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The White House

(Ref. 1106458)

Bridport, Dorset Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "I organised an extended family gathering at the White House in West Bay, we were all delighted with the property, which was perfect for our needs."

    The property is well located, has ample off-street parking and is very comfortable and well appointed. The 'suite' of social spaces on the ground floor (sitting room, kitchen, dining room) work really well in ensuring an inclusive atmosphere. The kitchen is really well equipped and acts as a great hub within the social space. The bedrooms (and the beds) are all equally comfortable and the garden also provides a great social space if the weather is good. In short, I cannot fault the White House and would certainly book it again for a similar occasion.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to make the most of your family gathering despite the weather. BW, Chris and Katie Moore Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable and spacious accommodation."

    Kitchen well equipped. Good location for local amenities and different leisure activities.Any maintenance was dealt with efficiently. Good customer service.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful house , lovely stay will recommend definitely."

    Only thing you need to be aware of ,and my friend left a note - heavy rain on last night and damp patch appeared in bedroom with flat roof ! Oh and a small niggle couldn't open bedroom windows . However this was a tiny inconvenience in a wonderfully equipped and beautiful house.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay.. we have had the builders out and hopefully will be sorted. Also we will be looking at the windows as the are supposed to partly open. B W, Katie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really love staying at the White House and holidaying with Lyme Bay holidays ."

    There was only a couple of minor things 1) The en-suite door in the bedroom at the top of the stairs doesn’t shut properly . 2) For health and safety it would be helpful to have keys at the front door and the back door .

    Thank you for your comments. We will take a look at the en-suite door. We hope you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous house, spacious, light, great sun/dining room, useful laundry, good showers, clean, very well equipped throughout and a great location being able to walk into West Bay, plus the pub and the Spa near by."

    It was perfect for our group of friends/family! Our only suggestion was that it needs a new toaster, current one old and does not work properly (lots of burnt toast!).And it would have been lovely to have had a bbq although we appreciate cleaning them is quite a chore!

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Sep 2023

  • "Large and spacious with everything needed for a great holiday."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just wondered what would make your feedback of 75% better Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alicia3.8Aug 2023

  • "What a brilliant space each bedroom en-suite which enabled our multi generational family to have some privacy, comfortable beds and plentiful pillows."

    Fabulous kitchen with everything we needed to cook meals and a great dishwasher, the utility room has a washer and dryer which we used a couple of times. The dining space with large table and chairs plus two armchairs is light and airy and we spent most of our time in here in the evenings playing Cluedo and cards . which we loved !! The lounge area has lots of leather seating where we watched a couple of films . It only has a tiny window so a bit dark during the day but fine at night . Outside is a large and lovely garden with furniture which we made use of on warm evenings and our dog had open access as its secure which he loved. Parking was easy and we never encountered another car on the lane for the two weeks so no reversing required. I think some new bigger towels would enhance the bedrooms but they were perfectly serviceable. The house is equidistant from Bridport and West Bay about a 20 minute walk in either direction lots of independent shops in town a great market and cafes to choose from , everywhere is dog friendly. West Bay has the charm of an old fashioned sea side with the addition of some dramatic rocks this is the Jurassic coast after all ! There are some great little restaurants we particularly liked Rachel’s mussels and fish and chips great food & service. There is a Morrisons and a Lidl within a few minutes. Our hosts left us a welcome pack full of local treats, tea, coffee, biscuits, milk in the fridge which was appreciated after our long drive down from Lancashire . We had a great holiday in the White House .

    So glad you enjoyed your time despite some rainy weather. We love the area and house and great you made the best of both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a perfect house for a family group."

    We were 7 adults and a baby. We did need to provide our own travel cot but this was not a problem. The conservatory eating area is ideal and faces the setting sun. The garden is sheltered and safely enclosed by a lovely old wall. Perfect for dogs and children with a suntrap one end for early morning sun and a terrace with a swing hammock at the other end next to the house for an evening meal. We had one plumbing emergency that was dealt with rapidly and efficiently by Lyme Bay Holidays and we were able to carry on unaffected so full marks to the holiday company. The only downside is that the road in front of the property is noisy and narrow. It takes about 20 minutes to walk along the narrow pavement to reach West Bay which has lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Likewise there is a 10 minute walk beside noisy traffic before reaching the outskirts of Bridport. This is a lovely Georgian town, full of interesting eclectic pubs, shops and eateries. I'd be very happy to return.

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes Lyme bay holidays management are very swift to attend and resolve any problems. Glad you enjoyed your stay and holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely and extremely spacious holiday let that easily catered for our party of 7 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs to ensure we weren’t under each others feet."

    Perfect travelling directions and unlocking instructions. Despite a couple of plumbing issues that were promptly sorted it didn’t deter from the holiday. Lovely surroundings and everything easily accessible for both walking and driving. We will be back xx

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was an absolute joy to spend your holiday in."

    Spotlessly clean and welcoming. A walled garden with a large choice of seating to end your day relaxing. Being a group of ladies (of a certain age) loved having our own en-suite bedroom. The entrance to the rear parking we missed but then realised it is next to property 102, if that helps future holiday visitors. Totally recommend this property .

    Thank you so much.. yes that’s a really good idea. We will add it to our information. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Katie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous property for a get together."

    Clean and comfortable with great kitchen equipment. Super fridge freezer with ice and chilled water dispenser to relax in the sunny garden. Beds comfortable and treat to have en-suite in every room. Lounge provided a cool environment in the heat with a tv for a film night. Easy reach to beach and a fantastic holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very spacious, spent most of the time, when there in the lovely conservatory/dining and the lovely garden."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the White House which we found to be very comfortable and welcoming."

    The minor reasons for giving the property 4 stars instead of 5 are as follows: 1) The television picture is very poor being dark and blue tinted in parts. We were unable to improve the picture using the television's settings and we would suggest that it is due for replacement. Additionally, only free to air and non-HD channels were available. 2) The central heating went on and off at strange times but we were unable to correct this because there was no manual for the boiler. The thermostat is however centrally placed and easily operated. 3) We would suggest that the description of the car parking space is updated to reflect the very narrow nature of access and egress plus suggest a maximum of 3 rather than 4 parking spaces given the nature of the turning space. 4) The refuse and recycling instructions were not clear, especially in relation to what could be recycled and which bin to put this in (both bins were the same colour with a separate box for glass). The above are minor points and we would happily return to the Whitehouse for a future stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes it seems the television screen had gone… sorry! Now replaced by a bigger better one! Also someone had altered the timer on the heating. This has now been rectified. Recycling is an issue as it is commercial waste and it is expected that most recycling is done after collection. A nuisance we agree. New neighbors have moved in with bigger cars! I will get this changed. Thanks again for the useful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Feb 2023

  • "It was the perfect place for 5 couples and 4 dogs (thank you letting us bring all our boys)."

    Spacious and great communal area - we cooked in every night. Location was perfect Beach one way town the other. Enclosed large garden for dogs. Comfy beds and bathrooms all good. Parking ample with great access. We will be back.

    We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the property entirely met all of your needs, including your doggie companions! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2023

  • "Loved the property, very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    However, the gutters are clearly blocked above the conservatory roof and it dtipps constantly sounding like people's being thrown. My parents hardly slept the first night due to this. The maintenance man came and put a sheet on the roof which did reduce the noise.

    So sorry this was your experience. We needed a cherry picker to clear, this has now been done together with clearing the chimneys of seagull nests. Hopefully all now sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Dec 2022

  • "Super property for our family."

    Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week."

    It was our second visit having been to the White House in July 2020. The property is generally excellent. We only had three very small niggles: 1) no replacement toilet rolls 2) no replacement bags for rubbish or recycling 3) no towel for the downstairs toilet Generally we would rate the White House very highly and may very well be back in 2024!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house was great for 8 of us, plus a dog."

    Lots of communal space, and a big kitchen and garden for the children. It is more “tired” than the pictures suggest especially the bathrooms and some bedrooms but a very comfortable, well equipped, well located property and we would happily return!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a position close to all the amenities in the area."

    The stair gate and highchair were not present on arrival, but this was rectified very quickly. The property has a quirky layout, which suited us fine and allowed the children to explore. There were one or two little niggles which should really have been sorted pre-season, but didn't detract from our holiday. The one problem that did surprise me was the cleanliness of one of the beds and the highchair. The bed had a collection of hair and other dirt on the side and underneath the mattress (photos can be supplied), which took some time to clean. Overall we had an enjoyable holiday and would recommend Lyme Bay Holidays to friends.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2022

  • "Another TV would be handy - a party of 10 including children have a variety of tastes !"

    ! Other than that - great place and superbly equipped .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x doubles with en-suites with walk-in showers, basins and WCs, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Sunroom
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating with electric stove-effect fire
  • Gas oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, CD player, Amazon Echo, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 4 cars in total (2 outside spaces and 2 in garage)
  • Walled, enclosed garden, lawns, furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting between the picturesque towns of Bridport and West Bay, The White House is a hugely impressive townhouse which offers spacious and well-presented accommodation.

The perfect venue for large families or groups travelling together, The White House has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The welcoming sitting room is stylishly presented with beautiful wood flooring, a beamed ceiling and an inviting seating area; the perfect spot for gathering as a group, curling up on a sofa and making the most of quality holiday time together.

Step into the comprehensively equipped kitchen which has everything possibly needed for the designated chef to whip up some fabulous cuisine for the whole family.

Enjoy meals in style in the elegant sunroom which is all set up with an extensive dining table and has attractive French doors opening out on the gardens.

If the weather allows then throw open the doors and step outside to the patio area and lawns beyond.

The gardens are walled and enclosed making this a perfectly safe area for children (and dogs!) to have some freedom while the adults can relax and enjoy some drinking and dining time alfresco.

All that running around is bound to have tired you out so when sleep calls choose from any one of the five stylish bedrooms including two king-sizes and three doubles.

All with en-suite facilities and provide a private sanctuary for guests.

Waking up at The White House is a joy with the accommodation having been tastefully renovated to create a truly welcoming ambience for its guests.

Much as you’ll want to stay in at The White House, getting out and about is a must here.

The house is ideally situated between the idyllic towns of Bridport and West Bay.

Bridport is a delightful market town making it ideal for a browse and attractions here include Bridport Museum and Palmers Brewery Tours and West Bay boasts some of the best beaches in Dorset.

If you’re up for a drive with some stunning scenery along the way pop along to Charmouth Heritage Centre, the Jurassic Fun Centre, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary with towns such as Lyme Regis and Weymouth well worth a visit too.

Make The White House your number one holiday choice for a break to remember.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Lyme Regis 11 miles

West Bay, fondly known as “The Gateway to the Dorset Jurassic Coast” and popularised by the TV series Broadchurch, lies close to the glorious sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach. This is a wonderful seaside location, perfect for family holidays, offering scenic walks along the South West Coast Path, as well as ample opportunities to try your hand at sea fishing, crabbing, boating and golf. Visit the homes of Thomas Hardy and TE Lawrence, the Tank Museum at Bovington or the Naval air Museum at Yeovil. Only 1.5 miles away is the vibrant market town of Bridport, featured in the TV series, River Cottage. The area holds plenty of attractions to suit the whole family! Just a short drive West takes you to Charmouth for fossil hunting, to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, and to River Cottage HQ near Axminster. To the East are the lovely Sub-tropical Gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury, and the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas