Tucked away in rolling farmland on the North Norfolk Coast, the White House is a gorgeous Georgian gem of a country retreat offering luxury bed and breakfast, or the whole house can be booked for a bespoke catered house party, or boutique wedding or celebration.
Once a derelict building bereft of floors and walls, the White House has been brought back to life by owners Mark and Alison Thompson. Revived and refreshed, this gracious Norfolk manor house shines out pristinely against the verdant landscape, proudly radiating in its new found status, transformed into smart, yet relaxed and sumptuous, guest accommodation.
An atmosphere of rural bliss ensues: the faint clip clopping of horses’ hooves resonates as a distant lullaby, big skies above, birdsong, invigorating fresh coastal air and a truly scrumptious breakfast to feast on. The White House is a dreamy, secluded place where privileged guests can choose to relax in a gentle setting and enjoy the simple pleasures, or to engage in local life. From residential art courses to advanced event rider training, cycle hire to paddle boarding, the White House team are happy to help curate a befitting list of activities in advance for you to partake in, because your perfect stay is the order of the day!
Located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The White House is very close to the wild and wonderful North Norfolk Coast with its miles and miles of beautiful and really unspoiled beaches and marshes. There are cosy pubs, fresh fish and chips and charming seaside villages along the coast. Nearby Burnham Market is a buzzy Georgian market town with a sweet little village green and stacks of independent shops and restaurants serving up delicious local produce. This beautiful part of East Anglia also has three magnificent Country Houses to visit, top attractions for a great day out: Holkham, Houghton and the Sandringham Estate, are all very close and offer everything from Beach Cafes and adventure playgrounds to Royal spotting or outdoor sculpture parks.
The White House is an utterly charming and rather special boutique b&b offering bespoke guest experiences in an idyllic country setting close by the sea on the North Norfolk Coast. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the wealth of things to do and places to visit on one of Britain’s most enchanting coastlines. Essentially, The White House is what Boutique is all about – unique and bespoke, a little bit different, a little bit special, a breath of fresh air that captures the imagination and lifts the spirit – a place you can’t wait to visit and can’t resist going back to.
As soon as you enter the White House, you are met with an air of calm. The lush reception rooms, rich in colour, are furnished with sumptuous velvet sofas and specially commissioned work by Norfolk artists adorn the walls; light streams in through huge sash windows. Book a room for the night and the house is yours to enjoy; light the fire or fling the doors open and head out to the walled garden, pour yourself a drink, put your feet up and unwind because you are in for a real treat…
Crisp white bed linen on vast Hypnos beds, toiletries made in England from organic essential oils by 100 Acres, Teapigs tea and Nespresso coffee, Sky TV, Chromecast and Roberts Radio in all the bedrooms and free and fast wifi all over the house.
Beautiful velvet sofas, huge sash windows, a wood burner and a thoughtfully stocked Honesty Bar make the sitting rooms a fabulous place to relax and enjoy your stay.
Outdoors there is a tennis court, croquet on the lawn and a delightful sun trap of a walled garden. Tesla and electric car charging is also available onsite.
Artists Retreat – more than just rest and relaxation, Big Sky Art offers richly rewarding residential art courses with friendly, talented tutors on hand to guide you. Painting in The White House’s very own light and spacious studio, or visit the inspiring North Norfolk Coast and paint en plein air if that’s more your style. Enjoy creating your very own masterpiece in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Equestrian Escape – looking for a riding holiday with a touch of class, then bring your horse with you! Nearby beaches offer miles of riding along the coast. Livery is available at the next door stables run by Emily Lochore (Mark’s sister) who is an experienced International 3 Day Event Rider. Excellent facilities include an Outdoor Arena and a Cross Country Course, on which Emily offers tuition and training for all levels of horse and rider. Pre-arranged booking is essential, but such a thrill and what an experience!
Tucked in to a gentle valley on Sussex Farm between sophisticated Burnham Market and wild Brancaster Beach, get out and about and The White House is only a short distance from the delightful coastal villages of Titchwell, Thornham, Burnham Overy Staithe and Wells next the Sea. There are miles of beautiful coastal walking paths, Holkham Estate, Royal Sandringham and Houghton Hall are nearby and definitely worth a visit, and there are scores of wonderful local pubs and restaurants cooking local seafood and produce to a high standard in relaxed surroundings. The local vibe is cool, laid back and unspoiled.
A haven of peace and tranquility on the North Norfolk coast, the White House is a delightful hidden gem luxury bed and breakfast, with all the comfort and style of a boutique hotel but none of the fuss!
There are 12 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, each individually decorated, all with vast and comfortable Hypnos beds, silk duvets and white goose down and silk pillows, organic bath products made with English natural, essential oils by 100 Acres, Teapigs tea and Nespresso coffee, Sky TV, Chromecast, Roberts digital radio, and fast, free wifi.
Clearly visible is the extra effort Mark and Alison have put in to their quest for perfection adding: fabric headboards by Clockhouse Design in Scotland, under floor heating, extra sound muffling on doors, black-out curtains, a quality hairdryer, choice of pillows and many more thoughtful touches.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Dogs are permitted in Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 12 (not allowed in the eating area).
The Turret Room and also the Suite (Bedroom 12) are highly recommended as perfect romantic hideaways.
Full details and descriptions of each bedroom can be found on the booking page of The White House website, so take a little time to plan ahead and pick your favourite. You won’t be disappointed, whichever one you choose, subtle charm and traditional comfort combine beautifully with modern convenience, in every room of The White House.
Prices are per room per night and include delicious fresh breakfast buffet and choice of cooked to order fresh, local breakfast.
The rooms are individually designed and range from a cosy bolthole retreat to a spacious, double level suite with its own private entrance.
All the bedrooms are ensuite with English, organic, essential oil toiletries and rainfall showers and many also have roll top baths.
The prices vary according to the season and the room you choose.
Seasonal price ranges, based on 2 adults per room per night, including breakfast:
Low Season prices from £131
Mid Season prices from £147
High Season prices from £163
Minimum 2 nights stay at the weekend.
Delectable, fresh, locally sourced buffet breakfast.
Yoghurt, cereals, pastries, fresh fruit and juices, selection of Tea Pigs tea, locally roasted coffee and handmade ‘Great Granola’.
The scrumptious choice of hot options includes: eggs benedict with Norfolk ham, homemade pancakes, smoked bacon and maple syrup, scrambled eggs and locally smoked salmon and, of course, the ‘Full English’ all prepared by chef and cooked to order.
Deliciously mouth-watering and absolutely worth getting up for!
The White House is a wonderful location for a boutique country wedding: intimate, luxurious and utterly romantic. Everything you could wish for to make your wedding magical. Make your special day, extra special, stay for the whole weekend and enjoy the entire property with the closest members of your wedding party.
A relaxed, informal standing Ceremony for up to 30 guests takes place in the Garden Room, with the Wedding Reception / Breakfast (max 40 sit down) held in the Orangery, or outside in a marquee in the beautiful walled garden.
If you would like to stay in the comfort and luxury of The White House yourself, but have a more spectacular all-out wedding bonanza in mind, Sussex Barn is right next door, seating up to 230 people!
Book The White House for any occasion: birthday celebrations, christenings, corporate meetings and events, catered house party, or just a simple gathering of family and friends. The exclusive use of this country house can be yours to enjoy and the staff are happy to help organise any number of fun activities for you, or book meals at the many gastro pubs and restaurants in the local area; making sure your stay is absolutely boutique bespoke!
You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from The White House tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.