Holiday amongst the clouds

Thorpeness, Suffolk

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

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Rising above rural Thorpeness you can live the high life in a former water tower. It was first disguised as a house by the Scottish dandy Stuart Ogilvie in the 1920s.

He thought the tower "ugly", but inspired by his friend, Mrs Malcolm Mason, a children’s book author, they clad the tower in a fairytale structure that Mason dubbed the House in the Clouds. Now, it’s a fully operational holiday home peeping over the horizon at 70 feet high.

You can book the entire building, which has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and the magnificent open-plan living area on the top floor with views over the treetops of Thorpeness towards the golf course and the lake - or ‘meare’ as it’s known.

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