Thorpeness House Rental Photos and Description
4 Large Bedrooms, Shower Room And Bathroom, Bucket And Spade Cottage
Westdene is situated up an unmade, private roadway. It has light and spacious accommodation for 8 people with all mod-cons, including dishwasher, Freeview TV/DVD, library of DVD's and paper backs, microwave, washing machine, stereo. Full central heating.
We, as a family, have been visiting Thorpeness for over three generations and still have not run out of things to do. There's boating on the Meare, with its many exciting islands to visit, e.g. Smugglers' Cave and Pirates' Lair. You can take a rowing boat, sailing boat, punt, kayak, canoe or a two oars and cox. Two fantastic golf clubs, one within walking distance. Great food at the Dolphin Inn, only a few minutes walk away. Tennis courts, literally, across the road. The beautiful beach, which is still so undiscovered and yet very stunning. Minsmere for the bird watchers. Aldeburgh and Snape for the cultured and the shoppers. Two cinemas within two miles for the rainy days, not that you get many of them to the East of the country and a local swimming pool. The walks are fabulous and Thorpeness has its own House in the Clouds, which is a must see!
The house itself you can't help but feel at home in:-
- Ground floor: living/dining room with open fire, kitchen, utility room, fitted kitchen, twin bedroom, double bedroom, wc, bathroom with bath, wc and shower.
- First floor: Twin bedroom (one single and one small double), double bedroom, shower room with wc.
- Outside: Enclosed, enormous south-facing garden with trampoline, slide/swings, patio area and BBQ.
There is ample parking at the front of the house.
You will not be disappointed!
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
About Julie Bourne
I have been coming to Thorpeness since I was a baby, to stay with my Grandparents, who also visited Thorpeness when they were young. I feel most relaxed when I walk in the door at Westdene and have spent many hours on the beach, tennis courts and rowing round the Meare.
Julie Bourne purchased this house in 1974
Why Julie Bourne chose Thorpeness
Thorpeness is unique, no where else has so many attractions for both the young and the old, do not miss out on this one off experience.
What makes this house unique
Lord Ogilvy built Thorpeness in the 1920's, copying beautiful areas he'd seen around Europe, this is one of the most picturesque parts of the world, with a never-ending list of things to do. Or you can put your feet up in front of the fire or in the garden and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the best weekend staying at Westdene. It's a lovely seaside country home, really spacious yet retaining warmth and cosiness. The house comes with everything you could need- from board games, to trampoline to loads of kitchen equipment.The location was amazing- with beach, lake and seaside town all within walking distance. Highly recommend taking boats out on the lake, visiting House in the Clouds and getting fish n chips in Aldeburgh. However- it was hard to be torn away from the amazing garden to be honest!
Thorpeness is like nowhere I have been before- there is something very magical and charming about it.
We didn't meet Julie but she was really helpful and accommodating. This was the perfect cottage retreat, full of things to do come rain or shine. We can't wait to come back!