#AD-Our 2 night stay was gifted to us for review
Firstly this was a gifted stay in return for review and as it coincided with our first wedding anniversary and also doubled up as a baby moon (T-minus 7 weeks until baby number 2!) we jumped at the opportunity to have some well-earned relaxation.
The White House is nestled in the rural North Norfolk countryside. If you’re after bright lights, entertainment for the children or high adrenalin then this may not be for you. If you want to get back to nature, enjoy the peace and quiet whilst having easy access to some of the countries best beaches then this may be what you’re looking for.
The white house is set back from the road along a winding private track. Surrounded by a working livery you can expect to see lots of horse activity, you can even bring your own horses whilst staying, if you should have them.
The house itself has been freshly renovated 18 months ago form a derelict building however the restoration process has been done sympathetically to its period.
With huge open fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows and flagstone flooring it’s still reminiscent of its era however modern day twists of under floor heating, well insulated rooms and tasteful lighting adds a more modern feel.
The White House can house 28 people in total so you’ll never feel overwhelmed by the other guests.
We stayed in room number 12 which is one of the old cottages, accessed via it’s own separate entrance.
On entering the property you’re greeted by a small lobby area with plush velvet occasional chairs and opulent table lamps.
There is also a television in this area so you can kick back and catch up on your favourite shows.
Through double doors is another smaller hall with access to the wet room style bathroom with rain shower and also access to a walled garden with wooden sun loungers and seating.
Upstairs in room 12 is a large bedroom with vaulted ceiling and velux windows, allowing the light to filter in.
The bed is a super king with soft white bed linen. There is also a large roll top bath in the room, perfectly positioned to lie back in and watch a film or to simply enjoy whatever weather may be beating at the windows outside.
The White house offers bed and breakfast, which is served in the main building.
Local granola, fresh fruit and warmed croissants are available for you to help yourself and a menu listing the cooked breakfast options is located at your seat.
You can be certain of vibrant orange yolks in your poached eggs as all of the ingredients are sourced from local farms.
The White House gives you a fantastic balance of feeling like you are holidaying independently in your own private accommodation whilst having the added bonus of a chef cooking your breakfast and an honesty bar for you to use at your leisure. The main house has lots of lounge areas with roaring fires for you to sit and play a game of scrabble or read a book.
The honesty bar is well stocked with local gins, wine, beers and spirits as well as soft drinks and juices.
Baskets of fresh lemons and limes and an ice bucket is available for you to garnish your chosen tipple. Just simply pop down on the notepad what you’ve used and it will be added to your end bill.
In the winter months you can cosy up in the near by pubs, sitting by the fire or watching the world go by in a deli-style café.
In the summer you can make use of the local beaches of Brancaster, Holme and Old Hunstanton to the west or Holkham, Wells-next-the-sea and Blakeney to the east.
The White House is both child and dog friendly and depending on your needs, has different room options available. You can also book the whole house for a gathering or book your wedding here and make use of the Sussex Barn on site to hold your ceremony.
If this sounds like a short break you’re in need of then you can get extra information, check rates and book via their site here.
You can also follow The white House on Instagram @stayatthewhitehouse