Guest Blogger May 2017
Could you be our guest blogger?
This prize draw is now closed.
We are looking for a guest reviewer to visit the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, close to Exmoor. You’ll stay for two nights in this beautiful village with a partner, with dinner provided on one evening and you can take your dog too!
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. The gardens are extensive and
there is a lovely riverside walk with romantic old bridges crossing the water.
You can also 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 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
in one direction, or Blue Anchor in the other.
The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster is highly
recommended as a base to stay to explore the area. The hoteliers are dog
owners, so they really welcome pets, with dog friendly rooms, a drying room for
clothes, towels and dog beds can be provided on request and the hotel has a
'woof guide' giving ideas for walks and places to eat where your dog can
accompany you. The hotel also has 2 for 1 vouchers for many local attractions
which are dog friendly.
How to apply to review this hotel
If you would like to visit this hotel, with a partner or friend, and write 2 reviews for us (one on the hotel, the other about the area) of 6/700 words each, with 3 or 4 photos too, please add a Comment below or join the Forum thread to tell us why you would be the best reviewer for the assignment, and also if you’ll be accompanied by a canine friend! Do you have a special connection to the area? Or a fond memory of a visit in the past? Or perhaps Dunster and Exmoor are places you’ve always wanted to visit?
The successful reviewer will be advised in
previous guest bloggers and read about their experiences.