contemporary designs blended with traditional suffolk styling
THE STORY BEHIND ABBEY VIEW
Leiston Abbey, whose remains date from the 14th century, is among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins and we wanted our new homes to have a fabulous view of this piece of history. We were also inspired by the in the environment around us, and the first phase of the Abbey View development has a farm courtyard feel.
We wanted to combine our housebuilding experience with the latest energy-efficient technology, yet referencing the beautiful county of Suffolk. Uniquely, we are able to fuse all these aims in our Abbey View development, where an initial collection of eight individually designed homes sits within a courtyard with a reed bed and water feature as its centrepiece.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE VIEWS
Our award-winning architects and professional designers have created homes that harness light and space so homeowners can truly feel part of their environment. The red brick and flint walls blend into the surrounding area – and modern glazing and underfloor heating mean you can stay cosy while taking in the view.
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
This boutique development of eight homes sits on the edge of the growing town of Leiston, a community building on its Victorian heritage to become a vibrant place to live. As Abbey View expands, we’ll take care to consider both the amenities residents require and the need to remain sympathetic to our surroundings.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS BLENDED WITH CLASSIC SUFFOLK STYLING
LEISTON : A GROWING COMMUNITY IN THE BEAUTIFUL HEART OF SUFFOLK
The spectacular ruins of Leiston Abbey date back to the 14th century, and their spectacular architectural features attract many visitors each year. Leiston is also popular with walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers (RSPB Minsmere is close by) and fans of country pursuits including sailing, riding and fishing.
Even though Leiston offers strong transport links to those wanting to commute to Ipswich or London, the area around Abbey View is soon to be designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, home to a proposed ecology park. In addition, the fabulous Suffolk coast is only a short drive away.
Leiston offers everything you’d expect from a growing town, including primary and secondary schools (and also the famed Summerhill free school). There’s also a supermarket and other shops, a fully equipped leisure centre, a library, pubs and one of Britain’s oldest purpose-built cinemas.
IN ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
WHERE IS THE DEVELOPMENT?
Nestling within Suffolk’s “Golden Triangle” of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Thorpeness, Leiston is a growing, exciting town yet with a proud sense of history. Even though it’s a part of some of East Anglia’s most beautiful rural landscapes, transport links are strong. Saxmundham station – from where you can travel to Ipswich in only 40 minutes and London Liverpool Street in around two hours – is just five miles away. By road, the A12 from Saxmundham links to both London and Great Yarmouth, and the A14 from Ipswich offers a fast route to the Midlands and the North.