Cliff House was built in the 1830's by a Merchant for use as his own house. During the early 1900's the house was rented and then purchased by the Horsfall family, Jock Horsfall was a famous Aston Martin Racing Driver who stored his fabulous collection of cars in what is now our new bar! During the war Jock was a driver for MI5 and was involved in 'Operation mincemeat' an operation which was turned into a film called 'The Man Who Never Was'. A war time Military move designed to fool the Enemy into thinking we were invading via the Mediterannean. Pictures of Jock and his Aston Martin called the 'Black Car' are in the wall in our office, the car is still raced in Vintage car races to this day.
During the 1950's Cliff House developed into a members country club and then gradually the Cliff House grounds became a Holiday Park. In February 2000 Cliff House was purchased by the Beeston Group who over the past ten years have reinvested heavily into the Business concentating on its core incomes Lodges, Caravans, Self Catering Camping and Touring resulting in the Park winning East Anglian Holiday Park of the year in 2006. The Investment has continued and we were proud to be open our new bar and restaurant 'The 12 Lost Churches' named after the tragic loss in the early 1150's of 12 Churches to the sea opened during Summer 2010. We have now built a new shower block at Cliff House Holiday Park and our new holiday park project The Hollies Camping and Leisure Park of Kessingland Suffolk is open and trading - the web site is www.thehollieskessingland.co.uk. We are now starting a new deveopment of 75 lodges at The Hollies!
Dunwich is located on the Suffolk Heritage Coast between the coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and Cliff House is surrounded by National Trust Land on three sides and to the Eastside beach with direct access from the Park. Adjacent to the Famous Minsmere Bird reserve our location really does suit those who enjoy Country walks, birdwatching, cycling and not forgetting a pint of the local ale made locally in Southwold - By Adnams.
At Cliff House Holiday Park we focus on customer service. All staff from the office to maintenance staff have been hand picked for their attitude towards ensuring that all customers that visit us here at Cliff House leave feeling they have rested and enjoyed their holiday. All customers from those who enjoy camping, touring, renting our accommodation or holiday home owners are all important to us. We therefore thought it would be nice to meet the team before you arrive or indeed after you have left!!
Went on a Sunday with our 4 children. Staff very accommodating when we turned up late. Beautiful airy restaurant. Tables set nicely apart with crisp linen tablecloths. Just so much better than you'd expect from a campsite restaurant. Waitress helpful and prompt. Carvery delicious and oldest daughter said her vanilla ice cream (served in proper waffle cone) was best she'd ever tasted. Our son was delighted to be called sir by the very friendly staff serving the food. Children loved the play area conveniently just outside the restaurant. Loos immaculate and very reasonable bill. Needless to say they got a good tip. Free WiFi was great for my husband as reception on Suffolk coast generally useless so he caught up on Facebook. Will definitely be back.
To the Cliff House Team,
A massive thank you to all the staff involved at our wedding! It was Truly amazing and everyone exceeded our expectation. We could not have dreamt of a better venue or better staff and thanks to you all, we will always remember our wedding day as the most perfect and happiest day of our lives!
Amaile and Adam Castleton
To all the Fab staff at Cliff House and The 12 Lost Churches!
Just a note to say thank you for the delicious bottle of pink Moet you bought us for our wedding and thanks for all the help and hard work you did for us on our special day!
Lots of love
Terry and Emily xx