Castle Estates

Since 1987 Castle Estates has specialised in sales, lettings and acquisitions of residential and commercial properties in Orford and surrounding villages on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast.

The properties we have available for sale are displayed on Prime Location’s website, for the current list please visit:

PrimeLocation – for sale 

At the bottom of each ‘view full details’ page, there is the option to download the relevant brochure.

We also have properties available to rent on an Assured Shorthold basis, for the current list please visit:

PrimeLocation – to let

For local news and gossip together with a preview of pending instructions visit our website:
Castle Estates

For further information or to arrange to view any of our properties call us on 01394 450 100

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Barry Leach and Stephanie Simpkin
Telephone: 01394 450 100

Castle Estates
Market Hill, Orford,
Suffolk IP12 2LH

Castle Estates news

Visit our website which has news of additional properties not listed on the major portals.

New Listings


A substantial Grade II period house with a detached two bedroom cottage, further outbuildings and extensive gardens.

Guide Price £1,250,000

An extremely bright and spacious house with a detached annexe.

Guide price £850,000.

A Perfect Place to Live; -


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Imagine a perfect place to live, somewhere peaceful and safe, where tranquillity is guaranteed and there is always time to rest, relax and recharge. Imagine a beautiful home that is really comfortable, offering a secure haven to retreat to from the hurly burly of daily living, surrounded by ancient unspoilt rural views, and in the distance a glittering seascape. A rich wildlife sanctuary one hundred miles from central London. Such a place already exists at CHILLESFORD in Suffolk and the opportunity to live there could be a reality.

Planning permission has been granted to convert a beautiful grade two listed model farm to twenty permanent residential homes. These substantial dwellings will be sprawled around four existing courtyards, in a good visual mix of single and two stored buildings of soft red Suffolk brick. The site extends to over 20 acres and planning permission includes a separate leisure complex of two holiday lets and a large indoor swimming pool, available to residents on a pay as you swim basis.

The scheme is situated down a long private drive in the fashionable heart of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. It represents the biggest development in this area for over twenty five years and is only two miles from the highly desirable Georgian gem of Orford with its excellent pubs, shops and amenities. Once developed, it will offer a truly unique chance to live in a pastoral landscape which hasn’t changed in over four centuries yet is only six miles from the local railway station with a fast daily service to London Liverpool Street, and one mile from a sophisticated gastro pub restaurant which serves a wide range of great local food from sustainable sources. The peace and tranquillity of the site cannot be underestimated. It is a privileged place of rare sanctuary where residents can retreat yet remain close to world class culture and entertainment.
The famous Britten Pears Concert Hall at Snape is 5 miles away along with its busy shops, restaurants and regular farmers market; and Aldeburgh is within ten miles, offering a packed programme of literary, art and music festivals all year round. Residents may also enjoy pedestrian access to one of the most protected private wildlife reserves in Europe, a tidal mud flat estuary of international importance, literally on their doorstep.

After six years of detailed planning the scheme presents a rural idyll with all the advantages of modern comfort and state of the art communications. It is a development which respects the listed buildings integrity but uses the internal space to deliver stylish open plan living, with cosy log burners complementing modern under floor heating. Each home is deliberately designed to produce versatile space with flexible facilities, and most units include a separate snug/media room. The individual designs celebrate the wealth of architectural features at the site, exposed beams, high ceilings and a liberal use of glazing allows a seamless transition between inside and outside space. Each home has its own private garden and access to large communal areas, allowing residents to engage or withdraw at their leisure.

Plans also include the restoration of a managed vegetable and fruit garden where residents can buy the freshest seasonal ingredients and everything is home grown, the creation of private sheltered picnic sites in sublime locations, as well as a livery yard, golf driving range, outdoor wild water swimming and a fishing lake. All activities available by arrangement with the estate office.

The intention is to create an Elysium, somewhere supremely private with the chance to live sustainably in an environment of outstanding Wildlife and ecology. A thoroughly modern “lock up and leave” community that appreciates the privilege of a beautiful place distilled from decades of conservation management, where barn owls, harriers and spotted woodpeckers are regular sights and deer roam majestically in the woods.

Chillesford Lodge: a jewel of a place.

The first six properties are currently being created, ranging in size from 969 square feet to 2,271 square feet


If you would like to purchase or rent a property in Orford or surrounding villages we recommend contacting us, to discuss pending listings.

You can contact us to let us know your requirements by telephoning 01394 450527 or by emailing .