Whitehouse Hotel, Kingsbridge, Devon
A classic Georgian country house with a difference - the Whitehouse Hotel offers a refreshing take on the traditional country pile. This is a home-from-home bursting with character and a unique design. The balance between modern comforts and heritage is struck just right; think classic features fused with modern and quirky interiors, surrounded by mature gardens, and in easy reach of some traditional Devon pubs. Suited to those looking for a luxurious escape in stylish surroundings, where the attention to detail is second-to-none. Guests can indulge in hearty breakfasts championing local produce, a well-stocked bar and a large outdoor area complete with a fire pit, and it's just 20 minutes from the white sandy beaches of the South Hams.
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Don't miss out on a trip to the tidal sands of Bigbury-on-Sea. At low tide you can walk across to Burgh Island, with its impressive Art Deco hotel, and the centuries-old Pilchard's Inn.
The Whitehouse hotel is in the sleepy south Devon village Chillington, between Salcombe and Dartmouth and 5 miles from the bustling town of Kingsbridge.
By car: The pub is 1 hour 10 mins from Exeter, 2 hours 30 mins from Bristol and around 4 hours 30 mins from London. There is free parking on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Totnes takes around 2 hours 50 mins. The hotel is a 35-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
By plane: Exeter airport (50 miles)
Style & Character
For those looking for a super luxurious stay as a splurge for a special occasion, guests with dogs in tow and more recently a younger demographic too. We love the Soho House vibe - elegant, flashes of both rustic and contemporary style, with contrasting palettes like a canary-yellow sofa set against deep blues.
Service & Facilities
Take a little respite from the real world and sink into the comfort of the gorgeous lounge, with its super-snug open fire. Four-legged friends are welcome in three dog-friendly bedrooms. Doggie treats, water bowls and a waste bin will ensure your pup is well looked after, and there are plenty of walks direct from the garden into a network of bridleways. They're welcome to roam the house too, including the dining room, so long as they remain on a leash. Dog-friendly beaches, walks and pubs can be recommended.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
We love Room Six - built into the eaves of the house - with its spiral staircase, dreamy tonal palettes and unique claw-foot bath. Soft pink and green hues, set against natural materials, and the addition of a separate living area, make this room the one for us!
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, smart TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, complimentary coffee, teas, water and organic milk
Food & Drink
Starting the day in the pretty conservatory overlooking the garden is the only way to do your stay-cay breakfast. No weekend clichés here, breakfast is a serious tablescape of treats, particularly The Whitehouse One Pan - consisting of two eggs, chorizo, tomatoes, mushrooms and a scattering of black beans, served with a tortilla wrap. Yum!
Breakfast: menu of cooked dishes, local produce, indoor dining room and outdoor terrace seating.
The bar: wines, cocktails, local ales and spirits, coffees, teas and soft drinks.
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