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The Bartlet


Don't miss your last chance to own a bit of History at The Bartlet, Felixstowe.  We only have one apartment left which is in the moat of the Martello tower and features the curved oat walls in the bedroom and the curve of the tower in the kitchen - really unique! ...



Gipping Homes, developers of The Bartlet in Felixstowe, are celebrating after the month of May has seen them enjoy a number of highs. ...


The Bartlet have been given a very prestigious award RIBA as the winners of the Restoration catagory during a dinner held at Trinity Park, Ipswich,

The judges commented:-


Gipping Homes are holding an open day at The Bartlet on Saturday 4th February from 11am - 3pm.

All unsold properties will be open for viewing for anyone wishing to move to enjoy the wonderful benefits of living by the sea at Felixstowe in this wonderful south facing development. ...

Last few properties remain

A New Year .... A New Home

Gipping Homes are proud to annouce that they have only 3 properties available for sale in The Bartlet main building and 4 properties in Cautley House.  It should be a quiet time of the year but it is not for prospective purchasers wishing to take advantage of the last few propeties ...

Felixstowe in Flower Awards


At an evening hosted by the Mayor of Felixstowe, Mrs Jan Garfield, Gipping Homes were proud recipients of an award for the most sustainable garden and r ...

Felixstowe Heritage Open Days

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September 2016

On Saturday 10th September The Bartlet opened its doors to over 350 people interested in viewing The Bartlet and the Martello Tower R.  Guided tours took place and visitors were able to discover for themselves the unique attention to detail and high specification that Gipping ...

Summer is here...

Felixstowe Carnival 2016

Saturday 23rd July ... The sunshine brought many people into the town to enjoy the Felixstowe Carnival procession, the weekend was packed with celebrations and a music event on the Sunday evening.  Gipping Homes proudly sponsored the music platform on this occasion.  ...

The Bartlet's 90th birthday celebrated in style!

On Saturday 21st May, Gipping Homes held a special party to celebrate 90 years since The Bartlet was officially opened to the public by Lord Woodbrid ...

The biggest 90th birthday party of the summer needs you!

The Queen is not the only UK institution to be celebrating 90 years this summer.

On 20th May ...

Cautley House officially opens!

We’re very pleased to announce Cautley House was officially opened on Friday 18th March after lying unoccupied for 10 years.

Doreen Savage, the Mayor of Felixstowe did the honours of cutting the ribbon at a celebration attended by friends and famil ...

The Bartlet and Cautley House

– planning decision 24th February 2016

Regrettably, the planning application Gipping Homes submitted to build garages on the current Bartlet and Cautley House site has been rejected today.

Naturally we are extremely disappointed that the planning committee did not take account of the local s ...

15 facts about Felixstowe...

Regeneration in Felixstowe

Felixstowe has a long and interesting past, yet during the late 20th century, the once popular seaside resort was left neglected and unappreciated.

In recent years however, the town has received an influx of investment and seen significant ...

Meet the Butchers

Kathy Butcher, who was born and bred in Felixstowe, and her husband Rod, are returning to the place of Kathy’s roots. They have purchased a new ...

First residents move into Cautley House

Gipping Homes are ecstatic to announce the first residents of Cautley House have officially moved in!

Welcome to the neighbourhood Rod and Kathy Butcher, we hope that you’ll love the location and building just as much as we do.  ...

Getting festive in Felixstowe!

With Halloween out of the way, the days growing ever shorter and the John Lewis Christmas ad gracing our screens, it’s official - the holiday season is upon us.

With the lead up to December 25th the folks of Felixstowe and the new residents of The Bartlet and Cautley House have plenty of festive fun to look forward to.

Here’s Gipping Homes’ top 5 ac ...

Phase One - SOLD OUT

Gipping Homes are pleased to announce that we’ve now sold every property from the first phase of The Bartlet redevelopment in Felixstowe.

Phase 2 of project is selling fast, with stunning sea views and high quality interior design throughout.

Gipping Homes comes over all pink!

Cautley House under the spotlight

Last week Gipping Homes played host to Anglia TV and ITV correspondent Victoria Lampard.

Cautley House, historically known as The Bath Hotel set the scene for Wednesday’s six o’clock news segment, exploring the impact of suffragettes in the region durin ...

30 years of service for Steve

A Suffolk man who has dedicated 30 years of his life to the same employer has marked the occasion with fish and chips on the beach.

24/04/1914…what really happened on that fateful night?

The real story of Evaline and Florence

Picture the scene…….

It’s 1914 and an unusually chilly May in the popular seaside resort of Felixstowe.

Coastal fogs are obscuring the shore and frost carpets the famous spa gardens.< ...

The Bartlet - A brief History

Felixstowe’s Mighty Fortresses

Turn back the clock just over 200 years ago and you’d find yourself right in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars. Bonaparte has got it into his head that if he successfully invades England, the rest of Europ ...

Introducing our residents - Joy Alsopp

When Joy Allsop’s husband passed away two years ago, she was left “rattling around” in a five bedroom Victorian house in Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

At 65, her three children had long since ...

The health benefits of being beside the seaside

Taking a breath of fresh air, a dip in the sea and a walk on the sand is certainly a pleasant way to spend your time. But recent research shows that not only do we like to be beside the seaside, but it may actually be good for us too. Here we explore the health benefits of coastal living.

The British love a summer vacation abroad don’t they? A chance to unwind and relax on a tropical beach and while away the ...

Gipping Homes helps Colneis School fly the flag for Suffolk

800 years of the Magna Carta celebrated in Felixstowe.

When children from Colneis Junior School and Fairfield Infants School in Felixstowe were chosen as the winners of a 'design a flag for the Magna Carta 800th annivrsary celebrations' competition, they were thrilled.

Local MP Therese Coffey chose their design to proudly represent Suffolk in ...

Cautley House builds its legacy after rising from the ashes

A toast has been raised to celebrate reaching a landmark stage in the regeneration of one of Felixstowe’s most loved buildings as it is being transformed into luxury seafront properties.

Cautley House, formerly known as The Bath Hotel, is part of Gipping Homes’ development of The Bartlet Hospital. It is well known for being partly burned down by ...

Meet Heather!

Heather Blemings is the sales coordinator and head of procurements at Gipping Homes. Here we find out a bit more about why she was drawn to The Bartlet development and why Suffolk will always hold a place in her heart.

What are your links to the area?

I am born and bred in Suffolk. My father was an agricultural contractor in Framsden and I was raised as a country girl with old-fashioned values and a love of the land.

My husba ...

Peter on planning perminssion

In this exclusive article, reproduced with permission from Show House Magazine, Gipping Homes director Peter Blemings talks all things planning…..

Over forty years ago I embarked upon a career in construction beginning with a school holiday job for a builder who lived next door, helping build a music room for the late, great John Peel following his relocation to Suffolk and believing I h ...

Steve and Scott celebrate half a century of loyalty

Half a century of working for Gipping Homes!

Two of The Bartlet's dedicated team are celebrating reaching the milestone of 50 years of work between them this week. 

Felixstowe - fun for everyone!

Thinking of moving to the town? Here is a little taster of why it's a haven for seaside living!

Everyone loves a day at the seaside.

With a long stretch o ...

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Sunshine, sea air, sand dunes and stones, it’s little wonder that seaside towns have long been hotspots for the retired.

A new member of the team!

Congratulations to the Bedingfield Family

Huge congratulations to the Bedingfield family on the arrival of Lily-Kaitlin.

Lily joined her older brother and sister in January, weighing 8lbs 2oz.

Dad Mark is a long standing employee of Gipping Homes, working currently on The Bartlet Development in Felixstowe.

Congrat ...

Work is progressing on 'The Annexe'

The former Bath Hotel gets a makeover