Alexander House

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Just a few steps from the beach this Holiday house is perfect for a large family or group of friends.  In the delightful coastal village of Thorpeness, close to Aldeburgh in Suffolk there is something for everyone to enjoy at this lovely self catering property.

You can book this property from:

  • £2505 per week
  • £358 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 13 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Description

A traditional Suffolk farmhouse in the heart of Thorpeness, overlooking its stunning heathland golf course. Dating back to the 16th century, the House is one of the oldest buildings in the village. Beautifully restored and refurbished in 2014, it now provides outstanding accommodation for up to thirteen people. Situated down a quiet private road overlooking Thorpeness Golf Course, the property is just a minute's walk from the sea.

ALDEBURGH 1.5 miles (2 km), ORFORD 11 miles (17 km), WOODBRIDGE 18 miles (29 km), SOUTHWOLD 19 miles (30.5 km)

Alexander House, a luxury Suffolk property, enjoys the best of both worlds. In the heart of Thorpeness, an Arts and Crafts designed seaside village close to Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Heritage coast, Alexander House is located at the end of a little private lane. The property is in a great position for delightful countryside views and enjoys easy access to miles of heathland and clifftop paths, yet is only a minute's stroll from the sea and all of Thorpeness' wonderful amenities.

The Property: A detached farmhouse, now completely updated and reconfigured to create a really spacious holiday house for an extended family or a group of friends. Downstairs there is a twin bedroom with adjacent shower room, whilst upstairs there is a spacious family bathroom, a large master bedroom with super king bed and en suite bathroom. Upstairs also boasts a delightful children's or young adults bedroom (including a set of full sized bunk beds and a single bed with en suite bathroom), a twin bedroom, and two double bedrooms to complete the first floor accommodation. 

Downstairs, Alexander House has been transformed to create a large open plan living area with a state of the art kitchen, dining area and a spacious sitting room on one side of the house whilst the ground floor bedroom and bathroom, a small study and a further TV sitting room occupy the other side of the house.  

Around the Property: Situated at the end of a private road, Alexander House has a drive with parking for several cars. The property is surrounded by garden, largely laid to lawn, and the house looks out over Thorpeness's heathland golf course. Just a few minutes walk from the beach and the centre of the village, once there you will rarely need to use a car.

In the centre of the village is the Meare, a wildlife rich lake, with rowing boats and punts for hire. Thorpeness also has a country club with tennis courts, golf course, attractive pub and an excellent village shop and new restaurant, The Thorpeness Brasserie & Emporium. 

Set amongst the Suffolk coastal heathland, the golf course is pretty well on the door step of Alexander House. It offers a tough challenge for all levels of player. Designed by James Braid in 1922, this Suffolk golf course winds through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and heather and was described by the Sunday Telegraph Golfing Guide as "Reminiscent of the inland glories of Sunningdale and Woodhall Spa". 

The original Aldeburgh Golf Club course was designed in 1884 by John Thompson from Royal Wimbledon and Open champion Willie Fernie from Felixstowe, later modified by J.H. Taylor and Willie Park Junior. Taylor's bunkers are visible today, recognisable by their sweeping banks which curve both vertically and horizontally. The new heathland course was officially opened in 1908 and has hardly changed since. There are some long holes to tempt the big hitter but plenty of holes that require careful attention. There is also a smaller nine-hole course.

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, as well as a fascinating museum, boating lake, sailing and yacht club. RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich and Southwold are all within a short drive.

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 5 single beds
  • 2 bunk beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Accessibility

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Reviews

Alexander House is a perfect choice for a family or group of friends. The location is stunning and the house beautifully furnished with an excellent range of facilities. Thorpeness is idyllic!! We will definitely be returning!

Mrs Barbara Mazliah,

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