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Sleeps 11 adults Bedrooms 6 Pets Not accepted Region Suffolk Town/village Thorpeness
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Large Holiday House, near Thorpeness (SFFATSF)

Right on the beach at Thorpeness, a property with loads of history and an open plan living area with uninterrupted sea views. Within a couple of minutes walk of the centre of Thorpeness in one direction and Aldeburgh just a stroll in the other, you could not be better placed.

The Property:
Walking through one of the three sets of French doors into the modern open plan L-shaped living area with its fitted kitchen, dining area and expansive sitting room, The Property hides the secrets of its fascinating past. Yet step into the wood panelled hall and you step back in time. Here are the pegs where once the fishermen would have hung their oilskins before retiring to bed for a brief respite between fishing trips. The bedrooms too are wood panelled, and, while they have been modernised to provide comfortable accommodation in six bedrooms with new bathrooms, utility room etc., there remain reminders of their former role.

Thorpeness is today a unique and exclusive seaside holiday village; it started life as Thorpe, a fishing village. For hundreds of years the fishermen hauled their clinker built boats, laden with sardines, sprats, plaice and sole up the sand and shingle beach before depositing the catch in wooden huts where the fish were prepared for market. The Property served a unique purpose in the village of Thorpeness, having been built to house the fishermen between their trips out to sea. Its' sheds stored sails and fishing gear. No wonder there is a magical feel about The Property.

The Grounds:
A garden gate leads to the house, the garden and beyond that the beach and the sea. A magical place. In the centre of the village is the Meare, a lake rich in wildlife, with rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire. The Meare Shop has a tea room and gift shop. Thorpeness has a country club with tennis courts, heathland golf course, attractive pub and an excellent village shop the Thorpeness Stores and new restaurant, The Thorpeness Brasserie & Emporium.
There are two lovely golf courses just a short drive away from The Property:
Thorpeness Golf Club Set amongst the Suffolk coastal heathland, the golf course offers a tough challenge for all levels of player. Designed by James Braid in 1922, this Suffolk golf course winds through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and heather and was described by the Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide as "Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa".
Aldeburgh Golf Club The original Aldeburgh Golf Club course was designed in 1884 by John Thompson from Royal Wimbledon and Open champion Willie Fernie from Felixstowe and later modified by J.H. Taylor and Willie Park Junior. Taylor?s bunkers are visible today, recognisable by their sweeping banks which curve both vertically and horizontally. The new heathland course was officially opened in 1908 and has hardly changed since. There are some long holes to tempt the big hitter but plenty of holes that require careful attention. There is also a smaller nine-hole course.
Aldeburgh is just a short walk along a seaside footpath from The Property and Thorpeness. Home to the Aldeburgh Festival and the Freud Summer Theatre, where there are several excellent restaurants, pubs and lovely shops, as well as a fascinating museum, boating lake, sailing and yacht club. RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich and Southwold are all within a short drive.
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  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garden


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.


The somewhat curious county of Suffolk forms a part of the region known as East Anglia. Its eastern edge is bounded by the North Sea, with neighbouring Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. The county of Cambridgeshire lies to the west. It has no cities and no motorways, but it does have many gardens and ruins and history in spades, from the Magna Carta to the Saxon relics of Sutton Hoo.

Unusual (for Britain) timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 16th century, vie with Tudor mansions in the attractive streets of market towns. In common with Norfolk, it is a fairly flat county, with much of its area devoted to farming and other rural pursuits. Its coastal geology of sand and clay, combined with the longshore drift current of the sea, means that the land is eroding constantly. Sea defences protect many of the towns but, equally, a good deal of property has been lost as the cliffs are worn away, and more is threatened.

Suffolk is famous throughout the UK for its distinctive dialect, horse racing (the town of Newmarket is the epicentre of British racing) and the arts. Festivals and other shows are common, and fish and chips and Adnam's ale are the order of the day.

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Suffolk


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