Thorpeness, Suffolk: The 'House in the Clouds'

Close to Thorpeness windmill lies this most unusual building.


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  • Dan K ™ 8y

    Most unusual indeed, love to have look inside.
  • Graham Melbourne 8y

    Wow, Nice photo.....have you got directions?
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  • Marble Giant 8y

    Hi Grezmel,

    The 'House In The Clouds' is in Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast between Aldeburgh (great unspoilt seaside town) and Sizewell (Nuclear power station). The house is private property (available to rent) but easy to get photos from the perimeter. Check out the map link on the right of this page.

    To get to it, take the A1094 to Aldeburgh from the A12 (about half way between Ipswich and Lowestoft). Take left on B1069 to Lesiton and then right on B1353 to Thorpeness. Park near the meare in the village and walk to house - can't miss it (you can see it for miles). Next door is a windmill.

    On a nice day you can spend many hours here around the meare with plenty of photo opportunities. In fact the whole place was constructed as a sort of victorian leisure village. I recommend taking a boat on the lake and there is also a pony and trap ride around the place in peak season.

    Be sure to visit Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings on the way home!
  • álvvur. 7y

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Paisajes de ensueño y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

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    amazing site!! =D
  • xmyrxn 7y

    A+++ Grade Photo

    Very amazing house with a funny name ;-)
  • piccolo.drago 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Strange buildings of the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Malcolm R Bell 7y

    Nice picture - recognised it immediately!

    As a Suffolk resident I might take issue with Aldeburgh being "unspoilt" with so many of the properties being second-homes for Londoners with a consequent shortage of affordable housing for young people brought up in the area, but I know what you mean :-)
  • photontrappist 7y

    Lovely. This telephone box is brilliant :)
    Seen in the British Photographers' group
  • phoenixlyn1 6y

    This isa converted water tower. Now available to hire for holidays.

    Fantastic area for a break too
  • Dan K ™ 6y

    I have visited since my comment above.

    The House in the Clouds
  • bratprat 6y

    oh wow!
  • Josh Hooks 5y

    great shot... awesome house
  • Dan Stiver 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Strange, Crazy, and Goofy Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • EllenB. 5y


    From nearly exactly the same angle!
  • Dustin Farnum 5y

    Very cool.
  • Karen Roe 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "The House in the Clouds", and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Debbie 3y

    Does someone live there? That is really different..
    I can only imagine the stairs..
  • Marble Giant 3y

    Debbie It is a converted water tower that is now a fully furnished house, used for holiday lets.
  • oljuskabalerina 1y

    Beautifull :)
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