Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Thorpeness holiday cottage has been furnished to a high standard and has 2 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
There is a small South-facing front garden, sitting room, kitchen/diner,2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor & covered rear courtyard.
Sorry no smoking allowed inside the cottage although there is a covered courtyard at the rear.
The cottage has Wi-Fi provided if required
Please note that the first floor bedrooms are both accessed via seperate staircases so to get from one to the other you will need to go 'downstairs' and 'upstairs' This may not always be suitable for families with very young children!
Please see 'Pictures' for Floor Plan
Please note short breaks are charged as follows
3 Nights = 75% of the weekly rate
4 Nights = 80% of the weekly rate
5 Nights = 85% of the weekly rate
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Thorpeness 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted or Norwich, Nearest railway: Saxmundham|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
This self-catering cottage in Thorpeness has a sheltered south-facing front garden with benches, the front door leads into the sitting room which has 2 sofas, chair, TV, DVD player, Apple TV and Bose SoundDock. There is a very well equipped kitchen/diner with hand made units,granite worktops,dishwasher,microwave,fridge/freezer,oven,toaster. At one end of the kitchen there is an oak dining table that seats up to six.
At either end of the kitchen is a staircase leading up to a bedroom and bathroom.Bedroom 1 has a king size bed frame with VI-Spring mattress,wardrobe,bedside chests, lamps,radio,hairdrier,mirror. Bedroom 2 has twin VI-Spring divan beds,bedside chest,lamps,wardrobe,radio,hairdrier,dressing table, mirrors.The bathrooms both have power showers,baths, WC,basin,shaver points. In bathroom 2 is a washing machine.
At the rear of the cottage is a granite-paved, covered courtyard with table,chairs and bench.There is also a right of way over the rear of the next door cottage for access & bringing in bikes for storage!
Travel Cot/High Chair available if required
2014 Events near Thorpeness
28th Feb-3rd March 13th Aldeburgh Literary Festival
10th - 19th April High Tide Festival, Halesworth
18th-21st April Aldeburgh Music Easter Festival
28th-29th May Suffolk Show
13th-29th June Aldeburgh Music Festival
17th-20th July Latitude, Henham Park, Southwold
16th-18th August Aldeburgh Carnival
22nd August Thorpeness Regatta Fireworks
27th-28th September Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small south-facing front garden with 2 benches. At the rear is a private covered courtyard with table 4 chairs and a bench. Parking is on the street outside the cottage or nearby. The beach is about 100 yards away as is 'The Meare' (large,shallow boating lake) Thorpeness Golf Course is a short walk away.
The East Anglia region
Suffolk has many Towns and Villages worth visiting. Nearby ones of note within driving distance include Snape (with world famous concert hall),Dunwich, Orford (with Castle and Smokehouses), Southwold (with pier) and Framlingham (with Castle). The RSPB reserve of Minsmere is a short drive away.
The nearest town to Thorpeness is Leiston which is about 2 miles away - Here you will find a good range of shops selling a wide range of produce, there is also a Cinema, Bank, Post Office, a very good Fish & Chip shop, Supermarket and Butchers. In the other direction is the town of Aldeburgh (also about 2 miles away) which has shops and restaurants.
Thorpeness has a large shallow Meare (where rowing boats,punts and canoes can be hired) which was created in the early 1900s by Glencairn Ogilvie who owned and built Thorpeness. There is also the Thorpeness Golf Course and Country Club with Tennis Courts, Beach, Shop, Dolphin Inn Pub (which of course serves the local Adnams Ales!) and Cafe by the Meare. There are many places of interest to visit nearby including RSPB Minsmere and Aldeburgh Marshes if you like watching for wildlife.
If you want to eat out you can walk round to The Dolphin Inn which serves very good food. Opposite the cottage is a new restaurant/cafe called 'The Mess' which is open during the day and some evenings (as this is quite new I am not sure about opening hours at the moment)
In Leiston there is a Supermarket, Cinema, Library, Bank, Sports Hall and the Long Shop Museum on the site of the former Garrett Engineering Works.
I have listed some forthcoming events which you may find useful.Please note that these are given in good faith and believed to be correct but I can't be held responsible for any errors or ommisions!
August 16-19 2013 - Aldeburgh Carnival
August 23rd 2013 - Thorpeness Centenary Regatta & Fireworks
September 28-29 - Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings
October 4-6 October - Flipside Festival of Brazilian Art, Music and Culture at Snape Maltings