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9 The Whinlands

Thorpeness - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

This large family home is perfect for big get togethers, ideally located near to Thorpeness meare and the beach.
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Sorry, no Private parking
£695 - £1125 per week *


A Grade II listed, spacious centrally heated family house set over three floors with views to Thorpeness Common. Shop: 200 yards Pub: 200 yards.

Sitting Room:
TV, DVD, BluRay, CD radio with iPod dock, gas fire.
Dining Room: Table and chairs.
Kitchen: Multifuel Rangemaster cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher.
Utility Room/Rear Entrance: Fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Double bed.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, cot.
Bedroom 4: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath, washbasin.
Shower Room: Large shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 5:
Four single beds.

Garden: Enclosed front and rear gardens with furniture and barbecue. 
Parking: Roadside.
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided. There is a telephone for incoming and emergency calls only.

Just a mile north of Aldeburgh is this fascinating seaside village, built in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, an architect, barrister and playwright. The mock Tudor style of building is now the hallmark of Thorpeness, where the amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18-hole golf club, a country club with tennis courts and the Mere - a large shallow boating lake with tearooms nearby. The beaches are mainly sandy and behind the village are a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land.


  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Sorry, no Private parking
  • 7 Single beds
  • 2 Double beds
  • WiFi available
  • 3 Stars
  • Cot available
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
4 Nov 17 - 23 Dec 17 £695 £521
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £1,125 £844

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.


The property suited us very well. We had a party of 11 for a 50th birthday celebration and the layout of the lounge and the large dining room table were ideal. A very nice pub within 1 minute walk. The local area is pretty (even in early February!), and the service from Suffolk Secrets was very efficient indeed.Mr Martin Steggles - 13th February 2017
Lovely bedding and towels.Mr Brian Cole - 19th July 2016
A good family holiday property, homely not chique or trendy.Ms G Fullerlove - 24th June 2016
Lovely family house, well equipped, warm and comfortable. Hope to be able to return at some stage. Thank you.Mrs L Ricardo - 6th June 2016
Service was great thanks.Mr S Norman - 30th May 2016
We all loved the property, It was unique, clean and homely which was exactly what we were looking for.Charlotte Beckett - 2nd April 2016
We love Suffolk!mrs Joanna Hardman - 5th January 2016
Was a great holiday home to stay with family and grandparents . Great location, near to pub, shop, beach and boating lake. Great value for money.Mrs Eliza Wood - 21st October 2015
A lovely retreat space with large living room, three comfy sofas and pretty bedrooms... Great!Mrs C Youngman - 13th July 2015
A beautiful area with lots to see and do. The children loved Africa Alive.Mrs Sue Carter - 20th June 2015
Great property, well laid out and all worked fine. Would highly recommend staying here.Mrs Rachel Sims - 19th May 2015


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