I stayed here for a long weekend in July. First impressions were great- the garden is gorgeous and turned out to be the perfect spot for a refreshing G&T from their bar before taking the 20min stroll to the local pub.
The house is also beautiful. The rooms are bright and airy, with lots of quirky design features. And the bed left me unconscious for the entire night! Perfect.
Breakfast was delicious- lots of fresh fruit, granola, and loads of hot options in addition to the standard full English, all cooked with lots of care and attention.
The hosts were friendly, informative and obviously really wanted to give us the best experience possible.
We booked through Mr and Mrs Smith, and got one night free as a result. If I had been paying full price, there are a handful of things that would have made the stay even better...
Firstly, having just had a 4 hour drive from London, it would have been nice to have a couple of complimentary biscuits offered on arrival. I know this sounds like a really minor point, but it's something that often seems to come as standard in many cheaper B&Bs I have stayed in. Instead, we had to delve into the (fairly expensive) mini bar for a few snacks.
Secondly, it would be good to have bar prices on display. As mentioned above, we had a couple of drinks from their bar. At £5 for a single gin and tonic, this felt a bit steep and it would have been a bit of shock to see the bill on the last day if we'd used their bar regularly.
Finally, dogs! I must confess I am not an animal person at all, and I did know the B&B had dogs and cats when we booked. The cat was there the entire time and I didn't notice it at all. The dogs were only there on the last day, but spent most of the morning running around the garden and jumping all over the furniture, which wasn't particularly relaxing. I'm sure if we'd asked, the owners would have kept them in the house, and it definitely wouldn't stop me from coming back, but something to bear in mind when booking.
All in all however, a fantastic trip, and I will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whitehouse is our small and intimate home from home in the small sleepy coastal village of Chillington in South Devon. Tamara, Matthew and Ally have designed six unique bedrooms with bold statement lighting, practical, clever interiors and touches of vintage glamour making Whitehouse an individual place to stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whitehouse Hotel Chillington
- Whitehouse Chillington, Devon