Indulgent coastal B&B for grown-ups, with beautiful Edwardian interiors and fabulous breakfasts (and treats)
For a tranquil Exmoor break with a chic seaside feel, our boutique B&B is the perfect base. Downstairs, the house is stylish and welcoming; quirky, but practical (a bit, we hope, like us). Upstairs, it’s unashamedly pampering, with crisp bedlinen, luxurious ensuite bathrooms (with both tubs and huge, walk-in rain-showers), Elemis Spa toiletries – and glorious, panoramic views of both Exmoor and the coast.
Driving up the gravel path to our grand-dame residence on the lower slopes of Minehead’s North Hill, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a GK Chesterton novel. Our imperial oak, the handsome cream building and traditional gardens evoke period drama, but inside lies a cosy, contemporary retreat with a genuinely warm welcome.
Food is a highlight – you’ll be greeted with a tea tray while you check in, and you’ll come home to find a treat waiting for you in your suite every afternoon. In case of midnight snack attacks, there’s a biscuit barrel on the landing for you to raid. We make our own bread, cakes, cookies and marmalade, and, wherever possible, all our ingredients are locally-sourced or home-grown, and 100% conscience-friendly. We have separate tables for guests in our sunny breakfast room, and a large menu of breakfast dishes which are all cooked to order. We can also cater for most diets (vegan, veggie, healthy, gluten-free) given a little warning.
Within walking distance of Oakfield B&B are the traditional seaside shops, pubs and cafes in Minehead (and the West Somerset Steam Railway station), yet the Moor beckons too. Good walkers can be hiking through the heather and gorse within ten minutes; or drive up and take a leisurely stroll atop the hill to find ponies, deer, and even Banded Galloways. The South West Coast Path starts just two minutes away from our B&B, and the Coleridge Way and Tarka trails are both easily reached by car. We’ll happily help you plan the best routes to discover Exmoor’s nicest tea-rooms, stately homes, galleries, wildlife havens and stunning views of the West Country.
We sadly can’t accept pets or children under 16.
We have complimentary WiFi and parking; can arrange packed lunches for picnickers, and have a whole host of games, dvd’s, books and maps for you to borrow. With just two suites, we can afford to be generous with our time and we look forward to helping you make the very most of your holiday on Exmoor.