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The White House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Charmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2012

This delightful hotel tucked away in Charmouth is a real treat. Not only is the hotel itself charming but the food is delicious and all locally sourced - (their most recent Gold award is well deserved!) I found it a really relaxing retreat from the city and the hospitality of the owners made it a memorable experience.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ALMK-London
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Thank you very much for your review.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that we will see you again when the weather is a little kinder!!

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Reviewed 23 December 2011

My husbandand I spent a wonderful evening at the restaurant at the White House during October half term. I can honestly say that it was one of the very best meals we have eaten for a long, long time. The food was beautifully prepared, expertly cooked with lovely presentation. The staff were most welcoming and Ian had a long chat with us at the end of the evening. I can totally recommend the White House for a memorable dining expereince. I'm only sorry that it's such a long way away from us, otherwise I'd be there on a regular basis! We'll will definitely revisit if we're on holiday in teh area again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Hello Owensmum and thanks for your lovely comments.We hope to see you back down in Dorset soon

ian

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Reviewed 13 December 2011

......we stayed for 2 nights recently and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the White House. Beautiful room, wonderful breakfast and fantastic hospitality. For anyone wanting a lovely break in the area, I would highly recommend the White House hotel for a truly wonderful, relaxing stay. We are just sorry we didn't get to try Ian's famous fare! Thank you so much!! Charlie & Olivia

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Olivia M
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2011

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleasedthat you enjoyed your weekend with us.
and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

...we enjoyed our two nights at the beautiful White House Hotel so much that we had to say 'thanks'. Excellent food, comfortable room, and friendly service - nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, even when we inadvertently broke their shower. Sorry!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2011

Thanks for the lovely review. Don't worry though, you didnt break the shower! It was just one of those things that happens sometimes.Thank you for your understanding and patience whilst we got it fixed.

We hope to see you again next time you are down this way

Ian and liz

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel was elegant and in a peaceful, pretty spot of Charmouth. On arrival we were greeted with refreshments and a friendly smile. Our room was really pretty, the shower was heavenly especially after a days walking. It was peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious with a great choice of fresh, local produce. A special building run by a lovely family. Special mention to Moggy who we considered sneaking home with us!
Robert and Carol, Yorkshire.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2011

Very kind of you to say such lovely things about us.Now that the weather has turned a little cooler Moggy has taken up residence by the radiator in our house and is refusing to move anywhere.He says hello though.

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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Just back from lovely stay on Juraissac Coast of England. Our lodgings were at the White House Hotel in Charmouth...such a treat. We arrived on Monday and Ian sent us to the local Pub as his kitchen is "down" on Mondays. We enjoyed our nice meal down the road but were dissappointed to only sample Ian's excellent fare for one night. The Hotel is warm and beautifully done and we very much liked our cozy room facing the back which had new modern bath. Ian is warm, helpful and as mentioned, quite the chef. All staff were friendly and cats greeting us outside a wonderful bonus. Lovely small garden out back and friendly chickens. Charmouth beach was terrific and we had great success in finding a few fossils along the shore for our pockets. Lyme Regis was just down the street and a must. Would return frequently if we didn't have to cross the pond!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2011

Thank you so much for your lovely review.It was lovely to meet you too and hope your trip home was as stress free as your time in Charmouth.
We hope to see you again should you ever be this side of the pond

Ian and Liz

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We had a very pleasant stay at the White House. We decided to give 4 stars overall for the following reasons:
- We're vegetarian and the options for breakfast were a bit limited compared to some
- If you have a long or a wide vehicle, you're unlikely to be able to park at the back
- My partner's allergic to cats and dogs. Cats were roaming freely although definitely not in the bedroom thankfully.
- We felt that the room price was a bit too high.

The owners were very nice and friendly and the room very good. Free wireless was an unexpected bonus and that worked very well. The departure time was 10:30 am whih is okay. The breakfast options were okay and in themselves excellent, i.e. the food was excellent

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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ianCharmouth, Owner at The White House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2011

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed most aspects of your stay.
To answer a couple of your points
-Our cats do occasionally wander in to the lounge but they do not roam freely throughout the building.
-The driveway in our Regency house was not designed with modern large cars in mind but is perfectly negotiable for most vehicles with a little care. We have a Saab estate and manage to navigate with little problem though we appreciate that some drivers are not as confident as others in a relatively narrow space.I am always happy to assist those who need some help.
-Check out time is 11.00am not 10.30am

Regards

Ian

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Additional Information about The White House Hotel

Address: The Street, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6PJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bridport > Charmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Charmouth
Price Range: £130 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful family run four bedroomed Regency house in the centre of the coastal Village of Charmouth in West Dorset, right at the heart of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastlin. Owned and run by Chef Ian Simpson and his wife Elizabeth since 2001 The White House has been totally refurbished to a high standard in the winter of 2012/3 and was subsequently awarded FOUR GOLD STARS from the AA as well as a Breakfast and Dinner Award.Finalists in the Taste of the West Awards for 2014 in Restaurant and B&B. Winners of the 2014 Dorset Tourism Awards B&B category. ... more   less 
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The White House Hotel Charmouth, Dorset

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