The Suffolk Coast
  • House in the Clouds

Famous Homes on The Suffolk Coast

One visit to The Suffolk Coast is all it takes to get hooked on the beautiful countryside, the tranquility, the big skies, the beaches - simply the sheer delight in being able to get away from it all.

Many famous people have chosen to move here for the peace and quiet - whether to relax or as a place to work.

Famed crime writer, PD James had a home in Southwold, overlooking the market place. Many of her novels are set in Suffolk with Dunwich, Covehithe and Blythburgh all being featured.

George Orwell, author of 1984, Animal Farm and The Road to Wigan Pier, lived for some time in Montague House, Southwold. This period cottage nestles just off the High Street and is available as holiday accommodation with Suffolk Secrets. For book lovers what could be better than taking a break in this famous authors Southwold house, wiling away the hours reading one of his classics?

Renowned composer, Benjamin Britten, was born in Lowestoft, just a stone’s throw away from the town’s glorious sandy beaches.

But leaving aside our famous guests, which home is the most famous on The Suffolk Coast?

Well, if we're talking quirky, iconic and having that 'Wow' factor, it has to be the House in the Clouds at Thorpeness.

Originally built as a water tower to ensure an adequate supply of water to Thorpeness village, it had the potential of sticking out like the proverbial ‘sore thumb’.

It was brilliantly disguised it as a house and from miles around you can see what appears to be a cottage lodged in the trees, 70ft high.

The House in the Clouds, is recognised as one of the country’s most famous follies and it provides spacious accommodation for the true family holiday – a great base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast.

So whether it’s homes that have had famous owners or homes that are famous in their own right, the Suffolk Coast has it all…

Things to see and do


Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Golf Club is a coastal heathland course designed by famous Scottish architect James Braid and opened in 1922. It winds its way through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and purple heather. The course is 6,421 yards long and plays to a par of 70.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

events


THORPEFEST

THORPEFEST

Thorpeness | Sat 08th Jul 2017

Join in the fun on the 8th July 2017, for year 2 of the exclusive live music festival THORPEFEST at Thorpeness Countr Club.

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Thorpeness Summer Family Activity Programme

Thorpeness Summer Family Activity Programme

Thorpeness |

Thorpeness Country Club is the place to be over the summer months as our team organise a range of activities for all the family. 

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Thorpeness Village Fete

Thorpeness Village Fete

Thorpeness | Sat 06th Aug 2016

Fantastic fun for all the family.

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Lowestoft Summer Festival - Street Velodrome

Lowestoft Summer Festival - Street Velodrome

Lowestoft | Sat 09th - Sun 10th Jul 2016

The cycle events continue on the Suffolk Coast as the Lowestoft Festival invites you ride the Street Velodrome. 

The unique street velodrome track is open to all ages and abilities, the street velodrome team will be on hand to provide coaching before you get to speed around the track.


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Wheelchair Accessible

WHERE TO EAT


Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience with fresh local produce complimenting the daily changing menu.

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where to stay


The House in the Clouds

The House in the Clouds

Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds, one of the country's most famous follies is set in 1 acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorpeness Meare and the sea on the very beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Close to Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and home of the festival, to Minsmere and other bird and nature reserves.

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Suffolk Secrets

Suffolk Secrets

Southwold

Suffolk Secrets is proud to offer the best choice of self-catering holiday cottages on The Suffolk Coast.

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Dog friendly


Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

Situated on the sunny Suffolk Heritage Coast within walking distance to the sea, Thorpeness 3 star Hotel offers modern accommodation with picturesque views of the golf course. 

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