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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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.
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!
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
5 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
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!
Perfect place to stay
This is our second time staying in Pamela's amazing house. The first time was during peak season and the second was right at the end. Both times Thorpeness offered up a great holiday experience. The house is really comfortable and clean and is brilliantly equipped for large or small parties. Equally great for big families or small groups; it feels really homely and spacious and the location is perfect for everything. Brambletye is a fantastic holiday home and I am sure we will be back again soon. Thank you.
Highly Recommend This Property
This is a fantastic property in a convenient location for the beach and village.
We were 3 generations of family staying for just a weekend. Ages ranged from 4 years old to 78 years young!
This beautiful property was perfect for each generation, fantastically well stocked with towels etc and wonderfully sized bedrooms. We really couldn't have wished for more.
The downsides - (a) not spending enough time at the property as we were at a family wedding and (b) going home!
Thank you Pam. We really loved staying in your home.
Perfect family holiday house
Our second visit to Brambletye and it was just as good as we had remembered. We were a party of 8 - grandparents, parents and four lively children 13 - 8. Perfect, quiet, virtually traffic free location with so many activities in the area. 5 minute walk to the beach and the boating lake and walks in all directions. Tennis courts opposite and golf nearby. The house is very well equipped with lots of space. The playroom is ideal for wet day activities and grandpa can sit peacefully in the sitting room away from the noise and bustle. Pamela is a very responsive and helpful owner. We want to book again for next year and the year after….
I have been coming on holiday to Thorpness for a week in the summer holidays for over 40 years and as you can imagine my parents and I have rented a lot of properties here. I found to my delight Brambletye last year and Pam the owner who I can say is fantastic, nothing is a problem, always there to help. What can I say, but it's a fantastic house, very well equipped, plenty of room, colourful, great enclosed garden everything you could possibly want especially if you are a large bunch like us.
Thorpness has the meare which the children love, beach, village shop, a couple of cafe's and the pub, all a couple of minutes walk from the house. Wonderful walks on the heath or beach.
Go on give it a try, you'll love it!
A perfect 70th birthday house party!
Pam has created a most beautiful, colourful, comfortable and restful home from home. I couldn't have imagined anywhere nicer to celebrate the new decade! We had 13 sleeping in the house, including 3 children, and several more visited over the weekend. Everything we needed was there, masses of crockery, kitchen equipment, towels, games for the children, info on the area etc. And the garden is lovely too. We enjoyed every minute, Thorpeness itself is ideal for all ages. We will definitely return to this charming place!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
£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 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 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- 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
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- 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.
- Golf ...
- 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.