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What Oliver loves…
- As featured in The Times 2018 ‘Britain’s Best Party Houses For Hire’
- Wonderfully located on the shores of the Suffolk coast offering an unmissable charming and traditional seaside holiday
- The extraordinary south easterly facing garden is the ideal spot to enjoy all seasons, whilst soaking up the breath-taking panoramic views over the sea and heathland
- Situated at the end of a quiet road the house offers plenty of seclusion and privacy
- Absolutely fabulous no matter the weather Thorpeness House makes a great base to explore Suffolk whether you’re cycling, taking fun walking trips, boat trips, shopping or bird watching!
- This spacious house offers an array of fabulous social spaces (and hot tub!) to entertain during a family holiday or for a grown up house party
Welcome to your seaside home on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Sitting snug in one of the most prestigious roads in Thorpeness, this fabulous red brick home is the...Read more
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Welcome to your seaside home on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Sitting snug in one of the most prestigious roads in Thorpeness, this fabulous red brick home is the perfect home away from home and offers a hefty dose of traditional seaside holiday magic. This charming country house has an air of privacy, yet it is only 5 minutes away from the local gastropub and is within an easy reach of Thorpeness village.
Thorpeness House is the perfect backdrop to discover the delights of Suffolk. The attractive interiors feature well-proportioned rooms throughout, with homely furnishings and toasty fireplaces. Large windows and french doors allow for a stunning panoramic view of the sea. But first, onto the ground floor... which has a flexible and appealing layout. With the ability to open the reception rooms into one another or close them off if required, it creates ample space for larger groups or celebratory occasions. The stylish reception rooms are filled with cream carpets, comfortable seating and a large flat screen TV. The reception rooms, kitchen, dining room and garden room are all located at the back of the house, opening directly onto the stone patio with seaviews. The patio is a lovely spot to enjoy a BBQ and take in the picturesque views.There is also a laptop-friendly study room located at the front of the house, but this room can double up as a snug for kids with a TV readily available.
The first floor consists of a large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three bedrooms with double beds - one of which adjoins to a single bedroom with bunk beds and one additional twin bedroom. Four of the bedrooms benefit from superb far reaching elevated views over the sea. Two family bathrooms are shared by the other bedrooms and come with a bath and shower.
Outside you will feel totally spoilt, the garden itself is perfectly positioned directly overlooking the sea with a substantial large lawn to enjoy games. Additionally, there is also a six person hot tub and a delightful wooden decked area which are both ideal for a sundowner! The summer house comes complete with a pool table making the ideal spot for a competitive game while enjoying the impressive sea views.
As for the village of Thorpeness? Well, it offers a quintessentially English seaside experience. Sailing on the Meare boating lake is a must and a round of golf at Thorpeness Golf Club is also highly recommended. Shopaholics will love exploring the hidden treasures of the Emporium, a market filled with vintage antiques and collectable trinkets. The glorious surrounding countryside provides a diverse mix of dynamic landscapes including heathland and forest - so there's no excuse to not go for a relaxing stroll. You're also only a ten minute drive or a 40 minute invigorating walk along the beach, from Aldeburgh with it's fantastic high street full of quality shops, pubs and restaurants.
Thorpeness is especially great for families, together you can enjoy exploring local attractions and historical sites like the Dunwich Heath and Beach or the Orford Ness National Nature Reserve. And if that wasn't enough, there are the charming nearby villages of Aldeburgh, Slaughden and Sizewell - all offering a selection of shops, galleries, a cinema and restaurants. Thorpeness House is the perfect seaside escape offering a stress-free stay where you can truly recharge your batteries.
What you should know…
- The seventh bedroom features a full sized single bed however is very compact
- The water pressure in the house can drop if all bathrooms are in use at the same time as this is a large older property
- Most mobile networks in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh don’t have a strong signal, however, there is Fibre with unlimited Wi-Fi at the house, and the mobiles work well in the Study. (You can ask your service provider for a mobile booster for your network and bring with you)
- Please be aware that due to the sea facing position of the house the window often get stuck due to the salty sea air
- ***Please note building work is taking place on the plot opposite to the house until the end of 2020***
- Reception hall with chandelier and red leather sofas
- Country style open kitchen which is fully equipped including a double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery. The room opens onto the breakfast room with French dresser, glass table and seating for 6. The room has a set of large French doors which open directly onto the garden and sea
- Dining room with seating for 10 (with table extension) boasts stunning garden and sea views
- Open-plan drawing and living room with huge windows and French doors opening into the centre of the garden. The room is classically decorated with a marble fireplace and comfortable seating, whilst also offering a large flat screen TV with SKY TV
- Study/snug room with laptop friendly workspace, SKY TV and DVD and sofa's which can convert to 2 further beds if needed
- Garden room with glass table to seat 8 and French doors opening onto the garden and patio area
- Master bedroom with king size bed, dressing table, built in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The room is located at the back of the property and boasts terrific garden and sea views.
- Bedroom 2: The spacious blue bedroom has a king size double bedroom with cream quilted headboard, side tables, lamps, built in wardrobes and views of the garden and sea. There is an interconnecting door to bedroom 3.
- Bedroom 3: Small bedroom with bunk beds and views of the garden and sea. The room can be accessed via an interconnecting door from bedroom 2 or the corridor
- Bedroom 4: Cream bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom with side table, bed lamps
- Bedroom 6: king size bed and a single bed with an additional pull out bed on request. The room has in built wardrobe space and benefits from a view over the garden and sea.
- Additional room: Small room ideal for a child with a small single sofa bed available.
- Family bathroom with free standing bath with hand held shower, WC and washbasin
- Blue tiled bathroom with large oval shaped bath, hand held shower and washbasin
- Summer house with pool table, electronic darts board, SKY TV and sea views
- Garden with sloping lawn, central sculptural feature, trees and shrubs
- Small stone patio area
- Wooden decked area overlooking the sea
- Six-seater hot tub overlooking the sea
- Fibre Unlimited Wi-Fi access
- Alarm system
- Child stair gate on the first floor
- Dogs are allowed to be taken on the section of the beach by the house
- Charcoal BBQ (please bring your own coal!)
- Plenty of private gated parking
The village of Thorpeness nowadays is epitomised by its stunning East Anglian coastal scenery and striking architecture, which has made it an alluring holidaymaker’s haven.
Thorpeness House’s grounds extend almost from the Village Green to the shingle beach, where this ornate Holiday Home overlooks the North Sea. From the privacy of the Estate’s gardens’; revel in the astonishing views of the Heaths and the prominent House in the Clouds, which is a famous local landmark. A half an hour walk south, along the coastline, will bring visitors to the neighbouring village of Aldeburgh. For those seeking a more scenic adventure, Cragg Path is a perfect opportunity to indulge in the RSPB North Warren Reserve. It comes as no surprise that this region is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)!
In the early 1900’s, this once quiet Hamlet underwent some dramatic development that saw its status elevated to a desirable holiday destination. Today, many of the mock Tudor houses are used for housing and local businesses, giving this enchanting village a sense of antiquated marvel. At Thorpeness’s nucleus, a magical man-made Meare can be discovered, which is themed on the creator’s interpretation of Peter Pan’s Neverland. Today, Regattas and Firework Displays are held in this dreamy spot.
The popular village of Aldeburgh is walkable in less than 30 minutes, so the Oliver’s Team highly recommend recurring stopovers. Full of pleasant independent eateries, Art Galleries and Arts & Crafts shops - you’ll feel as if you have uncovered an unblemished traditional English Hamlet.
Benjamin Britten was so enchanted with Aldeburgh, he chose it as his home till his death in 1976. His legacy - The Aldeburgh Festival - takes place every year during June and is considered a must for lovers of the arts.
There’s lots to do so visit the Aldeburgh Moot Hall Museum, or maybe try your hand at sailing a miniature in the Boating Pond. You might even be lucky enough to catch the local Lifeboat Station during a practice session in the North Sea. After ambling along the sun-drenched coastline, recompose yourself in one of the many idiosyncratic taverns for a quick refreshment. If you’re feeling peckish, what better meal to have than freshly caught fish with a generous side of chips. You’ll have decide which of the two renowned Chippies is best though; The Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop or Golden Galleon…this may require repeat visits!
Aside from the absorbing landscape, this region has become incredibly popular amongst devotees of the Art’s. Thousands flock here every year to celebrate the likes of the Aldeburgh Carnival, Thorpeness Regatta, fireworks in August, Thorpfest and Latitude Festival, or simply just to visit Snape Maltings. Others visit to be absorbed by the history and beauty epitomised by Dunwich Heath, Sutton Hoo – Woodbridge and Orford Ness National Nature Reserve.
With the nearest train station situated in Saxmundham, it’s easy to jump on a direct train to Lowestoft or Ipswich to do some further exploring.
London Stansted Airport
Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness
|Nearest Beach||Located on the beach|
Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel
|Nearest Train Station||
Tesco Express, Aldeburgh
Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Saxmundham Tennis Club
This is truly a fantastic property to enjoy with children of all ages. There’s never a dull moment here, take advantage of the spacious garden with the fantastic sea views. Children can go boating on The Meare, the local lake or take advantage of the countless pathways to explore within the Suffolk Coast National Reserve. Not to mention the exquisite National Trust houses to visit and beautiful villages to discover.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- Stair gates
- Plastic crockery
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Animal farm
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Children's videos/DVDs
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Babysitting Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Babysitting Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- General housekeeping at £20 at per hour
- Linen exchange £18 per single and £24 per double/king including all towels
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
The spacious and welcoming Thorpness House is a wonderful location for a family gathering or celebration. For any additional event requirements please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help.
PLEASE NOTE: In line with the current government advice the Jacuzzi is not current open
- A maximum of 16 guests are permitted to stay at the property failure to adhere to this will result in the loss of your full deposit.
- No stag or hen do's allowed
- No fireworks
- The lead booker must be 30 years +
- Incoming calls only
- Please state the purpose of visit on your booking form
- On request prior to booking ONLY with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £50 will apply. Please state the breed of dog at the time of booking. Strictly only 1 dog allowed at the property.
- Please always pick up after your dog when in Garden.
- Dogs must mainly be kept in the kitchen breakfast room or dining room or at the other end of the house on tiled flooring.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||£1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own towels for the Hot Tub and beach|
|Minimum stay||3 nights|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Pets welcome?||On request prior to booking ONLY with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £50 will apply. Please state the breed of dog at the time of booking. Strictly only 1 dog allowed at the property.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that direct beach access from the garden is not possible due to its steep nature, however, access is possible just a few minutes walk along the road|
|Other 2||Please note that the garden summer house is used for storage and is not accessible|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional £40 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jun 21st 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||-||-||-||£5,548|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||-||-||-||£6,492|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Aug 27th 2021||£4,220||£4,805||£5,389||£6,492|
|Aug 27th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||£3,845||£4,635||£5,426||£5,548|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||£5,272||£6,074||£6,875||£7,029|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||£3,319||£4,110||£4,900||£5,057|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||£8,143|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 3rd 2022||-||-||-||£7,738|
|Jan 3rd 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||£4,643||£5,417||£6,191||£7,738|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||£2,295||£2,678||£3,060||£3,825|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||£2,702||£3,153||£3,603||£4,503|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||£2,297||£2,679||£3,062||£3,827|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||£2,940||£3,430||£3,920||£4,899|
|* Bank Holiday - May Day||-||-||-||£7,030|
|May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022||£2,940||£3,430||£3,920||£4,899|
|May 20th 2022 - May 30th 2022||£4,624||£5,425||£6,227||£7,028|
|May 30th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||-||-||-||£5,548|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||-||-||-||£6,492|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Aug 26th 2022||-||-||-||£6,492|
|Aug 26th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022||£3,884||£4,675||£5,465||£5,548|
|Oct 14th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022||£4,921||£5,722||£6,523||£7,029|
|Oct 21st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||-||-||-||£7,029|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022||£3,319||£4,110||£4,900||£5,057|
|Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022||-||-||-||£8,143|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional €44 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jun 21st 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||-||-||-||€6,068|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||-||-||-||€7,100|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Aug 27th 2021||€4,615||€5,200||€5,784||€7,100|
|Aug 27th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||€4,205||€4,995||€5,786||€6,068|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||€5,766||€6,567||€7,368||€7,688|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||€3,630||€4,421||€5,211||€5,531|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||€8,906|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 3rd 2022||-||-||-||€8,463|
|Jan 3rd 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||€5,078||€5,852||€6,626||€8,463|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||€2,510||€2,893||€3,275||€4,184|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||€2,955||€3,406||€3,856||€4,925|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||€2,512||€2,894||€3,277||€4,186|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||€3,215||€3,705||€4,195||€5,358|
|* Bank Holiday - May Day||-||-||-||€7,689|
|May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022||€3,215||€3,705||€4,195||€5,358|
|May 20th 2022 - May 30th 2022||€5,057||€5,858||€6,659||€7,686|
|May 30th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||-||-||-||€6,068|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||-||-||-||€7,100|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Aug 26th 2022||-||-||-||€7,100|
|Aug 26th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022||€4,248||€5,038||€5,829||€6,068|
|Oct 14th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022||€5,381||€6,183||€6,984||€7,688|
|Oct 21st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||-||-||-||€7,688|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022||€3,630||€4,421||€5,211||€5,531|
|Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022||-||-||-||€8,906|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional $52 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jun 21st 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||-||-||-||$7,204|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||-||-||-||$8,430|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Aug 27th 2021||$5,480||$6,064||$6,648||$8,430|
|Aug 27th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||$4,992||$5,782||$6,573||$7,204|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||$6,845||$7,647||$8,448||$9,127|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||$4,310||$5,100||$5,891||$6,567|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||$10,574|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 3rd 2022||-||-||-||$10,048|
|Jan 3rd 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||$6,029||$6,803||$7,576||$10,048|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||$2,980||$3,363||$3,745||$4,967|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||$3,509||$3,959||$4,409||$5,847|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||$2,982||$3,365||$3,747||$4,970|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||$3,817||$4,307||$4,797||$6,361|
|* Bank Holiday - May Day||-||-||-||$9,128|
|May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022||$3,817||$4,307||$4,797||$6,361|
|May 20th 2022 - May 30th 2022||$6,004||$6,805||$7,606||$9,126|
|May 30th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||-||-||-||$7,204|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||-||-||-||$8,430|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Aug 26th 2022||-||-||-||$8,430|
|Aug 26th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022||$5,043||$5,834||$6,624||$7,204|
|Oct 14th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022||$6,389||$7,190||$7,992||$9,127|
|Oct 21st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022||-||-||-||$9,127|
|Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022||$4,310||$5,100||$5,891||$6,567|
|Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 23rd 2022||-||-||-||$10,574|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
I wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday (to celebrate birthdays with our family of 16), and our eldest daughter even said that it was her best holiday ever! I feel a bit guilty that the others she has had were below parr, but the Thorpeness house was exceptional - where else can you play musical chairs on the lawn with youngesters, have a session in the hot tub, a meal prepared in house, a session on our karaoke without disturbing anyone, a really good night sleep, and a walk on the beach on the morning. It is the sumptuous space that makes it special, so that sharing and soliture are both possible even in a big group. Thanks.
I'll be back!
We had this house for a hen weekend and it was brilliant from start to finish. The house itself was beautiful - lovely rooms, comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. The instructions/communication couldn't be faulted. The location was amazing, so close to the beach, lovely garden, amazing hot tub - close to a nice village shop and pub! Other amentities were within short driving distance. The kitchen was well stocked for big parties - no shortage of cutlery! All in all, fab - we had a brilliant time and I'll definitely be back for a weekend with friends.
This property is in an ideal location. Perched on the bank overlooking the sea it has stunning views of the sea. The property is spacious and well equipped to entertain a sizable group (we were 11 and had more than enough space! ) With plenty of cutlery, plates, dishes and a large indoor dining area. There are two lounged and a summer house... with plenty of space to sit and relax. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the outdoors areas. The large garden at the back is well kept and has outdoor seating areas. Perfect for breakfast and BBQ's. The Hot Tub is the a wonderful touch and placed over looking the sea. Perfect spot to enjoy a drink and relax. The rooms were all clean and well kept with towels provided. The surrounding areas are great to explore. From local walks on the coast and heaths, the village of Thorpeness ( with a a few pubs, antique shop , lake and golf) Thorpness has plenty to offer on its own. The next village of Alderburgh is around 30 mins walk on the coast and is also lovely and little bigger. ( the crab and seafood shacks there are a must - including the smoked prawns!) Overall a superb stay and very comfortable!
A stunning family beach house
We spent a fabulous weekend at this lovely home. The house is uniquely situated with the beach right on your doorstep. The house is well kept, clean and tidy and there was plenty of room for our large group of three families and lots of kids. The best bit was having an evening drink in the hot tub overlooking the ocean while the sun set - glorious!
An East Anglia Gem
Wonderful weekend by the Suffolk coast! We were three families all with young kids and the house provided the perfect setup for a adults and kids alike. The garden literally backs on to the beach and the Dolphin pub in the village is superb (only a 3 minute walk away as an added bonus)! The house is also 5-10 minutes from Aldeburgh which is a delightful town with excellent shops, restaurants and pubs. Highly recommended to all!
By the far the most beautiful house I have ever stayed in. We had a wonderful stay in the calm and peaceful surroundings...you simply can not get better!
Magic by the sea!!
Absolutely amazing! It had everything to help us celebrate my wife's birthday. Couldn't recommend this property more! Right on the beach and round the corner from everything we needed, it really was the perfect getaway!
We have already booked our holiday in the summer!
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