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1 bed apartments from £72,750* in partnership with Homes England.

You can now purchase apartments from £72,750* in partnership with Homes England. There are many advantages to purchasing an apartment in this way. For example, if you purchase a 75% share of the property, there will be no rent to pay, meaning you can retain home ownership for less. 

Located in a conservation area of Sunderland and conveniently located close to Sunderland city centre is Herriot Gardens. The development offers 59 stylish one and two bedroom retirement properties, exclusive to the over 60s. 

These stunning retirement apartments are designed to make your life easier, incorporating intelligent design with gorgeous, practical living spaces. All of these light and spacious properties feature either a Juliette balcony or a patio. 

Terms and Conditions

*Purchase from price shown when purchasing a 50% share, with rent. Other shares available, without monthly rent. Qualifying criteria apply. Shared Ownership is available on selected apartments at participating developments only. 

We ensure the safety and security of our residents with a camera entry system which is connected to your own TV, as well as intruder alarms and smoke detectors in all apartments. You will benefit from a 24 hour emergency call system and the reassurance of a friendly House Manager who is on hand weekdays to help with anything you need. 

Socialising is high on the agenda in this retirement community and you will be made to feel welcome by our homeowners as soon as you step through the door. There are many social events arranged such as film evenings, games evenings, lunch, gardening and walking clubs - there really is something for everyone. The development boasts a large and luxurious communal lounge that comes complete with Wi-Fi and kitchen, this really is the heart of Herriot Gardens. The communal lounge opens onto beautiful landscaped gardens with seated patio areas, offering a scenic place to relax and chat with friends, particularly in the summer months. There is a handy hobbies room for activities and classes. A tranquil communal library exists, where you can indulge in your favourite read. Why not invite your family and friends to stay in one of our two beautiful hotel-style guest suites. 

You really need to visit Herriot Gardens to appreciate what it has to offer and our penthouse apartments on the third floor are breath-taking with stunning spaces and clever design. 

Plenty to do on the doorstep

At Herriot Gardens you are close to all the amenities that Sunderland has to offer, including the green space of historic Mowbray Park, Winter Gardens and much more. There is a bus stop within easy reach which quickly takes you into the heart of Sunderland where you'll find your favourite high street stores and smaller independent shops. The famous North East coast is less than a 10 minute drive from the development where you will find the popular beaches of Seaburn which stretch past the famous Souter lighthouse and beyond.

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

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    House Manager
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    Guest suite
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    Mobility scooter room
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Car parking
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    Camera entry system
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    24/7 call system
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Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.

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Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2021

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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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.

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Herriot Gardens
Gray Road, Sunderland, SR2 8HG
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • HSBC
  • Ryhope Road - Mowbray Road Bus Stop
  • Bethsan Church
  • Ivy House

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 following postcode to get to the development: SR3 8JB.

Our people

The Team at Herriot Gardens

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Teresa Staroscik
Sales Consultant
It is rewarding to watch home owners flourish and create a community. I have watched how our homeowners develop and feel at ease living in our development and enjoy the company of ours and the support it gives them.

Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale

    With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.

    To find out more please call 0800 201 4811.

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    Service charge paid for 2 years

    Reserve a new property by 30th August 2024 and we'll pay your service charge for two years.

    Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on selected properties on reservations from 01/06/24 to 30/08/24 that legally complete by 25/10/24.

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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.