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Capel St Mary

Looking for a new home in Capel St Mary?

The Suffolk village of Capel St Mary is just 6 miles from the busy city of Ipswich, and it is also  close to the unspoilt countryside of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is on the A12 which is the key route between Ipswich and Colchester.  This is a location that benefits from city life and beautiful countryside. There is a real sense of community and the local services – which include a primary school, a playing field, a village hall and the local independent shops – are ideal for settling into a new home.

Living in Capel St Mary

Travel and transport

Capel St Mary is just off the A12, the road connection from Greater London and the M25, to Lowestoft on Anglia's east coast. It links with the A14 just outside Ipswich, for the connection to Felixstowe. The A131 and A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Braintree are also convenient local routes. It takes about 20 minutes to drive the 13 miles to Colchester, 15 minutes to drive to Ipswich and 30 minutes to drive the 25 miles to Harwich. The mainline train station in Ipswich gives you a direct service to London Liverpool Street, taking under an hour and a half.

Local information

Ipswich and Colchester are the nearest large hubs for employment, retail, entertainment and leisure. Ipswich has a maritime heritage and though the dock area has now been transformed into a fashionable leisure and restaurant area, the town still plays an important commercial role in partnership with the ferry town of Harwich and the container port of Felixstowe. Colchester owes much of its heritage to the Romans and this thriving modern city is a great place to visit.

Local schools

Capel St Mary VC Primary school takes care of early days schooling. For secondary education, students can go to East Bergholt School which is just under 4 miles away. In the wider area, both Ipswich and Colchester have an excellent choice of schools and further education facilities.