Love to live in Lavenham?
Of course, those of us who are local, know more about the town.
John Twitchett, of Fenn Wright Signature used to live in Lavenham and explains why it is a popular place to live:
Why do people move to Lavenham?
Fans of character properties are spoilt for choice as Lavenham is widely regarded as being one of the area’s most picturesque historic villages comprising mainly well-preserved medieval and Tudor timber-framed buildings. In fact there are over 320 buildings of historic significance, centred around a delightful village square. This means that new build homes are extremely rare for the area, which is why the developer of Old Buckenham Court has ensured Townshend Lodge reflects the charm of this beautiful medieval town.
There is also a wealth of facilities for a buyer looking to be within walking distance of amenities. The village square features The Old Guildhall; a fine National Trust property and the award-winning ‘Great House’ restaurant. The village also offers an excellent selection of amenities including a post office, butchers, bakery, green-grocer, pharmacy, and small supermarket. In addition there are popular restaurants, pubs, hotels and galleries. Lavenham is well placed being just 18 miles from the Towns of Colchester and Ipswich and under 10 miles to the market towns of Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. Sudbury is the closest train station with services to London’s Liverpool Street in under an hour and twenty minutes.
What are the desirable villages nearby?
Long Melford is about 3 miles, Bildeston just over 6.
What are prices doing?
They remain strong and the market buoyant, with no real deviation from the regions general market trend. A premium is applied for the village as is the case with similar desirable and well-served locations such as Dedham. Some buyers are happy to entertain this as they desire the kudos, charm and facilities, whilst others are more drawn to less salubrious locations that may appear better value for money.
What are the best streets?
Bolton Street, Prentice Street and Shilling Street are tucked just off the Market Place in the heart of the village, away from busy traffic and are a few of the best regarded locations in Lavenham. For a buyer looking to be a little further away from the centre of the village, there are several private enclaves dotted around the periphery including a fantastic new development Old Buckenham Court.
New build homes in this area are not commonplace.
Old Buckenham Court is a very small development. Townshend Lodge, is an ideal choice for city dwellers who are looking for a sense of escapism in the countryside yet still want the high quality of modern London living – which is probably why London’s Metro newspaper were keen to include this property in their feature.
Steve Baker who is marketing this boutique development at Fenn Wright commented: “With Suffolk being the most affordable county within a 60-mile radius of London, having easy access to London Liverpool Street and with house prices steadily rising, Townshend Lodge is an ideal investment for a London commuter with family looking for a rural lifestyle.”
See all homes at Old Buckenham.