As featured in the Sunday Times Travel section.
On the ground floor there's a spacious living room with a wood-burning stove and glazed doors leading out through a conservatory to the terrace and beach beyond. On the south side there is a large sunroom wrapping around the house with a door leading onto a small west facing terrace, ideal for sundowners. The large fitted kitchen/dining room overlooks the sea and has a separate utility room. The first floor has two bedrooms (a king and a twin), both opening onto the large balcony which runs along the front of Chicoutimi so you can make the most of the uninterrupted sea views. The third bedroom is on the ground floor with a family bathroom conveniently across the hallway.
At the back of the holiday house is a large terrace with simply a lawn and fence between you and the beach. An L shaped bench plus table and chairs, encourages you to relax and make the most of this exceptional location. There's parking for three cars at the front and you're unlikely to need them as you can easily walk into the village of Thorpeness where you'll find an excellent pub, restaurant/cafes and small shop, or walk to Aldeburgh to the south.
The front door leads into a porch and a large hallway beyond.
This large room has stunning sea views through the attached conservatory. There’s a contemporary wood-burning stove, a flat-screen TV with integrated Free View and DVD/CD player. Furniture includes two three-seat sofas, a two-seat sofa, 3 tub chairs and coffee tables.
The sun streams into this wonderfully relaxing L shaped room which wraps around the house, with double doors to the terrace so you can make the most of indoor/outdoor living and the breathtaking views over the beach to the sea; plus a door to the west facing terrace so you can enjoy the late afternoon/evening sun. There's ample seating for all the family and chairs to take out onto the terrace.
This spacious room has a built-in hob and oven, a tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar. The dining area has a table and six chairs with sea views.
Utility Room, WC and outside shower
Ideal when you come in from the beach with outside shower by the door to the utility room where you can drop your salty clothes into the sink. There's also ample hanging space for coats and beach year and a separate WC.
Ground Floor Twin
A light ground floor bedroom with a twin beds, bedside drawers, chest of drawers, wardrobe and wash basin.
Situated opposite the ground floor twin. There is a bath with a shower over, a w.c., hand basin and a heated towel rail.
Straight stairs lead from the ground floor to a small first floor landing with doors to the twin on the right and master bedroom on the left. A large balcony runs along the front of the house so you can really make the most of the uninterrupted sea view. Both bedrooms are carpeted and bathrooms have tiled floors.
A magical bedroom with large sea-facing balcony where you can watch the sunrise with your morning coffee, relaxing on the sun lounger. The king-size bed takes pride of place against the partition wall dividing the spacious bedroom from the en suite bath/dressing room. There's ample storage with a built in wardrobe, large chest of drawers and bedside drawers.
En Suite Bathroom
Behind the bed is a luxurious bath/dressing room with wonderfully deep free standing bath with hand shower and a dressing table with light streaming in through a skylight, making it the perfect spot for preparing for your day! In the corner of the bedroom is a separate cloakroom with wash basin and WC with arguably the best loo view in Suffolk!
Beds are positioned so you can wake to the sun rising over the sea and sit on the balcony with a good book listening to the waves and shingle. There's a chest of drawers, bedside drawers and hanging space in the shower room for your clothes.
En Suite Shower Room
An opening takes you into the stylish modern shower room with both rain shower and hand held. A separate cloakroom sits in the corner of the bedroom with WC, wash basin and sea view.
Chicoutimi sits well off the coastal road runnning from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness in the sand dunes with and has parking for at least three vehicles. A big south/east facing terrace is furnished with a table an benches for meals in the sea air, with a fantastic L shaped bench seat and coffee table where you can sit back and make the most of the exceptional location. Sleeper steps and fenced garden runs down to the gate opening directly onto the stretch of shingle beach which runs for miles past RSPB Minsmere to the north and to Aldeburgh to the South. Children are sure to be happy for hours in the large sandpit sitting safely in the corner of the garden. A smaller west facing terrace, off the sun room, invites you to enjoy the evening sun and there's even an outside shower by the utility room - perfect for beach gear!
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This detached property is equipped with gas central heating and a wood-burning stove in the living room. Appliances include a flat screen TV with integrated Free View, DVD/CD player, built-in hob and oven, dishwasher, five shelf built in fridge with 2.5 drawer freezer beneath, washing machine, tumble dryer and a microwave. A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Thorpeness is a mile along the beach from Aldeburgh and there is a coastal footpath between the two. Thorpeness is unique, designed and built as a holiday village by the Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie a century ago, inspired by the writings of JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan.
The village has a large boating lake ‘Thorpeness Meare’ with several miles of shallow water can be explored in the summer time by rowing boat. There is a challenging golf course and active country club and several places to eat including The Dolphin Inn, The Meare Tearoom and The Beach House. Nearby, as well as Aldeburgh, you have Snape and the renowned Maltings, Minsmere, Orford and Southwold. The Suffolk coast area is also ideal for bird watching, with RSPB Minsmere a short drive away along with other reserves. Far too much to do in one visit!