Suffolk is often thought of in terms of its medieval inland villages and the well-known coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. But Woodbridge is a little special. An exceptionally friendly small town with a small square and lovely large church at the top, running down the delightful Church Street to the Quay. The main shopping street, The Thoroughfare, runs off Church Street and is home to an impressive range of family-owned local businesses. This is another Suffolk town which lives up to the area’s reputation for good food, with a fresh fish shop, a top-end independent coffee house, an excellent family-owned bakery and a deli to match. At the Quay is the fascinating Tide Mill – the last one in the UK to still be operating when it closed in 1957, but now restored and milling flour again: you can buy its flour in local shops. Also by the Quay is a great little town cinema and theatre. The town lacks a large supermarket but there’s a large Tesco a couple of miles away, and Ipswich (whilst not regarded as one of East Anglia’s best towns) is close by and offers excellent shopping facilities.
Why choose Woodbridge?
Schooling here is excellent, from primary to secondary (in the form of the excellent Farlingaye Secondary) and private (Woodbridge School). Woodbridge is a ‘secret commuter town’: no direct train link to London but an 18-minute trip to Ipswich for the mainline train to Liverpool St in around 1 hr 10 minutes. The right property in Woodbridge can be hard to come by as the market is small, insular and unpredictable, and many properties are compromised on outside space or privacy, but patience and a decent budget will reap rewards. Our buying agent in Woodbridge, Kerry, will take on board all of your requirements and find the right property for you in no time.
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