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Britannia Alan Cook is your trusted local Suffolk removals company. We have over 40 years of experience moving and storing our customer’s belongings across East Anglia. We provide a first-class service with unmatched local knowledge and removals knowledge, helping you with all of your moving and storage needs.
Removal Services in Suffolk
Britannia Alan Cook is one of the leading removals companies in Suffolk, offering a reliable and professional service to help make your move stress-free. We can help you move across Suffolk or further afield to other parts of the UK or even overseas, as we’re part of the international Britannia Movers network. We can assist with both home and business moves in Suffolk, from providing packing materials to unpacking at the other end.
Storage Services in Suffolk
If you need storage in Suffolk, our large and secure storage facility can provide the solution. We can store anything from a few loose items to the whole contents of a home or business. We offer both long-term and short-term storage options with a comprehensive storage container service.
Suffolk is a county in East Anglia, bordering Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Essex, with the North Sea to the east. Suffolk is well-known for its farming, with vast farmland across the county. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths and Dedham Vale are both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering residents and visitors a place to experience the stunning countryside.
The county hub is Ipswich, and other popular towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmonds, and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe. Suffolk also has an array of charming villages for those looking for a real peaceful rural life. Suffolk is particularly popular with commuters who want to enjoy the countryside whilst still being close to larger urban hubs.
Moving to Suffolk
Suffolk offers a variety of towns and villages to live in, both in countryside surroundings and also on the coast. The overall average price for a property in Suffolk is £317,203, making it more expensive than nearby Norfolk (£293,848) but cheaper than Cambridgeshire (£345,928) and Essex (£405,717). Within Suffolk, the most expensive area is Walberswick, with an average property price of £1,185,438. The cheapest area in Suffolk is Brandon, with property going for an average price of £199,494.
Detached properties have been most popular recently, going for an average price of £442,776. Semi-detached homes sell for around £272,359 and terraced homes sell for around £234,426.
For renters, a one-bedroom home costs around £675 per month. A two-bedroom home costs around £950 per month and a three-bedroom home costs around £1,100 per month.
Schools in Suffolk
There are 276 primary schools across Suffolk, with a student-teacher ratio of 20:1. The Oaks Primary School in Ipswich ranks highly, with an Outstanding rating from Ofsted and 74% of pupils achieving a higher standard of reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2. Oulton Broad Primary School in Oulton Broad and Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft and are also highly regarded, receiving an Outstanding and Good rating from Ofsted respectively.
Suffolk has 93 secondary schools across the county. The top secondary schools include Hartismere School in Eye, which received an Outstanding Ofsted rating and had 51% of pupils receive a grade 5 or more at GCSE. St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmonds and Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard as also well respected and both received Good ratings from Ofsted.
Transport Links in Suffolk
Suffolk has a comprehensive public transport network within the county and to other areas of the country. This includes a bookable bus service designed to service rural areas that may not be covered by a frequent bus service, as well as regular bus services in more populated areas.
There is also a broad train network. The National Rail service from Bury St Edmunds to Lowestoft takes around 2 hours, and from Bury St Edmonds to Ipswich takes around half an hour. Further afield, trains from Ipswich to Cambridge take around an hour and 15 minutes, and to London takes just over an hour.
Suffolk is well connected by A roads, including the A14, A11 and A12. The nearest motorway is the M11 near Cambridge, which connects to London in the South. Driving from Ipswich to London will take around two hours.
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