Affordable Houses in Suffolk

May 30, 2022
Houses in Suffolk
Home to charming market towns like Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, vibrant cities like Ipswich and spectacular stretches of natural scenery, Suffolk is a great place to call home. Whether you’re just getting on the property ladder or are looking for the next investment opportunity, the county is packed with various options to suit all budgets and lifestyles. 

Below we’ve picked five of the most affordable areas to buy your new property in and around Suffolk.  


Found on the eastern outskirts of Suffolk, Lowestoft was ranked as one of the most affordable coastal towns in 2018 and has been a property hotspot ever since. It has its own train station, making it easy for commuters to London and Ipswich, while also lying on the edge of the Broads – an extensive wetland area between Norfolk and Suffolk.  

Lowestoft combines the tranquility of a seaside village with the dynamism of a bustling city. You can enjoy a wide range of local facilities, great educational facilities and retail outlets.



Home to the University of Suffolk, Ipswich sits along the banks of the River Orwell and is the county’s biggest city. Its property market is always flourishing thanks to the wide range of properties available, from detached and semi-detached to affordable city centre flats.


Ipswich blends old and new in a unique way. The modern university campus stretches along the harbour, offering students fantastic views across the marina. The city provides fantastic amenities, including excellent schools, sports and leisure facilities and retail outlets.



Sitting next door to Thetford Forest Park, Brandon was once a leading producer of gunflints, thanks to the abundance of flint mines in the area. Today, the town boasts fantastic local amenities, such as superb secondary schools and excellent road and rail links for commuting into Cambridge, Ely and Norwich.


Properties in Brandon are always in high demand thanks to their reasonable prices, catering for all types of homebuyers.



Located less than 10 miles from Ipswich, Woodbridge is very popular among homebuyers, thanks to its convenient location. Sitting on the banks of the River Deben while also in proximity to the coast, it provides exciting opportunities for water sports like sailing and kiting.


With its unique holiday vibe, it attracts thousands of holidaymakers every year. Woodbridge’s inland harbour was the site of boat-building and rope-making through the centuries and still retains its nautical charm. Despite being a touristic hotspot, property prices remain affordable compared to other neighbouring towns.



Located midway between Norwich and Thetford, Watton is a small market town steeped in history. It is set in beautiful open countryside, conveniently situated for access to Thetford Forest, the Broads and Wayland Wood. Watton annually hosts England’s biggest agricultural event – Wayland Agricultural Show – with visitors joining from all over the country.


If you’re an outdoor lover, don’t miss our elegant collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes on Wayland Fields development. Properties here are close to important road links such as the A11 and A1075 to Cambridge and Ely.