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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 out of 5 (140 reviews)

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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Lorna Doone Guest House
Lorna Doone Guest House

26 Tregonwell Road, Minehead TA245DU

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Dunster …

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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, 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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Steps Farmhouse - Guest house
Steps Farmhouse - Guest house

Steps Farmhouse, Minehead TA24 6HE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in Bilbrook, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cleeve Abbey and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bakelite Museum. Dunster …

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The White House - Guest House
The White House - Guest House

11 Long Street, Taunton TA4 4QW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Located in Williton, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bakelite Museum, Cleeve Abbey, and Nettlecombe Court. Dunster …

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The Lorna Doone Hotel
The Lorna Doone Hotel

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PS

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this hotel is steps from Dovery Manor Museum and Exmoor Adventures. Greencombe Gardens and Exmoor Owl & …

£65
Rose Bank Guest House
Rose Bank Guest House

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PY

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

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

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The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 7PP

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Exford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Exford Memorial Hall and Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene. …

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The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Inn

Withypool, Minehead TA24 7QP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Located in Withypool, this inn is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Exford Memorial Hall and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Parish Church of St. Mar …

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The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn

1 Staghound Cottages, Dulverton TA22 9AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Church of St. Stephen and All Angels and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) …

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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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