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Badminton, Thorpeness

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


Sitting in the heart of Thorpeness with its unique fairy tail charm, Badminton has a sociable open plan living space on the first floor with vaulted ceilings, state of the art kitchen and contemporary furnishings with a palette of soft colours creating a light and calming holiday home to enjoy with loved ones. All three bedrooms on the ground floor are a good size and beautifully furnished, one with an en shower in addition to the large family bathroom.

Sleeps 6 I 2 Kings I 1 Double I 1 En Suite Shower Room I 1 Family Bathroom

What our guests say

"Thank you for a wonderful stay - a lovely holiday home for the week with everything we needed and lots of space, and we discovered a love for puzzles!  Boating on the Meare was a highlight and we enjoyed tasty meals at The Dolphin and The Kitchen, lots of beautiful place to visit.  We will most definitely be back."

"Wonderful stay in this fabulous building!! Thank you accommodating us at short notice, we will definitely be coming back in the New Year"

"What a lovely place! We've really enjoyed our stay, it was a fabulous weekend for a family get together, lots to do here. We'd love to visit again"

"We brought our darling mum here to celebrate her 80th Birthday... She's been holidaying in Thorpness for 65 years! This has been an ideal place to relax, watch the world go by and set off for beach walks. The upstairs living space is fantastic, perfect for precious family time. We've loved everything about our stay here."

"Lovely stay - everything we needed in the house and village, very comfortable."

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If Covid-19 restrictions mean travel is no longer permitted, we will issue you with either a voucher credit, valid for a new booking at the same property for use before 31 December 2022 or a full refund, if preferred.

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Badminton at Thorpeness

The inverted style of this holiday home allows you to make the most of the view through the long leaded windows where the light streams in and the spacious open plan room is ideally furnished for entertaining at the refectory style table or simply relaxing on comfortable sofas in front of the efficient modern fire. Under floor heating on the ground floor is an added luxury to the comfortable bedrooms and modern bathrooms.

Badminton is in a great position for a holiday, a short walk from the beach, Meare, popular Dolphin Inn and a village shop. Off-road parking is literally outside the front door and, when you’re tired of exploring, guests can sit and watch the world go by from their patio at the front of the house

Ground Floor
The front door is located at the rear of Ogilvie Hall and opens into a hallway with stairs to the first floor and doors to the three bedrooms and bathroom. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor with the hallway having a hard floor and all bedrooms carpeted.

Bedroom One
Wake to the sun shining into this east-facing room, furnished with king-size bed, attractive dressing table with stool, chest of drawers and wardrobe with drawers too,

En-Suite Shower Room
Beautifully tiled with ceramic tiles to walls and floor, this en-suite has contemporary white sanitary wear with chrome fittings including a wet room style walk-in shower with shower rose, basin set into a vanity unit, storage drawers, WC, heated towel rail and shaver socket.

Bedroom Two
Also sitting at the front, overlooking the garden, with an upholstered double bed, bedside drawers, chest of drawers and single wardrobe.

Conveniently located for bedrooms 2 and 3, this contemporary bathroom with ceramic tiles to walls and floor has a wet room style shower with shower rose, large bath with central tap, basin set into a vanity unit with mirror above plus shaver socket, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom Three
Catching the evening sun at the back of the house, this double has a wrought iron king size bed, wardrobe with drawers beneath and dressing table with stool.

First Floor
Carpeted stairs rise to the large light and airy open plan living area, a great place for friends and family to congregate. The stylish kitchen area sits to one corner with integrated five shelf fridge, three drawer freezer, two single ovens, induction hob with four rings and extractor and dishwasher. A central island has a couple of bar stools so you can sit and chat to the chef.

Enjoy meals at the lovely long dining table with six upholstered chairs. The Welsh dresser is stacked with crockery and glassware and a bookcase has games and jigsaws for you to have some fun with.

A palette of soft colours has been used to furnish the sitting are, giving a wonderful calming feel with two generous sofas, occasional tables, a unique chest of drawers with TV with DVD player and a luxurious chaise longue positioned by the low window so you can sit and watch the world go by.

Living/Dining Area
With large windows overlooking the garden and Dolphin Inn beyond, this is a lovely light area to relax in, comfortably furnished plus a dining table and six chairs. Equipment includes a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. The wall-mounted flueless fire will warm you after a wintry walk on the beach!

Badminton is one of five properties in the iconic Ogilvie Hall, which has recently been converted to residential accommodation. It shares a communal garden at the front with individual designated patio areas and has an allocated parking space next to the front door. There is also communal cycle parking.

Whats Included?

All prices 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.

This semi-detached holiday home is equipped with gas central heating and appliancesTVs with FreeSat and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with two single ovens and induction hobs with extractor and dishwasher, fridge freezer.

A travel cot, stair gate and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

Thorpeness, a charming holiday village largely designed by the Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie a century ago, is just a mile and a half along the beach from Aldeburgh with it’s excellent eateries, pubs, variety of shops, art galleries and independent cinema.

Ogilvie (after whom the Hall was named) decided to create an idyllic model seaside village, inspired by the writings of JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan and guests are sure to enjoy the Meare (local for lake) with several miles of shallow water and islands which can be explored in the summer months by rowing boat or kayak.

A number of shops and eateries, including the village shop and excellent Dolphin Inn (both across the road from Badminton), The Kitchen and popular Meare café are within walking distance. The iconic House in the Clouds, hovering on the skyline, the shingle beach and Country Club with tennis courts and games rooms, often available during half term holidays as well as the summer months are just a stones throw away.

For the sporting visitors, there’s an award winning 18-hole golf course and the area is ideal for cycling and walking, both along the coast and inland.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers are permitted at this property.

One well-behaved dog is welcome on request at the time of booking, subject to our terms and conditions: http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms.asp.

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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