Kirton is a village of restful gardens, pleasant lanes, village greens, cottages and country house set back from the road bordering farm fields. Professionally designed and traditionally built these homes in this East Suffolk countryside location are only 4.5 miles from Felixstowe with all of it's everyday facilities such as supermarkets, cinemas, schooling, restaurants and coastal attractions. With major routes such as the A12 towards London or the East coast, and Felixstowe station 4 miles away, Violet Gardens is well placed for travel.
The name Kirton comes from the Anglo-Saxon for "the place of church", and Kirton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Sandwiched between the scenic estuaries of the River Deben and Orwell, and surrounded by beautiful East Anglian farming countryside, Kirton is in the very heart of rural surroundings yet moments from the bustle of Felixstowe and everything the coastal town offers.
Nearby villages with their own amenities and interests expand horizons and Felixstowe itself has the shops, cafes, bars and pubs together with restaurants and entertainment you would expect of a coastal town. Facilities like community centres, libraries, medical centres and vets can be found in Felixstowe as can the surrounding wide outdoors. Coastal walks and breathtaking scenery together with golf courses, parks and facilities for fishing, horse riding and sailing make this a rich neighbourhood for leisure activities.
the village is a close community with hobbyists sharing their interests and groups such as sailing, line dancers, yoga, parent and toddler or dance groups meet regularly, and in and around Kirton there are many organisations from Brownies to Scouts and flower clubs to parent and toddler groups.
Felixstowe itself is an Edwardian seaside town, with beach and pier and traditional seaside entertainments together with the Languard Fort build in the 17th century and updated through two world wars- now an English Heritage centre. Known for its container port Felixstowe has shopping and amenities for all and enjoys the North Sea facing aspects of the area.
Ipswich in the opposite direction is the county town of Suffolk and is located on the River Orwell. An ancient town, possibly one of the oldest, it has grown into a superb shopping and entertainment centre, surrounded by shopping centres and parks with a splendid marina rivalling Katherine's Dock in London.
Education is catered for with pre-school at Ofsted-registered Woodland Pals pre-school (http://www.woodlandpalspreschoolkirton.co.uk/) in the village, and primary at Trimley St Martin Primary School (http://www.trimleystmartinprimaryschool.com), with secondary education at Felixstowe Academy (http://www.felixstoweacademy.org).
Travel is simple and easy with open roads leading east and west. The A14 takes you to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and beyond, and the A12 takes you south towards London or north along the coast to Great Yarmouth. Felixstowe station is only 4.1 miles away, with 10 miles to Ipswich station, and the nearest airport is Standsted, just 55 miles away
Distances taken from google.co.uk/maps