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.
We do not offer our rooms through Laterooms, Trivago, TripAdvisor, Booking.com etc. who charge up to 20% commission on bookings which is invariably passed on to the customer. Our best rates are found by contacting us directly on 01297 560411, booking online or checking our last minute availability on our twitter feed on the lower right hand side of this page.
We are delighted to say that we are into the Finals of the South West Tourism Awards in the B&B category in March 2015.
We have also been selected as one of the businesses to represent the South West in the national Visit England awards to be held in May 2015!
In October 2014 we were presented with our Gold Dorset Tourism Award at a ceremony held at the TANK MUSEUM in Bovington.
Having also retained Gold for B&B and Restaurant in this years Taste of the West Awards, 2014 has been a good year for us. The Judges comments can be seen here on our reviews page. We were also finalists in both categories in the regional Taste of the West awards held in Bristol in September 2014.
A Brief History
Liz and I met whilst working for P&O Cruises aboard the MV 'Sea Princess' in the 1990s. We returned to dry land with an ambition to run our own busines and following an extensive search across the whole of the South West and beyond, we eventually came to Charmouth and The White House and knew straight away we had found that special place we were looking for. We opened the for the first time in April 2001
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. We have always aimed to use the best of local and seasonal produce, some grown in our own kitchen garden
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
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.
We hope to welcome you here soon.
Ian and Liz Simpson, Chef and Proprietor