An idyllic location

Laureate Fields is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that stretches north from the sea along the banks of the River Deben. From your door, you can enjoy picturesque country rambles or take a leisurely walk to Felixstowe Ferry, with its clapboard cottages, houseboats and ancient fishermen’s inn.

Keeping active

Just a short walk away from Laureate Fields you’ll find Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, the only links golf course in Suffolk. Also nearby is Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club – offering casual and competitive sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and more – while Felixstowe Leisure Centre is ideal for swimming, with its programme of activity-based classes and sessions.

Eating out

Suffolk is well-known for its world-class field-to-fork cuisine. Drive out to one of the many destination pubs and restaurants, or enjoy the various culinary delights on offer in Felixstowe. Whether it’s the authentic Italian cuisine of Café Bencotto or the sumptuous seafood at The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Entertainment

Offering entertainment since 1909, Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion has a year-round programme of shows including live music, children’s shows, festive panto and comedy. For the latest films, visit the Palace Cinema where food and drink is served to your seat. Alternatively, take in the amusements at Manning’s or the newly-renovated pier.

Education

Kingsfleet Primary School is less than a mile from Laureate Fields, and there are several other options for younger children in Felixstowe. The closest secondary school is Felixstowe Academy, which is recognised for its high-quality sports facilities. Local independent schools with private bus services from Felixstowe include Ipswich School, Ipswich High School and Woodbridge School.

Further afield

Just along the River Deben, the historic market town of Woodbridge offers independent shops and fantastic eateries in abundance, while the charming towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh mix a traditional seaside experience with a touch of contemporary chic. Famous beauty spots and heritage sites such as Walberswick, Orford and Dunwich are also within easy reach, and there are good rail and road links to Ipswich, London and Cambridge.