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.
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.