WHITE HORSES – WHOLE HOUSE – BANTHAM
White Horses magnificently stands in the heart of Bantham village. The breathtaking panoramic views across the Avon Estuary, Bantham and Burgh Island in the distance, truly make this majestic property very special.
Steeped in rich history, the 19th century house offers the perfect retreat and entertainment factor. Accommodating 11 guests across the bedrooms and an additional 5 guests on the overflow sofa beds, White Horses brings you an opportunity for all the family and friends to be based in one single location.
This fantastic property is unique due to its versatility. White Horses property consists of smaller apartments to make up the entire house. Whether you wish to rent the entire house as originally built for or wish to rent a smaller apartment within the house, the choice is yours. The whole house comprises the ‘Main House’, ‘River View’, ‘Island View’ and ‘Butter Bay’.
Upon entry to the main house you are welcomed with a brightly lit entrance hall with globe pendant hanging lights and ample coat hanging space. To the right, a small vanity room can be found. Further into the entrance hall, next to the bathroom a large utility and wet room offers a washing machine, tumble dryer and shower with access from the main house and outside door. Perfect for beach days to leave wetsuits and towels and wash off sandy toes before emerging back into the entrance hall. Directly across from the utility, a set of large wooden doors open into the fantastic open plan shaker style kitchen diner. This massive entertainment area offers two fantastic farmhouse kitchen tables, a full whole wall bookshelf and writers desk. The main kitchen makes perfect for large dinner parties with all the family and friends dining together. The kitchen is fully equipped with two ovens, built in fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and much more. Large French doors open fully out onto the sheltered patio area that overlooks the garden. The indoor – outdoor dining functionality of White Horses is a brilliant feature of this property and allows for inclusion of all in one place.
The garden is what childhood dreams are made of. The huge lawn garden turns easily into an adventure playground for hide and seek, football tournaments, or even building dens. A hidden pathway through the hedge leads down to the estuary where the passing tide provides endless hours of fun. Whether you wish to leap into the water and let the ‘Swoosh’ carry you down the estuary or explore the marine conservation zone and area of outstanding natural beauty via paddleboards, endless amounts of excitement and memories are here to be made.
Back into the house, just off the kitchen, a small set of stairs lead you into the lounge snug where a wide screen TV and log burner reside for those cosy evenings where the doors can be shut and a hideaway retreat emerges.
The entrance hall houses the grand contemporary staircase leading you to the first floor where the main house master bedroom, the gorgeous White Room is found. Waking up in the super comfy super king size bed, overlooking the beautiful view of the garden and coast, is that of dreams. Next door, the bunk bed room offers a double bed bottom and single bed top, perfect for the kids.
The shared family bathroom can be found diagonally across the landing and includes the bath and overhead shower, toilet and sink.
Adjacent to the main house family bathroom, Island View apartment is accessed via the kitchen or lounge door. Island View has a spacious lounge with doors opening onto the shared balcony with the White Room overlooking the panoramic views of the Avon estuary, Bantham coastline and Burgh Island in the distance. Island View lounge also doubles up as a bedroom on the double sofa bed. A wooden bookshelf spans across a wall with a plethora of reading material for your enjoyment, plus a small TV. A through door leads to Island View’s spacious super king size bedroom with wardrobe space and draws. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a bath and overhead shower, basin, toilet and heated towel rail. The apartment’s small kitchen is accessed from Island View’s bedroom, the main house hallway (if renting the entire house) or the kitchen door balcony. The kitchen is fully equipped with essential appliances including a toaster, kettle, microwave and crockery, a small 2 seater breakfast table, oven and hob, dishwasher and under-counter fridge-freezer.
Outside Island View kitchen an additional door provides access into the second upstairs apartment, River View. This apartment offers access via the kitchen door into the open plan kitchen and lounge. Again this lounge doubles up as an overflow accommodation on the double sofa bed. Just off the lounge, River View bedroom and en-suite can be found. This super king sized bedroom offers drawer storage and a lovely view through the trees to the Avon Estuary. Additional access from this bedroom into the main house is available, if renting the whole house. The en-suite for River View is equipped with a shower, toilet and sink.
The final apartment is Butter Bay. This apartment is a wonderful ground floor living area inclusive of a super king size bedroom, with views of the Avon Estuary, a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom and an open plan kitchen lounge. The bathroom is equipped with a wide shower, toilet and sink. The lounge doubles up as additional accommodation for guests on the single sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, an oven and hob, under-counter fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. Access to Butter Bay can either be through the outside door down the back of the house or through to the main house into the entrance hall.
White Horses is a truly versatile property whether you choose to rent the entire house or a single apartment. The beauty of staying here provides each family cluster with the opportunity to socialize together as a massive group or enjoy their own time in their residing apartment. Feeling cramped is not something that is necessary when renting White Horses Whole House. Alternatively, if the 16 guests accommodation is too much, smaller apartments may be sectioned off as a cheaper option for smaller groups of guests.
White Horses parking allows for up to 6 cars to be parked on the driveway.
White Horses can also be rented alongside Carew which is situated next door which will accommodate a further 8 people.
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.