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First Light

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Pakefield near Lowestoft, Suffolk Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


5 Customer Reviews

  • "We did not have an enjoyable stay at First Light as there were many niggling issues around cleanliness and maintenance that both Sykes and the owner would not accept, instead trying to blame us."

    These included: strong damp smell in front room, hair left in sink, 2 bathroom locks not working, hole in pillowcase, vacuum full of dirt, cobwebs, pair of dirty socks left in bedroom….. After many emails, the solution offered was to send round the housekeeper- who then said all was fine - so nothing else was done to resolve the issues. We have stayed in a lot of holiday properties and only ever complained once before, so are not unreasonable or extra fussy. We were dismayed by how little Sykes did to try and help and how they refused to escalate the complaint.

    Reviewed by Helen2.5May 2024

  • "Enjoyed a wonderful week here."

    Fantastic location, beautiful beach. Our 3 year old loved the beach and amusements... as did we! Highly recommend the Well Well Well - the tapas is lovely and in walking distance. Southwold is a lovely place, highly recommend! And if you visit Beccles, would recommend Twyfords Cafe, had a great meal! Thank you for a wonderful stay x

    Ward-Foster FamilyJul 2023

  • "We've had a brilliant week."

    Great location close to beach, we recommend 'Sunrise at Zak's' beachfront café and 'The Jolly Sailors' (make sure you book as it gets very busy). Thanks for a great stay!

    AnonymousJul 2023

  • "We have had a great few days staying here and visiting family."

    The house is lovely, plenty of room for all of us and close to the beach. Very comfy beds, nice bathrooms - all well equipped. The light fittings are impressive!

    Andy, Carol, Matt, Kat, Amy, Sam And JaxJul 2023

  • "We have had a lovely long weekend."

    House perfect for our needs and close to the beach was very handy with a little one, what with the good weather as well, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Only thing was there seems to be no blue recycling bin. P.S found the blue bin down the road :)

    The Marlins From BedfordshireJun 2023

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king size, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle
  • TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-road parking
  • Enclosed rear courtyard garden
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles.

The property

First Light is an elegant Victorian town house located in the heart of the coastal town of Pakefield, Lowestoft.

The property has been beautifully renovated to retain the original features whilst combining modern touches throughout, creating a wonderful holiday home for families and friends to create happy memoires.

Set across three floors, with a spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove, kitchen/dining room, utility room and shower room on the ground floor.

Two bedrooms and family bathroom spread out across the first floor, with two further bedrooms and shower room on the second floor.

Ground floor A mixture of carpet and hard flooring runs through the ground floor.

Sitting Room Sitting at the front of the property with double aspect views.

A great space for everyone to enjoy, complete with three comfortable sofas, an array of coffee tables, large Smart TV and wood-burning stove.

Kitchen/dining Room A galley style kitchen offers everything needed to cook up a storm, including a waist height electric oven, induction hob, microwave, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and toaster.

A stylish wooden dining table sits with two large benches for guests to enjoy quality meal times.

Utility room Located off the kitchen, with additional storage space, washing machine and sink.

Shower Room Perfectly located for washing off those sandy toes after a day enjoying the local beach.

Featuring a shower, wash basin and WC.

First Floor Traditional steep carpeted stairs lead to the first floor split level landing.

Bedroom 1 Located at the front of the property, with glimpses of the sea.

A wonderful size room offer a sumptuous super-king bed with bedside tables and stylish lamps.

There is a hanging rail, full length mirror and chest of drawers for your belongings Bedroom 2 Perfect for adults or children to enjoy, with two full size single beds both with their own bedside table and lamp.

There is a hanging rail for your belongings.

Family Bathroom A stylish bathroom awaits with a gorgeous clawfoot bath, walk in shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Second Floor Traditional steep carpeted stairs lead to the second floor landing.

Bedroom 3 Enjoying sea views over the treetops, this room offers a king size bed with bedside tables and lamps.

There is a dressing table and stool with mirror above, full length mirror and hanging rail for your belongings.

Shower Room Featuring a shower, wash basin and WC.

Outside First Light offers an enclosed paved courtyard garden with and outdoor dining set.

The owners have created an area with an outside tap for washing off those sandy toes or muddy paws.

There is a gate leading onto the rear path where you can wheel bikes to store in the garden.

Pakefield road and surrounding roads offer unrestricted on-road parking on a first come basis.

You can enjoy a hearty meal, check out local produce, or try out fishing, and there is also the fantastic Africa Alive Zoological Reserve housing many amazing animals.

With a stunning local beach, try out watersports, wild swimming or simply paddle along the waves and take in the salty air and scenic views.

There are many more beaches nearby, and nature enthusiasts will love a trip to Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere, ideal locations for birdwatching.

There is also a selection of museums within easy reach, including East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft Museum and Beccles & District Museum, as well as walks through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Guests can also visit the fantastic seaside town of Southwold.

There is something for everyone with a stay at First Light.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lowestoft 1 mile; Beccles 8 miles; Southwold 10 miles.

Located on the Suffolk coast, Pakefield is a suburb of Lowestoft, however it was historically a village in its own right and is home to the parish church of All Saints and St Margarets. Pakefield has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a real fish and chip shop, and is home to The Seagull Theatre, as well as an art gallery. Nearby Lowestoft is a traditional seaside resort with a wide range of amenities including the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, whilst south of Pakefield is the coastal town of Southwold, famous for its pier, busy harbour and the colourful beach huts which line the seafront. Pakefield is a good touring base for all of East Anglia including the Norfolk Broads and the cathedral city of Norwich.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas