I was very keen to see the House in the Clouds, having spied it on a postcard in the newsagents in Aldeburgh. The house was constructed in 1923 to disguise the Thorpeness water tower. Completely mad, but absolutely brilliant! The water tank has since been removed, and it's now rented out as a holiday home.
Across the lane is the Thorpeness windmill. It was built in 1803 as a corn mill in nearby Aldringham. But it was purchased and moved to Thorpeness in 1923 to pump water for the water tower.
Here's G stretching his legs on the windmill's steep steps before our long drive back to London: