Welcome to the The White House Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1838, and full of Cornish charm, The White House is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s untrammelled far west. You’ll find us in the village of Zennor, between the wild moors and granite cliffs, next door to The Tinners Arms and St Senara’s church (home of the famous Mermaid of Zennor) – and a stone’s throw from the dramatic north Atlantic coast.
Over the years this little pocket of Cornwall has attracted writers, walkers, poets and artists, as well as those simply seeking to slip into a more relaxed pace of life. D H Lawrence lived here for a time, and went so far as to declare Zennor “the best place I have been”.
Come and decide for yourself. A hearty cooked breakfast prepared by The Tinners chef will set you up for the day’s adventures. Miles of South West Coast path beckon, coaxing you out onto rocky headlands, up to mine stacks and engine houses, and down to hidden coves and glorious white swathes of sand. A yomp inland will take you high on to the moors and granite tors, where ancient quoits and standing stones peer out of the bracken and heather below. And of course, no stay in Zennor is complete without a visit to the mermaid in St Senara’s church.
At the end of the day’s explorations, The Tinners is the perfect spot to put your feet up. Dating back to 1271, with open log fires, thick granite walls and low-beamed ceilings, it’s easy to feel you’ve slipped into another century altogether. Drink in views to the Atlantic coast from the large, sunny beer garden. Or settle in for an evening by the fire, tucking in to a decent meal washed down with a pint of Tinners, or experiencing one of the legendary Thursday Folk Nights, before flopping into your comfy bed next door.
We look forward to welcoming you to The White House.