Rainbow Cottage

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Rainbow Cottage is a modern family home located in the heart of Thorpeness.

You can book this property from:

  • £526 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


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: 2.1 miles 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.

A 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 shingle 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.  Just a short walk along a seaside footpath will take you to Aldeburgh, home of the Aldeburgh Festival and the Freud Summer Theatre, where there are several excellent restaurants, pubs and lovely shops and fresh fish sold on the beach, as well as a fascinating museum, boating lake, sailing and yacht club



Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.01 miles
  • Shop 2.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


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 B,

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 - thankyou

Baldry/Snowling family,

A lovely house, made a great base for our family holiday.

The Copsey Family,

Another lovely stay!

Rex & A,

Brilliant House, Brilliant location, Brilliant weather - guess what? had a brilliant time!

Previous Customer,

We love it here in Suffolk. Hope to be back in 2019. Many Thanks

Previous Customer,

Another lovely week. Thank you

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

Our 3rd visit to Rainbow Cottage, great location and well equipped. Looking forward to our next visit.

Previous Customer,

A ;lovely week in a super cottage and a cracking village. We will be back.

Previous Customer,