Devon, United Kingdom

Whitehouse

Rates from (ex tax)$209.27

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP190.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Updated Georgian abode

Setting

Charming Chillington village

Don't be deceived by the Whitehouse hotel's historic Georgian exterior or quaint Devonshire coastal village location of Chillington; this airy little hotel is the opposite of chintzy, fussy and overdone. Its six spacious rooms have been stylishly outfitted with chunky wooden furniture, huge beds covered with Frette linens, and ensuites worthy of an urban loft. Despite all this, we doubt you'll spend all that much time in your room, as the boutique bed and breakfast has extensive gardens perfect for croquet and cocktails.

Smith Extra

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A glass of prosecco for each guest

Facilities

Photos Whitehouse facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Six.

Check–Out

12 noon, although this may be flexible (subject to availability). Check‑in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $209.27 (£158), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP190.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include full English or Continental breakfast. You can rent the whole house, catered or non-catered (sleeping 12) for two nights from £2,600; additional nights cost £1,300 each.

Also

Sun yourself in the extensive gardens attend afternoon tea (available on request). Arrange an appointment with the on-site beautician for a spot of pampering during your stay.

At the hotel

Croquet lawn, gardens, chest of DVDs and CDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: plasma TVs, CD/DVD player with iPod connection, Nespresso machine.

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.

Packing tips

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.

Also

A two‑night minimum stay applies at weekends.

Pet‐friendly

Well‑behaved dogs are welcome for £10 a night – just give notice (so they can let the resident lurchers and Siamese cats know they’ll have company). See more pet-friendly hotels in Devon.

Children

Children over 12 can stay. Extra beds (£35, with breakfast) can be added to your room. Babysitting with a local nanny costs £15 an hour.

Overview

Kids are welcome (but not in the restaurant after 6pm); cots (£10) and extra beds (£25, with breakfast) can be added to your room. Babysitting with a local nanny costs £15 an hour.

Food and Drink

Photos Whitehouse food and drink

Top Table

Secure a spot by the window overlooking the gardens. Better still, sit outside on the terrace (weather permitting).

Dress Code

Casual but groomed; Alice Temperley with your favourite denim.

Hotel restaurant

The Whitehouse offers daily breakfasts of delicious homemade granola, Greek yogurt and fruit, and a full English option. There's a corker of an afternoon tea available, if arranged in advance, and Sunday lunches. Dinner is served in the garden room on Fridays and Saturdays; start with the bruschetta of the day, then move on to wild mushroom linguine or fresh fish, before generous helping of ice cream from local Salcombe Dairy. Other nights of the week, evening antipasta platters can be arranged, but do require advanced notice. If you're feeling more than peckish, the Beachhouse (the Whitehouse's dining venture) is a 20-minute drive away in Milton Sands, serves sea-fresh cracked crab and moules marinare, steaks and clotted-cream ice cream with a side of stunning beach scenery.

Hotel bar

The Whitehouse bar has a cosy living room, with shelves stuffed with travel books, a large chocolate‑brown sofa and a fireside snug.

Last orders

The Whitehouse serves daily breakfast, dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday lunches.

Location

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Address
Whitehouse
Chillington
Devon
TQ7 2JX
Devon
United Kingdom

Planes

Exeter airport is an hour and ten minutes away. Fly in from all over the UK (Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, etc). Call our Smith24 team to book your flights.

Trains

First Great Western runs train services from Paddington to Totnes (a 30-minute drive from the hotel) in just under three hours. Our Smith24 team of travel experts can arrange your train tickets.

Automobiles

A car is a good idea for exploring the surrounding Cornish countryside and nearby towns; Chillington is 45 minutes from Plymouth and four and a half hours from London. It's also two miles from the West Devon coast. Parking is free at the hotel. Our Smith24 team can arrange a set of wheels for you.

Worth getting out of bed for

For a breathe of fresh air, head off to the beach – it's a one-mile walk. Hotel staff will also be happy to arrange a host of typically Devonian activities, including boat charters, fishing trips, and horse riding. Or simply join the south west coast path for a postcard-pretty wander. 

 

Local restaurants

Although it's a wee ‘pub and a post office’ type of village, Chillington has some lovely little eateries. There's also plenty to tempt in nearby Dartmouth, including Anzac Street Bistro, which uses market-fresh fish, and meat and produce from local farms in its Mediterranean- and Polish-inspired dishes. The Beachhouse (the Whitehouse's dining venture) is a 20-minute drive away, serving sea-fresh cracked crab and moules marinare, steaks and clotted-cream ice cream with a side of stunning beach scenery. Famed fishmonger and restaurateur Mitch Tonks is behind The Seahorse (+44 (0)1803 835147), a relaxed Italian seafood outfit on the riverbank. The Cricket Inn in nearby Beesands serves local ales and a selection of wines alongside a menu of fresh fish and locally-sources meats; they have dog friendly tables in the bar and a sizeable alfresco dining area for sunny days. Osteria the Curator Kitchen in Totnes has a reassuringly short menu of pastas, grilled meats and fish; meals are often served at shared tables and paired with the carefully-selected natural and organic Italian wines.

Local cafés

Sister establishment the Beachhouse (+44 (0)1548 561144) on South Milton sands is well worth a visit. The cafe at Stokeley Farmshop serves up classic breakfasts - expect eggs and sausage to feature heavily – and country lunches ranging from Ploughman's sandwiches to burgers to fish pie. In Totnes, you'll find carefully-selected Italian coffees, handmade cakes, biscotti and a selection of panini at the Curator Cafe.

Local bars

Rumour (+44 (0)1803 864682) is a young and buzzy little wine bar in Totnes, which also does a palatable line in pizza. In the pretty village of South Pool, The Millbrook Inn (+44 (0)1548 531581) continues the tradition of cider-soused West Country pubs, but throws a militantly local menu into the mix. Over in East Prawle, The Pig's Nose (+44 (0)1548 511209) is a great place to catch local live bands (but eat before you go).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique B&B in Devon and unpacked their walking boots and fishing rods, a full account of their coastal break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Whitehouse in Devon…


The sumptuous afternoon tea isn’t the only thing we’re head-over-heels for at Whitehouse; we’re smitten with the oversized roll-top baths, the pretty Georgian townhouse with its immaculate lawned garden, the sprawling four-poster beds you could get lost in and the hearty home-cooked breakfasts. Outdoors, get stuck into some typically Devonian activities in nearby Dartmouth, where you’ll find fishing excursions, boats to charter and surf schools. There’s plenty to keep foodies happy, too: expect lashings of locally made cider, fresh crab sandwiches and moules by the bucketload. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Whitehouse’s Guestbook below.

We loved

All aspects of the hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 30 Aug 2017

We loved

The space, the peace and quiet, the scenery, the food (breakfast and at sister restaurant The Beachhouse) and especially the bathroom. Visit The Beachhouse for food and Blackpool beach - beautiful.

Don’t expect

Perfect WiFi in the rooms (fine in the shared areas), but you're on holiday anyway...

Rating

Stayed on 2 Dec 2016

We loved

Room, ambience, location, Tamara the owner. Go to The Beachouse restaurant for dinner. 

Don’t expect

...to be close to the beach -- it's quite a hike but good if you like a walk.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Oct 2016

We loved

Bed - bathroom and breakfast. Location to coast good - although little information at the hotel to say what was in the locality.

Don’t expect

Not to be able to eat at the hotel in the evening. Difficult to locate in the village.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Aug 2016

We loved

The beautiful decor, comfortable bed, bathtub at the foot of our bed, delicious breakfast and the friendly staff!

Don’t expect

A strong internet connection, but it's nice to disconnect!

Rating

Stayed on 6 Aug 2016

We loved

The location, the relaxed atmosphere, great decor, great breakfast. The Tower Pub in Slapton Sands was excellent.

Don’t expect

Chest of drawers to place your clothes. We all had to use our cases.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Jul 2016

We loved

Lovely room, friendly hosts, great location near to the coast and some lovely places to eat nearby. The Beach house is great for dinner.

Rating

Stayed on 17 Jun 2016

We loved

The bed was amazing and so comfortable. The bathroom was fantastic. Sitting by the fire with a glass of wine, a cat on your lap and a dog at your feet.

Don’t expect

Anything too busy. Go here to chill out and get away from it all.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Feb 2016

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