Yarn Market Hotel
The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster is highly recommended as a base to stay to explore the area.
As dog owners ourselves we really welcome pets. We have dog friendly rooms, a drying room for clothes if the weather should have been inclement, towels and dog beds can be provided on request and the hotel has a “woof guide” information leaflet giving ideas for walks and places to eat where your dog can accompany you.
The medieval village of Dunster in Exmoor National Park is a great place to stay with your canine companions, with some walks in and around the village, including around the National Trust property Dunster Castle and Gardens, where you are able to take your dog around the gardens and outbuildings of the castle including the Tenants Hall, the old stables and the shop; they do need to be on a lead however. The gardens are extensive and there is a lovely riverside walk with romantic old bridges crossing the water. Even if you are not visiting the castle you can enjoy a long walk around the surrounding fields of the castle, there is a permissible path alongside the River Avill and dogs can enjoy a swim or a splash in the river.
Nearby are the waymarked forestry walks of the Crown Estate’s Dunster woodlands including the Bats Castle trail where you climb up high to an Iron Age Hill-fort with spectacular 360° panoramas of Exmoor and the coast. Also in the Dunster woodlands is the Tall Trees Trail, where you can see the tallest tree in England. Dunster beach is just a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the village for a stroll along the shore where you can walk to Minehead in one direction, or Blue Anchor in the other.