1 South Cottages, Thorpeness

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

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Recommended by The Guardian, a stunning light and airy one-bedroom holiday cottage in Suffolk close to the beach in Thorpeness, overlooking the famous Meare boating lake! Ideal for couples looking for stylish accommodation in this very popular village. Looking to explore further afield? Thorpeness is well-positioned to explore the Suffolk Coast and countryside. Plus dogs are welcome, so don't forget your four-legged friend and walking boots!

Sleeps 2 | 1 King | 1 Bathroom

What our guests say

"We have absolutely loved our return to 1 South Cottages...long-awaited! Fantastic sunny days all week.  We will be returning later in the season! A perfect spot!"

“I came for a week away from it all and this cottage is in a fab position and didn’t disappoint. 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”

"Recommended by The Guardian, 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”

“Thank you for a wonderful week! Super cottage, many walks including golf here! Husband revisiting after being here 50 years ago - not disappointed!”

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1 South Cottages at Thorpeness

A charming holiday cottage ideally located in the picture-perfect Suffolk seaside village of Thorpeness. Ideal for a couple looking to get away from it all in stylish accommodation.

Thorpeness is one of Suffolk's best-kept secrets. Just a mile and a half along the beach from Aldeburgh, this charming holiday village was 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 which can be explored in the summer time by rowing boat. Plus, there's tennis courts and a games room at the nearby Thorpeness Country Club during the summer months.

Keen walkers (either two legs or four paws!) will enjoy the area as it's ideal for walking and cycling, both along the coast and the inland countryside. You can then relax and put your feet up in your cosy cottage after a day exploring all that Suffolk has to offer. The views over the meare in the living room and front patio really are rather spectacular. Picture yourself opening a bottle of something cool and bubbly whilst taking in the magic of Thorpenss meare.

Ground Floor
A courtyard at the back of this charming cottage gives access to the kitchen, with a second door from the living room opening into the sunny front patio. There's a door between the two rooms and wooden staircase rising from the kitchen to the first-floor landing.

Living Room
This has beautiful views across The Meare and has a two seater sofa, large arm chair, natural choir carpet, 40'' Smart TV which connection toFreeSat.

Kitchen/Dining Room
In the kitchen/diner there's a beautiful handmade kitchen with a Smeg range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave and a dining table to seat four people. The cottage's original stairs (Some may find them a little steep and narrow) from the kitchen lead up to the first floor.

First Floor
Both the bedroom and bathroom open off the landing. The bedroom has a sisal carpet flooring and the bathroom has an attractive wooden floor.

There's a handmade oak king size bed and natural choir flooring and two windows, one of which has lovely views of The Meare and the other a glimpse of the sea.

A large family bathroom with a magnificent freestanding bath, separate shower, sink and w.c.

There are patios to the front and rear of this semi-detached 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.

Whats Included?

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, 40'' Smart TV with freesat, Smeg range cooker with extractor fan, fridge, freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave. WiFi internet is available. A travel cot and a high chair are available.

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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 1 South Cottages 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.

A well-behaved dog is welcome. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.

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 is 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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