Located just a mile north of Aldeburgh, the seaside village of Thorpeness is a truly charming holiday destination. Most of Thorpeness as you find it today was built by a wealthy barrister and architect in the 1920s with the aim of creating a unique resort where he and his friends and family could go on holiday. To find out more about this gem on the Suffolk Coast, read on…
What is Thorpeness like?
This former fishing hamlet has lots of character with unique and quirky buildings dotted around its famous Meare. Thorpeness Meare, its islands and surrounding area cover almost sixty acres and is home to an abundant bird population. This iconic man-made lake provides myriad recreational opportunities including canoeing, rowing and kayaking between Easter and October each year. Thorpeness Meare is also a relaxing place to simply wander around and also offers plenty of lakeside benches. During the main holiday season teas, coffees and refreshments are served at the lakeside tearoom.
Thorpeness has a fantastic local pub called the Dolphin Inn which serves great food and drink. It has a large garden and in the summer months this is the perfect place for a spot of Al Fresco dining or a cooling beverage.
What can I do nearby?
Thorpeness is within walking distance of Aldeburgh with its charming high street, traditional fishermen’s cottages, galleries and a fantastic choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs. One of the best ways to get to Aldeburgh is via a charming coastal pathway which follows the unspoilt, shingle beach all the way past the controversial shell sculpture by Maggie Hambling. Whilst ambling along this pathway, don’t forget to look out for some rare and unusual coastal plant species. You might also like to stop of at the local wildlife reserve – RSPB North Warren.
Where can I stay?
Looking for advice on where to stay in Thorpeness? All of us here at Suffolk Secrets live locally which enables us to pass on our local knowledge to help you make the most of your holiday in Suffolk. We have a great selection of cottages in Thorpeness and the surrounding area and we are always happy you to find a property that’s just right for you. You can also be assured that each and every one of our properties has been assessed by VisitEngland to ensure that strict standards of self-catering accommodation are met.
Planning and booking a Suffolk holiday:
If you’d like to find out more about any of our Thorpeness cottages, please don’t hesitate to call or email us! If you’re looking for holiday availability during a particular period, simply use the “Find Your Perfect Holiday” search facility above. Here you can select the size of property required in addition to specific requirements such as properties with Wi-Fi, properties with a cot or dog-friendly cottages. For further help simply call 01502 722717 – we’re always happy to help!
* Please note the guide prices do not include other optional fees such as pet fees