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…