Warm and friendly welcome in the market town of Hadleigh
It is a dream of many families to live in a friendly area which
provides excellent links to other nearby towns and cities.
Properties for sale in Hadleigh, Suffolk, tick both of these
boxes. The market town is close to the Essex border and is just ten
miles outside of Ipswich.
It is also within close distance of places like Stowmarket,
Colchester and Sudbury. Perhaps one of its biggest attractions is
its close proximity to London, making it an ideal location for
those who work in the city but who do not want to, or cannot afford
to, live in the capital city.
Hadleigh is less than two hours away on the train from London,
which could serve a purpose for those who stay in the city during
the week and need a family home away from the bright lights.
Being this close to the capital is also a benefit because of its
transport links, with London Stansted Airport being just over an
hour away in the car, opening up the rest of the world for holiday
Hadleigh is believed to take its name from the Norse Naethlega,
which means a heath-covered place. It features many attractive old
buildings such as the Sun Court, while St Mary's Church has been
painted by such decorated artists as Turner, Constable and
There is a selection of small shops for purchasing goods, although
many might prefer to head to the bigger towns for this
Hadleigh is home to the May Show, which is believed to be one of
the oldest and most popular agricultural events in East Anglia,
having been running since 1840.
The town's friendly atmosphere is evident in its sports clubs.
Tennis, cricket and bowls are all catered for, and are among some
of the oldest establishments in the county.
In the 2001 Census, Hadleigh's population was recorded at 7,239,
making it a quiet little town which is ideal for escaping to after
a day of commuting to work.