About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Apartment in Thorpeness, Suffolk, England - Within Walking Distance (or Short Drive) of Aldeburgh
Bay Tree House was built in 2004 in keeping with the original Thorpeness architecture. The Studio was purpose built in 2008 above the large detached garage. Access is via an external staircase which is a few yards from the private parking space at the front of the property. The famous Thorpeness "Meare" boating lake, with many original features and boats attracts young and old (Mar to Oct). Being very shallow (less than 18in in most places), it is safe even for the "water wary"! It takes a good two hours to row a boat past The crocodile, Wendy's House and the Pirate's Fort. The area is rich in history and there are many places to visit. Nearby Aldeburgh has a range of shops and restaurants and of course was the home of Benjamin Britten. The studio is non-smoking and is not suitable for children or pets.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Hazel Searle
Roger & Hazel have lived in Suffolk since 1981, having moved for work reasons to the area. We have lived in various villages and the town of Woodbridge, but became full time residents in the unique Suffolk coastal village of Thorpeness in 2004.
Hazel Searle purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Hazel Searle chose Thorpeness
Having bought a piece of land in 2000 we needed to decide whether to build a holiday home or a house to live in full time. In the end we built Bay Tree House to live in, but in 2008 created The Studio above the large detached double garage.
What makes this Apartment unique
Thorpeness is a thriving village, within easy reach of towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold. There are easy walks to the north, south and west, all of which end up at a pub or cafe after a comfortable distance! In the main holiday period, the village is bustling and by contrast it is quiet and peaceful "out of season". Both periods have their advantages. The property itself is compact, but has everything you need for a short break or longer. The flexibility of no fixed arrival and departure days, with just 2 days minimum stay, offers something that is not widely available, particularly in this location and throughout the year.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Homely, cosy, bright and clean.
We had a very relaxing stay. There’s miles of beach to walk on. The room was everything we needed for the weekend. We shall certainly return.
Very well equipped and comfortable
Small but perfectly formed
Beautiful little studio in an amazing setting.
The Studio was a lovely place to stay with everything you could possibly need for a short holiday. Our hosts were charming and non intrusive and the setting was beautiful in a very quaint village.
Thank you very much for your kind words; hope to see you again sometime. KR Roger and Hazel
Had a wonderful weekend at the Studio. Our stay was incredibly comfortable and I would thoroughly recommend booking to anyone. Roger was very welcoming and we hope to visit again in the future.
Thank you for your very kind comments; we definitely hope to see you again before too long - Kind Regards, Roger and Hazel
Very well equipped and clean studio which has everything in it you could possibly need. Great location and Roger and Hazel are very accommodating hosts with some great tips for the area. Excellent value for money and perfect for that short break to get away from it all.
romantic weekend away
I would highly recommend this studio to anyone! It is in a lovely quiet location with only a short walk to the beach and boating lake. There is also a shop and pub conveniently located round the corner, and Aldeburgh is a walkable distance taking about 20 minutes! The studio is beautifully decorated and well kept. It is very clean and had everything you could possibly need and more! The owners went the extra mile to make it feel homely. The room itself is spacious and perfect for a short break away! Brilliant place to stay at a very reasonable price! Thanks for letting us stay!
Five minutes easy walk to the beach via a number of routes. The beach is mainly pebbles, with some sand at low water. The water is normal North Sea temperature!
A car is not essential, but does give a much greater choice of places to visit. The nearest airports are Stansted and Norwich. The nearest railway station is at Saxmundam (7mls). Taxis are available, but would need to be pre-booked. There is also a pre-booked Suffolk Link on-demand minibus service. There are buses that occasionally call at Thorpeness, but best to check online first!
Aldeburgh 2mls; Saxmundham 7mls; Southwold 17m; Minsmere RSPB reserve 7mls; Woodbridge 18m; Framlingham (incl Castle) 14mls; Orford (incl Castle) 12mls; Snape Maltings 7mls;
There is a village shop and a small supermarket in Aldeburgh.
The Dolphin pub is only 3 mins walk and provides a balance between a "local" pub and a restaurant. You can also play Boules (Pétanque) in the garden on two purpose built "courts". Next to the Meare is a café and close by is another café and the "Emporium".
The world famous Snape Maltings concert hall is only 7mls from Thorpeness.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Booking by direct contact with owners; £50 deposit at time of booking (non-refundable). Balance payable 4 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: The Studio can be booked for arrival or departure on any days, subject to availability. Arrival is after 2pm and departure by 11am, However, we are flexible and can often accommodate other times. PLEASE NOTE: The minimum booking is for 2 nights (£110) Notes on prices: £55/night for 2 or 3 nights (minimum stay is 2 nights) £45/night for 4 or 5 nights £240 for 6 night stay £260 for 7 night stay Periods of more than a week are charged at pro-rata the weekly rate.
£50 deposit (non-refundable) to secure booking;balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.