Thorpeness is a fairytale inspired holiday village that was dreamt up and created by the Ogilvie family in the early 1900’s. In the heart of the village is a Peter Pan themed boating lake, plus several places to eat and an emporium.
While visiting Thorpeness, try to spot the iconic House in the Clouds; once an old water tower that supplied the village, the top was disguised to look like a fairytale home to remain in keeping with the Ogilvie family vision.
Thorpeness Meare lies in the heart of the village and covers 60 acres; with 40 acres of shallow water boating lake, and Peter Pan themed islands. These were hand dug in 1912-1913, and the tiny islands contain locations found in J M Barrie’s novel. Rental is available from spring through to the end of summer, including row boats, kayaks, canoes, punts, and dinghies. A fantastic adventure for all the family. For those who are steadier on land, pop in to the cafe by the Meare for a light bite to eat, or spend some time by the lake feeding the ducks!
The village is situated by a beautiful shingle beach, lined with charming seaside homes, and if you are feeling energetic its just over 2 a mile walk along the beach to reach the town of Aldeburgh.
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