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The house from the huge, south-facing, back garden
Updated front double with handy single
The beach - great for long walks
Lounge/diner lots of space for all
Front of house - loads of parking space
The cosy front room, with space for all, from the other end
Bit of Laura Ashley
Double with single
The boating lake - over the road
Sunny bathroom
Our street
New oak furniture
Golf course - up the road
Newly decorated downstairs garden-facing double
Our kids used to love running up and down this hallway
New oak furniture
Our street
Real fires - logs and coal provided
Large Lounge/diner, with dvd & book library and board games for all
Tennis over the road
Sunny kitchen
The garden - great for a bit of football or cricket
Brand new high chair for the little one (travel cot also purchased)
Sea fishing for beginners or the experts
Kitchen with all mod cons
Massive sky
The patio area with loungers, garden furniture and tables and chairs for outdoor dining
The sea
The boating lake - over the road
Christmas by the sea
The busy beach
Golf course - up the road
First tee on stunning Thorpeness golf course
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
The huge garden's waiting for you
Views round every corner
Gorgeous walks, big skies
Bluebell walks
1 of 45The house from the huge, south-facing, back garden
Cottage -
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
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a great family friendly cottage, suitable for all ages. The cottage is very well equipped with a large garden. The beach is just a stroll away. The village has plenty of walks and a welcoming pub serving great food. We spent a lovely...More

Thank idrljthomas
Julie B, VR Owner at Westdene, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Debbie. Hope we do see you again! Cheers. Julie

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great house in a fabulous location. Such a stunning village with its own special history and architecture. Short walk to pub with great restaurant, shops, tennis courts and seaside. Loads to see in nearby vicinity. House roomy, comfortable and well furnished with all those kitchen...More

Thank 578tracy
Julie B, VR Owner at Westdene, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Sounds like you made the most of lots of what Thorpeness has to offer. Glad you’ll be back and thanks for your fabulous review 😊

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

Thank Jules_Giles
Julie B, VR Owner at Westdene, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Only well-behaved pets are accepted, not to go on furniture or beds, otherwise a cleaning charge will be sought.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    3 Fulls
    3 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 130.0 km
Railway: Saxmundham: 15.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 80.0 km
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: 0.5 km.
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