Your new house in Rendlesham, deep in the pretty Suffolk countryside, was once favoured by the King of the East Angles. In fact, the warrior king buried in a ship full of treasures in a local burial mound was thought to have lived in Rendlesham.

While the once large Anglo-Saxon settlement is now a village, the area still has much to attract new residents. Your new home in Rendlesham is close to the local primary school which has been rated good by Ofsted, a post office and village store as well as a dance studio and meditation centre. Just outside the village, the Bentwater Cold War Museum on an old airfield site is packed with original artefacts.  

Living in Rendlesham

Walking trails

Just south of your new build home is Rendlesham Forest. This area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has 1,500-hectares of mixed woodland with picnic areas, a sculpture park as well as walking and cycle trails. The forest, part of the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape, offers a choice of routes to explore including the Phoenix Trail developed after the great storm of 1987 and the UFO trail – named after the alleged sightings of UFOs in the forest in 1980.

Suffolk’s beautiful countryside

Your new build is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Head to the pretty coastal village of Aldeburgh (11 miles), the historic village of Orford with its stunning 12th century castle (8 miles) or catch a ferry from Felixstowe (18 miles). Ipswich town centre is just 15 miles away via the A1152.

New houses in Rendlesham

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