A relaxing few days staying at The Tower in Thorpeness warranted a review to put at ease those with reservations. It is a delightful and unusual holiday house, full of distinct church features cleverly converted into a comfortable living space. The central spiral staircase connects the floors each leading to unique spaces for bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting room. Everywhere was well decorated and maintained and I loved the eclectic choice of furniture in the rooms which enhanced the quirkiness of the house, while still being comfortable and welcoming. We stayed in the bedroom on the 2nd floor which has recently been refurbished to include a very comfortable brand new luxury mattress so we slept extremely well! It was a good sized room with views from a long narrow window peeping out high over the sea up the coast.
With large, well equipped modern kitchen on the ground floor and spectacular sitting room on the first floor we thought The Tower was the perfect place for holidaying with friends or family in Thorpeness.
We arrived at The Tower on a cold December afternoon and were delighted to walk into a really warm, spotlessly clean holiday home for a long weekend.
The property has been beautifully restored and is extremely well equipped. Several rooms have sea views and the fourth floor bedroom has stunning, quadruple aspect views across the surrounding countryside and the North Sea.
We gained access to the property easily through consice , simple instructions from the agents, who had arranged for a decorated and illuminated Christmas tree to be provided for us, which was a really lovely touch.
We booked the Tower as it looked impressive and was suitable for a party of eight. It has a real wow factor, the conversion is brilliant ( it was a chapel in its original form ) and we loved it.
The kitchen was fine, the heating and hot water excellent and the place was clean. The local area is special, the Suffolk coast is quite unspoilt and full of places to explore, we all loved it.
Very well equipped house. Warm and comfortable. En suite bathroom to lovely high ceilinged bedroom. We cooked on the first evening and enjoyed an excellent, good value supper at the Dolphin pub which is only a 4 minute walk - but be sure to book. And it's good, too, to book your paper from the local newsagent.
For the potterer its a lovely stroll to Aldeburgh; for the serious walker (and dogs) there are great footpaths along the coast or inland.
We were eight – four couples – and the house and location suited us perfectly. We had great walks in the autumn sunshine, along the beach to Sizewell and Aldeburgh and inland to Snape Maltings, and although the kitchen had everything we needed we treated ourselves to dinner one night in the excellent local pub (the Dolphin), an easy five-minute walk from the house. My husband and I slept in one of the ground floor bedrooms and were very comfortable. The bed linen was lovely, the shower first-rate and the whole house very clean. We plan to return in the summer.
Booked this for family stay, with three generations. Very well equipped ( only missing any sort of coffee machine ). Kids loved it. Great for the beach, also boating on the Mere. Lovely village and only 5 mins from Aldeburgh.