The White House, family owned since 1927, stands on a promontory overlooking Torcross in South Devon and enjoys dramatic sea views from most windows with a Mediterranean style south facing terrace overlooking the beach below. It has recently been sympathetically renovated, retaining the character of the old house with slate floors and period details. The renovation has cleverly included space for a sleek modern kitchen and dining room, the heart of the house.
The owner has created an idyllic retreat where different generations can enjoy family holidays together, or friends meet for convivial weekends. There are two sitting rooms, one, informal, with the television, Wi-Fi and games, the other for quieter pursuits with a wood burner for the winter months and French doors onto the south facing terrace. This terrace is one of the joys of the house with a low slate topped wall and an uninterrupted view across a secluded cove to the craggy headland of Start Point with its lighthouse. Just outside this cliff top property are three sets of steps, two going down to the village of Torcross and one down to the secluded Cove beach. The South West Coast path passes right by the gate and glorious beach and cliff walks start here.
It is a very romantic place to stay. At night, from the windows of the two south facing bedrooms, you can see the moonlight shining on the sea, listen to the sounds of the waves on the beach and the Lighthouse beams around the rooms. The view from the other side shows the sweep of Start Bay to Dartmouth and looks down on the fresh water Slapton Ley, with the lively little village of Torcross below.
Limpet, an adjoining studio apartment can be booked in association with The White House increasing total accommodation to 10.
Front door to hallway. Comfortable lounge with sofas, arm chairs, woodburner stove, CD/radio, iPod dock and French doors to terrace. Second sitting room/snug with sofa and comfortable bean bags chairs with TV and DVD. Small room off hall with table football. Imaginative kitchen diner with bespoke oval dining table to seat 8 and French doors to terrace. Contemporary fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Large utility area with separate outside entrance, walk in shower, fitted washing machine and butler sink, cloakroom with hand basin and WC. First floor. Bedroom 1 with 5ft double bed, TV and window seat with sea views. Bedroom 2 with two 3ft beds (can be zip linked to form 6ft double, please advise if required) and similar views. Bedroom 3 with two 2ft 6in singles. Bedroom 4 with 4ft 6in double bed. Large family bathroom with shower, roll top bath, hand basin and WC. Separate cloakroom with hand basin and WC.
Door from living room to wide gravelled south terrace, bordered by a low slate topped wall overlooking the beach with far reaching views to Start Point. Teak garden table, benches and chairs. At front of property, child safe enclosed terrace overlooking Torcross and the bay.
Please Note: Because the wall on the south terrace is not very high it is very important that parents impress upon children that they should not to stand on it, and if they sit on it to keep their feet on the house side. Very young children should be accompanied. Several generations of children in the owners' family have holidayed here and there has never been an accident!
Parking: Parking for two large cars in designated space, or 3 small cars. Additional parking available in Torcross car park, (charges apply).