TA24 6SG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (8 reviews)

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

£95
Waverley Bed & Breakfast
Waverley Bed & Breakfast

10 Tregonwell Road, Minehead TA24 5DT

2.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (102 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Dunster …

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The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Dovery Manor Museum and Exmoor Adventures. Greencombe Gardens and …

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Overstream Guest House
Overstream Guest House

Parsons Street, Minehead TA24 8QJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dovery Manor Museum and Greencombe Gardens. Allerford Museum and …

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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 (39 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this country house is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Holnicote Estate and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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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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