“Where to start…. Beautiful weather, gorgeous setting, outstanding accommodation, great location. We have enjoyed every minute of our time spent here. A truly special holiday home. Thank you!!”
“Amazing weekend here in Thorpeness. We all loved the house, it had everything we needed. The weather was lovely & sunny – perfect for rowing and laying in the garden. We enjoyed our stroll on the beach to Aldeburgh and had a yummy dinner and lots of wine in the Dolphin pub. 7 very happy ladies”
“Enjoyed our annual pilgrimage to Thorpeness, wowed by amazing house and enjoyed visiting lots of beautiful places in the area (the Suffolk Punch Trust is worth a visit, we went for first time this holiday). Thank you for a lovely stay”
“A group (7) of 50 somethings had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. Where to start with the positives – a well designed and comfortable home set in a lovely position overlooking the lake, with a five minute walk to the beach, local store, the kitchen (lovely cookies) and the Dolphin Pub. It is a 2 mile walk into Aldeburgh where we had a lovely meal at the Lighthouse, where we received a warm welcome and delicious food.”
“Could not have had a better week! The house is beautiful with so much space, especially with the bifold doors in the kitchen, had them open much of the time as we were so lucky with the weather! Beaches and surrounding areas well and truly explored as well as mere by kayak! Returned to the Sole bay fish co for lunch after a tour of Adnams Brewery – both very worthy of a visit in Southwold. It’s been a wonderful week in a beautiful house, can’t wait to return and explore some more”
Entered through the porch into the light and spacious living room, with two comfortable seating areas. You can relax in front of the fire or gather around the coffee table to plan your holiday. Through to the modern and well appointed kitchen as well as the smaller "day room" which has a single day bed to relax after a busy day at the beach. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two king-size, one single and one twin bedroom. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the first floor is also home to the family bathroom. There are gardens to the front and rear.
GROUND FLOOR: Steps up into the porch which leads you through into the main living room.
LIVING ROOM: The walls of the bright and spacious living room are clad in white wooden boards making this room bright and airy. There are two seating areas, one with two sofas and the other with a corner sofa. There is a large glass coffee table at one end and other is home to a wood burning stove and flat screen smart television.
KITCHEN/DINING: Newly installed (Autumn 2012) Plain English kitchen with ample storage and carrera marble work tops, there is a large dual fuel Mercury Range with five gas rings including a wok burner, a grill, two electric ovens, one fan assisted. There is a new American fridge freezer and built in dishwasher. This room has 3 metre bi fold doors opening onto the terrace and a roof lantern above the dining room. The dining table is white frosted glass with Perspex designer chairs and a wooden bench.
DAY ROOM: Off from the kitchen is this relaxing space with big beanbag cushions, and a day bed, a great bolt-hole to relax with a book adfter a busy day on the beach. This room has a Television, DVD player and Wii console (games not provided) and is a great escape for children and adults alike.
SHOWER ROOM: If you come back from the seaside with sandy toes and need somewhere to rinse it off, this shower room is perfect. With a walk in frameless shower with wall hung WC and walnut washstand with grey granite worktop and wash bowl.
SINGLE BEDROOM: This bedroom is light and bright with a full sized single bed as well as chest of drawers for storage.
TWIN BEDROOM: This is a colourful bedroom with two full sized single beds with built in wardrobe for hanging storage.
GUEST BEDROOM: The guest bedroom has a king-size bed and a chest of drawers.
EN-SUITE: The en-suite to the master bedroom has a tiled enclosed frameless shower with marble washbasin on an oak stand and wall hung WC
MASTER BEDROOM: This bedroom has a king-size bed and built in wardrobe for storage. It has views across to the Thorpeness meare from double aspect windows.
BATHROOM: The family bathroom has a large built in bath with mosaic marble surround, and hand held hose as well as a Norman foster wall hung sink and wall hung WC.
OUTSIDE: The property has two gardens, a lawned area to the front and a charming back garden with a patio and well lit lawn and path.
All prices for this Suffolk cottage by the sea include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
11 The Haven is equipped with gas central heating. Appliances include a flat screen smart television in the living room, DVD players, WII console. In the kitchen there are gas hobs, an electric oven, dishwasher, a Nespresso machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wifi is available.
A travel cot and high chair are available on request at time of booking.
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, kayak and canoe. 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).