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Mellows, Thorpeness

(Ref. 1117000)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful and well equipped house."

    Lots of space and a wonderful light and large open living space for a large family or group of friends to holiday together. It also has a lovely enclosed garden for children or a dog to safely use. It’s in a quiet location (very dark at night so take a torch) but within a very short walk of both a great pub and 2 cafes. We had a great short break here and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2023

  • "We've stayed at Mellows several times now, twice this year, and have found it to be the perfect home from home, big enough for reunions plus being an excellent location for golfers."

    A lamp repair was speedily performed on our arrival. A very comfortable house. Janet Chapman

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation, comfortable,especially the beds, plenty of space for the 8 of us to spread out."

    Would visit again

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday house."

    All bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Excellent open plan kitchen/living room. Well equipped. Enclosed garden great for all including dog! Large parking area in front of house. A great stay!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2023

  • "A fabulous home that had everything you could possibly want or need."

    Thorpeness is a really interesting place, a lovely pub and several other food options. Circular walks to Aldeburgh and Sizewell are literally on your doorstep. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay, 6 adults and a dog having a long overdue get together."

    Everything was perfect for our needs and we’re not easily pleased! We’ve all said it’s a house we’d definitely book again. Thank you so much for an amazing stray.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful family house, very clean, well maintained and good quality utilities."

    The garden was just the right size for children. A fun time was had and will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect base for enjoying and exploring the local area."

    Good value and long may that continue as other owners continue to hike prices beyond reason. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Mellows, 6 of us plus the dog."

    The property was just as described. Loved the open plan design which meant that we could all spend time together. Garden was great for the dog and it was easy to walk to the beach, pub, and the boating lake. Great location for days out to Dunwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay at Mellows was everything we’d wished for- a chance to spend time together with family in a new location."

    Mellows was welcoming and comfortable ( wine and cake gifted to us is always a good start) with good facilities. We loved the house and would recommend it to anyone looking for a space for a group get-together. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice property close to the beach."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stunning property with so much space and comfort."

    We felt at home the minute we walked through the door. Lovely open plan living area with multiple seating options so space for everyone. The bedrooms are all big and the beds themselves are massive and so comfortable. The location was fabulously peaceful with so many walks in every direction. Would recommend the Mellows to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in a stylish property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "As usual the cottage was great."

    We had no towels in one room and rang the housekeeper who came by ten minutes later. Great service!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Welcome wine and cake were appreciated. House was pretty clean (just bedding could have been a little cleaner, specially duvets/mattresses when saw them when removing sheets). Well equipped kitchen and good kitchenware. Could have just used a small baking tray. Bathrooms had good functioning showers etc too. We enjoyed the open plan area and everyone could find a comfy place to sit. Beds were nice and soft and all slept well. We found the front bedroom would get a bit chilly and the rear bedroom quite warm, due to position of the sun, even with one radiator off and the other on max. Just minor points to mention as we had a great stay and can see us hopefully returning in the future. Worked well for 3 generations ranging in age from 7 months to 70 years. Lovely location and handy for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Oct 2022

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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 zip-link ( can be set up as a twin on request) with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail an WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with zip-link (can be set up as a twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rial and WC, 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor single with truckle bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Heating with gas real flame fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, Freesat, WiFi, selection of books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with shrubs, furniture, patio and barbecue
  • One well behaved dog welcome, £50 charge for a second dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: 9-inch step down from front door and smaller step from living space into the garden, so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: Uplands Lane, leading to the gravel driveway, is uneven
  • Note: If you wish either of the super-king-sizes to be made up as a twin please let us know
  • Note: If you wish the truckle bed to be made up please let us know.

The property

A stylish family getaway with a wooden exterior, Mellows offers a fantastic living space perfect for a family looking to explore Suffolk and the nearby coastline.

Travel up a gravel path and unpack with ease from the ample off-road parking, before making yourself at home in the fantastic open-plan living area.

Settle down with a book in a selection of sofas, warming your feet beside the fire, before making the most of the contemporary kitchen, bursting with amenities and with a U-shaped work surface, as well as a breakfast bar with stools, where guests can cook together and enjoy their masterpiece at the dining table, and with double doors and seas of natural light, this is the perfect social space for all guests to enjoy.

As the evening wears on, four bedrooms offer a place to snuggle up for the night, each with an en-suite, including a ground-floor super-king-size with a zip-link, a ground-floor single with a truckle bed, a super-king size zip-link and a super-king-size, leaving you spoilt for choice.

On a warm afternoon, enjoy dining alfresco and making use of the table and chairs outside, where a barbecue awaits the designated chef, and your four-legged companion can recline beside the shrubs.

Thorpeness is a fantastic little town with a lot on offer, beginning with the Hundred River, where guests can hire boats and try out watersports, or simply enjoy a picnic and a stroll beside the water.

For history lovers, there is a fantastic windmill, and close to this the fascinating House in the Clouds towers above the town.

Local shops and pubs create a great place to enjoy a family meal out and why not try out a game of golf on the local course or visit the beautiful Thorpeness Beach, where you can enjoy the stunning coastal views?

With so much on offer, make a holiday to remember with a stay at Mellows.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


  • Aldeburgh 2.6 miles
  • Southwold 16.6 miles
  • Felixstowe 30.6 miles

Thorpeness is a coastal village resting between Aldeburgh and Southwold. The village is known for its historic windmill and expansive pebble beach and offers a selection of attractions including boat hire at Thorpeness Mere and selection of eateries, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby convenience stores found at Aldeburgh. Within easy reach of the village is the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh where you can find further attractions and amenities such as another beach, independent shops and coastal walks.

Note: 9-inch step down from front door and smaller step from living space into the garden, so please bear this in mind when booking.
Note: Uplands Lane, leading to the gravel driveway, is uneven.
Note: If you wish either of the super-king-sizes to be made up as a twin please let us know.
Note: If you wish the truckle bed to be made up please let us know.
Please note there is a £50 charge for a second dog.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute