"Recommended by The Guardian newspaper, a stunning one bedroom beach cottage with optional guest annex"
"Cottage has terrific outlook and great position for an early morning run to Aldeburgh, and more leisurely stroll along the beach in the autumn sunshine later in the day, to pick up some gorgeously fresh sea bass from the huts, before enjoying the Aldeburgh shops and well earned pint of Broadside at the White Hart. Cannot wait to come back to another of your lovely cottages. Thanks"
“Had a lovely break (too short) in a lovely location. Enjoyed our walks to Aldeburgh and visits to Framlingham and Kettleburgh. Cottage was cosy and pretty, with lovely view. Hope to come back again very soon”
“I came for a week away from it all and this cottage is in a fab position and didn’t dissapoint. Amazing views, startling remunerations as well! All the little extras – big fluffy towels, complimentary toiletries all very welcome. The big bath most welcome after long walks, thanks for a little gem”
“Thank you for a wonderful week! Super cottage, many walks including golf here! Husband revisiting after being here 50 years ago – not dissapointed!”
THE LIVING ROOM: This has beautiful views across The Meare and has two leather sofas, natural coir carpet, flat screen TV, Sky freesat, and DVD/CD player.
KITCHEN/DINER: In the kitchen/diner there's a beautiful handmade kitchen with a Smeg range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and a dining table to seat four people.
The cottage's original stairs (a little steep and narrow) from the kitchen lead up to:
BEDROOM: There's a handmade oak king size bed and natural coir flooring and two windows, one of which has lovely views of The Meare and the other a glimpse of the sea.
BATHROOM: A large family bathroom with a magnificent freestanding bath, separate shower, sink and w.c. Outside is a patio over which there is access to two further cottages.
There are patios to the front and rear of this Suffolk holiday cottage with an outdoor table and chairs to seat four. The front patio has pretty views across Thorpeness Meare.There is a right of access over the back patio to the back garden of a neighbouring cottage. Across the road from the cottage you’ll find The Beach House café/restaurant and The Meare café. On road parking is usually available either on the road outside the cottage or around the corner on the beach road near the Thorpeness Country Club.
Here’s a heart warming true story about a fisherman who lived at 1 South Cottages during World War 1:
All prices include bed linen, towels, gas and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start. The property is equipped with gas central heating throughout, flat-screen TV, Sky freesat, DVD/CD player, Smeg range cooker with extractor fan, fridge, freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, and microwave. WiFi internet is available. A travel cot and a high chair are available.
Thorpeness is a mile and a half along the beach from Aldeburgh and is a charming holiday village largely designed by the Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie a century ago. He decided to create an idyllic model seaside village, inspired by the writings of JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan.
The village has a Meare (local for lake) and its several miles of shallow water can be explored in the summer time by rowing boat. A short walk from the cottage is the Thorpeness Country Club and here the tennis courts and games rooms are often available during half term holidays as well as the summer months.
Also close by is the Thorpeness heathland golf course. The area is ideal for cycling and walking, both along the coast and inland countryside. It's a short walk to the famous 'House in the Clouds' and Thorpeness windmill, both close to the Meare. There are a number of shops and eateries including The Dolphin Inn, and a popular café next to the Meare (opening times vary according to the time of year).