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Ashbrooke Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Ashbrooke Sunderland

Ashbrooke, situated close to the city centre, has much to offer its residents. This attractive leafy conservation area is within easy walking distance of the city centre; which is great for those who love being in the heart of the action, minus the noise and bustle. Commuters will also be pleased to note that the railway and Metro station are both a short stroll away.

When it comes to nature and green spaces, you’re spoilt for choice here. Backhouse Park with its’ wonderful parkland, is ideal for walking the dog. Likewise, Mowbray Park with its adjoining museum and winter gardens is a favourite for those city centre workers at lunch time. There are some incredible beaches just a short drive away, such as Seaburn and Roker.

While it’s great to have all of Sunderland’s restaurants, bars and pubs on the doorstep, there are also some Ashbrooke-based eateries and public houses, which are well worth visiting. The area is also served by plenty of great local businesses; including a florist, pharmacy, newsagent, convenience store, The Rosedene public house, and much more. If you’re a fan of sports, you’ll be delighted to know that the Ashbrooke Sports Club is also in close proximity. Here, you can play all sorts of sports, plus make the most of the squash courts, pitches and function room.

Properties in Ashbrooke

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Ashbrooke is a highly sought-after part of Sunderland, and as such, the properties are generally of an excellent quality. There’s something on the market here for everyone; from those looking to upgrade to a larger home, to first-time buyers searching for a good investment.

Period properties are well represented here. The tree-lined roads are home to many Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, which often come with original features, such as bay windows, fireplaces, staircases, architraving and cornicing. The dimensions of these properties are usually very spacious too; with two or three story’s and anything from 6 to 10 bedrooms.

There are also several attractive 1920s and 1930s semi-detached houses in Ashbrooke. These are excellent for growing families in need of extra space, not to mention a driveway and garden. As for detached properties? It’s possible to get a detached home for a far more reasonable price than the national average, which is a major draw.

If you prefer modern accommodation, there are some stylish purpose-built apartment blocks in the area, not to mention some contemporary terraced properties too. Developers have been active in Ashbrooke in recent years, which means there are plenty of good-sized 21st century houses to choose from.

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Things to do in Ashbrooke

Property to buy and rent in Ashbrooke Sunderland

Ashbrooke caters well for the people that live here. If you’re into fitness, then you may be tempted by membership at the Ashbrooke Sports Centre, which, in addition to the sports facilities, also features an Italian restaurant and two highly-rated bars. Backhouse Park is a great place for an early morning run too.

The Rosedene is Ashbrooke’s local pub. Situated in a Georgian mansion, it’s a cosy, family-friendly establishment with a good beer garden; which is ideal for the summer months. Venture a little further out and you’ll find some great local restaurants, including The Ashbrooke, The Barnes, Mamma Italia and Yuvraaj Restaurant, a popular Indian eatery. Diego’s Italian Restaurant in the Ashbrooke Sports Club is another great choice.

If you’re after a smaller bite, then the Vintage café, situated in the heart of Ashbrooke, is a firm favourite with residents.

Ashbrooke Amenities

Property to buy and rent in Ashbrooke Sunderland

There are plenty of convenience stores in Ashbrooke, which is great for those times when you don’t want to have to walk 20 minutes to the city centre. Ashbrooke Store is on Tunstall Vale, and Wilson’s Convenience Store is on Queen Alexandra Road. There’s also a Spar shop at the Shell Service Station on Ryhope Road.

There are several fantastic schools in the near vicinity too, which is welcome news for families with children. Ashbrooke School is a specialist day school for students with complex educational needs, and there’s also other great schools in the area, including, St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy, Southmoor Academy, St Mary's RC Primary School, Hill View School, Thornhill Park School, together with the independent Argyle House School. Likewise, you’re within walking distant to the University of Sunderland City Campus and Sunderland College.

The area is excellent for commuters too. There are several bus stops in Ashbrooke, and Sunderland Station is only a quick walk away. From here, travellers can reach Newcastle, Durham, Whitby, Carlisle, Middlesbrough and Hexham. It takes around three and a half hours to reach London King’s Cross. The Metro train line provides another easy way to get around in the area; not only within Sunderland itself, but further afield too.

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