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Farringdon Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Farringdon Sunderland

Farringdon, located to the south-west of Sunderland, is a popular residential area. It offers the best of both worlds; proximity to one of the liveliest cities in the north-east and the chance to be a part of a real community.

The area also has an intriguing history. In the 16th century, the land was owned by the Pepper family and consisted of a manor house, plus an extensive estate. However, after the Second World War, the land was sold off by Cuthbert Pepper to the local council, who created a useful housing estate there. Additionally, three schools were built in Farringdon, supplying the residents with good quality education. These remain to this day, but the junior and infant schools have now merged to form a single primary school.

Although once a council estate, now most of the properties are owned outright by the locals. Farringdon has a friendly atmosphere, which makes it a good choice for families. In addition to the good schools in the area, people are also drawn by the closeness to Sunderland, which can be reached easily via major transport links.

While it’s close to the city, Farringdon is also situated amongst plenty of green fields. This is welcome news for those who like nature to be within easy walking distance and it provides the perfect backdrop for dog-owners to take a stroll, or for runners to enjoy an early morning jog.


Properties in Farringdon

Property to buy and rent in Farringdon Sunderland

Most of Farringdon’s properties are ex-council houses. However, don’t let this fool you – they are attractively built, with some great architectural features. They’re also competitively priced, making this area a natural choice for those who are working on a budget.

Families looking for a good-sized home are spoilt for choice in this area. Many of the homes have been extensively improved, with stylish open-plan living spaces and modern fixtures and fittings. They also usually come with generously proportioned gardens, which is an extra bonus for those with children.

Young professional couples may also want to consider this area, as many of the two- or one-bedroomed properties are priced well below the national average. They are also often immaculately presented inside and out, with minimal extra spending required to bring them to standard.

There are a few apartments on the market (particularly around Castle Green), which have light, airy living areas and usually a couple of bedrooms too. Again, these are ideal for those getting on the property ladder, or for people who are looking to downsize.


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Things to do in Farringdon

Property to buy and rent in Farringdon Sunderland

One thing that Farringdon really benefits from is the presence of some welcoming, cosy local pubs. The Dolphin is a popular haunt among residents and the Board Inn is also well-known in the neighbourhood. The Cavalier, an excellent gastro-pub, is just a short walk away and Oak Tree Farm Dining & Carvery is situated in Doxford International Business Park, which is just to the south of Farringdon.

The local McDonalds is also convenient to have on the door-step and there are other appealing places to eat too, such as Wokafellas and Gill’s Golden Fry.

Farringdon Community School has some great facilities for local residents to use, such as a sports hall, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. Silksworth Sports Complex is only a short distance away and has ski slopes, a skate park, and football pitches. There’s also a play area here, which is a sure-fire hit with children. For keen fitness fans, there’s a David Lloyd gym nearby too, which is only a few minutes’ drive away.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a great day out, Herrington Country Park is a lovely place for an afternoon dog walk and Durham is just a 20 minute drive away. Farringdon is located on the A19 corridor and is popular with professionals that work at the Doxford International Business Park and Nissan. It’s also a popular location for those commuting in to Durham City Centre and Newcastle, which are both just a short drive away. Dalton Park shopping centre is a great sport for some shopping and is just a 15 minute drive away.


Farringdon Amenities

Property to buy and rent in Farringdon Sunderland

Farringdon has plenty of convenience stores, which is ideal for when you need to pick up a pint of milk. There are two Costcutters in the vicinity and a little further afield, you’ll find a good-sized Coop supermarket. There’s also an Aldi, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsburys; all just a short drive away.

The schools in Farringdon are popular with local families. Farringdon Primary School and Farringdon Community Academy are the closest educational establishments and Thorney Close Primary is also within easy reach. Hasting Hill Academy is just the other side of the A690 and East Herrington Primary Academy is within walking distance.


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