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The Herringtons Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in The Herringtons Sunderland

The Herrington’s comprise of East Herrington, West Herrington, Middle Herrington and New Herrington. East and Middle Herrington, situated just a quarter of an hour’s drive from Sunderland City centre, are a pleasant residential area with plenty going on. Its relaxed suburban feel makes it popular with families, older couples and young professionals alike, and its superb location means it’s an excellent choice for those commuting to, Durham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne or even Teeside.

In the 1300s, this thriving community was just vacant farmland. However, in Tudor times, it was owned by the Robinson family of Herrington Hall, who also owned the surrounding areas of East and West Herrington. Although Herrington Hall was pulled down in the 1950s, the area has continued to flourish, with more and more people wanting to call the Herrington’s their home.

There’s plenty to see and do around here. Herrington Country Park is a major draw, attracting people from all around to its lush fields and walking trails. Historic Durham city is just 20 minutes away by car or bus, whilst buzzing Newcastle Upon Tyne is the perfect place to head for a night out, and it only takes about 35 minutes to get there by car. For commuters East and Middle Herrington’s location is ideal, though those looking for a job might be more attracted by the proximity of Doxford International Business Park on the doorstep and nearby Nissan further up the A19.

Properties in The Herringtons

Property to buy and rent in The Herringtons Sunderland

If you’re looking for spacious accommodation with plenty of outdoor space, all at an affordable price, you’ve found it. Middle Herrington’s property market is full of large houses, both detached and semi-detached, offering spacious living spaces, plenty of bedrooms and sizeable gardens.

Pre- and post-war architecture dominates in this area, with attractive 1930s properties featuring traditional entrance porches and ample driveways. Likewise, the post war houses exemplify the architectural style of this period; with simplistic design, large windows and sharp, modern lines throughout. It’s not unusual for these properties to have several good-sized bedrooms, which is great news for families seeking a home here.

There are also some generously proportioned bungalows on the market; some with an open-plan layout, which is ideal for those with younger children (or those who like socialising). Apartments aren’t quite so prevalent, but occasionally they do become available. Usually, they’re part of a converted house, which means there is a possibility of the apartment coming with a garden or driveway too. There are also modern developments all around the Herrington’s, featuring executive styled detached homes, as well as semi-detached homes perfect for first time buyers.

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Things to do in The Herringtons

Property to buy and rent in The Herringtons Sunderland

With so many major cities close by, residents of the Herrington’s are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and attractions. However, nearby Herrington Country Park is widely regarded as one of the region’s best green spaces and provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing Sunday walk or a cycle trip in the morning. Kids appreciate the skatepark and adventure play ground too.

Keen skiers love the proximity of Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope, which is popular with people of all ages. If the weather’s not so good, Sunderland Wall is another top attraction, where kids can practice their climbing skills without worrying about the rain stopping them.

Elsewhere in Sunderland there are numerous things to do, such as The Bridges shopping centre, and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Alternatively, head in the opposite direction to Durham city and visit the imposing cathedral and highly-rated University, Durham Castle or the stunning East Durham coastline. If you’re looking for a beach that’s slightly closer to home, Roker Beach is fabulous on a hot summer’s day, as is that at Seaburn, both are much-loved by families living in the area.

Amenities around the Herrington’s

Property to buy and rent in The Herringtons Sunderland

The Herrington’s are a predominately residential area and as such, provide well for the people that live here. There are plenty of convenience stores and corner shops for the basics, some great independent businesses; such as cafes and furniture shops. Most major supermarkets are just a few minutes’ drive away including Morrisons Shopping Centre and the Recently opened ALDI. Alternatively, if you’re looking to update your wardrobe, the major cities are all within easy reach, with their wide variety of high street and designer stores and other shopping facilities such as The Bridges, Sunderland Enterprise park and the Metro Centre.

You’ll find some great schools in the area, such as East Herrington Primary School, which was awarded ‘Good’ in its recent Ofsted report and Benedict Biscop which was awarded ‘Outstanding’. The Venerable Bede CofE Academy is another high performer, with ‘Outstanding’ across the board, and is one of the area’s most highly regarded secondary schools.

There are a few pubs in Herrington too, such as The Board Inn and The Stables Pub and Eatery, The Stackyard which are all local favourites. As for sportier residents, there are several sports centres for those into fitness and wellbeing, such as Silkworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre and David Lloyd which is only a short drive away.

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