Monday, 3 April 2017

Suffolk Special: Thorpeness


Thorpeness is another delightful piece of Suffolk coastal silliness. Way back in 1910 Railway magnet Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie developed Thorpeness into a private fantasy holiday village, to which he invited his friends' and colleagues' families during the summer months.

He added a country club with tennis courts, a swimming pool, a golf course and clubhouse. Many holiday homes were built in Jacobean and Tudor Revival styles


To hide the eyesore of having a water tower in the village, the tank was clad in wood to make it look like a small house on top of a 5-storey tower, with a separate water-pumping windmill next to it. It is known as the ‘House in the Clouds’, which you can rent for the fantasy price of £3000 per week.