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Great Blakenham

If you’re looking for a quiet, safe place to live, within a few miles of a major town and railway network, you’ve found it in Great Blakenham. Just a stone’s throw from Ipswich, but a million miles away in character, a new house in Great Blakenham gives you rural living and easy commutes right on your doorstep. 

Your new home in Great Blakenham also has a traditional village pub, which is at the heart of the community. Schools are well catered for in neighbouring Claydon and there’s even a railway station, just four miles to the North. The A14 connects you easily to Felixstowe and ferry travel to the South - and to Bury St Edmunds and the beautiful 14th century Abbey Gardens to the West.

Living in Great Blakenham

Explore your new home in Suffolk

Apart from the 24/7 maritime hub of Felixstowe and its commercial relationship with Ipswich, Suffolk is a largely rural county with gentle countryside, traditional market towns and ancient villages. Your new home in Great Blakenham has some of the county's most beautiful villages nearby. Visit Lavenham, one of the best-preserved medieval villages in the country let alone the county, Woodbridge for a riverside market town with a vibrant high street or the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - all nearby!

Shops and schools close to home

Great Blakenham has all the day-to-day facilities you need with a convenience store, a farm shop, a village hall and recreation ground, as well as a welcoming village pub. Close to additional facilities in the neighbouring village of Claydon, including a supermarket, a pre-school, primary school and a high school.

Travel links

Great Blakenham benefits from the A14 and the A12 - a driving force for business, commerce and leisure travel across the county. The A14 starts at the busy container port of Felixstowe (20 miles) on the coast and snakes around Ipswich (5 miles) and through to Bury St Edmunds (24 miles). The A14 carries on inland to Bury St Edmunds and the A140 takes a pleasantly scenic route to Norwich (42 miles). Needham Market (4 miles) is on the Great Eastern mainline, with services into Ipswich (11 minutes) and up to Cambridge (72 minutes). Trains to London Liverpool Street take under an hour and a half. 

New build homes Great Blakenham

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Great Blakenham and new builds in Suffolk, including new homes in Rendlesham and Felixstowe. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…