To move to Suffolk is to step back in time. Once bustling, now sleepy, ‘Wool Towns’ like Lavenham still boast fine timber-framed houses, while the ‘Suffolk Pink’ of the county’s cottages dates back to the 14th century.
The landscape here has long inspired artists and is affectionately known as Constable Country, being the birthplace of John Constable and where he painted his most famous pieces. It is also the setting for some famous novels and the home to world-renowned writers. Today there is a thriving cultural scene, from cutting-edge dance and theatre in the waterfront town of Ipswich to the rich and broad classical festival at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh.
Suffolk invites you to ‘unplug’, perhaps with a pint of Southwold-brewed Adnams ale or a glass of Bacchus from Wyken vineyards near the popular market town of Bury St Edmunds. Yet many areas are also very convenient for commuting to work, with fast links to Cambridge and London. The Ipswich to London in 60 means in less than an hour you can escape the city and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the countryside.
When it comes to schools, Culford, Woodbridge and Ipswich are on your doorstep as well as the University of Suffolk, which has earned an international reputation for its research and innovation.
To hear more about Suffolk and for a free consultation to talk about how I can help you find your dream home in this beautiful county, please contact me on 01328 822547 or fill in your details in the contact form below and I’ll be in touch shortly.
"Living in the north of England, with several cats and a dog, we simply could not pop down to Norfolk at the drop of a hat. Jamie was our eyes and ears on the ground. He worked very hard to do all the time-consuming research for us, and arranged our weekend visits to make them as productive - and enjoyable - as possible."
"We registered with numerous estate agents but were disappointed with their stock. We found Jamie on the internet and any initial trepidation about working with a buying agent dissolved in the first meeting. Jamie never hurried us and was gracious in accommodating our changing needs. He’s the go-to man in the area and drew on his vast network of contacts to help us secure a cosy cottage with land."