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Beautiful and spacious house in Suffolk

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 patio area and BBQ.

There is ample parking at the front of the house.

You will not be disappointed!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Julie Bourne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 Suffolk

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!
Jul 2014
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Aldeburgh Fish and Chips
"The best fish and chips!! :))"
Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club
"Gorgeous golf course with good bar and bar snacks and wonderful cream teas. You can also or..."
Thorpeness Meare
"Fun for everyone, kayaks, rowing boats (small and large), sailing dinghies, punts, canoes - ..."
Leiston Film Theatre
"Great for a rainy day - usually has the most up-to-date films"
The Dolphin Inn
"Great food, beer and wine selection, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Dolphin
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Thorpeness Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Dolphin
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Our family has been holidaying at 'Westdene' for three generations and it just gets better every year! Whatever time you choose to visit this unique part of Suffolk, there is a never ending list of things to do.

For families there's our huge garden and all the attractions of Thorpeness are within walking distance; the Meare, where you can hire boats and explore the many islands, the Windmill, House in the Clouds, tennis courts at the Country Club and of course the beach.

The Golf Club with its challenging 18-hole links course is nearby as is the Dolphin Pub which has a garden and offers great food.

Two miles away is beautiful Aldeburgh, packed with excellent restaurants, shops and the best fish and chips in Suffolk!

Westdene is situated up an unmade, private roadway. It has light and spacious accommodation for up to 8 people with all mod-cons:

Ground floor: living/dining room with open fire, kitchen, utility room, fitted kitchen, twin bedroom, double bedroom, wc, bathroom with bath and shower, and wc.

First floor: Twin bedroom, double bedroom, new shower room and wc.

Outside: Enclosed, south-facing garden with patio area. There is ample parking at the front of the house.


Rates & Availability

Thorpeness House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

January-June & Sept-Dec: £900 per week.
Feb & Oct half terms, both May Bank holidays, Easter, August Bank holiday, July, August, Christmas, New Year: £1500 per week.
Weekends: £350.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Thorpeness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are an additional two separate loos.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - the double bed can be split into two large singles
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This house will suit anyone of any age; lads'/ladies'/family/couples' week/weekend away - no one will regret visiting this unique location.

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