Suffolk self-catering made easy

Spinneys (8)

Thorpeness - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
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Description

A unique and stunning beach house completely refurbished to create what must be amongst the best seaside holiday homes on the Suffolk coast; try as we might, we simply cannot find a finer situation for a holiday property. Situated on the edge of the beach, the kitchen, dining room and sitting room all look out over the sea, as does the fantastic indoor swimming pool with water cannon and spa pool. If this wasn?t enough, the property also boasts a steam room, wet room and top-range gym equipment. Upstairs is equally splendid - every bedroom has its own spacious bathroom. This is what dream holidays look like!

The Property:

This stunning property can be enjoyed at any time of the year, in any season. In warmer months, open the bi-fold doors and immerse yourself in the beautiful coastline just yards from the property, and bask in the sunshine. Enjoy magnificent views of the beach from every room, as well as from the superb indoor heated swimming pool. When the temperature drops, read a book on the chaise, with sublime scenery stretching across to nearby Aldeburgh. Perfect for family holidays, the children will love the indoor pool with cannon jet, and grown ups will relish quieter moments in the spa pool and steam room - just heavenly. For the more sport inclined there is also gym equipment, with a Horizon Cycle machine, Pilates equipment and table tennis.

A glass wall separates the sunny open plan living area from the garden, the beach, the pool area and The Boat House, which is also available to rent alongside Spinneys as a sleeps 14 or by itself as a sleeps 6. Sit as a family in front of the log burning stove, or write letters in one of several charming study areas. Tired after a busy day? Relax in front of the big screen in the TV room or listen to the Sonos sound system. With underfloor heating and a lovely green oak floor and rugs, you'll be toasty warm whatever the weather. If this wasn?t enough, the property boasts a large circular dining table, a superb breakfast bar and a really spacious kitchen. A second kitchen / utility room is ideal if you prefer not to be in the limelight when you are cooking. 
Upstairs, every bedroom has its own lovely en suite with bath and large walk in shower. Sit out on the first floor balcony with your morning coffee and watch the ships go by or settle down at the table with some games and puzzles. Tons of space throughout. 

A dream abode for anyone seeking super self catering in a stunning location at any time of year. Whether you are sporty or sedentary, there will be something for you at Spinneys.

The Grounds:

The garden has been transformed with large areas of decking, including a sunken decked area to avoid the sea breezes and loads of seating for all the family - perfect for a Summer BBQ! There is also a trampoline for the children and a garden leading straight onto the beach via a gate.

Parking:

There is parking in the drive for 2 to 3 cars and further parking on the dunes for several more.

Sleeps:

Eight in the main house where there are four double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.

The Surroundings:

Thorpeness, a charming Edwardian village, is located just a mile up the coast from Aldeburgh. The village is famous for its unspoilt beach, fairy tale architecture and the Meare - a large expanse of water where you can row, sail, punt or canoe around the tree covered islands, occupied by ducks and swans, fortified castles, wild pirates and even the occasional dragon. There is a super village shop, a cafe, and a great pub serving fantastic food as well as Adnams beers and fine wines.

Beyond the village, there are lovely heathland and seaside walks, with the opportunity for birdwatching at Westwood Marshes (RSPB), all a short walk from the house. Nearby is Aldeburgh, home of the Aldeburgh Festival as well as several excellent restaurants. RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich and Southwold are but a short drive away. Aldeburgh has a great selection of pubs, cafes and shops, as well as an arts cinema and theatre to complement its excellent restaurants.


Please note that use of the pool is divided between Spinneys and The Boat House, with both properties available as holiday lets either separately or together. The Boat House sleeps 6, Spinneys sleeps 8, and the properties together sleep 14. Please contact the owner after booking to arrange for time slots if booking one property separately.

Features

  • Sleeps 8
  • Swimming pool
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.5 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.5 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Barbecue

Facilities

Ground Floor

  • Steps lead from the garden gate to the front door where there is a lobby with hooks for coats and beach wear and loads of space for boots. The lovely large hall has broad oak floor boards and a charming sideboard, easy chairs.
  • Cloakroom with w.c. and wash basin
  • Beyond the hall is the open plan living area. Facing the sea, there are magnificent floor to ceiling bi fold doors across almost the entire length of the room so that you can enjoy the decking and sea views whatever the weather. There is a large sitting area with two sofas, chairs, coffee tables and a Jotul log burning stove. There is a study area with desk and chair and large bookcase packed full of interesting books.
  • Further private seating areas where you can relax and read or simply stare out to sea, include a second writing area with desk and chair, an area with chaise longue from where you have magnificent views up the coast to Aldeburgh as well as a seating area with two or three chairs and coffee table from where one can see the pool area or look out over the sea.
  • The large and well fitted kitchen includes a gas range cooker with 5 hob burners and 3 spacious ovens, Magimix Nespresso machine, Dualit 4 slice toaster and kettle, double butler sink, Miele dishwasher and built in Bosch microwave and drinks fridge. There is a large marble topped central island area with 3 bar stools.
  • The circular dining table with seating for at least 8 looks out of the raised deck to the beach and the sea beyond.
  • Behind the main kitchen is a second kitchen / utility room with butler sink, second dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Fisher & Paykel American fridge and freezer, 4 burner gas hob and large oven. A door leads from here to the side garden

The Pool Complex and Games Area

  • A door leads from the hall to the pool area with large steam room, changing room, showers, and a cloakroom with wash basin and w.c.
  • A further door leads to the pool area. The indoor pool (10 x 5 m) is of a similar depth throughout ( 1.2 m) . It includes a canon jet, great fun for the children and there is an electrically operated hard cover over the pool. Beside the heated swimming pool is a spa pool, and beyond that table tennis and a Horizon 408 Comfort cycling machine. Pilates equipment and loads of toys and floats for the pool are available to holidaymakers
  • With glass on three sides and bi fold doors on to the deck facing the beach and the decking to the south of the pool you can enjoy the atmosphere of an outdoor pool when the sun is shining but enjoy a luxuriously warm swim in mid winter

Upstairs

  • The enormous landing has a large table with six chairs, a great space for children's games and puzzles. Here too are seating areas and a door leads out to a balcony overlooking the beach and the sea where there is seating and a table - great for croissants and coffee.
  • The pink room has a double bed, bedside table and lamps, flat screen TV, chest of drawers, desk and Juliet balcony from which there are stunning views over the beach to the sea. The large en suite bathroom includes a large built in wardrobe, bath, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail and large walk in shower
  • The blue bedroom has a double bed, bedside table and lamps, built in hanging cupboard, chest of drawers, desk and chair, flat screen TV, and spacious en suite bathroom with hip bath, wash basin, wc., heated towel rail and large walk in shower
  • Two steps lead down from the landing to a further landing and the other two bedrooms
  • The master bedroom has a super king bed and bedside tables and lamps, the large flat screen TV is set within a wooden media chest at the foot of the bed. There are two large and comfortable easy chairs and a Juliet balcony overlooks the sea. There is a large built in storage cupboard and a stylist dressing table. There is a lovely bath to one side of the room. The en suite includes two wash basins, a walk in shower, heated towel rail and w.c.

Outside

  • There are lawns to the front and one side of the garden where there is a sunken trampoline. The area to the seaward side is largely decked with pebble and driftwood areas. A gate leads from the decking to the beach. To the south side of the house there is further decking and a sunken dining area (sheltered from much of the sea breeze). With rounded hardwood steps - great for seating - and circular table and chairs this is a great area for holidaymakers and guests to enjoy al fresco dining.
  • Parking for two to three cars on the drive.
  • THE BOAT HOUSE - Beyond the pool and gym area is a boat house, which has been stunningly converted to create accommodation for 6.
  • A large eaves bedroom with 4 fitted single beds, reading lamps and under bunk storage.
  • Ground Floor - A double bedded room, shower room and open plan living room with gallery kitchen.
  • This can be rented by prior arrangement. Please call for rental rates

Services

  • Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, there is a wood burning stove for which logs are provided
  • The first floor is centrally heated and there are individual thermostats to every room
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Wi fi is provided along with a full Sky HD package
  • The property is cleaned prior to your arrival and a mid week clean is available for booking or a week or more.
  • In consideration of other holidaymakers please do not smoke in the property
  • The Dolphin Inn - tel. 01728 454994. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criteria for your choice of property

Prices

Band Date Range 7 night price *
2nd June 2017 - 21st July 2017 £3,534.00
21st July 2017 - 1st September 2017 £4,437.00
1st September 2017 - 29th September 2017 £3,534.00
29th September 2017 - 20th October 2017 £3,039.00
20th October 2017 - 27th October 2017 £3,534.00
27th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017 £3,039.00
22nd December 2017 - 6th January 2018 £4,731.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

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