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Delightful Period House In The Ideal Location In Thorpeness

Bedrooms 5
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Thorpeness, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - 400m From The Beach And 300m From The Meare

Comfortable, welcoming and family friendly house in an ideal location in the centre of the charming village of Thorpeness, 2 miles from the shops, galleries and fine restaurants of Aldeburgh. On the doorstep of the Thorpeness Country Club with its tennis courts, it is a very short walk to the beach or to the Meare, where boats are for hire in the Summer months. Decorated in warm colours matching the seaside location, Brambletye comfortably sleeps 10 in 5 good-sized bedrooms spread over floors 2 and 3. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped kitchen with seating for 6 at breakfast and a dining room catering for 10. Adults have their own cosy sitting room with TV and fireplace at the front of the house while the children have a large playroom with TV adjoining the house at the rear. The enclosed garden has decking with an outdoor table and chairs for 8 and a grassed area with barbecue.

Pamela bryson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Pamela bryson

Hello, I am a busy mother of 4 kids . We have had the house since the birth of my youngest, now 14 years . It was used every weekend and all holidays for years but now the children are busy with sport, drama and university.The house was lying empty far too often and it was sad, both for me and the house itself. I decided to rent it out as we have had such happy times there. The house copes well with big families. There is loads to see and do in the area. I wanted to share it with other people. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Pamela bryson purchased this in 1998

Why Pamela bryson chose Thorpeness

I like this location because it is not far from home and we can use it even for day trips. I am Australian and I wanted my children to have constant contact with the sea. Thorpeness is wonderful because it is uncrowded and old fashioned . It makes me feel like I have arrived on holiday every time I drive into it. The same people return year after year and this replicates the holidays of my childhood. We had a beach house not far from Syney and we saw the same people year after year. Friendships grew based on this sporadic contact and I wanted this for my children and it has worked.

What makes this unique

Everyone is very safe, even little children. The house is across the road from the Country Club and the kids just wander in and out from the house to the club. All of mine have grown up on those tennis courts and I can see where they are just looking out the kitchen window. They meet other children that way and play a lot of tennis.They spend a lot of time rowing on the Meare having picnics and filling in the day.My eldest likes to have dinner parties on the veranda .My son and husband like to golf in a ramshackle way around the golf course. My husband loves sea fishing and so everyday when he can spare the time he is on the beach casting out his line.Everyone gads about on their bikes. In summer we particularly like to go to the Jill Freud play season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Location location location – Brambletye is the most wonderful house to stay in. It is in the best location possible, near to the Country Club, off the main road and a short walk away from the beach and the pub! We have stayed here for ten years and have loved every second of it. The house is beautifully decorated, is full of character and has a real feel of “the seaside”. We couldn’t recommend it more highly. Antonia Previte.

Fantastic Holiday Home

Wonderful seaside feeling throughout the house with everything you need to make your holiday perfect and only a few minutes from the local shop, the Meare and the beach.I have stayed here by myself and still felt at home, only one drawback- you have to leave!

Linda Page-Mullet

We were 6 ladies in our party for the Aldeburgh Literary Festival.The house was excellent for us as it was spacious (all 5 bedrooms a good size), very comfortable and well equipped with plenty of hot water, masses of towels and extra bedding available. SS
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Thorpeness in Aldringham cum Thorpe

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower on first floor. Shower room with handbasin on ground floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom and bedroom 2 (both with queen size beds) on first floor. Bedrooms 3 (double), 4 (twin) and 5 (bunk beds x 2) on third floor. All 5 bedrooms have a basin and a built in wardrobe.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Telephone available for reasonable use only. The house has games and books and puzzles for children. Outside: Outdoors there is a large decked area on 2 levels with table and chairs for 8 people to sit and a good-sized grassed area with barbecue, all enclosed by wooden fencing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided, except for beach towels. Please bring your own.


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Delightful Period House In The Ideal Location In Thorpeness
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

11 of us of mixed ages spent a birthday weekend here, it was our second visit. Pamelas house is unique in a unique setting. House is very comfortable and spacious, everything you could possibly need is provided, and a lovely fire for the colder months. Super walk along the beach to Aldeburgh, grab some fish and chips or buy wonderful seafood from the many beach huts. All in all a perfect VERY English retreat.............but don`t tell everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
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Lovely property in fantastic area!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a week with grandparents and our three children 9,8 and 3. We all had a fantastic time and would love to go back. The property is in a lovely quiet location very near the beach. Perfect holiday!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Property was very individual,well presented and very well equipped. An ideal location for a good tim

  • 5 of 5

Property was very individual,well presented and very well equipped. An ideal location for a good time. Bedrooms were a great size and the playroom worked well for both children and adults. House was a short walk from sea and only a stone's throw from the local pub where we enjoyed a great afternoon at the fete. Everyone was very warm and welcoming. The walk to Aldeburgh is well worth it with fish and chips as a reward!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Fun time house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for the weekend to attend a wedding with all the family, we arrived at the house and instantly felt on holiday, the place is massive and had everything you could ever need. The location is superb.

So pleased with the house we booked while their for Christmas.

Pam is a great host and kept in contact really well and was there to help with anything you needed.

Can't wait for Christmas now.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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A great house in a great area

  • 5 of 5

The house was really well equipped - we found everything we needed. Thorpeness is a lovely village and there's plenty of opportunity for people of all ages to unwind, be as active or inactive as they want to be, and enjoy the surroundings. It's an ideal place for groups - family or friends to meet up, especially those where people will sometimes want or need their own space to their own thing, or want to move at different speeds !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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A beautiful & spacious well positioned house

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house with enough space to bring three families with kids together in. There are three large double bedrooms with two further bedrooms for kids - one of which we have slept 6 in with ease. There are two lounges, a well equipped kitchen & a dining room. Two bathrooms mean no queues for the loo! The house is clean & well equipped & Pamela is attentive to ideas for improvement which we can testify to as we have rented the property each of the last four years. The property is well positioned in the heart of Thorpeness; a short stroll to the beach & just round the corner from the fantastic dolphin pub & village shop. To the north & south there are great coastal walks. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Thorpeness is on the Suffolk heritage coast, just a 2 mile walk up the beach from the well-known resort of Aldeburgh with its shops, galleries and fine restaurants. Thorpeness itself is a charming model village well-known for its eclectic architecture and centred around the Meare (boating lake) and country club with tennis courts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Thorpeness, East of England

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£150 non refundable deposit required with full balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival.Discretionary refundable damage deposit of £200 may also be required on the property 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for 7 night bookings Friday.
Changeover day for 3 night bookings Friday.
Changeover day for 4 night booking Monday.

Notes on prices:
All Prices are in UK pounds sterling.I am flexible on changeover days. For questions on pricing or other matters please telephone 01473 735266 or contact us by email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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