5 The Bays

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • 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.

You can book this property from:

  • £876 per week
  • £125 per night
  • 4 Star


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
  • 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: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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 M,

We loved the area and would highly recommend it, we’ll certainly be returning. Thank you

Mrs Sara T,