DestinationsThere is no doubt that our destinations make our portfolio as strong as it is, and here is why!
Originally a small fishing hamlet in the late 19th Century, Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, a Scottish barrister, bought the entire area in 1910 from north of Aldeburgh to past Sizewell and inland to Aldringham and Leiston.
Ogilvie developed Thorpeness into a private fantasy holiday village to which he invited friends and family during the summer months. The holiday homes were built in Jacobean and Tudor Revival styles making Thorpeness a unique and wonderful destination unspoilt by the modern world.
Aldeburgh is a small seaside town on the unspoilt East Suffolk coast. In the 16th Century it was a thriving port and shipbuilding area, becoming a fishing village and seaside resort in the 19th Century. Aldeburgh is the perfect base for those wanting a peaceful seaside holiday during which they can enjoy the miles of unspoilt shingle coastline and heath lands of this remarkable area.
The town of Woodbridge has been a centre for boat-building, rope making and sail-making for centuries. A beautiful historic town in south Suffolk, located on the River Deben. The picturesque narrow streets, famous Tides Mill and the ancient buildings give Woodbridge the charm that attracts visitors throughout the year.
The finest example of a medieval town with over 300 listed buildings and a labyrinth of small narrow streets, it has changed little since the 15th century. Lavenham is a popular destination for day-trippers from across the country and still very popular with American visitors retracing their past generations who were stationed here during World War II.