Modern living meets rural charm with new affordable homes in Suffolk

Clarion Housing is providing buyers an exciting opportunity to purchase a three or four bedroom house, through Shared Ownership ..

As highlighted in Netflix’s The Dig, the county of Suffolk features ancient villages and beautiful beaches. Offering the slower pace of life that many people are now seeking, at Potters Warren in the historic village of Elmswell, Clarion Housing is providing buyers an exciting opportunity to purchase a three or four bedroom house, through Shared Ownership. And, with 30 reservations made since the launch, interested buyers should act fast to snap up their dream affordable home in the countryside.

Offering the perfect work/life balance, Elmswell station is within walking distance, providing direct access to nearby Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, with Cambridge and London a little further down the line, making Potters Warren ideal for commuters.

Situated between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, Potters Warren is set in an idyllic semi-rural village setting surrounded by open space and nature. Combining traditional influences from the local architecture with light and airy living spaces, clean modern finishes and a high specification throughout, the wide range of homes on offer create the perfect balance of classic and contemporary.

Prices start from £80,000 for 25% share of a three-bedroom home and the affordable Shared Ownership scheme allows people to buy as much of the home that they can afford.  Buyers can start purchasing 25%, paying subsidised rent on the remaining share with the opportunity to buy a bigger share of the home with time, until they own it outright.

Jeremy Turnbull, Sales Director at Clarion Housing Group, said: “With more families and young couples looking to swap city life for more space and scenic countryside, Potters Warren is a unique opportunity to jump on the property ladder and own a brand new modern home in a captivating rural setting. We’ve already seen a huge interest in these properties, with 29 reservations made by mostly young couples and families looking for a fresh start. With the charming medieval town of Bury St Edmunds just 15-minutes away and great access to Ipswich too, it combines the beauty of a rural setting with the convenience of town life.”

Designed for contemporary living each of the properties at Potters Warren features flexible living accommodation completed to a high specification. The properties have generous dining and kitchen areas, with separate living rooms.  Each property benefits from good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. In addition, some three and all four bedroom homes enjoy en-suite facilities in the master bedroom.

The Symphony fitted kitchens feature high-specification integrated appliances including an electric oven, hob, extractor, fridge freezer, and washing machine. Meanwhile, the bathrooms have white sanitaryware with matching chrome taps and towel racks, and minimalist glass shower screens.  All homes also include a turfed garden and either a garage or external storage.

The surrounding location offers a vast variety of amenities, including the award-winning restaurants, excellent shopping, cinemas and entertainment of Bury St Edmunds, which is often described as the “jewel in the crown of Suffolk.” Just 15-minutes away from Elmswell Station, the charming town hosts an extensive line up of annual festivals and fairs including the best Christmas Market in the UK (rated by TripAdvisor) and the 10-day Bury Festival which has a programme of music, dance, drama, and film.

Elmswell Station is also just 23 minutes to Ipswich, and within in an hour of historic Cambridge, one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Meanwhile, there are a huge number of clubs in the local area offering everything from football to gymnastics, fencing, table tennis and more. There is also a very good range of schools for children of all ages, including Elmswell Primary School, which has been rated Good by Ofsted and caters for children aged three to 11.

The lower deposit level required with the shared ownership scheme means buyers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared ownership also means you can become a homeowner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Shared owners can choose to buy additional shares of their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.

Due to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures, Clarion Housing is welcoming viewings by appointment only and adhering to government guidelines to ensure the safety of both potential buyers and staff. 

Prices at Potters Warren start at £295,000 for a three-bedroom home. For more information or to arrange a viewing please visit or call 0300 100 0309. 

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