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.
The White Horses cottage.
The model sits three bricks above the "water line" with the aid of some DUPLO support bricks.
|In the patio area, three minifigs enjoy a barbeque.|
|A clearer view of the raised section above the footpath.|
|A jet-skier does his best to spoil the residents' evening!|
|The end of the model shows the trompe l'oeil windows with the Camera Obscura the in background.|
|The rear of the model showing the cottage's name plate with the Welsh title for White Horses — Cesig Gwynion.|
|A overhead view of the model.|
- Barbeque area with accessories.
- Raised on DUPLO support bricks.
- Attaches to Camera Obscura model.
|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