Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A coastal home of dreams, Velsheda is a newly built property in the beautiful coastal town of Thorpeness. Furnished to a very high standard throughout this is the perfect base for any party group looking to explore the Suffolk coast.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,098 per week
  • £157 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


A coastal home of dreams... that's what you'll find at Velsheda. Newly constructed and finished with the holidaymaker in mind, Velsheda combines iconic black external wood cladding (sympathetic of its' central Thorpeness position) with all the mod-con's a 21st century guest could possibly need for their next self-catering holiday on the Suffolk coast. Deceptively spacious, Velsheda is ideal for families, friends or couples looking to escape to a hidden gem. Both the sitting room and kitchen/diner have large bi-folding doors leading out to the enclosed rear terrace - ideal for summer entertaining, whilst also helping to create a relationship with the outside world. The kitchen itself is an amateur cooks' dream. Plenty of cupboards wait to be filled with locally sourced groceries, whilst the large fridge/freezer is ideal for storing anything from ice-cream to prosecco! 

Upstairs, guests have the benefit of two en-suite bedrooms. Each with the capability of being a superking, Bedroom 2 also has the option of being made into a twin, should you require separate beds. Not forgetting teenage or 'tech-savvy' guests, there is also WiFi and a SONOS sound system to enjoy! 

A stay in Thorpeness is ideal for anyone looking for a car free holiday. Park your car on the private driveway and start about exploring on foot! The beach is a 2 minute walk from the cottage, not forgetting the local pub, golf course, tennis courts, Meare and cafe's. Don't forget to pack bicycles for a gentle cycle to nearby Aldeburgh or merely along the surrounding country lanes. 

So as you can see, Velsheda truly is ideal for all. This modern retreat won't hang around for long, so book quickly to reserve your dates! Shop: 2.5 miles Pub: 200 yards.

Why we love this property: Velsheda is utterly modern, yet has an instant welcoming feel as soon as you enter the door. Clean and comfortable, it is ideal for all party types. 

Sitting Room:
 Light, open room with bi-folding doors out to the garden. Comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV and DVD player. The stairs to the first floor lead off from this room. 
Kitchen/Diner: Large, open room with fully fitted kitchen equipped with dishwasher, microwave, double electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, American style fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Table and chairs for 6. Bi-folding doors lead out to the garden. 
Cloakroom: Washbasin and WC. 

Bedroom 1: Superking bed and TV with En-suite Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. 
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, Can be made in a Superking (please specify how you require beds to be made up on booking) with En-suite Shower Room with shower unit, WC, basin and heated towel rail. 

Garden: Enclosed rear garden with patio and shingle. Garden furniture and barbecue provided. 
Parking: Off-road parking for two cars (plus ample for others nearby). 
Heating: Gas heating. 
Pets: 1 small well behaved dog allowed by request. 
Notes: Wi-fi, bed linen and towels provided. There is also a SONOS sound system available to guests. 

*Please indicate if you would like the bed in bedroom two set up as a superking or twin*

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 is a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


A great house in a brilliant location - ideal for all the Thorpeness has to offer and an easy cycle ride or walk to Aldeburgh. The house has plenty of living space so you can spread out and relax.

Mr B,

Lovely property perfect for 4 people. Well laid out and maintained. Very good location We will happily stay there again

Mrs T,

The house was wonderful, a really lovely base to visit the surrounding area.

Mrs L,

We had an excellent break at Velsheda - just what we needed after months of lockdown. The rooms are even larger than the photos show, particularly the kitchen diner. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable and everything was scrupulously clean. We had an initial problem with the heating and hot water so the log burner in the evening was an added bonus. We would highly recommend this property and would certainly stay here again if we were in the area.

Mrs M,