Style Updated Georgian abode
Setting Charming Chillington village
Take a quaint Devonshire coastal village, add a beautiful Georgian building, mix in some funky, chunky furniture, black Italian chandeliers, roll-top baths, cover in Frette linen, and serve with a home-cooked country platter. Welcome to the Whitehouse hotel.
Need to know
- Rooms Six.
Double rooms from $239.50 (£158), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (£158) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include full English or Continental breakfast. You can rent the whole house (sleeping 12) for two nights from £2,600; additional nights cost £1,300 each.
- Facilities Croquet lawn, gardens, chest of DVDs and CDs, screening room, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: plasma TVs, CD/DVD player with iPod connection, Nespresso machine. In‑room beauty treatments can be arranged.
- Poolside Whitehouse doesn’t have a pool, although you can sun yourself in the extensive gardens. The hotel has house membership to the Dart Marina spa in Dartmouth, where you can use the pool, steam room and gym free.
- Check-out Midday, although this may be flexible (subject to availability). Check‑in, 2pm.
- Children Kids are welcome (but not in the restaurant after 6pm); cots (£15) and extra beds (£35, with breakfast) can be added to your room. Babysitting with a local nanny costs £15 an hour. More...
- Also A two‑night minimum stay applies at weekends. Well‑behaved dogs are welcome: beds, bowls and towels are provided for £10 a night – just give notice (so they can let the resident lurchers and Siamese cats know they’ll have company).
- Please note
The restaurant is closed Mondays–Wednesdays, from October to March inclusive.
Food and drink at Whitehouse
The chef clearly has a fondness for sharing, producing a terrific array of grazing‑perfect goodies served on hefty wooden boards – the star turns are cured meats, local cheeses and artisan breads. There’s a daily changing menu of fresh seafood and local meat, served in the airy barn‑style dining area.
- Dress code Casual but groomed; Alice Temperley with your favourite denim.
- Top table Secure a spot by the window overlooking the gardens. Better still, sit outside on the terrace (weather permitting).
- Last orders Dinner comes to a natural halt around 10pm, but there’s no hard and fast attitude to opening hours. The bar’s open late, usually until around 2am.
- Room service As well as the restaurant menu (available during kitchen opening hours), a selection of comfort foods such as pasta, sandwiches or Marmite on toast can be brought to your room between 11am and 11pm.
The Whitehouse bar has a cosy living room, with shelves stuffed with travel books, a large chocolate‑brown sofa and a fireside snug. It’s un‑Devonishly buzzy at weekends, with a different house cocktail mixed up every day.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
Whitehouse Chillington, Devon TQ7 2JX
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Our favourite rooms
Room Five seduced us the most, with its generous size, double‑aspect views of the gardens, courtyard and surrounding countryside, retro lamps and sleek metallic wallpaper. Room Four may be smaller, but the hand‑crafted wooden four‑poster and the free‑standing French claw‑foot bath had our eyes wide. The Attic room can alternate between a double and a twin – and the sofa bed means it can sleep four if you have kids or friends in tow.
Bring an iPod to hook up to your room’s Bose sound system; in summer, be sure you’re dressed for the beach – it’s only an amble away.
Film showings are held regularly in the Whitehouse’s huge screening room, which has Fatboy bean-bag chairs to sprawl in.