Whether you are by the sea or in amongst the hustle and bustle of the town centre, there are many lovely places in Suffolk - but where are the most underrated places to live?

We asked local estate agents to give their opinions on the most underrated places to live in the county. 

Here is what they said.

Peter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills in Suffolk, said Felixstowe and Ipswich were sometimes overlooked by buyers.

Ipswich Star: Peter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills Suffolk. Picture: Richard MarshamPeter Ogilvie, head of residential sales at Savills Suffolk. Picture: Richard Marsham (Image: Richard Marsham)

“House prices in both towns are relatively more affordable when compared to more popular areas,” he said.

“Ipswich has the benefit of some great schools, superb access to London via the mainline train service and a superb variety of family homes and some lovely period properties – particularly around the Christchurch Park, Tuddenham Road and Westerfield Road areas.

Ipswich Star: Christchurch Park is a beautiful park in Ipswich. Picture: NewsquestChristchurch Park is a beautiful park in Ipswich. Picture: Newsquest (Image: Newsquest)

"Felixstowe meanwhile was recently named as one of the best places to live in the East of England.

It has some wonderful beaches and a wide number of leisure facilities including golf, tennis and sailing clubs.

"Investment in the town has increased in recent years and that looks set to continue, making it a good alternative for buyers who are looking further along the coast.”

Lewis Wingate, branch manager at David Burr, Bury St Edmunds chose Troston as it one of the more desirable west Suffolk villages with good links to Bury town centre. 

Ipswich Star: Lewis Wingate from David BurrLewis Wingate from David Burr (Image: Jack @ Harrison Bunning Photography)

He said: "There is a really nice pub the village and a number of new properties that have been built recently. 

"The developments are quite large in scale but the properties are still quite boutique and individual. 

"There is a really nice blend of rural living with good accessibility to Bury. 

"It is becoming quite a nice place to do business because there is a nice mixture of estate and non estate but there is a big enough village so you get a community without it being massively overwhelming."

Alexander McNab, part of the residential sales team at Savills in Suffolk, said the villages north of Framlingham, such as Dennington and Laxfield, provided a good alternative to more traditional hotspots.

Ipswich Star: Alexander McNab of Savills in Suffolk. Picture: Richard MarshamAlexander McNab of Savills in Suffolk. Picture: Richard Marsham (Image: Richard Marsham)

“There’s a lot to admire about this part of Suffolk,” he said.

“There are large fields with big skies and a gently undulating landscape, while low levels of light pollution also mean that it’s a great place if you like a spot of stargazing. Brundish, Wilby and Badingham are very pretty villages – all within striking distance of the coast.

"The Dennington Queen meanwhile is a great pub for food, while The Neathouse has an eclectic mix of goods for sale including great sourdough, eggs, local soap and amazing coffee.

Ipswich Star: The Dennington Queen. Picture: Sarah Lucy BrownThe Dennington Queen. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

"Nearby Laxfield has some really lovely architecture, a village co-op and two fantastic pubs – The Royal Oak and The Kings Head. The latter – known as the Low House – is quite unique as it has no bar. 

"For those buyers who are looking for somewhere away from the more popular areas, then it really does tick a lot of boxes.”