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5 The Bays

Thorpeness - Suffolk Coast

5 The Bays is a magnificent family home on Lakeside Avenue in Thorpeness. Boasting outstanding views of the Meare and located only a stone's throw from the beach this property is perfect for a holiday by the sea.
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking unavailable
  • Friday changeover
£899 - £2533 per week *


An outstanding holiday home in Thorpeness, 5 The Bays is located on Lakeside Avenue with outstanding views over the Meare and just a stone’s throw from the beach.

This magnificent period property is spacious and beautifully furnished, perfect for a get together with family and friends looking to escape to the Suffolk Coast. Accommodation is over two floors, with four bedrooms sleeping eight guests. The living space is on the ground floor including a fabulous sitting room, stylish kitchen/diner with the usual appliances, large table and chairs and a piano for the budding pianist to tinkle the ivories! Step outside and there’s a lovely lawned garden, the perfect spot for children to safely play while the adults relax with a little alfresco dining… the views from here are pretty good too!

5 The Bays overlooks the Meare… a fabulous boating lake which covers 40 acres of water. This area is great for kids and adults alike - the water is no more than 3 feet deep and is dotted with islands where children can go ashore and play and explore… it’s what childhood memories are made of!

If you can tear yourself away, from the beach and the lake for a few hours, it’s worth visiting Aldeburgh, a quintessential town on the Suffolk coast, the prom is lined with seaside villas and colourful beach huts and it’s home to the iconic Scallop Shell, created by Maggi Hambling.

Shop 2.5 miles pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles

Why we love this property… a very impressive holiday home in a great location. Perfect for families - take a boat out on the lake, spend lazy days on the beach or simply relax in the garden with a glass of fizz and start planning your next visit!

Ground floor: Sitting room: TV, DVD, electric fire. Kitchen/dining area: Electric oven and gas hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, table and chairs, piano, CD radio, iPod dock. Shower room: shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

First floor: Bedroom 1: king size bed and en-suite shower room: shower cubicle, washbasin and wc. Bedroom 2: Super king size bed, electric fire. Bedroom 3: Twin beds (2'6). Bedroom 4: Twin beds (2'6). Bathroom: bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.

Parking: on street parking.
Outside: lawned area and patio with garden furniture and barbecue (please note that charcoal is not included).
Sleeps: 8 in 4 bedrooms
Minimum hire: 3 nights. High season minimum stay 1 week.
Pets: one well-behaved pet welcome
Heating: Electric storage heating and standalone heaters.
Notes: welcome pack. Wi-fi available. Bedlinen and towels provided. Travel cot, travel stair gate and highchair available.
Please note: ground floor WC and ground floor bath/shower room.

Just a mile north of Aldeburgh is this fascinating seaside village, built in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, an architect, barrister and playwright. The mock Tudor style of building is now the hallmark of Thorpeness, where the amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18-hole golf club, a country club with tennis courts and the Meare - a large shallow boating lake with tearooms nearby. The beaches are mainly sandy and behind the village is a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land.


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking unavailable
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 2.5 miles
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom



Thorpeness is a beautiful little village, with easy access to everything in the nearby Aldeburgh. The property was beautiful and plenty big enough. It was clean, well equipped and the directions given were perfect. The correspondence I received was clear, informative and prompt. The whole experience was easy from start to finish and we had a lovely time. Thank you, would definitely recommend!!!Miss Michelle Murray - 11th October 2019
We loved the area and would highly recommend it, we’ll certainly be returning. Thank you Mrs Sara Taylor - 20th April 2019
Another great holiday in a great location.Barnet, Hertfordshire - 27th July 2018
A very comfortable holiday home for our family of 5 adults and one 3-year-old. Plenty of bath/shower rooms for all and good seating areas inside and out. Mr David Franks - 15th July 2018
An absolutely wonderful week. 5 The Bays is a perfect holiday home, fully equipped, home from home, extremely comfortable and fantastic location. Thank you , its been a great week.The Miller's - 29th June 2018
Wonderful for a multi-generational family. Loved the bunnies in the garden, Lola Aged 4 Love the Mere.Nanfro & Duggan families - 15th June 2018
A lovely family home in which we celebrated a special family birthday weekend/reunion. Would like to return.E Wigby - 7th May 2018
We love 5 The Bays as a base for exploring Suffolk - this was our 4th visit. Mr P Connell - 12th September 2017
This is our favourite rental property in Thorpeness. The house is a perfect layout and superb location. Suffolk Secrets are a helpful company. I always need to go and buy big pans and bowls as the ones in the property are not big enough for our hungry family, especially not if we have visitors for supper. The previous guests had clearly had a strong smelling dog, one of the sofas was really pongey. I would offer a premium to anyone at Suffolk Secrets if they could hire this property or any other of this standard for the week leading into August Bank Holiday next year.Mrs Anna Harker - 4th September 2017
A wonderful property in an excellent position. There was plenty to see within a few hundred metres.. and lots of historic places; nature; interesting towns and countryside to enjoy far as you want to travel! Suffolk Secrets provide a very friendly and efficient service. Mrs Clare Tavernor - 10th July 2017
It was a delightful holiday from start to finish.Mrs Angie Dawson - 9th October 2016
A superb property in a great location all making for a most enjoyable break to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday. Our thanks to Suffolk secrets for their help in arranging this booking and efficient service throughout.Mr Malcolm Nash - 7th July 2016
This was our third visit to 5 The Bays and we love staying there. Very hard to find fault.Mr P Connell - 4th April 2016
Always can rely on Suffolk Secrets to provide excellent accommodation . Clean and well equipped, exactly as portrayed online!!!Mrs Patricia Frost - 21st February 2016
The decor, equipment provided in the kitchen and overall furnishings were excellent. Thorpeness was a wonderful base for our holiday, and the property accommodation was excellent.Mrs L Hancock - 13th January 2016
Excellently placed for entertaining children and exploring SuffolkMr K Rae - 17th August 2015
Lovely property and would stay again and recommend it to anyone. Thank you!Nicholas Burden - 16th June 2015
It was lovely to arrive to a clean, cosy and well maintained holiday home.Mrs Christine Brook - 12th May 2015


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