There’s no shortage of places to stay in Dunster village so many in fact that it can easily be overwhelming trying to find the right place. But don’t worry we can help, we’re your local experts and know all the best places to stay! So, let’s take a look at some of the best Dunster village accommodation spots, we have all the Dunster Village accommodation split into different sections such as Bed & Breakfasts, Chalets, Hotels, and Self Catering.
Exmoor House is a guesthouse and country hotel hybrid, so it offers something truly unique! It’s also a grade 11 listed Georgian house that dates back to the early 18th century. There is a real sense of luxury when you stay at Exmoor House and it has six en-suite bedrooms available.
There’s free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, flatscreen TVs, and housekeeping. Family rooms are also available as well. If you want to stay in the lap of luxury then Exmoor House is the place to stay and it offers everything you could need.
Dunster Castle Hotel
The Dunster Castle Hotel features Dunster’s only private car park, which is certainly impressive, but the true wonders are inside the hotel not outside! With a wide variety of rooms to suit different budgets, this stylish hotel is a great place to stay.
This newly refurbished hotel has been under new ownership since 2016 and it features all the amenities and services you could need. This includes free Wi-Fi, onsite newspapers, room service and there is a brilliant restaurant and bar to visit as well! The hotel is also pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your pet behind.
The Stags Head Inn
A stay at the Stags Head Inn promises to be an unforgettable experience! It offers a more quaint style of accommodation but that doesn’t mean you won’t be comfortable. There is plenty of great features available so you’ll have everything you could need.
There’s free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs in each room, free public parking, and even a free breakfast! The Stags Head Inn is also pet-friendly and it’s in a beautiful location close to Dunster Castle. It’s the perfect accommodation for families or groups of friends and gives you a more relaxed setting to enjoy. If you’re looking for something a little different it’s the perfect choice.
One Grooms Cottage
If you want a more private Dunster village accommodation then a stay at One Grooms Cottage is the ideal choice. The cottage is found at the top of Dunster village and offers some wondrous views. With room for up to six guests, One Grooms Cottage offers a very different atmosphere from a hotel and is ideal for families or groups of friends.
The cottage has also been newly renovated there are new kitchen appliances, a large 55-inch flatscreen TV, Google Home, free Wi-Fi, a games room, a fully stocked bathroom, and three bedrooms one of which with its own en-suite bathroom. The One Grooms Cottage features everything you could need so if you want a change from hotels or a more private/ personal accommodation it’s a perfect choice.
Fullers Mill Dunster
This historic former mill, situated within Exmoor National Park and the historic village of Dunster, is the perfect base from which to begin your discovery of this beautiful part of the West Country.
A renovated medieval ‘fulling’ or cotton mill, Fuller’s Mill combines period features, modern amenities, and a great location to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is within walking distance of many of Exmoor’s popular hiking and biking trails, Dunster village’s historic attractions, and several excellent pubs, cafes, and restaurants.
Skimbleshanks The Railway Hut
Skimbleshanks is a self-contained shepherd’s hut for two, based next to Dunster Railway Station. Uniquely situated next to the West Somerset Railway at Dunster Station, you have an enviable view of the steam trains as they pull into the station. It has a luxurious double bed, en-suite shower room, kitchenette, and log burner. Outside facilities include designated parking, outdoor seating, bbq, and fire pit.
The Old Police Station
This former police station is a Grade II listed building, and a wonderful holiday base to return to after exploring all that the village of Dunster has to offer.
The exterior sets a feel for the cottage before you enter, and the charming archway welcomes you inside. A sitting room is a home to comfortable sofas where you can relax and socialize with your loved ones, reminisce over your day trips and plan those adventures to come.
Why Not Try A Chalet?
We’ve looked at some of the amazing hotels, guesthouses, and B&Bs available but if you want a different kind of Dunster village accommodation experience a Dunster Beach Chalet is a great alternative. There are numerous different chalets available let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites.
Holi Moli offers luxurious, award-winning accommodation at Dunster Beach, awarded a 5 star rating by Visit England.
Designed for couples only, this self-catering, dog-friendly boutique beach hut is one of England’s best-kept secrets. Fully refurbished in 2018/19 the accommodation offers underfloor heating, en-suite with shower, king-size bed, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, fridge, etc. lounge with dining area, front and back fenced gardens with seating, sun loungers & bike racks.
This was the first chalet at Dunster Beach back in 1927 and At Chalet 17 they really have kept the theme in the chalet as close to original as possible!
In keeping with its history they have used a 1927 theme for the decor, but have included all key essentials for your holiday. It is a beach-side chalet with an uninterrupted view of the sea. There is a large decking area overlooking the sea. A great place for a breakfast for two.
A mini oven with two hot plates on top and a grill/oven underneath, the fridge is full sized with an ice compartment. Pimms No 1 was invented in 1823 so it fits well with your nostalgic holiday! Hot water is supplied by a small heater.
Naturally, in 1927 and for many years, Chalets on Dunster Beach had no loos so that would be taking nostalgia too far! The wash area and loo is well lit by a small window and has a generous sized basin and hot water supply.
The flat-screen TV has integral free-view and a DVD player. In 1927 most movies were silent, but the release of the Jazz Singer heralded the arrival of the ‘talkies’. Read the review from Woman’s Journal about the movies “What Twenty Million Go to See”.
Chalet 61 really shows how this Dunster village accommodation option has its own unique charms. You get to enjoy great beach views and are also relatively close to the beach shop and café. But don’t worry it’s still quiet and relaxing. There’s also room for up to four guests making it the perfect choice for families or groups of friends.
Features include a fully fitted kitchen, various games for children and families to play together, a digital TV, and a fenced patio area. The chalet is also suitable for small dogs so you can bring your pet along as well.
If you are looking for a more secretive Dunster village accommodation then Salad Days are what you want! This beach chalet is designed for couples only so it’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Bordering the Exmoor National Park this chalet is the perfect luxury environment.
There’s underfloor heating, an en-suite shower, fully equipped kitchen, front and back gardens, and outdoor seating. With stunning views, the Salad Day chalet is the perfect, tranquil getaway where you can focus on building memories and enjoying each other’s company. Plus, the chalet is also pet-friendly as well so you can bring your dog along too.
So, that completes at our picks for the best Dunster village accommodation! There is a great variety of places to stay in Dunster village whether you’re traveling with friends or family, as a couple, or just seeing the sights on your own.