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Rainbow Cottage

Thorpeness - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

Rainbow Cottage is a modern family home located in the heart of Thorpeness.
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£490 - £1135 per week *


Rainbow Cottage is a modern, charming and cosy property situated in the heart of Thorpeness. It has been tastefully furnished with attention being paid to the details and for the comfort of the guests. A conservatory overlooking the pleasant enclosed rear garden is a real sun trap and makes a welcome addition to this comfortable holiday choice. The beach and the Meare are just a few minutes' stroll away. You will find Rainbow Cottage a relaxing base for exploring this area of great countryside and small attractive towns such as Aldeburgh, Southwold and Snape. Also RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, famous now for BBC Springwatch, is only fifteen minutes drive away. Shop: 15 yards Pub: 25 yards.

Sitting Room:
HD Smart flat screen TV with internet access, DVD, CD, hi-fi, open fire.
Dining Room: Table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Conservatory: Seating.
Shower Room: Shower, washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1:
King size bed.
Bedroom 2: Double bed.
Bedroom 3: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Enclosed rear garden with furniture.
Parking: Off-road parking.
Heating: Gas heating.
Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided.

Just a mile north of Aldeburgh is this fascinating seaside village built in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie , an architect, barrister, playwright and good friend of J.M.Barrie the author of Peter Pan. The mock Tudor style buildings are now the hallmark of Thorpeness where the amenities include the popular Dolphin Inn with great beers and food , the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18 hole golf course , the Thorpeness Country Club with social facilities, children's club in school holidays and a thriving tennis facility and The Meare - a large shallow boating lake that is a recreation of the Peter Pan story. Close by the Meare are both traditional tea rooms and also a more contemporary Kitchen & Bar establishment housed in the same building as the renowned Thorpeness Emporium. Thorpeness also has "The House in the Clouds" and it's own fully renovated Windmill. The beaches are mainly sandy and behind the village is a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land. Where else might you find the proposition of a lovely, attractive and friendly village bordered on one side by the North Sea and the Meare on the other ? We think it is Unique?



  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine



We had a lovely holiday, Rainbow Cottage as well as being a great holiday home it was also in a good location for the beach and the Meare. Which is where we spent most of our days.We fell in love with Thorpeness.Mrs Debbie Baldry - 15th August 2018
A gorgeous property and a lovely village. Our grandson loved boating on the mere. We were lucky with great weather and the beach being so close. The cottage has everything you need - thankyouBaldry/Snowling family - 10th August 2018
A lovely house, made a great base for our family holiday.The Copsey Family - 3rd August 2018
Another lovely stay!Rex & Ann - 25th July 2018
Brilliant House, Brilliant location, Brilliant weather - guess what? had a brilliant time!Jill, Keith & Ed Saunders - 16th July 2018
We love it here in Suffolk. Hope to be back in 2019. Many ThanksMaureen, Frank & Bonnie - 13th July 2018
Another lovely week. Thank youJanet, Colin & Poppy - 24th May 2018
Lovely cottage, its our 4th visit and will be back in July for our 5th. Its very clean and comfortable and we love it here in Suffolk. Maureen, Frank & Bonnie - 18th May 2018
Had a good week in this lovely cottage, well equipped, clean & spacious. Good meals at The Dolphin and excellent breakfast at The Kitchen. Lovely walk into Aldeburgh followed good fish n chips eaten in the pub garden. Good days at Snape Maltings and Southwold.Dave, Anne & Pauline Norman - 11th May 2018
Our 3rd visit to Rainbow Cottage, great location and well equipped. Looking forward to our next visit.Debbie, Mason & Lexie - 4th May 2018
A ;lovely week in a super cottage and a cracking village. We will be back.Neil, Sue & Olie - 27th April 2018
Our 4th Mothers day Visit,(Granny's going strong) another lovely relaxing weekend xxxWendy, Gail, Maz & Scooby - 11th March 2018
A perfect location for a really relaxing few days. Beach was empty and fabulous for dogs. A lovely stay - thank youThe Whiskerds - 27th October 2017
Rainbow cottage is a wonderful place to stay. We had a lovely relaxing week. Helen, Steve & Amber - 21st September 2017
A great cottage, we like Thorpness its ideal for walking and a nice rest, the cottage was nice and clean and comfortable without being too modern.A good enclosed garden for our dog.Good parking. Suffolk Secrets are a very professional team, Rainbow cottage is perfect for us its our 4th stay there and we have booked it for two holidays next year. Mr Francis Wood - 18th September 2017
A lovely cottage and the location was ideal.Mrs D Youngs - 13th May 2017
A great stay thanks.Mr Mike Beale - 16th April 2017
Very comfortable clean and well equipped accommodation. Perfect location. Loved holiday cottage. Thorpeness very pretty and interesting. Loved the Dolphin Inn and Village store. Easy access to Aldeburgh. Suffolk Secrets staff very helpful.Mrs J McGuinness - 12th June 2016
Very enjoyable holiday experience - THANK YOU!!!!! Suffolk area very relaxing!!!!!Mr Joe Perry - 30th May 2016
We like Suffolk Secrets very much and have booked another cottage in Aldeburgh Church Farm Cottage in Sept.Mr Francis Wood - 22nd May 2016
A lovely property in a very quiet location.Mrs M Tempest - 17th May 2016
Excellent property.Mr P Webster - 24th April 2016
Beautiful part of the coast - a very special village one in which I have fallen in love with.Miss N Baker - 11th April 2016
Very pleased to get short break for the dates we wanted at quite short notice, in nice property - thank you.Ms A Courtier - 4th January 2016
Lovely property. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you. Neighbours very kind and helpful.Ms D Roberts - 30th November 2015
Lovely little cottage & great location for walking with the dog. So many local places very dog friendly too.Mrs A Sarkar - 1st November 2015
Rainbow cottage is a perfect base for visiting the beautiful Suffolk coast.Mr D Mather - 20th July 2015
The holiday property was superb.Miss Dawn Kersey - 18th May 2015


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