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The house from the huge, south-facing, back garden
8 reviews
The house from the huge, south-facing, back garden
Lounge/diner lots of space for all
The beach - great for long walks
Spacious and sunny double bedroom
Front of house - loads of parking space
Bit of Laura Ashley
The boating lake - over the road
Sunny bathroom
Our street
Our kids used to love running up and down this hallway
Golf course - up the road
The spacious lounge with a real fire, dvd and book library
Our street
Real fires - logs and coal provided
Tennis over the road
New oak furniture
The garden - great for a bit of football or cricket
Twin bedroom - great for the kids or teenagers
Sea fishing for beginners or the experts
Sunny kitchen
Massive sky
Large double with amazing garden view
The sea
Small double with a spare single upstairs
The boating lake - over the road
Small double with a spare single upstairs
Christmas by the sea
The cosy front room, with space for all, from the other end
Bright kitchen with utility room and larder
The busy beach
Kitchen with all mod cons
Golf course - up the road
Large Lounge/diner, with dvd & book library and board games for all
First tee on stunning Thorpeness golf course
New oak furniture
Unique House in the Clouds and Windmill
Winter tennis
It's never busy and the sun always seems to shine
Secret treasures to be found on beachside walks
Views from the nearby beach (about 500 yards away)
Beautiful beachside walks
Sunset on the Meare
Sunny kitchen
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thorpeness, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
Our family has been holidaying at 'Westdene' for three generations and it just gets better every year! Whatever time you choose to visit this unique part of Suffolk, there is a never ending list of things to do.
For families there's our huge garden and all the attractions of Thorpeness are within walking distance; the Meare, where you can hire boats and explore the many islands, the Windmill, House in the Clouds, tennis courts at the Country Club and of course the beach.
The Golf Club with its challenging 18-hole course is nearby, as is the Dolphin Pub which has a garden and offers great food.
Two miles away is beautiful Aldeburgh, packed with excellent restaurants, shops and the best fish and chips in Suffolk!
Westdene is situated up an unmade, private roadway. It has light and spacious accommodation for up to 8 people wi...
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About the Owner, Julie B
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Sunbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in March 2016

A great home from home stay in a fabulous location. Great local amenities and superb places to visit but it's also best returning to Westdene.

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Thanks for your great review. Hope you'll be back soon :))


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Mandy R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in March 2016

We had a great weekend in Thorpeness. The house is really well equipped; a real home from home. Loads of space inside and out. Badminton table and lots of board games at the property were fun.The local pub (the Dolphin) is very near with excellent food and a big garden. The beach is minutes away. The walk into Aldeburgh is...

Management response:

Wow. Glad you had suc a fabulous time. :))


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Essex, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed April 6, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We have visited this house 5 times and everytime we arrive we relax instantly. It's well equipped and in a great location. Can't recommend it highly enough

Management response:

Thanks Liz. Hope to have you back in the house soon :)


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Only well-behaved pets are accepted, not to go on furniture or beds, otherwise a cleaning charge will be sought.
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About the neighborhood
So much to do for young and old in this unique and beautiful village. There's the boating lake, where you can hire punts, small sailing dinghies, rowing boats and canoes or kayaks; the challenging local golf club; tennis; the Dolphin Inn, with garden and great food; the stunning beach; nearby Aldeburgh, packed with great shops and restaurants and the best fish and chips; this area is also famous for bird-watching - but I don't know much about this subject - sorry. At the house we have dvd and book library, board games, table tennis, football goal and the open fire to curl up in front of.
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How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 80.8 mi
Railway: Saxmundham: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Harwich: 49.7 mi
From the M25 take exit 28 towards A12 Chelmsford East; after about 52 miles you will come to a roundabout, take the third exit towards Felixstowe, A14 E, then follow signs to Lowestoft (A12), until you come to a right hand sign to the A1094, Aldeburgh, take this turning and then you will come across a left hand sign to Thorpeness, take this and all signs to Thorpeness. As you come into the village you will pass a pub, The Dolphin, on your left, take the first left (up an unmade road) after the pub and you will be on Westgate, our house is on the RHS - enjoy!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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