Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Stowmarket, Suffolk. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Stowmarket in Suffolk is the largest town in its area in Mid Suffolk and it’s still growing; it is expected to increase its population from around the 19,000 mark now to above 60,000 in 2015. It sits pretty much equidistant from both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds and is just one and a half hours train journey from London – maybe this could explain the expected expansion?
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts supplies and installs stairlifts to those who need them in the area. Already this has neared 100 – you can see our scrolling counter at the foot of the homepage on our website to see how we keep count of these matters!
We can help anyone who needs assistance to climb and descend their stairs. We supply a range of stairlifts from all UK manufacturers suitable for most homes at fair prices. We can also point you in the right direction if you need assistance with the costs; maybe for a for a grant or for 0% finance.
Talk to us about what you need. We have a local office that will be more than happy to help, 01473 209 069 .
All about Stowmarket
The medieval heart of Stowmarket can still be found in the area around the church of St Peter and St Mary and on down to the river bank of the River Gipping. The church is Grade I listed and has been classified as of ‘exceptional interest’. There are a further 130 buildings in the town that are listed reflecting Stowmarket’s history. Almost whole streets are listed like Bury Street and several properties in Ipswich Street and the Market Place – a Conservation area in the town centre. Most of the listed buildings are from the Georgian period.
Market by name and market by nature. Stowmarket still has two markets a week first granted by Edward III in 1347. Nowadays these two markets have been joined by a monthly Farmers’ Market and occasional continental or other specialist markets.
The Museum of East Anglian Life
Stowmarket is home to this museum which shows off East Anglia’s history and even the ‘natural world’ of the area. Its exhibits are quite diverse and include details of local crafts, gypsy culture and steam engines. The buildings at the Museum are themselves interesting – 15 are restored historical ones including the Eastbridge Wind Pump, which used to drain water from the marshes so that the livestock could graze there. This pump dates back to the mid 19th century.
You can also meet Major, the Suffolk Punch Horse as well as rare breeds of sheep and cattle on this attractive 75 acre site, which includes woodland and nature trails.
Stowmarket’s Chilli Company
Yes Stowmarket has its very own Chilli Company where literally thousands of chillies are grown in the nursery. You can visit from spring to autumn to see the chillies growing and also visit the farm shop which sells all the produce you’d expect at a shop of this type. The resident Saddleback pigs and the herd of guinea pigs will keep the kids amused whilst you browse the shop or the recently opened deli and café or the new ‘smoke n spice’ shop. Here you can actually purchase the chilli plants and a range of chilli infused products like chilli chocolate or beer.
Helmingham Hall Gardens are well worth a visit too. They surround a Tudor Hall complete with moat in a 400 year old deer park. The gardens themselves which are open to the public from May to September are beautiful. From borders of every kind – herbaceous, shrub, grass, summer – to a traditional knot garden and bridges and tunnels through the vegetable garden, they are all worth a look. Of course there are the obligatory gift shop and tea shop for souvenirs and refreshments and a whole programme of special events from cookery days to Suffolk Dog Day.
Famous faces of Stowmarket
· The poet John Milton spent a lot of time in Stowmarket as his tutor, Sir Thomas Young had become vicar here
· Kerry Ellis the singer and West End star grew up here
· Delia Smith, TV cook and Director of Norwich City Football Club lives in nearby Coomb
· June Brown, famously Dot Cotton in Eastenders was born in nearby Needham Market
· DJ John Peel lived in nearby Great Finborough until his death in 2004. Stowmarket has acknowledged his musical career with the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts; John’s widow Sheila is one of a dedicated group of volunteers who have raised funds for this project as the building needed much renovation
· 18th century journalist, novelist and political philosopher William Godwin lived in nearby Debenham. He married Mary Wollstonecraft and their daughter was Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein
· Ed Sheeran the young singer/songwriter grew up in nearby Framlingham
Castle Comfort Stairlifts would love to become a famous face of Stowmarket! In the meantime we’ll settle for helping any residents who want to make their trip up or down the stairs safe and independent.
We can fit a straight stairlift in an hour and a curved one in half a day, so it doesn’t take us any time at all to get you mobile again. We pride ourselves on great customer service and on-going support. If you want to hear what others have thought of our service, please follow the link to check out their reviews.
Remember you can use the £50 voucher that you’ll find at the top of this blog or on the website towards the cost of a stairlift. Get in touch now! The sooner you call, the sooner we can install! You can contact us on 01473 209 069