Welcome to The Northfield

Our Hotel started out life as a Gentleman’s residence when built in 1902 and continued as such until it was converted to a hotel in 1946, it has been extended many times since.

The Northfield is located on the lower slopes of Northhill in nearly 2 acres of landscaped gardens reputed to have been laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. We have wonderful views from our elevated position from the coast to the Quantocks, Brendon hills and indeed Exmoor itself, walking from the hotel you are on Exmoor in only a few minutes.

Minehead provides the perfect base for exploring the area, as well as being a charming town in its own right with a picturesque harbour, beautiful thatched cottages in the shadow of the impressive St Michael’s church.

The historic village of Dunster is just a couple of miles away, a lovely walk along the coast then inland.

We purchased the Northfield in the summer of 2012 and are gradually updating most areas to regain as much of its character as possible such as the beautiful parquet flooring in the hallway. We are not following the trend for boutique and contemporary! Our aim is to provide a classic coastal hotel where a warm welcome and friendly service are supported by good food and wine with very comfortable accommodation, with the added bonus of an indoor pool. We have a large private car park a huge benefit in this area.

We trust whether you are visiting us for leisure or business or indeed just popping in for a cappuccino we will meet your needs

Stewart Willis & Chris Legg



Hotel Video


  • Refurbishment

    Our updating programme gathers pace this winter, with eight new bathrooms this winter and all double rooms now have had new beds we can now offer 6 family rooms! New windows are in and improvements to the pool area include a new 4 seater steam room which has been installed and the changing rooms are being upgraded […]

  • Wifi

    An updated system has been installed so no more problems!


    If you book on-line direct with us, through this site (B&B) Enjoy afternoon tea each day on us!


    Any time of year is great to enjoy the railway but the galas are something special
    Autumn gala 2-5th Oct and Winter festival 29/30 December

  • Children

    OMG we will soon be losing our reputation as an Old Peoples Hotel we have beaten last years record of 10 overnight guest’s we had 13 younger guest’s last week!

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