The Dune House

The Dune House
Aldeburgh Road
United Kingdom
IP16 4NR


Short breaks from £783 for four nights.

The Dune House

The Dune House
Amakuru, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Created for Living Architecture by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, the Dune House is named for the rolling dunes surrounding it as it sits nestled against the edge of the North Sea, protected from the strong winds.

The house replaced an existing building on the site, and is located just south of the picturesque village of Thorpeness. It is known for its formal presence and beloved by locals and travellers alike and draws visitors of all ages due to its stunning design and relaxing atmosphere.

In order to get planning permission, the building had to fit in with the British seaside strip of properties, existing gables, and sheds found in the area. For this reason, the top half of the building was created using solid wood and cladding stained dark, much like other buildings nearby. The ground floor is made almost entirely from glass and set into the dunes around it for safety.

Its idyllic location offers direct access to the beach and bedrooms, bathrooms, and terraces on the top floor – all of which overlook stunning panoramic sea views. It also includes 360° windows and sliding doors so that guests may enjoy the landscape and meadows no matter where they are on the property. Upon opening the doors at the corners of the ground floor, the entire building gets a floating appearance, which adds to its dreamy, peaceful feeling.

The house includes an open-plan ground floor with large kitchen, living area, and small guest room. The upper floor (fondly nicknamed the bedroom floor) includes a library with a terrace and four timber-lined bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. With five bedrooms altogether, The Dune House can sleep up to nine guests.

The Dune House is also pet-friendly, which means you can bring your fluffy companion along on holiday. If you’re visiting during the colder months, the living room has a large fireplace to keep you cozy.

Visitors can buy freshly caught local seafood to take home and prepare. Or, if you’re not in the mood for cooking, you can visit one of the many revered Aldeburgh restaurants and pubs located within walking distance from the property. There is also a nearby village shop.

There is no better place to stay if you’re looking for a seaside holiday house while travelling along the Suffolk coast.

We also rent The Balancing Barn, Thorington. Please click on the link for more information on this impressive property.

Additional Features

  1. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers and tubs
  2. Dogs are allowed
  3. Living Architecture also has other stylish holiday cottages in Suffolk
  4. The Dune House offers a truly unique experience!
  5. WiFi/Broadband access

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