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House in the Clouds

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in East Anglia, United Kingdom.

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You’ve heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing but have you heard of a water tower in cottage clothing? Chances are you haven’t because that is a rubbish phrase, but one of these exists and you can stay in it. When Braithwaite’s of London built a hideous water tower in 1923 in the holiday village of Thorpeness everyone thought it was quite the eyesore. Step forward owner Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie with the brainwave of cladding the thing in wood and making it look like a cottage 21m in the air! You can now rent the cottage for the family, it has five bedrooms and one acre of rolling green as well as all the mod cons to make for a pleasant holiday in the village Ogilvie created “for people who want to experience life as it was when England was Merry England.”

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Written by  John Johnston.

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