Alexander House - Superb Holiday Property, Suffolk

Alexander House is tucked away in a quiet location in Thorpeness within easy walking distance of the beach, the Meare and the other amenities in the village. A superb property for a large family or friends holiday with lots on offer in the local area to keep everyone happy.

Sleeping 13 guests, Alexander House is a superb property for a family gathering. The house is at the end of a private no-through road making it very peaceful and secluded but it is also only a very short distance to the beach, the Meare and other attractions in Thorpeness, and a walk along the beach to Aldeburgh. Downstairs there is a large, open-plan living space with a well equipped kitchen, dining area and comfy seating. There is a further sitting room with a cosy wood burning stove and large television with Sky so everyone can have their own space and enjoy relaxing.

Upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with rainfall shower over the bath. There are a further two bedrooms with a king-size bed and a double bed, a twin room and a further room with three single beds and an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom has a separate rain fall shower and a bath. The house has the added attraction of a downstairs bedroom with a bathroom which is ideal for less mobile guests.

The garden is enclosed and provides a lovely space for eating out with garden furniture and a barbecue. There is off road parking for up to four cars.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall
With stairs to first floor
Open-plan living space
Kitchen area with large American style fridge freezer, Aga range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and central island with breakfast bar. Nespresso coffee machine provided - please supply your own pods. The dining space has a large table and chairs and the table can be extended to seat a large party. The sitting room area has a large corner sofa and armchairs. There is a large television with a DVD player and Sky package.
Utility room
With washing machine, butlers sink and a door to the garden. Iron, ironing board and clothes airer provided.
With WC and wash basin.
Sitting room
With a sofa and armchair, a further television and a wood burning stove.
With desk and chair.
Bedroom six
With two 3' single beds and french doors leading to the back of the house.
Shower room
With rainfall shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor:
Master bedroom
With a super-king size bed and a television. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bath with rainfall shower over, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom two
With twin 3' single beds and a wash basin.
Bedroom three
With three 3' single beds. En-suite shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom four
With a king-size bed, wash basin and television.
Bedroom five
With a double bed.
With separate bath, rainfall shower, wash basin and WC.

Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue.
Parking for four cars.

Additional Information:
One well-behaved dog allowed (small charge applies),
Infants welcome, please bring your own cot and high chair.
Please note that the staircase is steep, winding and it isn't possible to fit a stair gate.

  • Beach Nearby
  • Child Friendly
  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Detached
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground floor bed
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Near Golf Course
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Pets
  • Pub Nearby
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

Thorpeness is every child's dream holiday with easy access to the beach and the Meare. The Meare is a boating lake with connections to J M Barrie's Peter Pan. You can discover the islands with a pirates den and dragon's lair along with other hidden treasures. The Dolphin and The Kitchen both provide food with local provenance and can provide takeaway. Heading along the coast, Aldeburgh has lots of different restaurants, cafes and bars and a busy High Street with lots of independent shops.

If you fancy doing more than simply enjoying the beach, Alexander House has views out onto the golf course which welcomes visitors and if you would like to play tennis the Country Club offers weekly membership.

Dragging yourself away from the beach there are lots of other places to explore in the local area. Further up the coast, the RSPB Wildlife Reserve at Minsmere is worth a visit. The coastal area sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are lots of footpaths to explore the heaths and coastland which make up this unique habitat. Or head beyond Aldeburgh towards Orford and discover the history of Orford Ness and explore the forests at Tunstall and Rendlesham. If you are a bit braver you could do this on horseback, setting out from Poplar Park in Hollesley to see the local countryside from horse back or heading down to Shingle Street.

Aldeburgh is a short walk or drive away and has everything you could want from the wide open beach to the bustling high street. The high street offers a wonderful variety of independent shops, restaurants and art galleries. Be sure to stop by Aldeburgh Market for some fresh fish from their extensive fish counter or grab yourself some delicious cheeses from Slate. Of course no holiday in Aldeburgh is complete without a portion of famous Aldeburgh fish and chips. Other notable restaurants for a delicious supper by the sea include The Lighthouse and Seaspice.

Aldeburgh has a vibrant art and music scene, and is famous for being the home of composer Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears. Each year the Jubilee Hall hosts the Aldeburgh Literary Festival where guests can immerse themselves in a variety of extraordinary talks. Another event for the calendar is the Aldeburgh Festival which is held every June at nearby Snape Maltings. Snape Maltings has several performance venues, as well as independent shops, galleries and places to eat.

If you fancy venturing out a little further you will be spoiled for choice. The village of Orford has an impressive castle as well as being home to Orford Ness Nature Reserve which has a rather unusual history. Woodbridge is a splendid market on the banks of the river Deben and has a working tide mill - one of only two remaining in the UK.