White Horses | Island View | Bantham
Nestled in the heart of this beautiful South Hams village, White Horses is a stunning 19th-century property, steeped in local history. Whilst the various sections of the house can be booked individually, larger parties can book the whole house.
It’s flexible accommodation has been cleverly designed for large groups but suitable enough to provide a cosy hideaway for smaller families or couples. With a coastal or river view from most windows, this beautiful house sits magnificently above the Avon Estuary within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and newly introduce Marine Conservation Zone.
The unspoilt village of Bantham itself is an absolute joy. With its own local pub and a well-stocked village shop, it’s friendly locals are in abundance, ready to point you in the direction of the best surf, the finest cream tea or the freshest seafood.
The beach itself is a watersports paradise. Miles of golden sand, crystal clear water and incredible waves. Grab a Surf Board, Kayak or a Stand-Up Paddleboard and head on down to this pristine beach, less than five minutes walk from the house.
If a sunbathe and a good book are more your thing, the Avon estuary beach is a calmer, quieter spot for you to relax and unwind. Whatever you choose to do – White Horses provides the ideal base to enjoy this incredible location any time of the year.
Island View – Sleeps 2 or 4 using the sofa bed
Introducing a practical, comfortable, and spacious holiday rental apartment, thoughtfully designed to offer both functionality and charm. Situated on the second floor, this coastal retreat features a captivating front balcony with picturesque vistas of the Avon Estuary and, in the distance, the serene local beaches and the iconic Burgh Island.
Accessing Island View is a breeze, reached by a short flight of stairs leading up to the shared rear alfresco dining balcony. Here, you’ll find the entrance to Island View. Step inside to discover a well-equipped kitchen, complete with all the essentials for convenient cooking – crockery, utensils, a microwave, toaster, oven, extractor fan, compact fridge with a small freezer compartment, a dishwasher, and a dining table with chairs.
Moving through the hallway, you’ll reach the master bedroom, a bright and airy space that seamlessly combines comfort and convenience. The en-suite bathroom features a relaxing bath with an overhead shower, a basin, and a toilet. The sumptuous king-sized bed is adorned with fluffy pillows and accompanied by bedside tables, lamps, ample wardrobe space, and an antique chest stocked with extra bedding. Three large windows offer enchanting views of the White Horses garden and the magical scenery of Bantham Beach, the Avon Estuary, and Burgh Island in the distance.
Adjacent to the master bedroom, you’ll find the inviting living room, which can also serve as overflow accommodation for an additional 2 guests on a fold-down sofa bed. This space is flooded with natural light, thanks to large windows and patio doors that open out onto a balcony offering stunning coastal views. Comfortable armchairs and a sofa provide the perfect spots for relaxation. A selection of reading material lines the shelves, and a standard TV with a DVD player is at your disposal.
The balcony is a standout feature of this apartment, exclusively reserved for guests of Island View when booked independently. It’s the ideal spot for sunset sundowners, morning coffee, or simply basking in the great outdoors.
Island View provides one off-road parking space on the property and offers an EV-charger for electric cars. Thanks to its convenient location, you’ll find amenities right at your doorstep. A welcoming pub is just across the road, the shop is a short stroll up Bantham Lane, and the beach is within easy walking distance. Your perfect coastal retreat awaits!
What makes White Horses so special from the owner
White Horses has a history so rich and vibrant, it’s impossible to put it all into words. If walls could talk then the ones here would certainly have a few stories to tell.
Generations of our family have holidayed at our beautiful riverside home and over the years we’ve almost become a permanent fixture in the village. There are so many of us, when we turn up we never know who else in the family we’re going to bump into.
When we’re here we don’t want to be anywhere else and when we’re anywhere else the only place we want to be is back in Bantham.
All the children love it here. particularly the large garden – Great for hide and seek, boules and building dens.
The hidden steps which lead down to a secret jetty where on an outgoing tide we can leap into the water and let the ‘Swoosh’ carry us down the estuary. Hours and hours of fun and memories that will last forever.