Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Thorpeness is an eccentric holiday village near the Suffolk coast, 2 miles from Leiston.

The idea was that of Stuart Ogilvie in the early 1900s. He first constructed a lake, known as The Mere, and continued by erecting a variety of unusual houses.

The best known of these is the House in the Clouds, a five storey house topped by a 50,000 gallon water tank, which is itself disguised as a house.

There is also a preserved 19th century post mill, moved from its original site at Aldringham.