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Wake up in heaven

For those bored with an ordinary accommodation there is a place where they can try something new and wake up in heaven. The House in the Clouds in Thorpeness Village on the Suffolk Heritage Coast is different to any other holiday place.

This building, designed in 1923 to store a basic water supplies for the village, now offers 5 bedrooms, 2 of which have double beds and 3 with twin beds and an additional double sofa bed 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room and the splendid ‘room at the top’ giving the finest views of Suffolk. Place is well equipped, with  a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, colour television, full gas fired central heating, table tennis, lawn tennis and boules available.

The building is circa 70 ft high and has 68 stairs, but the ingenious staircase provides a small landing and resting seats in between each floor making it very easy to cope with.

Thorpeness was originally a small fishing hamlet. In 1910, estate owner Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie bought the whole area and began to develop a planned model holiday village ‘for people who want to experience life as it was when England was Merrie England.’ Now Thorpeness is a small seaside village, mainly holiday destination, with about 400 citizens in winter and over 1 600 people in summer. At the end of August the regatta on the Meare is organized there. House in the clouds is one of the highlights of this place.

If you are interested in some other unusual accommodation spots in United Kingdom read our article available here.