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Fisherman's Loft, Thorpeness

(Ref. 1116810)

Thorpeness, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious property, ideal for our 3 generations to gather together."

    Very comfortable beds, amazing showers and lots of comfy sofas and quiet nooks. Having such close proximity to the beach was perfect. Just a few niggles, sorry. Firstly it was difficult to find, ‘behind 3 pine trees’ isn’t too descriptive. The driveway entrance (from the main road, not the property driveway) has deep ruts, ok for the larger vehicle, not so good for the sports car. Kitchen has no spare storage for food. Rusty baking trays. Both Fridges had missing shelves and door shelf/bottle racks. Smaller frying pans needed. Dining table - it was difficult to navigate around the table legs with 8 chairs. Duvets in one bedroom were very thin. The ‘usual’ holiday property saga - no spare toilet rolls and those provided were only 1 ply (where do you even buy these?) That said, perhaps the owners aren’t aware and we like the property enough to book again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful house, wonderful position with easy access to the beach and village."

    Perfect for our family celebration. The large space allowed us all to “do our own thing” yet be together. Very comfortable beds and plenty of bathrooms accommodated our 3 generations superbly.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property offers excellent facilities for our extended family."

    It provides so much space for socialising and allows room for different activities within the light and airy open plan room. Even when the weather is not so good it is a delightful space. The bedrooms are also spacious and the beds very comfortable. It suits us so well that we plan another booking, our fourth.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay and pleased to welcome you back next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Nice location with a lovely deck on the upper floor."

    Spent hours out there reading our kindles and occasionally glancing at the sea. Our dog loved watching for occasional passers by. Lower floor bedrooms quiet and comfortable. Good access to the shingle beach and the walk to Aldeburgh. Access to and from the main road not too good. Case of look, hope and put your foot down. Could do with a mirror but I guess that is the Council's responsibility. All in all a relaxing week.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and hoping to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4Jun 2023

  • "Difficult to add but could do with some food storage cupboards."

    Out side could be tidier and mown, As the local water is not very palatable a water filter would be good.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The garden is regularly maintained but visitors should expect what is effectively a garden on a sand dune. We have installed a further storage unit for pots, pans and dishes which has hopefully freed up some more storage space for food. Hoping you decide to pay us another visit! Not much we can do about the local water supply, sadly! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "I have stayed at this place every May from 2015 until covid hit."

    I’ve just been back May 2023 through Best of Suffolk. Very disappointed this time, it has changed owners. I have raised the following issues with Best of Suffolk. The voile curtains upstairs in lounge kitchen area are ripped, most of them. There was also a garden bench in the kitchen draped in a cloth, that still had bird poo on it, if you lifted the cloth up. They’ve moved the glass dining table (shown on photos) downstairs to the games room and put some old wooden dining table in. The back gate doesn’t lock in the garden. The frying pan is well past its sell by date. There was a round black metal table thing with legs that had a broken crossbar for stability. It wobbled awfully as you passed it. Now I for one do not live in a house with ripped curtains or have a garden bench covered in bird poo in the kitchen. This could be beautiful as the position is ideal. Thankfully they have not changed the bedrooms and bathrooms apart from out of place bathroom cabinets. Best of Suffolk’s response The property owner has asked us to pass on their thanks to you for your feedback and they are working to resolve the issues raised. So the cleaner moved the dining table and no one has noticed ripped curtains or dirty bench. We warned.

    I'm sorry you were disappointed in your visit to Fisherman's Loft, especially as you have enjoyed the property before. We have done a number of things to update the property since buying it and in particular since your visit we have - changed the voile curtains which were in the property and which had become ripped to linen ones - repaired the metal table - provided a wipeable cover for the wooden dining table (which fits the space much better than the glass one, both of which were in the property when we bought it) - replaced the pans and a number of other kitchen items - the outside bench has been replaced back in the garden where it should have been originally - the back gate latch has been repaired I hope you will decide to try the house again as we have very many happy tenants, as you can see from other comments, as well as often being in the house ourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherryl2.2May 2023

  • "Just a couple of minor points, because we loved the property and have booked to go again."

    As the property accommodates 8, we felt that a four slice toaster would be more appropriate. We took our own black bags as we knew that we would need plenty, but there were no white bags for the other rubbish. Otherwise, all good. Can't wait until the next visit!

    Hi there. So glad you enjoyed your stay. In fact only the non-recyclable rubbish should go in black bags, the paper/tins and glass should be put loose into the bins. Also the current toaster was a temporary purchase by the cleaners to replace one that broke and we are going to put a larger 4-slice one back for the coming season. Hope to welcome you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Nov 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with double walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Playroom
  • Gas fired/electric central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, 3 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi, selection of games and books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot and highchair are available on request at time of booking
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gardens, courtyard, 2x balconies, patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as twin please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: Please make sure children are supervised at all times especially when on the balconies

The property

With impressive sea views, Fishermans Loft rests in the popular town of Thorpeness in Suffolk.

Ideal for a family holiday or gathering of family and friends, Fishermans Loft is literally just a few steps from the beach at Thorpeness and a short walk from the famous Meare.

Inside, the accommodation has been well thought out and is impeccably presented to make sure guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The open-plan living space is on the first-floor and is spacious and airy with ample seating, making it the perfect spot for joining together and making the most of your holiday time.

The kitchen is really well equipped with everything needed for making sure your party eat well and with an elegant dining area adjoining the kitchen, this is a truly sociable space.

Feature folding doors open onto two stunning balconies giving further dining options, if the weather allows.

If you want an alternative space for chilling out then check out the playroom which comes complete with a pool table, a TV with Sky and a load of games and books as well as a kettle so you can even make yourself a tea or coffee without disturbing anyone else in the house!

Come bedtime and there are four superbly appointed bedrooms, all on the ground-floor, all beautifully finished and offering a relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of the main house.

The property has three bathrooms, so guests don’t need to worry about getting in the bathroom early!

Fishermans Loft enjoys a super location in the heart of Thorpeness, which was designed by Scottish playwright and barrister, Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie a 100 years ago and is well worth taking a stroll into.

Just a short walk further along the coast is the vibrant seaside town of Aldeburgh which has a great selection of shops and amenities and other coastal places worth visiting include Southwold with its iconic brightly coloured beach huts, Walberswick and Dunwich.

Head out in the car to attractions such as Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle, Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens, Go Ape Thetford and Africa Alive Zoological Reserve.

To get up close and personal with nature, check out RSPB Minsmere, Oasis Camel Park and Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, all within a short distance of the property.

Offering visitors a great base from which to explore the delights of Suffolk, Fisherman’s Loft is a wonderful holiday destination.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Aldeburgh 2.6 miles; Southwold 16.6 miles; Felixstowe 30.6 miles.

Thorpeness is a coastal village resting between Aldeburgh and Southwold. The village is known for its historic windmill and expansive pebble beach and offers a selection of attractions including boat hire at Thorpeness Mere and selection of eateries, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience stores found at Aldeburgh. Within easy reach of the village is the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh where you can find further attractions and amenities such as another beach, independent shops and coastal walks.

Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking. Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking. Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as twin please inform us at time of booking. Note: Please make sure children are supervised at all times especially when on the balconies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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