White Horses | Main House | 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.
Main House – Sleeps 5: Ground floor, large hallway with stairs up to the first floor. On the left double doors that lead you into a large light kitchen with ample seating for up to 20, bi-folding doors open onto the amazing rear garden and estuary views over Burgh Island. The living room is located down some small stairs into a spacious L-shaped lounge area which is decorated in a fresh, contemporary design. A flat-screen TV and wood burner are available for cosy, cooler evenings.
On the first floor is the bathroom with shower and bath, WC and washbasin and a large top floor area that leads you to a small set of stairs and into bedroom one. Bedroom one has a set of bunkbeds (Single over double and is perfect for children). Next door you have the beautiful second bedroom, ‘The White Room’, this is a charming double, filled with natural light in a simple, rustic style with fabulous views. This part of the house also has a shared balcony with Island View.
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.