Suffolk is home to a number of towns and villages that are booming in popularity. 

With its quaint cafés and pub, bustling communities and stunning views, it is easy to see why people are looking to settle down in the county.

However, some areas are overlooked by buyers, so we asked local estate agents which towns are sometimes disregarded.

Here is what they said.

Katy Stephenson, associate director in the residential sales team at Savills, said while well-established, the historic market town of Hadleigh was sometimes overlooked by buyers.  

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“Somewhat surprisingly it’s not always on people’s radar,” she said. “However it’s a lovely market town with a wealth of character, lots of attractive properties and some beautiful surrounding countryside.

"English poet John Betjeman once described Hadleigh as one of the most perfect small towns in England, with ‘that unassuming beauty of East Anglia, which changes to glory in sunlight’.

"It has a bustling high street with a comprehensive selection of local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, there’s a good range of schools and there’s plenty to do.

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"All the while you’re on the doorstep of the Dedham Vale AONB and you’re perfectly placed between Colchester and Ipswich – ideal for those who need regular train services along the London mainline.”

Alexander McNab, part of the residential sales team at Savills Suffolk, said Halesworth was a good choice for buyers who were looking for a different option near the Suffolk coast.

“If you’re searching for somewhere away from the usual hotspots then Halesworth and surrounding villages are an excellent alternative,” he said.

“It’s relatively more affordable when compared to other market towns such as Woodbridge and Framlingham, yet you’re still on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, the ever popular destinations of Southwold and Walberswick are not too far away and there is a good range of independent retailers on the high street."