The White House is our beautiful four bedroomed Regency Villa in the centre of the coastal village of Charmouth. Surrounded on three sides by the glorious West Dorset countryside and the sea to the south, we are just a five minute walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coastline and its famous fossil beach.
The hotel was extensively refurbished in the spring of 2013 and our four large rooms/suites gained us an AA Four Star Gold rating which we have retained in 2014. We were also given AA Awards for our breakfasts and dinners and were finalists in the Dorset Tourism Awards, winning a Bronze award.
We were delighted to be told in June of this year that we had retained out Gold awards from Taste of the West in the B&B and Restaurant Categories. The Judges comments can be seen here on our reviews page.
Please note we only offer B&B throughout August and our restaurant is not available during this month.
Liz and I met whilst working for P&O Cruises aboard the MV 'Sea Princess' in the 1990s and upon leaving the ships, we harboured an ambition to buy our own hotel. We achieved this in 2001 when we bought the White House. Our wonderful staff Tracey and Hannah have been part of our team for 10 years and now our children Mollie and Tom help out (sometimes willingly) in the kitchen, restaurant and bedrooms at weekends.
Since we opened we have always aimed to use the best of local and seasonal produce, some grown in our own kitchen garden. West Dorset is an amazing place for fish, seafood, artisan cheeses, superbly reared meat as well as an abundance of seasonal vegetables and fruit and we are able to take advantage of this in our kitchen. We use many local suppliers and a list of who they are can be found here.
Should you wish to make a reservation, you can book online. You can of course call us on 01297 560411 or email us via our contact form and we will be happy to assist you with a reservation or an enquiry.
If you are planning a family celebration or a friends get-together, you can book the whole hotel for exclusive use with up to 12 friends and family for a unique house party. We can tailor a two or three day break, or longer, specifically for you. Call us for more details on 01297 560411.
Ian and Liz Simpson, Chef and Proprietor