• 9 The Whinlands Exterior
  • WTS - 9 The Whinlands - Row of houses
  • WTS - 9  The Whinlands - Lounge
  • WTS - 9 The Whinlands - Thorpeness Meare & The House in the Clouds
  • 9 Whinlands Bedroom

9 The Whinlands

This large family home is a Grade II listed, spacious property set over 3 floors with westerly  views to Thorpeness Common -  perfect for big get-togethers! 

The property also boasts an enclosed east facing garden to the rear with garden furniture and a BBQ.


The property sleeps a family of eleven plus a cot in 5 bedrooms or 9 adults!  There is a large, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a 6m x 4m  lounge with adequate seating. A Smart TV, BT Infinity, a music dock, books and board games.

The separate utility, with washing machine/dryer and an extra fridge freezer for extra food and wine, there is also space for drying wet clothes and walking boots, also a downstairs loo.

The local public house, The Dolphin Inn is located almost next door (50m), where local beer and good food can be purchased, also sporting a boules piste! Gift shops and restaurants within 200m and Aldeburgh, a large seaside town, a mile to the south,with a cinema, theatres, fresh fish landed on the beach, an RNLI lifeboat station and all the shops you could wish for including the BEST Fish and Chip shop you can find anywhere!

Thorpeness too is a fascinating seaside village, built in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, an architect, barrister and playwright, whose great friend, J M Barrie, (the author of Peter Pan) and the reason why The Thorpeness Meare has Wendy's House and the Dragons Den to name but a few of his characters depicted on the many islands.

The mock Tudor style of building is now the hallmark of Thorpeness, where the amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18-hole golf course, a Country Club with tennis courts and the Thorpeness Meare where in August, a regatta is staged with rowing boat races, sailing and a carnival procession 'ON THE MEARE' with decorated punts followed by a wonderful fireworks display which is reflected in the water above the Meare to end the week... an occasion not to be missed!!

The nearby beaches, (a 5-minute walk from No 9 The Whinlands), are mainly sandy and behind the Meare and village are a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land. RSPB Minsmere and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall are just a few miles drive away. 

We are now taking bookings for this year 2020 and also 2021, so please look at our website www.holidaycottagethorpeness.co.uk for the booking form and availability. We anticipate much interest when lock down restrictions relax, so take a look now and book early to avoid disappointment!

In the event of further Covid-19 Government restrictions being imposed please check our Facebook page for updates on our opening times and bookings.

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