We have just returned from a relaxing five-night break a The White House and are delighted to recommend it to anyone seeking top quality hotel accommodation with the most genial and generous hosts, Ian and Liz.
We were greeted in the private car park by Ian who insisted on taking care of the luggage.
The historic house has been lovingly restored with internal curved walls and great curved doors to match all lit by chandeliers from the lofty ceilings.
We saw all four of the bedrooms each very spacious, individually furnished and decorated in keeping with this grand old house. Our room was No 3 at the back upstairs. It is full of character, large, bright, airy, spotlessly clean, very warm and comfortable with a super-king size bed and a mountain of crisp white pillows - guaranteeing a very good night's sleep. The bathroom is also large with a huge bath, bath essence in which to luxuriate and fluffy white bathrobes.
Ian is a superb chef from the scrumptious local bacon and sausages at breakfast, not forgetting the best muesli (plus fruit and yoghurt) that we have ever eaten to creative and beautifully cooked scallops, duck breasts and home-baked, light as can be, Dorset apple cake - simply mouth-watering. One of their secrets is that most of the food is sourced from the local farmers' market.
Nothing is too much trouble for Liz and Ian whether it is a dietary requirement or advice on where to find fossils - they even loaned us a fossil hammer.
The break was to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and they really made it very special for us.
Thank you both - we will be back.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The White House Hotel Charmouth, Dorset