About the property
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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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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.
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Very homely with lots of extras
Very homely. Spacious rooms
Thanks so much for choosing Westdene, hope to see you again soon, best wishes, Julie
Beautiful cottage in Suffolk
The cottage is about 200 years old and huge.
We had a wonderful time with our children and grandchildren as a late Christmas present.
The location is wonderful if you like a beautiful village, brilliant local pubs, bird watching and being by the sea. We hope to come again.
Thanks so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the Thorpeness experience and the house. What a wonderful Christmas present! :). Hope to see you again. Julie
Warm and comfortable
Well equipped, comfortable and great garden.
Thanks for your kind review. Hopefully you’ll be back in the summer months to enjoy the garden :)
Thoroughly enjoyed Thorpeness what a beautiful village
Property was plenty big enough with everything we needed to hand. Clean and very comfortable so good we were able to take our dog too. Would recommend
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.