Yarn Market Hotel, Minehead
17th Century built hotel in historical surroundings with comfortable bedrooms, and great home-cooked food.
- 17th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Free public car parking (nearby)
- No smoking
- Children welcome
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Children's cots
- Children's highchairs
- Luggage storage
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Hair dryers
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Recommended walks
- Beach (walking distance)
- Pub (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (a short drive)
The Yarn Market Hotel is family-run, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is situated in the centre of picturesque Dunster, a quaint, medieval village on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, where its fairy-tale castle and beautiful grounds overlook the village, and can be visited.
This enchanting hotel offers a variety of amenities to ensure that your holiday or short break is enjoyed to the full. All bedrooms are tastefully furnished, and offer en suite bath/shower rooms, TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Flowers and champagne can be provided by prior request. This is a dog friendly hotel.
History to the present day
It is recognised that Dunster is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in England, with its origins dating back to the times of Bronze and Iron Age Britain. The Yarn Market Hotel is in the heart of this village, overlooked by Dunster's fairy-tale castle.
The Domesday book mentioned various corn mills in the area. Two of these, called Newmylle and Nethermylle, were combined in 1620 into a mill that is still operating today. The organisation of the woollen industry varied, but by the 17th century, it was centred around wealthy clothiers and independant spinners, which resulted in Geoffrey Luttrell, in 1601, building The Yarn Market in the High Street, which is just outside the Yarn Market Hotel.
Food and Drinks
Full English Breakfast is included in your stay. Dine in the Gables Restaurant, offering home cooked food with a variety of choices, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The ambient surroundings enable you to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Dinner is provided at additional cost. Open daily 5.30pm to 8.30pm and 5.30pm to 9.00pm Friday & Saturday.
For those looking for a touch of adventure, the Yarn Market Hotel provides holidaymakers with special breaks to cater for all ages and personalities. This year alone we are hosting a jazz weekend, art and music workshops, jewellery-making and a murder mystery weekend.
Its surrounding location is absolutely superb walking country. Surprisingly hilly in parts, one can also find a gentler walk as well. The scenery on Exmoor is permanently changing as one walks along. Deep wooded valleys open up to wide expanses of moorland. Exmoor’s coast is spectacular with some of the highest cliffs in the UK. This is a dog friendly hotel, there is no reason why your dog can’t walk too. A selection of guides are available to lead these walks, with the added benefit of not needing to worry about navigation or finding the most interesting routes.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster, Exmoor, TA24 6SF, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out: By 11.00am
Directions: Leave the M5 at junction 26,at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A38. Follow the signs to Minehead. At Bishops Lydeard roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A39 towards Minehead. On the Dunster straight, at traffic signals, turn left onto A396. At the top of the hill you will have arrived at Dunster High Street.
Taunton is the nearest train/bus station. When in Taunton, you can catch the number 28 bus from either station, which will drop you at the bottom of Dunster steap. Should you require transportation and pick-ups, it is a 40 minute drive, please request this in the Additional Information section of the booking form.
Parking passes are available at no extra cost.
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