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East Boldon Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in East Boldon Sunderland

East Boldon is one of three villages known collectively as ‘The Boldons’. This much sought-after location is north of Sunderland and is the ideal spot for professional homebuyers looking for a more upmarket, cool and friendly atmosphere, without losing access to the city. Indeed, as well as Sunderland, Newcastle, South Shields and Jarrow are also within easy reach; the village is even served by its own Metro station.

In addition to having proximity to neighbouring cities and towns, East Boldon has its own range of shops and convenience stores and is well positioned to reach nearby Cleadon, Whitburn and Seaburn, with their beautiful Blue Flag beaches. There are some scenic green spaces in the vicinity too, such as Grange Park and Cleadon Park – both of which are ideal for an afternoon stroll with the dog.

As you might expect in a thriving village, there are also some great pubs and restaurants in and around East Boldon; which is ideal for those evenings when you want to stay closer to home. The Grey Horse pub is a popular establishment and Eastern Touch Indian restaurant is much frequented by locals. Other places loved by the locals include; Blacks Corner, The Black Bull, The Red Lion Inn, No.4 Café Bistro, Volare Ristorante Italiano and The Black Horse Inn – which is run by Pete Zulu of The Toy Dolls.

This combined with the other amenities in the area, like Boldon Golf Club and Boldon Cricket & Squash Club result in an excellent location to call home.


Properties in East Boldon

Property to buy and rent in East Boldon Sunderland

There’s an impressive array of properties on the market in East Boldon; from modern, purpose-built apartments to Victorian homes. Even first-time buyers on a budget can find something suitable here and families looking for more space are sure to find a generously proportioned home at the right price.

Buyers seeking period property will be pleased to know that there are some great examples of Victorian and Edwardian detached, semi-detached, villas and terraces on the market and many of these have retained their period features; such as fireplaces, cornicing and bay windows. There are also a few 1920s and 1930s semi-detached properties, which offer greater space and often come with a driveway and garden. These often go quickly, due to their desirability. Dipe Lane and Front Street have a great selection of properties, which tend to be at the higher end of the market.

Additionally, there are some 1970s and 1980s homes in East Boldon. These types of properties offer spacious, airy dimensions inside and are rising in popularity, thanks to their retro features, such as geometric architectural design and large windows.

For those seeking contemporary homes, developers have been busy in the area. Sandpiper View is an excellent example of a modern development, with stylish townhouses that come with luxurious fittings and fixtures inside.


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Things to do in East Boldon

Property to buy and rent in East Boldon Sunderland

East Boldon may be a village, but it’s well appointed, with plenty on offer for the people that live there. The local library is useful for keen readers and families with children and the Boldon Children’s Centre has a selection of classes for parents with young kids, such as Baby Massage, Kalma Baby yoga and toddler playgroups.

As well as the much-loved golf club, there’s also Boldon Lawn Tennis Club and the Diving Centre – which is a good option for those who want to try something new. It is also just a short walk to Whitburn and Seaburn, which are both a great day out for the family. As for places to eat? Blacks Corner is the perfect spot to spend a romantic evening with a partner and Daniella’s Fish Bar is an obvious choice for those looking for a take-away.

Boldon Community Association is a wonderful local hub, which is used by residents in all the Boldons. There’s always plenty of activities on offer; from basketball and boxing, to snooker or swimming. If you like staying active, then this is well worth checking out and there’s also a bar; ideal for relaxing after an hour’s exercise.

Of course, there’s always the option to hop on a train and spend the day in Sunderland. It takes roughly 10-15 minutes to reach the heart of the city, where you’ll find some amazing attractions, like the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and the National Glass Centre. It’s also a shopaholic’s dream, with plenty of high street favourites and some excellent boutique stores.


East Boldon Amenities

Property to buy and rent in East Boldon Sunderland

There are several convenience stores and supermarkets in and around East Boldon. The Asda superstore is just a few minutes’ drive away and there’s also a Sainsbury’s Local in East Boldon itself.

The village even has its own junior and infant school. East Boldon Infant School was rated Outstanding in its last Ofsted inspection and is understandably popular with local families.

As for commuters? A train to Sunderland takes just 10 minutes and from there you can take the Metro to reach locations like Newcastle Central Station in 15 minutes. From Newcastle, you can take trains to major stations including Edinburgh, York and London Kings Cross which takes approximately three hours.


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