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“Comfortable family house”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Thorpeness, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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312gillia...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfortable family house”
Reviewed 12 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Excellent for family holiday in Thorpeness near to the Meare and the beach, with the village shop round the corner.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2018
Dear Gillian
Thank you kindly for reviewing your stay at 8 Whinlands in Thorpeness. Pleased to hear you enjoyed a family holiday at this great house which is perfectly located to the beach and local amenities.
We hope you will return again, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Kind regards
Kim
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Guytonpe...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing location and comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed 5 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

My second visit to Thorpeness, This time with friends from the USA, done London many times and wanted to show them an English coastal location. Thorpeness is so English, not too busy a great place to relax. Lovely beach walk to Aldeburgh, gourmet pubs The Dolphin, The Parrott and a golf course.
No 8 The Whinlands was just perfect, located in the centre of Thorpeness, very cosy and well equipped. Would definitely go back again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Sep 2017
Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your stay at 8 The Whinlands in Thorpeness. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend this property. It is full of character and certainly a superb location for exploring Suffolk, it also benefits from only a short walk to the beach.
Please do not hesitate to contact us again at Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages should you wish to return to Suffolk.
Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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Tom B
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful spot in Thorpeness”
Reviewed 8 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

A great week at the Whinlands. House was spacious and clean, although downstairs loo was a little unstable and light bulb needed changing.
Bedroom curtains could be made a bit heavier to reduce light....waking up at 6am on hols not ideal.
The phones did also not appear to work, despite being available at 3 points within the house.
We also had concerns about the rubbish collection - outside bins were full on our arrival (assume from previous tenants) and didn't change during week of stay....by the time we had added to it, bags were atop the bins themselves...unsightly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Aug 2017
Dear Tom
Thank you for reviewing 8 The Whinlands in Thorpeness. We are pleased to hear you had a great week at the house. Thanks for your comments about the toilet this has been passed to our maintenance team. I am sorry to hear you had problems with the rubbish collection. There is information in the Information Folder asking guests to call us should the bins be overflowing. If you should think of returning to Suffolk please get in touch with us at Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages.
Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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washedupf...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location, lots of space, well appointed, a few improvements needed”
Reviewed 6 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The house has lots of space and we found it comfortable. It was provided with enough equipment to meet most of our (4 adults, a 5 year old, a 7 month old, and 2 dogs) needs. It's very close to local attractions ‘The Meare’ boating lake and the Dolphin pub/restaurant, both are worth visiting. The beach is around 400 metres away – mostly pebbled so good for walks. We liked Thorpeness; quirky and interesting due to the way it was purpose developed as a holiday village around 100 years ago. We also travelled more widely as there's much worth seeing in the coast area. The house provided a good base to explore.

Parking may be a problem at busy times. At a pinch, there’s a space at the back of the house accessed via tracks. We were able to park on a bank opposite the house during our stay. There is a bus service with stops nearby. Don’t wait for a train however - Thorpeness station closed in 1966.

The house is rated as 4 star but, in my opinion, it doesn’t quite meet expectations. It's mostly niggly criticisms and they did not significantly impact our holiday; the main oven door didn’t close properly, no spare bin bags were provided, the garden furniture was in poor condition, a small TV with limited channels. Some parts of the property could benefit from a ‘refresh’ to brighten them up. It is very pet friendly however and this has to be taken into account when judging overall condition due to the additional wear and tear it imposes.

In general, it was a good place to stay in a very nice area. We would return to both.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Many thanks for reviewing 8 Whinlands in Thorpeness I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you would return in the future.
I note your concerns regarding the oven door and lack of bags. I will speak with the housekeepers, thank you for bringing this to our attention.
With regards to the limited TV channels I understand there is Sky in the property I apologise if all channels were not picked up.
We do appreciate the time taken to provide a review and we will take on board your comments.

We look forward to receiving you as a guest in the future.

Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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Gill H
Elloughton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, lovely comfy and spacious home”
Reviewed 25 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We have just returned from a lovey stay here, we came for my husband's birthday and had various friends and family come to stay with us over the week. The house was plenty big enough and very comfortable, it was a lovely relaxing environment in a beautiful setting. Excellent for a family trip.

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Liked best: Lovely large living room
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2016
Dear Gill
Thanks you so much for taking the time to review your stay at 8 Whinlands, we are so glad that you could celebrate your husbands birthday in beautiful Thorpeness and that you enjoyed your stay.
Kind regards
Angela
Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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Annette M
Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable accommodation, fantastically situated”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at this comfortable house, nice and spacious for our family of 4 plus our dog. Very clean and well equipped. Loved the old style doors and quirkiness with wooden floorboards in hall upstairs. Although on a road, hardly any traffic passing to notice but was October. Internet service was good. Had a Sky Box which was good. Only downsides maybe are: could do with a larger TV in front room, one toilet not flushing (but did send someone round to look) . A stones throw was the Meare with a lovely tea room and The Dolphin pub where we ate one night, Nice food, not great choices for teenagers and service could of been better but pleased they fit us in as we had not booked and was busy. Lovely small village store. Beach (stony) a 5 min walk, great to walk along and walked to the lovely Aldeburgh. Thorpeness was a lovely English village which I can imagine more beautiful in the summer. Would definitely go back and stay at 8 The Whinlands again.

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Liked best: Where situated
Liked least: TV in lounge a bit small
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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