Lowlands, Thorpeness

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? NO

Main Features


Lowlands is a very special place – not only does this ground floor self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage itself have an impressive blend of contemporary design, spacious living areas and the latest technologies, it has an incredibly rare position on the banks of Thorpeness Meare (Suffolk for ‘lake’) with a wide open view to the lake. There’s a rowing boat for you use…perfect for taking off on an adventure around the many islands.

Sleeps 8 | 2 Kings | 2 Twins | 1 Bathroom | 1 Shower Room

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Lowlands at Thorpeness

With two king-size and two twin bedrooms, a large open-plan living room with a log-burning fire and a large garden with a deck overlooking the lake. This property is perfect for families or small groups coming together to enjoy Thorpeness’ bucolic pre-war atmosphere and create those invaluable memories that your children will cherish for the rest of their lives. Not only is this house incredibly special it is also very practical: All the rooms are positioned off the open plan living/kitchen/dining area on the ground floor and guests turning off Lakeside Avenue can park up to three cars on the private drive.

Ground Floor
From Lakeside Avenue there is a private semi-circle drive that leads to the detached property, which has a covered porch over the front door. Inside guests will find themselves in an entrance hall that opens straight into the stunning open plan living space. All four bedrooms, the bathroom and shower room are on the ground floor and are connected by the magnificent open plan living space.

Sitting/Kitchen/Dining Room
An amazing open plan space with many great features. There are two sets of tri-folding patio doors and a center set of quad-folding doors that link the open-plan space to the outside. The folding doors open onto a large decking area with a large lawned garden and the Meare beyond. To one end of this room is the sitting space that is divided by a central feature - a two-sided fireplace with a wood burner. On one side of the wood burner is a three-seater sofa, a comfy armchair, a rocking chair, two bean bags for the children and another armchair. On the chimney stack is a mounted 40-inch LED flat-screen TV with FreeSat and a Bluray DVD player. There is also an amplifier with speakers for iPods. On the other side of the wood burner is a two-seater sofa positioned to look out at the Meare and two armchairs with a central coffee table - a perfect place for doing jigsaw puzzles. At the other side of the space is the fully equipped kitchen, which has stainless steel worktops, a large Miele stainless steel fridge freezer, and a feature red Italian range with a six-ring gas hob and one large oven, Smeg dishwasher, stainless steel microwave, and a large old oak table seating eight.

Bedroom One
This room has a large king-size bed, two matching bedside tables, a small antique chest of drawers, and a large built-in wardrobe with a shelf and plenty of hanging space.

Shower Room
This room has a large shower cubicle with a chrome rain-head shower – all fittings are Duravit Happy-D designed by Phillip Starke. There’s also a heated towel rail, a hand basin, and a W.C.

Bedroom Two
A twin room with a bedside table, built-in wardrobe with shelves but no hanging space, and lots of games for the children.

Bedroom Three
This bedroom has a large king-size bed and a bay window; there are two bedside tables, a small chest of drawers and a Shaker peg rail for hanging clothes.

Bedroom FOUR
A twin room with a bedside table, a built-in wardrobe with shelving only, two Shaker oak peg rails on the wall for hanging clothes.

This room has a bath with Duravit Happy-D fittings designed by Phillip Starke, a heated towel rail, a hand basin, and a W.C.

To the front of the property there is a private semi-circle drive that would easily fit three cars, there a covered porch area and to the right of the property is a spacious path that leads to the large lawned back garden, that is planted at the sides, and with great Meare frontage where there is a rowing boat, hammock and swing available for guests’ use. The large decked area at the back of the property is perfect for lounging on in the deck.

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 lakeside detached ground floor self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage is equipped with gas central heating and a wood burner. There is a 40-inch Samsung LED flat screen TV with FreeSat and a Bluray DVD player, a CD player and an amplifier with speakers for iPods, WiFi broadband, a Gamecube and TV in the twim room, a large Miele stainless steel fridge freezer, and a feature red six-ring gas hob range with one large oven, Smeg dishwasher, stainless steel microwave, a Siemens washing machine and a tumble dryer are available for guests’ use.

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

This relaxed contemporary ground floor self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage is located on the Thorpeness Meare, 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).

Aldeburgh is only a couple miles away and has an excellent range of restaurants, pubs and shops and the walk from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh is very refreshing. Fresh fish can be bought from the fish huts along the beach. Click here to view our friends page for discounts with the local amenities.

Sorry, no pets, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers permitted at the property.

Bedroom 2 does not have any clothes hanging space.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 do not have wardrobe hanging space - there are shaker peg rails with wooden hangers instead.

Please note there is unfenced open water on the property grounds and due care should be taken with children.

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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