2 The Bays, Thorpeness

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets? YES

From £1114.00 per week

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Main Features

The wonderful open-plan living/kitchen/dining room at the heart of this spacious self-catering family home, together with the large garden, views of the iconic Meare and perfect location near beach, pub and village shops, makes 2 The Bays ideal for a traditional seaside holiday.

Sleeps 10: 1 King I 1 Double I 3 Twin I 1 En suite bathroom I 1 Family bathroom I 1 Shower room

2 The Bays at Thorpeness

Guests are welcomed into a supremely comfortable and spacious room which has been cleverly designed for socialising with family and friends with a well-fitted kitchen housing a central island; elegant dining area with double doors opening to the patio; desk for those needing to do a spot of work, and cosy sitting area. There’s a great family room at the rear of the house, as well as a shower room on the ground floor and an incredibly well equipped and stylish utility room to make chores a pleasure!

Accommodation on the first floor comprises five light and airy bedrooms, three with views of the Meare and sea beyond, consisting of a master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom, a second double with king size bed and three good sized twin bedded rooms, plus a family bathroom.

This charming semi-detached holiday home is set back from the road with a large garden, mostly laid to lawn, and a patio area with table, bench, chairs and a BBQ so you can relax and enjoy the superb location. There’s a parking spot at the back of the house plus unrestricted roadside parking for one more car on Lakeside at the front.

Ground floor:

The front door opens into a porch with space, leading into the open plan living/kitchen/dining room which lends itself to quality time with your family and friends.

Living/Kitchen/Dining room

To the left of the door is a comfortable sitting area, with coal effect gas fire in the attractive fireplace, furnished with a couple of sofas, arm chairs, handsome trunk doubling as a coffee table stacked with magazines and well stocked book shelves.

A lovely long table with ten chairs sits in front of windows looking out to the garden and Meare beyond. French doors, with a beautiful chaise beside them, open onto the patio for balmy summer evenings.

Adjacent to the dining area is the fully equipped kitchen which is well laid out and has a gas AGA, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge/freezer. Finally in this huge open plan room, is the ‘office’ corner for those needing to do a spot of work or just browse the web; with large desk and chair plus Bose sound system with Bluetooth.

Family room

Great for lounging around in front of the large flat screen TV, this smaller room or “snug” is at the back of the house with double doors opening to a small courtyard. It’s ideally furnishing with massive corner seating, arm chair and coffee table.

Utility Room

Accessed through the kitchen and with a door to the back of the house with ample space for dumping coats, footwear and beachwear. This room’s a great asset to the house, particularly for longer holidays with additional under counter fridge, washing machine and sink with drainer and clothes drying rack above.

Shower Room

No need to tramp sandy feet through the house with this large shower room next to the back door. There’s a large step in shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

Inner Hall

There’s an inner hall off the living room with a couple of steps which leads to the family room, utility room and the stairs.

First floor

From the inner stairs have a nautical runner and lead to a half landing with the first three bedrooms opening off it then, up a couple more stairs, are doors to the master bedroom, twin and family bathroom. There’s a built in wardrobe on the landing with easy access from all bedrooms.

Twin bedroom

To the right of the stairs this bright twin overlooks the Meare and has twin beds, large chest of drawers and a couple of chairs, plus an ornamental fireplace in the corner.

Double bedroom

You can see the sea in the distance from this pretty room which sits between the two twins at the front of the house and is furnished with a king size bed, bedside tables, chair and dressing table.

Twin bedroom

This sunny bedroom also has twin beds and Meare views with a chest of drawers between the beds.

Master bedroom

A charming room with king size bed, bedside units, a dressing table and a couple of chairs.

En suite bathroom

Catching the morning sun with east facing window, there’s a bath with hand shower, basin, WC and large walk in wardrobe with both hanging and shelf space.

Twin bedroom

Opposite the master bedroom with twin beds placed at an angle with a chair, the ornamental fireplace in the corner and a chest of drawers under the window.

Family bathroom

With easy access from all four bedrooms, this spacious bathroom has a bath with shower over and shower screen, wash basin, WC and window giving natural light.


This wonderful holiday home has a large garden at the front, mostly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and a good sized patio with table and chairs so you can make the most of the idyllic location with view of Thorpeness Meare. The bench seat and table at the bottom of the garden is a great spot to enjoy the evening sun.

Parking is available for one car at the rear of the house with further parking for a second car at the front of the house in Lakeside Avenue.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

This supremely comfortable family holiday home is equipped with central heating and appliances include a TV with Sky channels, DVD player and Bose sound system with Bluetooth. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas AGA, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge/freezer. In the utility room there’s a washing machine and dryer. There is also super fast fibre optic broadband with Sky Q.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Thorpeness, a charming holiday village largely designed by the Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie a century ago, is just a mile and a half along the beach from Aldeburgh. He decided to create an idyllic model seaside village, inspired by the writings of JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan.

2 The Bays is on Lakeside, bordering the Meare (local for lake) with several miles of shallow water and islands which can be explored in the summer time by rowing boat or kayak. Thorpeness award winning 18-hole golf course is a few puts away from the house, as is the Country Club with tennis courts and games rooms often available during half term holidays, as well as the summer months. The area is ideal for cycling and walking, both along the coast and inland; bikes can be hired locally or your own can be stored behind the house.

A number of shops and eateries, including the village shop, the excellent Dolphin Inn, The Kitchen and popular Meare café are within walking distance.
A well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions which you can read by clicking here.
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