Things to Do in and around Thorpeness

Our little village of Thorpeness is stacked with beautiful surrounds and plenty of things to do if you fancy getting off the course for an hour or two. If you’re planning a short stay with us here on the Suffolk Coast, here are a few ideas for when you visit.

Thorpeness Meare

Boating on the scenic Meare at Thorpeness is a fun and safe activity for all ages, all within a stunning setting. The shallow waters are never over three feet deep, providing a haven of water-based fun for children, whilst adults can sit back, relax, and take in the beauty on show. A multitude of boats are available, from canoes and kayaks to rowing boats and punts. Set on a little adventure around the surrounding islands inspired by JM Barrie’s Peter Pan spread across forty acres of water and stunning Suffolk countryside.

House in the Clouds

One for admirers of quirky architecture. Formerly the village’s water tower, Thorpeness founder Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie ingeniously disguised the building as an overgrown house which is still in use today and available for holiday makers. Set in one acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorepness Meare and the sea.

Thorpeness Emporium

Overlooking the beautiful Meare, Thorpeness Emporium is situated in and around the Beach House in the heart of the village. With over 24 displays and cabinet rooms, the venue showcases a wide selection of collectables, antiques and crafts, from Beswick China to football memorabilia. A great day out for all the family and for something a little different in this historic part of Suffolk.

The Kitchen @ Thorpeness

This small café restaurant overlooks the Meare and serves some of the finest local ingredients here in Suffolk. Work your way through their carefully crafted menu of seasonal and locally sourced cuisine, from breakfast, lunch, and cakes right through to dinner during the summer months. WiFi, sofas and complimentary newspapers make it a perfect pit stop for early morning risers.

Thorpeness Country Club

Built in 1912, Thorpeness Country Club is set in an ideal and unique location for all kinds of celebrations, from weddings and birthdays to christenings, dinner dances and conferences. Licensed for civil weddings, the Country Club has two floors available for hire, which may be used separately or in conjunction with each other.

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