Luttrell Arms

Dunster, Somerset

Take to the hills, walk by the coast, stroll through a deer park to Dunster castle – this ancient inn is a great base for northern Exmoor


28 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

You get a triple whammy here: spectacular Dunster Castle, its beautiful estate village and this medieval coaching inn on the high street – the view from the terrace across to the castle is candy for your eyes. Inside, a recent refurbishment has brought in a warm style. You’ll find a beautiful restaurant with papered walls, an attractive sitting room for afternoon tea, an open fire in the high-ceilinged bar, then a boot bar for sleeping dogs and a game of cribbage. There are a couple of terraces for lunch in the sun, sofas on a veranda that overlooks a tiny courtyard. Bedrooms are scattered about, some with village views, others overlooking the estate. Four are huge with grand four-posters, two sitting under a 500-year-old hammer beam roof. Others have period furniture, pretty wallpapers, perhaps a small private terrace; simpler rooms are smaller, but have good beds. Tasty food spans the spectrum, perhaps a posh burger in the bar to smoked haddock chowder, braised shin of beef and chocolate and raspberry tart in the restaurant. Cliff tops and wild moors wait for fabulous walking.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends
Lunch from £4.95. Bar meals from £10.95. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. Sunday lunch from £15.95. Afternoon tea £12.95.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £90-£100.
20 Twin/doubles
From £140
4 Four-posters
From £160
4 Doubles
From £110



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Becca Way

  • Dunster Castle An ancient castle and country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower.
  • The South West Coast Path begins on the quayside in Minehead and winds its way around the coastline to Poole in Dorset: the start is marked by a huge sculpture of a pair of hands holding a map.Take a walk up The Parade to admire the vibrant floral displays
  • Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.
  • Enjoy excellent views from North Hill over Minehead and the surrounding hills, as well as across the Bristol Channel towards south Wales. North Hill, where Exmoor National Park begins, dominates the town and its green slopes can be seen for miles around.
  • Take in the delights of the stunning Snowdrop Valley nearby at Wheddon Cross were a blanket of snowdrops, planted by the Monks of Dunster in the 13th century, tumble down either side of a mountainous beck that cascades along the valley.
  • Running over 20 miles the steam railway is a relaxing step back in time and a delightful evocation of the age of the bygone days of travel by steam train. West Somerset Railway trains run through an area of outstanding natural beauty.