Jonathan Waters Estate Agents are pleased to offer a selection of properties for sale in Broke Hall and the IP3 post code area of Ipswich. The area comprises of mainly 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed terraced, semi detached and detached homes, most of which benefit from having a garage or off-street parking and are situated on good sized plots.
We have put together a short guide to Broke Hall and IP3. If you would like further information on this or any other location, in and around Ipswich, please contact us on the numbers above.
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About Broke Hall
The land was largely developed in the 1970’s and has a good stock of housing dating from this period. Located a short distance by car from Ipswich town centre, it is ideally placed for those families that would rather be out of town and residing in the relative peace of a residential area. As with the majority of housing developments created at that time, great importance was placed on the provision of green space. This is quite evident today. The roads are quite wide and there are plenty of communal grassed areas for children and young families to relax and play. These are pleasing on the eye and give the area a real feeling of space.
Bounded by Bixley Road to the east, Foxhall Road to the north and Bucklesham Road to the south, and to the west is Ipswich Golf Club. The club boasts a long and proud history dating back to 1928, when it was founded by James Edward Ransome who also owned the land upon which the nearby Ransomes Europark is located. A heath land haven for golfing purists and enthusiasts alike, the course provides golfers with a true test of their ability in the most idyllic of surroundings.
Good local shopping facilities cater for the community; the area is served by a large Co-op, a newsagent which is open from 6am to 11pm, an electrical goods store, two hairdressers, an Indian restaurant and takeaway, a fish and chip shop and a health food shop. Unusually for a housing development of this size, there is no estate pub.
An award winning “eco-school” serves the area’s youngsters from ages 3 to 11, running many clubs including a French language club and Spanish classes for budding linguists, orchestral and woodwind clubs for the musically minded, dance, and drama clubs for young performers and a gymnastics club for future Olympians. As you might expect,the Eco School also runs a very well attended gardening club and all of those with green fingers are encouraged to participate.
The IP3 postcode district of Ipswich includes the areas of Alexandra, Bixley, Gainsborough, Holywells, Ipswich, Nacton, Priory Heath, Purdis Farm, Ransomes Europark, Ransomes Industrial Estate, Rushmere St Andrew and St John's in Suffolk.
A principally residential area, many of its inhabitants work in retail and manufacturing in and around the Ipswich area, with a good number working further afield, taking advantage of the easy communications by road and rail to neighbouring towns and cities.
Holywells Park is a beautiful green space situated just north of the emerging Waterfront area, between Nacton Road and Cliff Lane. It has 67 acres of rolling grounds, ponds and woodland. The park offers its visitors a paddling pool during the summertime and a state of the art children's play area and a bowling green. The play area was opened in 2007. It was named The Discovery and designed following a galleon theme after the ship which sailed to North America to found Jamestown in 1607. There are around 20 pieces of play equipment, along with sheltered picnic areas which attract youngsters from all over Ipswich.
Opened in 1936, the park was originally part the Manor of Wykes Bishop, held by the Bishops of Norwich from the 13th Century. During the reign of Henry VIII, the Manor was surrendered to the Crown and then granted to Sir John Jeremy. The title of Lord of the Manor was acquired by John Cobbold in 1812. A mansion house built on the site has since been demolished but a Grade II listed Orangery exists to this day.
During the 18th Century, a succession of brewers worked in the park and used the waters to make beer. The Cobbold family owned land at Holywells from 1689, beginning their brewery in Harwich, but problems with the water meant they had to transport water from Holywells to Harwich, and then return to Ipswich with beer.
If you have children and are looking for property in the Broke Hall area, Holywells High School takes children from ages 11 -16. The school regularly sends groups of children away on Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and has a very good sports programme including football, cricket and netball.
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