The Meare Thorpeness Suffolk
The Meare

We design and install our award-winning traditional and modern conservatories throughout Suffolk and are happy to visit Thorpness to discuss your requirements whether you are looking for a conservatory or orangery.

All our conservatories are bespoke made in our workshops by craftsmen using traditional skills. We marry their skills with modern fitments and double-glazing to ensure excellent insulation and a draught-free environment so that you can enjoy your conservatory not just in the summer, but through the winter as well.

Whether you are looking for a conservatory for a period or contemporary home, we believe that we can design a conservatory that will complement your property and become an important focal point for your family and visitors.


House in the Clouds Thorpeness Suffolk
House in the Clouds

Originally a small fishing hamlet, Thorpeness has an interesting history. In the 1800’s Stuart Oglivie, a Scottish landowner and playwrite relocated to the area and bought an estate that covered an area between Dunwich and Thorpeness. Their son Glencairn changed the area to make Thorpeness what it is today.

Glencairn’s idea was to make Thorpeness a model seaside village for the middle classes. Holiday homes were built and a 64-acre lake, The Meare, was created. Based on the story of Peter Pan, on The Meare you will find several small islands – crocodile island, Peter Pan island and the Fort.

One of the most famous sights in Thorpeness is ‘The House in the Clouds’. This is actually a water tower that was cleverly disguised as a home so that it didn’t disfigure the view from the village. Nearby is the mill, originally built in 1852 as a corn-mill, it was moved to Thorpeness to pump water into the village.

Today Thorpeness is still very much a holiday retreat. The Oglivie family still live in the village, as well as the descendants of the craftsmen who built it.

To find out more about our Conservatories and Orangeries, or to make an appointment to meet one of our conservatory designers, Contact Us now.

Telephone 08456 442257Contact Us at Oak Conservatories
Richmond Oak company address