The Whitehouse was completed in 1933 for Rupert Baring’s two sisters Daphne and Calypso (daughters of Cecil and Maude) and their large families. It was the final Baring-Lutyens architectural addition to the island and Cecil died just one year after its completion.
The Whitehouse may be booked by private groups subject to the prior approval of Lambay Estate. As a house of historical value, as well as personal importance to the family, it is not well suited as a party venue or for groups with many young children. Please email for enquiries.
The house has two symmetrical wings and provides a comfortable selection of eight luxurious super-king (or twin) bedrooms. Four of these have their own en suite bathrooms, with the other four sharing one wet-room (shower, sink, WC) between two bedrooms. There are two large living/dining rooms - one in each wing with sea or garden views - and a central sitting room with a beautiful original fireplace and open fire. The upstairs rooms are reserved for in-house catering and hospitality staff.
The land-side dining room has an upright piano surrounded by bookshelves, while the sea-side boasts stunning views over the ocean. Both offer dining and seating areas and each wing also has a private kitchenette and extra W.C.