Thistledowne Visitors Book

Back again! Thanks! Had a fab Christmas and New Year
Thanks for making the house even more welcoming with the Christmas deco!
Our second home - Sunderland - this house!
Thanks and all the best

Dillon Family, 

Another wonderful stay. Thank you so much. We've already booked our next visit

Cockton Family, 

Great quiet,peaceful location.short stroll to riverside and marina and a few minutes further to lovely beach.House is lovely with many homely touches.warm,comfortable and with everything you may need.lots of pubs,restaurants and takeaways close by.We stay at several properties during the year and this is up there with the best - home from home!


Our stay was excellent, great communications before meant arrival was a doddle. Everything was just right! The house was cozy and felt like home from home!

Paul A, 

The house was lovely to come back to after doing a show, very comfortable with everything we needed.


Great place, really cosy and well equipped house exactly what we needed. Would definitely stay again if we come back to Sunderland!


Lovely, comfortable, cosy home in a great location - handy for city centre as well as riverside and seaside. Well equipped and in a quiet, peaceful residential area. Lovely!


Exactly what it says on the box...
Take that as a compliment. We booked a family house in a quiet street, with parking. That's what we got. It was clean and well looked-after. All the things you'd expect to find were there. The telly worked (with netflix). The Wifi worked, etc, etc, No dramas at all. We had hardly any interaction with the owner, but she was very helpful, and was also flexible about our arrival time, which helped us to fit everything in with our travel arrangements. While you're there, check out the National glass centre at the end of the road. You can walk there. We managed to catch a demonstration of glass-blowing. Great stuff. Very interesting.


Lovely stay at an incredibly comfy home. We hope to stay again.


Felt homely as soon as we walked in. Our two girls settled immediately & loved the Harry Potter cupboard. Would love to stay again.


Helpful information prompt responses. Easy access. All you needed. Great value

David B, 

I was very impressed with this house. It was beautifully furnished and really cosy and comfortable. I really did feel as if i was in my own home. The kitchen was really well equiped with good quality pans etc. This was important for me as having family and friends in Sunderland i wanted to entertain them all together instead of everyone inviting me to their homes. The house is ideally situated. Easy access into the centre and near the marina so walking to the beach was no problem especially as the illuminations were on at the time and traffic was quite heavy. About 5 minutes walk to the National Glass Centre for afternoon tea and cake. Really did feel as though i was on holiday and not just a trip to Sunderland to see family. Will certainly rent this house again.


This is a lovely house to stay in - it is clean, well-equipped and beautifully decorated with plenty of space for a family. It was easy to find with Pam's directions, and had good parking. It is situated in a quiet neighbourhood and is within walking distance to the National Glass Centre, the Marina and beautiful Roker Beach. The wifi, TV and all appliances in the kitchen were modern and in good working order. Pam was friendly, with prompt communication and clear instructions on how to use the amenities. We would definitely stay here again!


It was a really nice stay in this fantastic house near to our older daughter, studying in Durham. Thank you very much and best wishes


Très jolie maison avec tout le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour tout était parfait Merci à notre hôte qui à beaucoup de goût pour la décoration de sa maison on se sent chez soi c est à la fois spacieux fonctionnel et très cosy aussi ... Sunderland est en endroit très sympa avec de belles ballades sur la plage qui est vraiment à proximité Très enchanté par cette lovely house Merci beaucoup


We stayed in this house for a weekend as I was taking part in the Great North Run.

House was immaculately clean and felt very homely.
We only stayed a few days, but everything you would need for longer was in the house.

Location was perfect, close to the marina and beaches if you fancy a nice walk.
Lots of nice restaurants close by and some good recommendations from the owner on the blog.

Really impressed with the service from the owners and wish them well in their new venture.

Would recommend as a great base for exploring the area. We will definitely stay again next year. :)


don't hesitate to book this property It is so very nice and very comfortable to stay in it has a well stocked kitchen and it has everything you could possibly need for a trouble free stay/holiday everything we needed was on hand/provided in this lovely clean home we had a very relaxing stay here it has super lounge and conservatory/ beds very comfortable to sleep in and there is a nice garden to sit in on a warm day /night I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area also its very central and easy to get to near by places we visited the seaside near by in Sunderland had an Italian hand made ice cream in Whitley bay promenade [delaval ices] well worth visit and we went shopping in Newcastle -- fantastic-- we had a fully enjoyable few days cant wait to come back

Diane A, 

Excellent house in very good location minutes from the Marina and Roker beach. Nice walk by the river to the town takes about 15 minutes. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. Recommended.

Linda C, 

The house is very lovely and well situated to take the train to Newcastle. It was also very clean and well equiped. I really recommend this house for a quiet stay!


Lovely, comfortable, cosy home in a great location - handy for city centre as well as riverside and seaside. Well equipped and in a quiet, peaceful residential area. Lovely!


The place where we stayed was great! A big house, well equipped, clean and very spacious! The host welcomed us traditionally - with a cup of tea and it was very easy to understand each other. We're very pleased and give the highest mark for this property and service.