Suffolk is widely known for offering a slower pace of life, people considering a Suffolk home search are often attracted by the undulating countryside, vast stretches of unspoilt coastline and the rich cultural heritage.
There are many areas to consider when looking for a property in Suffolk, inland or on the coast, within a town or village. The county is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. Our team of Suffolk property finders assist clients seeking all types of property across the entire county.
Whether you’re seeking a home located in a sleepy, quiet village or a house with the amenities on the doorstep in one of the historic market towns, a property with a sea view or one which looks out across miles of the stunning landscape – Suffolk has much to offer.
Often set on winding country roads and for the most part, boasting colourful, picturesque cottages, the many villages in Suffolk are some of the most scenic in the UK.
The Suffolk home search service is becoming ever popular as clients are attracted to this county and its favourable work/life balance.
Our property finders offer Suffolk home searches to cater for a wide range of client needs from a country home to a holiday home which can be used as a family weekend retreat or to generate some holiday let rental income. For more information regarding our services and how we can assist with finding a property in Suffolk please feel free to contact us.
Where to live in Suffolk
Towns in Suffolk include the county town of Ipswich which has a variety of property for sale; from Victorian and Georgian houses to brand new developments. The Christchurch Park area is popular with those conducting a home search, there is a mixture of period homes and modern properties around here and all within a short distance of the town centre and Ipswich train station.
Ipswich also offers buyers modern waterside properties, some of which have their own moorings. Suffolk’s county town, Ipswich is one of England’s oldest towns and is situated on the estuary of the River Orwell.
To the northeast of Ipswich, the historic market town of Framlingham is a sought after place to live in Suffolk, surrounded by countryside and boasting the 12th-century fortress, Framlingham Castle; this Suffolk town is popular with visitors and residents alike.
The market town of Bury St Edmunds, locally known as Bury, is a popular place to live. Directly west of Cambridge with the journey taking around 40 minutes by train or car, Bury is a popular place to live with those who need to regularly reach the nearby city.
Buyers looking for property for sale in Bury St Edmunds are often seeking period homes, the area is well known for its stunning architecture; with properties boasting knapped flint, half timbers weatherboards, bow windows and being painted in bright colours. There are also many popular collections of newer homes on the outskirts of town.
Known best for its horse racing, the town of Newmarket is a favourite with those who work in the industry or enjoy equine hobbies. Older properties in Newmarket can be found near the town centre with new-build properties on the outskirts.
Villages in Suffolk
The medieval village of Lavenham is particularly sought after; the quiet country roads are lined with Tudor cottages and red-brick terraces. For being a quaint village, Lavenham has many restaurants, cafes and even a popular hotel and spa. Lavenham was one of Suffolk’s best-known Wool Towns.
The quintessentially English village of Kersey is filled with the historic property set on winding streets. Well located for commuters, Kersey is situated between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.
Long Melford boasts large, timber-framed, medieval property throughout and is another of Suffolk’s famous Wool Towns. Clare, another Wool Town, which also has medieval timber-framed houses along with colourful thatched cottages which Suffolk is known for.
The Suffolk Coast is a desirable place to live with the Sunday Times previously voting the town of Woodbridge to be the best place to live in the East of England. The area is also popular with second homeowners, particularly those seeking a rural escape from city life.
Woodbridge lies on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Often referred to as the ‘gem’ in Suffolk’s crown the market town of Woodbridge offers residents and visitors an array of shops, restaurants and pubs along with a selection of outdoor activities on the doorstep.
Aldeburgh is best known for its pastel-coloured 19th Century holiday villas which line the promenade and are the backdrop for the pebbled beach. Visitors flock to the seaside town of Aldeburgh for the seaside walks, the cosy pubs and the excellent fish and chips.
Schools in Suffolk
Whilst Suffolk does not have a large city within its borders, the county has much to offer families who choose to live there, including many renowned sporting and cultural events year-round.
Families are often attracted to Suffolk for access to both the beautiful countryside and the coast, along with historic market towns and quiet villages on offer to set up home.
Independent Schools such as Framlingham College, St Felix in Southwold, Culford and the Royal Hospital School in Ipswich all have excellent reputations. There are also several high ranking state-run schools across Suffolk such as Debenham High, Hartismere and Farlingaye High.
Living in Suffolk
Suffolk is bordered by Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. Its coastline stretches from Lowestoft in the north to the largest container port in Europe, Felixstowe, to the south. The area in between includes the splendid seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.
Most of the industry in this region tends to be centred around agriculture although tourism is also an important consideration for those on a Suffolk home search. The US Air Force still has an active influence on the region with air bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath.
Suffolk has many an A-road connecting the towns and villages within the county and to nearby locations, such as the A12 main road which starts at Lowestoft, runs through Chelmsford in Essex and into London.
By rail, there are direct services from Ipswich train station into London Liverpool Street which take around an hour and fifteen minutes.