Retirement Properties in Suffolk

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and its name is believed to derive from 'the harbour or trading centre of a man called Gip'. It is set at the point where the the River Gipping meets the Orwell Estuary. Its trading ambitions continued into the 16th century when the town already had a population of more than 5000 testifying to its commercial strength through cereal cultivation and the pasturage of sheep and cattle. One of its most famous sons was Cardinal Wolsey, the son of a butcher. The area is popular with all ages.

Aldeburgh lies on the Suffolk coast and is about eight miles from the A12 (Ipswich to Lowestoft) and ten miles from Saxmundham where there is a station with train times to London (Liverpool Street) taking a little under two hours. The River Alde cuts in close behind the yacht club and separates the mainland from Orford Ness and the East Suffolk Heritage Coastline. The town‘s world famous music festival, founded by Benjamin Britten, is held every June. George Crabbe, Georgian poet and rector of the church, is commemorated in the north chapel. Northfield Court is a very attractive development built on glebe land behind the church and close to the sea and the Blue Flag shingle beach.

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Hasells Courtyard – Long Melford

Northfield Court – Aldeburgh

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