The most expensive villages to buy a house in Suffolk have been revealed, with Thorpeness on the coast topping the list. 

The county has many lovely and historic towns, offering easy access to the countryside or coast.

But estate agent Savills has complied data from HM Land Registry to reveal the 10 most expensive villages and parishes to buy a home in Suffolk.

The data has been based on data from the 12 months up to May this year.

With an average house price of £782,500 Thorpeness has been named as the most expensive place to buy a home in the county after 11 sales. 

In 2022 Great Barton was revealed as the most expensive village to buy a home in Suffolk with an average house price of £546,414.

Peter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills in Suffolk, said: “These figures are averages, so there are bound to be a few exceptions – one or two large sales can skew the numbers and I think that has to be taken into account. The data also only looks at villages where there have been 10 or more sales in the past 12 months.

"There may be some places – Walberswick being an example – where average prices are higher but sales have been conducted off market, so the figures are not currently available.  That said, I don’t think there’s too many surprises.

Ipswich Star: Peter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills in SuffolkPeter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills in Suffolk (Image: Richard Marsham)

"All of the villages are very well served, surrounded by wonderful countryside or close to the coast, with pubs, local shops and a good sense of community, alongside quality housing stock, access to highly rated schools and a good broadband connection.

“Thorpeness, Snape and Reydon are all prime villages on the Suffolk coast close to the likes of Aldeburgh and Southwold, two of our most popular seaside towns. Several other villages on the list are on the doorstep of Bury St Edmunds – offering a lovely rural setting yet close to lots of great amenities and several good schools. Nayland-with Wissington is in the heart of the Dedham Vale which is always popular, while Cavendish and Fressingfield are great rural locations.”

Commenting on current market conditions, Peter added: “In general, there has been a softening of prime regional house prices across the UK.

"Looking ahead, underlying demand, especially for properties that are close to amenities, transport connections and places of work, remains strong. And the lifestyle factors that make Suffolk such an attractive place to live will continue to draw people to the area.

"However the ongoing economic uncertainty has led to increased price sensitivity – particularly in markets that are more reliant on mortgage borrowing. This means we are likely to experience further pressure on pricing for the remainder of the year.

"It’s therefore vital that buyers and sellers are aligned. Properties that are realistically priced continue to command the most interest.”