Down a small driveway, you will find this renovated fisherman’s cottage (one of only 3 original cottages in Thorpeness before it was developed by the Ogilvie family into a holiday village). 1 Beach Cottage is an end of terrace and has been modernised and decorated to a very high standard with all the fixtures you need to relax in the charming village of Thorpeness. Three bedrooms provide plenty of space for the whole family in 1 Beach Cottage. This Suffolk holiday cottage has a lawned garden, a summer house to enjoy long summer evenings and a wood burning stove to relax on cold winter ones. A handmade kitchen and dining space for six makes this the perfect property for a family getaway or a holiday with friends.
A beautiful stone tiled floor sweeps throughout the ground floor of this gorgeous cottage and covers the living room, dining area, kitchen, entrance hall, and downstairs double bedroom.
Entering through the front door, there are stairs in front of you leading to the first floor. To the left you have a double bedroom with en suite WC and to the right, down a small step you have the living room.
With views out to the garden, a wood-burning stove and a 32-inch flat-screen television above the fireplace, the living room is bright with a spacious feel. You can look out to the entrance of the property through a real porthole rescued from the ship-wrecked John Robb which sunk off Thorpeness. There is a comfortable L-shaped sofa and separate two seater sofa for you to relax on.
The carefully crafted handmade kitchen provides a built-in fridge and three drawer freezer, dishwasher, under counter oven with 4 ring gas hob above and a free-standing microwave. In the dining area sits a stylish glass dining table to seat six people beside the glass double doors which lead to a fabulous patio.
Ground Floor Bedroom
A double aspect room with lovely handmade blinds with an oak double bed, this useful downstairs bedroom has an en suite WC. The sunny room offers guests a comfortable night's sleep without having to use the stairs.
Carpeted stairs rise to the first floor where you'll find a king-size bedroom at one end, a twin bedroom at the other, and a large family bathroom in the middle.
Another double aspect bedroom with white painted iron king-size bed in the middle. On hand-carved dark wooden tables either side, stand pretty bedside tables and there is a large inbuilt wardrobe with a shelf for your clothes and luggage.
This is a large bathroom with a luxurious drench shower over the bath, surrounded by stunning blue tile work. The bathroom has a WC and sink as well as a large airing cupboard and heated towel rail.
A bright bedroom with three windows, standard-sized twin beds and a bedside table between. There is a large chest of drawers in this room to put all of your belongings.
There is a south-west facing patio to the front of the cottage to soak up the evening sun with a lawned area and a summer house in the garden. You can park on the grass in the garden and in the summer house you'll find a washing machine and useful WC with basin. The patio is very sheltered and offers a peaceful place for a coffee even on a sunny winter day.
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, under-floor heating in the kitchen, WIFI, 32 inch flat-screen TV, freesat, iPod docking station, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and microwave. A travel cot and a high chair are available. All bedrooms are fitted with blackout blinds.
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).
Sorry no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers permitted at this property. Pets are permitted but must be restricted to downstairs only. Please see our terms and conditions with regards to bringing pets. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the online booking form.
This Suffolk holiday cottage is at the end of a terrace of three houses.
Parking for one car is in the garden of the cottage.
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
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