Lake Lodges at Blyth Rise Stays.


A tranquil retreat: contemporary lodges encircled by wild grasses (each sleeps 2-4; adults only)

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Beauty/wellness treatments

Eco conscious


Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

Space & setting.

Ten acres, 2,000 trees and one lake: it’s hard to imagine a more enchanting setting for this peaceful retreat. Beautiful lodges sit amongst wild grasses, each with 2 kingsized bedrooms and their own ensuite — perfect for couples or friends sharing (adults only). The interiors are chic, and the details thoughtful — there’s a modern, open-plan kitchen/diner, a stylish, sink-in-able sofa, and luxe toiletries in the bathrooms, which also have heated floors for when it gets chilly. Out on the terrace, you can stargaze around the firepit, with blankets to keep you extra warm; the skies are almost crystal clear here.

There are yoga classes taught by the owners’ daughter, and 2 sauna huts hidden amongst the trees. Even the food offering is relaxing — pre-order a breakfast hamper or local fruit and veg box, and choose home-cooked style meals from the honesty shop. How good does that sound? Of course, there’s heaps to explore in the wider setting, including a stunning coastline and an great foodie scene. But if you just want to escape the real world for romance or quality time with friends, this is Shangri-La!

Getting here: drive or train to Diss then taxi (20 mins, special taxi rate)

Family-owned and run by parents Pam and Mark, and their daughters Katie and Laura. They have owned this land for almost thirty years, and spent the last fifteen re-wilding and landscaping it. After retiring from the fruit industry, Pam and Mark soon decided they needed a new challenge and spent 2 years planning and overseeing the building of the lodges and Igluhuts, helped by various family members. Since 2008 they have planted over 2,500 trees and hedges, seeded wildflower meadows and created a tranquil, restful getaway in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. They still continue to maintain the land themselves, while daughter Katie runs the business side of things.

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Sitting on the terrace, early in the morning. It’s utterly peaceful until the sun begins to rise, and then the birds begin their dawn chorus and it is magical.”

We love
The boutique-beautiful interiors, that contrast brilliantly with the rustic warm wood of the cabins.

You may not love
No kids or dogs, it’s all about the peace. A 3-night min stay. No WiFi except at reception. Beds can’t be twinned. The accommodation isn’t totally private; you can see other lodges and Igluhuts. The accommodation isn’t totally secluded; there are 12 units across the whole site.

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  • "We have just returned from a fabulously relaxing weekend at The Lake Lodges - exactly what we needed for a post-lockdown break. We stayed in a gorgeous wooden lodge in a peaceful rural setting: the lodge was well equipped and stylishly decorated (with extremely comfortable sofas and beds), and the site has been well designed with the lodges and igluhuts spaced far apart. The landscaping is still fairly new, so I would imagine that in a couple of years as the trees grow it will look even more spectacular. Our lodge was located by the edge of the water, and we loved being able to sit outside to watch the stunning sunsets (barbeques and firepits are provided). We also loved the concept of the onsite honesty shop (there is a great selection of local produce to buy).

    August 2021
  • "We had a fantastic four nights here. Pam, Mark and Katie were very welcoming hosts and our lodge was superbly located and equipped. The whole site was really well thought through, offering the perfect combination of privacy and communal facilities. Very well located for lovely walks and conveniently close to two pubs and a small supermarket. Lake Lodges are the perfect escape for those hoping to see some of the beautiful Suffolk countryside."

    May 2021
  • "We had a wonderful time staying in our lake lodge for 4 nights at the beginning of May 2021. Everything from booking, correspondance, information prior to arrival & arrival itself was smooth & really well managed. The site is lovely with each lodge thoughtfully planned out to provide privacy. The lodge itself & terrace was a joy, beautifully created, decorated & equipped with everything you need for a mini break. Despite the weather being challenging, we were still able to take day trips to Framlingham, Aldeburgh & Southwold whilst enjoying the picturesque countryside roads & villages that you pass through. A truly lovely break & we look forward to coming back! Thank you to you!"

    May 2021
  • "Perfect location for a relaxing week away. We stayed in one of the lodges, which had a beautiful lake-front terrace and view. Every detail was considered, and designed to make our stay as comforting and as convenient as possible. The BBQ and firepit were a great touch, and the lodge interiors were impeccable. Katie and her parents were brilliant hosts and gave us lots of recommendations for local walks & restaurants. We look forward to coming back!"

    April 2021
  • "The lodges are lovely, the lake setting is a beautiful and the owners friendly. We particularly loved the fire pit, the honesty shed full of local products and the day we spent in Dunwich. Highly recommend!"

    April 2021


The lodges were built with sustainable materials (predominantly wood), and are powered with renewable energy. Full recycling and on-site composting.


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  • Wander to local pubs. The Royal Oak and The Kings Head; the latter is one of the oldest pubs in the country.
  • Hire bikes and explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside, villages and pubs at a slower pace, or visit nearby Flint vineyard for a tour, wine tasting and delicious lunch of local flavours</li?
  • Iken is a charming fishing village on the Alde Estuary (25 mins’ drive). Hire paddleboards or kayaks and if you’re lucky you’ll see wild seals.
  • Take the circular walk from Walberswick to Dunwich, passing marshland, ruins, a sunken city, and a gorgeous untamed beach. Stop for pub grub at The Ship; the beer-battered fish is the best.
  • For more delicious fish, set your sat nav to trendy Aldeburgh or Blackshore at Southwold and sample the daily catch from smoke shacks and fisherman huts.
  • Sutton Hoo, the Anglo-Saxon burial site and setting of The Dig, is only 40 minutes away by car. Visit in good weather; 1930s-inspired outfits optional.
  • Spot bitterns, butterflies and nightingales at RSPB Minsmere, a beautiful coastal reserve. Pack a picnic and your swimmers, in case it’s warm enough for a dip.
  • Spend a day at Orford. Grab coffee and a pastry from the famous Pump St Bakery, explore the castle and take the boat over to Orford Ness to find the secret bunkers. Don’t leave without tasting some of Suffolk’s best seafood at the Butley Orford Oysterage. Great wine list, too.


  • Lodges on a 10-acre countryside site. Each has
  • Two kingsize bedrooms
  • Two ensuite shower bathrooms with Norfolk Natural Living toiletries; heated floors in the cooler months
  • Living area with sofa and armchairs
  • Board games, cards and books
  • Full kitchen with oven, induction hob and basic ingredients
  • Pre order breakfast hampers and fruit & veg boxes
  • Terrace with dining furniture, firepit and blankets
  • Parking spaces
  • Honesty shop with home-cooked style ready meals and local produce
  • Visiting bread van 2x a week!
  • Massages and beauty treatments available to pre-book to have in the comfort of your lodge
  • On-site saunas and yoga classes; book a slot
  • An on-site office, with a WiFi hotspot
  • Walk to pubs and a village shop; drive to farm shops and restaurants
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Booking conditionschoose from a 3-night stay minimum over weekends and 4 nights midweek. Closed early Jan-Feb. Please note bank holiday weekends are charged as peak season
  • Remember to pack: swimmers for the sauna, beach towels for days at the coast, bikes if you can, a tablet/laptop with downloaded movies if you can’t be parted from a screen!

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30% deposit on booking, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 12+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 12 weeks of stay.
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No, we are afraid that we don’t — this is an adults-only site, so no children under 18.

We currently don’t have the facilities to allow pets, even the really cute and really well-trained ones. There is plenty of wildlife around the site though!

We don’t have WiFi in the lodges or Igluhuts, but we do have a high-speed hotspot at the office/honesty shop area that you can use at the outside table and chairs. Guests have reported that their mobile phones work perfectly in all of our lodges and Igluhuts with strong enough 4G for video calls.

Yes- you have two sauna sessions included in the price of your stay for short stays (2-4 nights) and 4 sessions included for week stays. Additional sessions are available at an additional cost of £20 per hour session payable locally.

We have a simple on-site booking board so that you can put your names down to reserve your private time slot when you get here — no need to pre-book before arrival.

Saunas are open from 7am to 10pm and bookings are done in one-hour time slots. You will find all of the details in your Information Book when you arrive.

Yes, we do provide towels for sauna use, and all we ask is that people re-use them during their stay to reduce any excessive washing and environmental impact.

Absolutely! Our nearest train station is Diss (direct line from London Liverpool Street or change at Ipswich from other destinations). We are then a 20-minute taxi ride away. Once here we can help you organise bicycle hire, or if you wanted to explore the area on foot then there are loads of lovely walks to keep you busy. We are a 10-minute walk into the heart of the village where you will find two pubs and a small well-stocked shop.

No, we currently do not have a charger onsite and we do not allow charging from our regular plugs and electrical supply due to the low voltage across the site, which means the system could be tripped. 

EV chargers seem to be popping up regularly now. Currently, the closest fast-charge to us is at the Co-op in Halesworth (15 mins drive). There are also large charging stations on the A12 at Martlesham, and at Friday Street Farm shop further up the A12, near the Aldeburgh turning. Our best recommendation for the most up-to-date information is to consult with your in-car app, or with google as our information may not be up to date to the minute based on the rate that charging points are being installed.

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