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.
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.