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5 The Bays

Thorpeness - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

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 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£750 - £2235 per week *

Special Offers: 20% off all stays between 13th October and 21st December


5 The Bays is a magnificent family home on Lakeside Avenue in Thorpeness. It is a beautiful property with plenty of accommodation for friends and family to gather together. 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. Shop: 0.2 miles Pub: 0.2 miles.

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.

Bedroom 1: King size bed and En-Suite Shower Room with 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.

Garden: Lawned area and patio with garden furniture and barbecue (please note that charcoal is not included).
Parking: On street parking.
Heating: Electric storage heating.
Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided. Travel cot, travel stairgate and highchair available to use. There is a telephone for incoming calls.

Thorpeness was a favourite of JM Barrie and the Meare is a re-creation of the Peter Pan story. It is in active use from Easter to October, where you can hire canoes, rowing boats, sail boats and enjoy Thorpeness Regatta. Other amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel's famous 18-hole golf course, Thorpeness Country Club tennis courts, a village shop/deli and Meare tearooms. The beaches are beautiful (Aldeburgh is a twenty minute walk away) and the popular Snape Maltings is nearby, there is also a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land lead from the door, eg. to Dunwich and RSPB Minsmere.


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine



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. Mrs J 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 A 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!Mr 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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