Thorpeness IP16

A couple of miles north of Aldeburgh, and partly sitting right on the beach, the small village of Thorpeness has a toytown quaintness reminiscent of the 1960s TV show The Prisoner. Formerly a tiny fishing hamlet, it was bought up in its entirety in 1910 by an anglophile Scottish lawyer called Stuart Ogilvie, who turned it into his private holiday village, with a country club and golf course and an estate of mock-Jacobean and Edwardian holiday homes, some of which fringe Thorpeness’s most distinctive and central feature, the Meare. There's a pub, the Dolphin, a posh hotel, and the iconic self-catering venue House in the Clouds. Or just grab an ice cream from the excellent Meare Shop and tea-room and tale a boat out on the Meare – designed for Mr Ogilvy all those years ago by his friend JM Barrie, and with a suitably Pete Pan-like island in the middle

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