Thorpeness was originally a small fishing hamlet.
Thorpeness was originally a small fishing hamlet. In 1910, estate owner Stuart Ogilvie began to develop a planned village for self-catering family holidays. It is most unusual – featuring mock Tudor buildings, the ‘House in the Clouds’ (a former water tower) and a meare, with fairytale islands to explore by rowing boat. Steeply
shelving shingle beach.