House in the Clouds, Leiston

One of the countrys most famous follies!
Originally a water tower, disguised by putting a house on top - now an amazing holiday home with a difference. We love the red telephone box at the ground floor. It has a feeling of the Wizard of Oz to me (perhaps this is Dorothy's House and its landed on top of the water tower!)

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The House in the Clouds, one of the country’s most famous follies, provides spacious accommodation for the true family holiday having 5 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, 3 with twin beds and an additional double sofa bed. 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room and the magnificent “room at the top” giving the finest views of Suffolk . Exceptionally well fitted, the house provides a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, colour television, full gas fired central heating, table tennis, lawn tennis and boules.

Set in 1 acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorpness Meare and the sea on the very beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast.

House in the Clouds was originally intended to provide an adequate storage capacity for a basic water supply for Thorpeness village.

Constructed in 1923, it presented Thorpeness Estates with the difficult task of deciding what could be done with such a hideous structure on the skyline. Glencairne Stuart Ogilvie with F. Forbes Glennie (architect) & H. G Keep (works manager) brilliantly disguised it as a house and from miles around one can see what appears to be a cottage lodged in the trees, 70ft high. This cottage is in fact only the top part of the building which housed the water tank.

There are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus the splendid “room at the top” from which the tank was removed in 1979.

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