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Herriot Gardens

Gray Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 8HG (Sat Nav SR2 8JB) View on map
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Herriot Gardens consists of 59 stylish one and two-bedroom retirement homes, exclusive to the over 60s and conveniently located close to Sunderland city centre. These stunning retirement apartments are available for sale or rent and incorporate intelligent design, giving you gorgeous, yet practical living spaces. Almost all these light and spacious properties feature either a Juliette balcony or a patio.

Low maintenance and sociable

Socialising is high on the agenda in this retirement community. The development enjoys a contemporary and comfortable communal lounge, a handy hobbies room for activities and classes, and a luxurious guest suite for when people come to stay. What’s more the landscaped garden offers a scenic place to relax and chat with friends.

Safe and secure

Safety is a priority and the development benefits from hi-tech fire safety and security systems, including door video entry and 24-hour emergency call out. You’ll also enjoy the services of a friendly House Manger, who is on hand on weekdays to help with anything you need.

Plenty to do on the doorstep

This attractive retirement development is set within a conservation area close to all the amenities that Sunderland has to offer, including the green space of historic Mowbray Park. There is a bus stop within easy reach which quickly takes you into the heart of Sunderland where you’ll find a wealth of cafes, bars and eateries as well as your favourite high street stores and smaller independent shops. The popular seaside resort of Seaburn is also nearby.

Development Highlights

  • Elegant one-bedroom and two-bedroom retirement apartments
  • Close to all the amenities of Sunderland city centre
  • Sociable communal lounge for meeting up with friends and neighbours
  • Retirement Living, exclusive to the over 60s
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens, carefully maintained all year around
  • Communal hobbies room for crafts, games and classes

Key Features

  • In the city
  • House Manager
  • Guest suite
  • Mobility scooter room
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Car parking
  • Camera entry system
  • 24/7 call system
  • Balconies

Virtual Tours

See for yourself what Herriot Gardens has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, communal areas and guest suites. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.

Communal Areas

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to explore the properties on this retirement development. Click on the arrows to switch between floors. Properties in green are available and those in red are already reserved, sold or rented out. When you click on an available property you can see information about the sales and rental prices (all rental prices include service charges and ground rent). From there you can click through to the property page to get the full details.

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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on tenure type, service charge and FAQS.
You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

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Upcoming events

Come and Visit Us

  • Fri 2 Jul
    13:00 - 15:00


    Herriot Gardens, Gray Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 8HG

    Join us at our Summer Garden Party on Friday 2nd July from 1pm until 3pm.

    You’ll be treated to drinks and nibbles hosted in the fantastic communal gardens at Herriot Gardens. Throughout the afternoon you will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of our beautiful show apartments and the stunning communal facilities and meet our friendly community who are the heart of Herriot Gardens.

    Don’t miss out, call 0800 201 4811 to book your place today.


Retirement Living in Sunderland

This McCarthy Stone development in Sunderland is just half a mile from the city centre, allowing you to take advantage of the impressive range of shops, restaurants and entertainment in the city. Popular attractions include Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens & Library. The Empire Theatre offers varied productions and comedy shows, while the Empire Cinema screens the latest blockbuster films. The Bridges Shopping Centre is home to leading high street shops, from Debenhams and Next to H&M and Primark.

Beautiful Mowbray Park is only 0.3 miles away. It is one of the oldest parks in the North East of England, having opened in 1857, and thanks to a restoration project it’s now 'the jewel in the crown of the city centre'. It features a band stand, a lake, a children's play area themed on Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland, and plenty of open green space to relax in. Popular Backhouse Park is also close by.

Out and about

Seaburn is a popular beach located just 3.6 miles from the retirement development. Perfect for a trip to enjoy fresh sea air and traditional seaside pleasures, like fish and chips and ice cream.

Sunderland train station is less than a mile away and has regular connections to Yorkshire, the North West, and the South of England. The direct train to Newcastle takes under 30 minutes.

Sunderland Facts:
12 miles
from Newcastle
Herriot Gardens
Gray Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 8HG (Sat Nav SR2 8JB)
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • HSBC
  • Ryhope Road - Mowbray Road Bus Stop
  • Bethsan Church
  • Ivy House
  • Londis
  • Train Station

The development is located very close to the city of Sunderland, which is just 0.8 miles away. It can be reached easily by public transport, with the nearest bus stop only 0.1 miles from the development.

If you want to stay local, there are shops and cafés within 0.4 miles and Backhouse Park only 400 feet away. This is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll.

Getting to Location

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

You can also use the postcode SR3 8JB to get to the development.

Our people

The Team at Herriot Gardens

Victoria Dry
Sales Consultant

Offers Too Good To Miss

  • Spotlight Apartment – Apartment 03

    Purchase Price - £224,999
    Rental Price - £1,440 pcm (includes Service Charge)

    Property 3 is a beautiful two-bedroom apartment measuring 819 square feet, ideally located on the ground floor boasting a private patio.

    The spacious living room is decorated in a natural colour which gives a bright and airy feel, the fitted kitchen comes complete with integrated appliances.

    The master bedroom benefits form a walk in wardrobe fitted with hanging space and shelving units. The large second bedroom could be used as an ideal space for guests or quiet study room, the choice is yours.

    Finally, the shower room is complete with a tiled slip resistant flooring, a heated towel radiator and an illuminated fitted mirror.

    This fantastic apartment is available to view today with fitted flooring throughout, don’t miss out call 0800 201 4811 to book your exclusive appointment to view.

  • We can help reduce the hassle of selling your current property

    Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange*, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.