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Mellows, Thorpeness

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


Mellows is a large and very stylish pet-friendly holiday home located in Thorpeness, close to the sea and with views of the meare. With a spacious enclosed garden, plenty of off road parking and equal number of bedrooms to bathrooms your loved ones will enjoy family holidays and short breaks at any time of the year.

Sleeps 7+1 | 2 Super King Zip/Link | 1 Super King | 1 Single with truckle | 2 En Suite Bathrooms | 2 En Suite Shower Rooms

What our guests say

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Mellows!  Everything was perfect, we couldn't have wished for anything better!  The beds were very comfortable and coming together in the well-stocked kitchen was very homely.  We hope to return in the summer and to explore the beautiful area!"

"A lovely weekend break in this comfortable and welcoming house, look forward to coming back"

"An ideal base for a relaxing weekend with the family and perfect for exploring the Suffolk coast"

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Covid-19 Restrictions
If Covid-19 restrictions mean travel is no longer permitted, we will issue you with either a voucher credit, valid for a new booking at the same property for use before 31 December 2021 or a full refund, if preferred.

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No Covid-19 Restrictions
If there are no restrictions, but you feel you don’t want to travel, we will try to re-sell the dates for you. If we fully resell the dates, you will then receive a refund for the amount you have paid minus the booking and admin fee.

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Mellows at Thorpeness

The large entrance hall with ample space for coats, boots and accessories, gives access to two of the bedrooms, the cloakroom and a glazed door to the living space. Hard flooring runs throughout the majority of the ground floor with large rugs in the living space and carpet in both bedrooms. Carpeted stairs rise to the first-floor landing.

Living/Kitchen/Dining Room
An ideal space for congregating with family and friends whatever the weather thanks to a flame effect wood burner for the cooler months and sliding doors giving access to the wooden deck with lawn beyond.

Units wrap around in a U shape with a breakfast bar and four stools to perch on whilst chatting to the chef of the family! The kitchen’s well equipped with an electric Rangemaster Professional (double oven and grill), induction hob with five rings and extractor, integrated microwave at eye level, dishwasher, free-standing American style fridge/freezer with three large drawers, Nespresso machine and water dispenser.

A lovely L shaped sofa gives ample space to chill and enjoy a movie on the wall-mounted TV, with additional seating on a two-seater sofa and armchair.
An extendable dining table with a bench and chairs sits by the sliding doors with additional comfy seating on a two-seater sofa, chair and occasional tables.

Ground Floor Bedroom
Charming bedroom at the front of the house with a window seat in the bay. There’s a super king zip and link with bedside units, a wardrobe and chest of drawers.

En-Suite Bathroom
Lovely light room, the bath has a wall-mounted hand shower, there’s a WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and frosted glass window.

Ground Floor Single
Sitting at the side of the house, the single bed has a truckle which can be used on request; there’s a bedside table and wardrobe with shelf.

En-Suite Shower Room
The shower cubicle has a hand shower on an adjustable pole; WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.

Multi-purpose with washing machine, dryer, WC and washbasin,

First Floor
Carpeted stairs rise to the first-floor landing and both bedrooms (also carpeted) with en-suites.

Meare Bedroom
Guests will be treated to a lovely view of Thorpeness Meare from this bedroom with super king-size bed, bedside units, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, occasional table and chair, plus a TV for your entertainment.

En-Suite Bathroom
A good-sized light room with Velux window, both a bath with hand shower and corner shower cubicle with adjustable shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.

House in the Clouds Bedroom
At the front of Mellows, this room’s furnished with zip and link beds giving the option of twin or super-king configuration, bedside units, a chest of drawers, stool and ample storage in a large built-in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room
Large shower cubicle with folding door and handheld shower; WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.

Mellows is a detached house on Uplands Road; a quiet no-through track which leads to the House in the Clouds and golf club. A wide entrance opens into the gravel drive with ample off road parking for four cars and separate exit. The garden is fully enclosed with a secure fence with gates at either side onto the drive. A large south-facing deck lends itself to alfresco eating with a circular picnic table as well as a couple of garden seats, and step down to the lawn so kids can run around. There's a charcoal BBQ for your use.

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 self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and appliances include a TV with FreeSat and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric Rangemaster Professional (double oven and grill), induction hob with five rings and extractor, integrated microwave at eye level, dishwasher, free standing American style fridge/freezer with three large drawers, Nespresso machine (please bring your own pods) and water dispenser.

There's a gas real flame effect fire in the living area and a charcoal BBQ for use on the patio.

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.

Mellows is a short walk from 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.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.


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.

If you wish to use the truckle under the single bed please let us know at the time of booking.

Mellows is well suited for guests with a mobility issue, if you'd like to see photos to get a better idea please ask the team. Please be aware that:-
  • The drive is gravel and Uplands Lane leading to it is uneven
  • There is a 9 inch step up to the front door
  • The en-suite to the ground floor double has a bath with shower over and the access between the bed and chest of drawers is relatively tight
  • The en-suite to the single is small and the door opens directly onto the shower so it's difficult to manoeuvre and certainly not possible for a wheelchair. Basically you have to sit on the toilet to close the door then can access the shower.
  • The ground floor cloakroom has good access.
  • There's a smaller step down from the living space to the garden.
If you would like to discuss July to December 2022 availability and pricing, please call the team on 01728 638962
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