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Whitburn Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Whitburn Sunderland

Whitburn is one of Sunderland’s most desirable locations. It’s the perfect base for those who love being close to the sea, but don’t want to miss out on everything that the countryside has to offer. Whitburn feels like a quintessential seaside village, but minus any tackiness. It’s been redeveloped extensively in recent years, and the new properties and school in the area work hand in hand beautifully with the period properties in the area that date as far back as the 17th century. Residences are within easy reach of Sunderland city centre, South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitburn is also within easy reach of two metro stations at Seaburn and East Boldon.

Much loved by the painter L.S Lowry and Lewis Carroll, who both spent their holidays in Whitburn village, the long stretches of clifftops and sand are perfect for horse riding and dog walking.

The area is also a popular spot for Sunderland’s International Airshow – a major free event that’s the largest of its kind in Europe. This makes Whitburn the ideal location for those who love aviation and flying.

If you’ve had your fill of the beach, you can make the most of the surrounding greenery and walks which include, Cornthwaite Park, Whitburn Cricket Club and Latimer’s Seafood Deli, as featured by no other than Rick Stein, which all provide a pleasant change of scenery. The properties reflect the upmarket feel of Whitburn, with plenty of spacious mansions, terraced homes and cottages together with spacious modern detached homes for sale and some modern apartments with beautiful sea views.


Properties in Whitburn

Property to buy and rent in Whitburn Sunderland

Whitburn has some stunning properties on the market; both new and old. The contemporary apartments and houses are often designed by leading architects, and the period properties come from a variety of eras; such as Victorian double-fronted terraced houses and cosy stone cottages.

If you’re looking for a palatial-style home, then this is definitely the area to find it. Many of Whitburn’s homes are super-sized, with ample living area, several bedrooms and large gardens. Some also come with uninterrupted views of the sea and farmlands but these tend to be purchased quickly, so interested buyers have to act quickly. There are some stylish modern detached houses available, though if you prefer some period atmosphere, there are also a few Victorian and Edwardian homes, with original features like bay windows and fireplaces.

Developers have also been busy in the area, which means there are some great contemporary houses to choose from. These offer plenty of room inside, at a more affordable price.

First-time buyers will be pleased to know that they’re not priced out of the market, with ex-local authority semi-detached homes, making Whitburn a hip and trendy location to live for professional first time buyers.


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Things to do in Whitburn

Property to buy and rent in Whitburn Sunderland

There are some great attractions in and around Whitburn. As you might imagine, the beach is a major draw. The long stretch of sand is perfect for lazy days with the family in summer, or even running when the temperature drops. The local pub, shops, cafes and restaurants also offer a huge draw around the beautiful village green area in Whitburn.

In neighbouring Seaburn (a short stroll away), you’ll find Morrison’s supermarket, an impressive selection of shops, bars and café’s, together with a wonderful promenade featuring cocktails bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours, which in turn leads on to Seaburn’s blue flag and seaside award winning beach, together with neighbouring blue flag winning beach in Roker.

Venture a little further and you’ll find Roker Park, which not only has lush green fields and a play area, but also a lake, café and Victorian bandstand. If you’re fond of horse-riding, North Lizard Riding School is also only a short distance away and you’ll find many of the horses from their galloping along the beach. During the winter months, Roker Park is beautifully illuminated with an impressive Ferris wheel.

If you’re looking for a lively night out on the Seafront, then Whitburn, Seaburn and Roker are the places to be! There’s a great selection of gin bars, cocktail bars, craft ale pubs, microbreweries and restaurants to choose from, which can make for a great night out! With a cycle path on the promenade, this is a regular route used by coast to coast cyclists and also leads down to Sunderland’s beautiful riverside with the St Peter’s university campus, National Glass Centre. Just slightly beyond that and over Monkwearmouth bridge you’ll find Sunderland city centre.


Whitburn Amenities

Property to buy and rent in Whitburn Sunderland

Whitburn has a quiet village atmosphere, with some great local businesses to cater for your every need. Tutti Frutti Ice-Cream is a sure-fire hit with the school children from Whitburn Academy, one of the county’s leading secondary schools. There’s also a convenience stores, a pet shop, tattoo parlours, a newsagent’s and much more.

Whitburn is also home to Whitburn C of E Academy, and there are plenty of other schools close by, such as Seaburn Dene Primary School, Fulwell Junior School and Cleadon C of E Academy, which is a feeder school for Whitburn Academy.


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