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Valetta, Thorpeness

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Simply the best!"

    Every luxury, such a calm and peaceful house and environment, we loved every minute of our stay. Thank you, Thank you x

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house glorious and works perfectly and the shower is wonderful and your information book was great having to find a vet on our arrival day was made incredibly easy."

    The garden has potential to be a wonderful space to enjoy as the sun raises at the back and sets at the front. We would return it is a wonderful location to explore from and then relax in thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2023

  • "Love valetta, a lovely space to chill out in, its become an annual pilgrimage !"

    !! Thorpeness is great, the food in the cafe is exceptionally good, super friendly welcoming staff

    Reviewed by Ruth1.6Mar 2023

  • "It’s a brilliance place and we had a great time again."

    Two things need addressing: 1. A previous visitor I’m guessing 2-3 weeks ago allowed their large dog to poo all round the garden. I picked up over 10. You need your cleaning team to check and, when it’s this bad, fine the people. Not nice. 2. The main oven obviously has not been cleaned in a very very long time. When cooking we would be hit by terrible smoking and burning smells when opening the door . We still had a great time. But please address these for other people. Cheers Phil

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to let us know, Phil. I'm so sorry that you've had to deal with this on your holiday. I've just bought a handheld pooper scooper to ensure that the grass area around the house is easy to inspect and manage on a regular basis - so I hope you won't have face this issue at Valetta ever again. I've also booked a specialist oven cleaner to come out and take the oven apart and get to the bottom of the problems you had with it. During your stays please feel free to let us know of any problems like this and we can get them sorted pronto. In the meantime, thank you for being a loyal returning visitor and I'm really delighted that despite these things you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jan 2023

  • "Loving Valetta just the same."

    Mini golf championship at Jiggers throughout the week & gorgeous sun and crispy bacon sandwiches from the kiosk.

    Watson FamilyJan 2023

  • "My go to retreat."

    Probably into our 7th or 8th year staying in my favourite place - everything fab loving the new shower makes such a difference. New Favourite - The Suffolk - Aldeburgh a treat of a restaurant See you again soon.

    Jan 2023

  • "A first for the Hughes Family but hoping not to be the last."

    Wish we had longer to enjoy this lovely home in the perfect surroundings, thank you.

    HughesOct 2022

  • "Another fabulous time at Valetta, blessed with weather 9/10 days already looking forward to coming back"

    Heath, Sue & PipSep 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at Valetta with the perfect weather for sea gazing and beachcombing and all favourite walks."

    Can wait for our return to Valetta next year.

    AnonSep 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.


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children’s bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with beach access, patio furniture, barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles; pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times

The property

Once a fisherman's dwelling, this unique single storey wooden beachside self-catering Suffolk holiday property is light and airy with dramatic sea views on three sides of the building. Open Plan Living/Kitchen/Dining Room The open plan living space with natural fibre carpet runs down two sides of the property and has ample seating on the large corner sofa and a large day bed - both finished with masses of cushions.

A long refectory table provides a wonderful setting for meals with family and friends, which can be cooked on the Smeg range cooker in the simply furnished kitchen. Bedrooms A door leads from the living area to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

There are two rooms with double beds and a third has four built-in bunk beds, two of which are child-sized.

The upper bunks are reached via a step ladder.

This third bedroom has interior rather than external windows which look out into the living room, with views beyond this to the sea.

Although the bedrooms aren't particularly big, this is made up for by the generously-sized communal areas and superb location on the beach. Bathroom There's a bathroom with bath, washbasin and w.c. Shower Room This has an overhead shower, washbasin and w.c. Outside Patio doors lead from the living room area to a generously sized natural patio area which looks directly out to sea across the sand and shingle beach, with private steps leading onto the beach.

The large outside table and chairs plus deck chairs make this an ideal vantage point to wile away the hours looking out to sea or reading magazines.

There is off-road parking for two vehicles. Valetta is a very relaxed and chic property, perhaps not as highly finished as some of our other properties but it is incredibly popular and well worth a visit.

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 to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking. Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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