“We visited Suffolk in Sept of 2017 for three weeks and had a wonderful time. We were fortunate in being able to meet Mel and Alec and found we got on so well. They were wonderful hosts. Friendly, helpful, welcoming, generous and accommodating. Their home was a delight and beautifully presented with everything one could wish for available to us, including lots of information to make our visit easier. They also left our home in excellent condition...thank you. We so enjoyed visiting the area and would not hesitate to recommend an exchange with Mel and Alec. We do hope to meet them again in the future.”
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Where is it?
The village of Ixworth has all essential amenities: two small supermarket (one with a post office), newsagent, butchers, two pubs, restaurant, café, two hairdressers, Chinese takeaway and a medical centre. Additionally there is a library, large playing field with play park, two churches, antique showrooms and plenty of local walks.
A ten minute drive brings you to the charming, historical and beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds. The cathedral, abbey ruins and rivered gardens are a delightful contrast to the bustling town centre with its twice weekly market, one off shops and small modern shopping precinct. There are numerous medieval buildings, evidence of this historic market town. Bury St Edmunds has two theatres, a multi-screen cinema, a national brewery and museum, town walks and numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. For the more energetic there is a sports centre, tennis courts, golf courses, fitness clubs, spa and nightclubs. The indoor adventure centre offers energy releasing challenges for the young. On the periphery of the town there are all the leading supermarkets.
Slightly further afield there are zoos, outdoor adventure centres, castles, historic buildings and the coast. Ixworth sits centrally to the larger towns and cities of Ipswich, Cambridge and Norwich. We are just over an hour by train to London.
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