What makes a great village? Suffolk does have plenty of candidates but most recently Laxfield, near Stradbroke, was recognised as one of the very best, with a place on The Telegraph’s list of the UK’s greatest villages.
In a quest to find British villages untouched by mass tourism, the newspaper consulted experts from across the country and compiled an exclusive list of 30 uncrowded British villages that retain their character through medieval pubs, churches and an active welcoming community.
Laxfield was noted as being “a proper village minding its own business amid north Suffolk’s spaghetti of rural lanes.”
Home to an eye-catching timber frame and herringbone-brick Guildhall built in 1515 and the imposing All Saints Church containing one of the country’s finest Seven Sacrament fonts, the village is steeped in history.
Sara Raven, Director of Sales & Marketing: “Laxfield is a very special place, it is less well known than some of the county’s other villages so it’s great for it to have been recognised as one of the UK’s greatest! Laxfield has managed to retain all the character of a traditional Suffolk village and combine that with a thriving community that is proving very popular with house hunters.
“Our Blacksmiths Way development offers a carefully selected collection of homes that have been designed to reflect the local architecture. With houses and bungalows available at the development in sizes from two- to five-bedroom, the development has already attracted buyers at all stages from first timers, to families, to those downsizing.”
Something that makes Laxfield particularly special is its great local pub, The Kings Head – or The Low House to locals – a thatched 16th Century Inn with no bar. Beer, including local ales, is served directly from the tap room casks.
Denbury Homes is committed to supporting community-run businesses throughout the region and understands how important a thriving local pub is. During Covid-19, Denbury supported The Low House with a grant from the Denbury Plunkett Communities Scheme towards an outdoor pavilion to help them keep operating.
As well as the guildhall, church and two pubs, the village also offers a primary school and convenience store – all within walking distance of Blacksmiths Way! To find out more about our development in Laxfield head to the link here