This week we are back in the south of the country and in the beautiful county of Suffolk. Suffolk borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridge to the west and Essex to the south with the Coast and North Sea to the east.
The county is made up of low-lying and farmland, along with wetlands to the north of the county and the Suffolk coast and heaths are considered an area of outstanding natural beauty. A wonderful county, with beauty all around, Suffolk is the perfect location if you are looking to move out of some of the bigger cities and towns and head towards a beautiful country existence.
Woodbridge is located just 8 miles from the coast is a beautiful picturesque town on the River Deben close to Ipswich and a population of 7,749 as recorded at the 2011 census. The town has a number of state schools, from primary as well as secondary. The town is also home to the coeducational independent school, Woodbridge School, which serves from primary right through to secondary education, and facilities for boarders too. The town also has a lively social scene with its own brass band formed in 1846 which is known as the oldest community brass band in East Anglia, as well as a number of clubs and societies, including football, yachting and swimming.
Easton is a very small village located just 3 miles from Framlingham and the population of the village was noted as 311 at the 2011 census. Despite being small Easton has a number of a community groups and clubs, including bowls, cricket, table tennis, Pilates and yoga making for a thriving village life. The village also has a pre-school and primary school, both highly regarded with Easton primary school receiving an Ofsted rating of Good in 2012.
Framlingham is a small historic market town in Suffolk with a population of 3,342 as noted in the 2011 census. The town has a market every Tuesday and Saturday as well as a beautiful conservation area too. As for schools, Framlingham has a comprehensive secondary school as well as the independent school, Framlingham college making it perfect if you are looking to privately education your child.
In Suffolk you will find house prices slightly more affordable than some of the Home Counties located nearby, such as Hertfordshire and Essex. This is largely due to the location and being further away from the London commuter belt. In Suffolk you will pay on average £119,580 for a flat or maisonette, whereas a terraced house in the area will fetch £160,838. A semi-detached house costs in the region of £195,520 while detached properties in the area are on the market for £313,736.