The Suffolk Apartment

Originally part of an Edwardian Country Club, we know you are going to like our seaside apartment. Decorated in nautical blues and sunshine yellows, it's comfortable and cheery. It's in a great location, just one minute from the beach, with all important sea views. Right next to it are gardens and both grass and hard tennis courts.

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Essential Information

Essential information

Getting there

Thorpeness is a five minute drive from Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Heritage Coastline. The closest airport (two hours' drive) is Stansted which is served by Ryanair, Easyjet and other low cost carriers from all major airports in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Is it right for me?

Thorpeness is a tonic. A haven of light and sea for those who feel a little frazzled around the edges. Our apartment here has no steps or stairs.

The apartment has a 'New England/Martha's vineyard' look and has had a new handmade kitchen, top end appliances, new bathroom and has an easy breezy feel. Ralph Lauren fabrics give it a fresh beachy look but it cosies up well at night. Pure Enid Blyton meets Cape Cod in Summer (think picnics, beach barbecues, tennis, Pimms, endless exploring of the idyllic countryside). In Winter it's glorious often bright, quiet and there is nothing better than being in the cosy flat with the stormy sea outside.

There is no more perfect winter lunch than salty fish and chips from the award-winning Aldeburgh chip shop eaten on the beach or followed by some window shopping. For those wishing to blow way the cobwebs, this great food county, with its fresh fish from the local small fishing boats, freshly dug up local vegetables, and even the award-winning Bacchus and delicious strawberries and cream rosé wines from Shawsgate Vineyard a few miles away, is a perfect find. No buckets, no spades and certainly no candy floss on this beach directly outside the apartment.

To the rear there are grass and hard tennis courts and a garden. The apartment is part of an Edwardian country club and there are functions on some weekend nights in the main building. You can check before you book but the noise is normally nothing that a few glasses of Pinot Noir can't cure. Parking is directly outside. Once people have found this secret, tasteful, New England of England they return again and again and this is one of our favourite properties.