5 The Bays

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £939 per week
  • £134 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


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.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Wonderful position and ideal for 2 families.

Mrs C,

Nice comfortable property, close to beautiful beach walks.

Ms D,

5 The Bays is a lovely welcoming property in great location. The property is large enough for a large family and easily absorbed a group of 6. We really enjoyed our stay and rediscovering familiar haunts in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

Mrs E,