White Horses

The oldest building in Portmeirion, White Horses was originally built as a fisherman's cottage in the eighteenth century. It was used as a workshop until Sir Clough converted the cottage into accommodation in 1966 with the addition of a raised section above the footpath. The cottage sleeps six people and is overlooked by the Camera Obscura. White Horses was listed Grade II in 1971.

White Horses is the most isolated cottage in Portmeirion and is the only one situated right at the water's edge. A barbeque there on a summer's evening is a most pleasant experience indeed.

The name derives from the crested waves known as "white horses" which, at high tide on a stormy night, can occassionally enter the cottage.



Vital Statistics

Size — lower section: 26 studs × 16 studs × 23 plates
208mm × 130mm × 75mm
Size — upper section: 18 studs × 10 studs × 13 bricks
145mm × 80mm × 125mm
Size — total footprint: 38 studs × 24 studs
305mm × 192mm
Pieces (estimated): 350