South East England

South East England is the third-largest of the official regions of England by area, and has the highest population of all the regions. Stretching to the west as far as the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, right across to the tip of Kent and curling around London up to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, the South East benefits from its close connection with the capital and the national transport network. It also offers residents close proximity to the continent and swift international connections via the Channel Tunnel, Gatwick and Heathrow on its border with Greater London.

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Best places to live in South East England

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The coast of the Isle of Wight in South East England

Where is South East England?

South East England stretches from Kent – the south-easterly tip of the UK – and curls around London and up into Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. It stretches south west along the south coast as far as the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton.

South East England counties

Buckinghamshire

Home County Buckinghamshire shares a border with London to the south east, making it a prime commuter location for the capital with easy access to the rest of the UK. The Chiltern Hills attract many tourists to Buckinghamshire, while the Prime Minister’s retreat house at Chequers attracts a more select group of visitors to the county.

East Sussex

Well known for its beautiful white cliffs along the south coast and the verdant plains of the South Downs, East Sussex is also a county with a rich history. Herstmonceux, Pevensey and Lewes castles convey the strategic importance of this strip of land along the south coast – also the location of the Battle of Hastings.

The port town of Dover, South East England

Hampshire

Hampshire, along with the Isle of Wight and the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton, make up the south-westerly tip of the South East of England. One of the wealthiest counties in the UK, Hampshire also boasts beautiful scenery in the form of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks.

Isle of Wight

Sitting just off the south coast opposite Southampton and Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight is England’s largest island. Perhaps best known as a ‘staycation’ destination for Brits and for its annual music and sailing festivals.

Kent

Known as ‘the garden of England’ for its abundant fruit and hop produce, Kent now lays claim to a highly diversified economy. Its easy connections to both London and the Continent make this county a relatively affluent area with plenty of attractive towns and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Oxfordshire

Right on the western edge of the South East England region sits Oxfordshire. The city of Oxford is the county’s chief urban centre, with its world-famous university, publishing house and associated biotechnology industry. Also includes three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Chilterns, the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs.

The city of Oxford in the South East of England

Berkshire

A Home County and a Royal County thanks to the presence of Windsor Castle. Berskshire borders Greater London to the east, offering residents swift access to the capital, as well as beautiful stretches of countryside that include Windsor Great Park, Swinley Forest and the Berkshire Downs.

Surrey

Sitting below Greater London to the south west, Surrey is another prime commuter county. Train links into London are swift and regular, and parts of the county sit within the capital’s travel zones. Surrey has the most woodland of all English counties and is split in two by the chalk ridge that forms the North Downs.

West Sussex

Directly below Surrey and stretching down to the south coast lies West Sussex. Much of the county consists of protected green areas, offering residents and visitors a wealth of countryside areas for outdoor pursuits.

South East England cities

The cities of South East England are: Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton and Hove, Reading and Oxford. Larger towns include Milton Keynes, Slough, Reading, Maidstone and Eastbourne.

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Living our Best time of life in Berkshire house

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Review Date Nov 2021

Moving to Berkshire and finding properties that match a specific standard is a very hard task. This tallest building in the heart of town centre, Maidenhead, has met all our standards and with a good welcome from the property management team with a welcome kit made our hearts melt. This building makes us feel at home with the fresh fragrance at the entrance , 2 door security level, sparkling cleanliness , changing lights on the outer side of the building, spectacular big space on the rooftop common area and much more. Our welcome was done by Danny who has been fabulously accommodating with any needs and queries we had. Danny helped us out with a very smooth move to the building through the parking area even on a non working day “saturday” by giving us a quick tour on friday so that we don’t face any problem. This advanced preparation , professionalism impressed us a lot. After we moved in smoothly we did notice a few things that needed repair or attention which again was resolved very quickly. The windows were cleaned by the professional cleaners and the housekeeping staff cleaned our balcony.

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1. We loved the Berkshire development inside outside both and also building management is fabolus.
2. Love to live in highrise building with spectular views.
3. Great furniture selection and white wood works.
4. As we have rented out furnished apartment it would be great if we would have given TV, microwave and vaccum cleaner as well with other invetory.
5. Apartment is very well designed with lots of storage.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

1. Yes we would like to have our window glasses tint so we can have some more privacy.
2. As we are on top floor and we dont have any shade that save our balcony from piegen waste/beat.
3. Also it would be great if we have our baclony LED light fixed/ outer side looks more elegant.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very Promptly. We are very statisfied with Building management.

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Excellent development right in the heat of town

Review Date Nov 2021

Maidenhead is a great market town which is expanding in terms of shopping and eating options. Lovely developments popping up by the water.

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Excellent development right in the heat of town and within a short walk to the train station. The building is kept clean and tidy with secure entry and exit points. Gated parking option is a huge bonus.

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I decided to go for the furnished option but as I didn’t view the apartment before taking it I wasn’t aware of the furniture in the flat. Personal preference but would have probably chosen unfurnished to have a comfier sofa after having moved in.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The management team are only a text or call away. Really handy there is on site support.

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Poor accommodation

Review Date Nov 2021

There is not much around in terms of restaurants or bars/pubs. Shopping centre nearby. Tesco and sainsbury. Anti-social behaviour is very bad. Thefts weekly from the property. Garage usually broken which results in car damage or thefts. Entrances not secure as they break. Lifts break.

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Development could of been fantastic, good plans and lay out very good. Apartments spectacular on first viewing.

Almost everything breaks, no running water has happened numerous times. Lifts rarely work which is a nightmare as only way to the car park is the lift. Massive hold outside due to water pipe bursting, never repaired. No visitors parking. Antisocial behaviour daily. People breaking into bin area and sleeping their using drugs. Needles found. Carpets on staircase not proper adhesive so falling off.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I knew all the issues and I wouldn’t of moved in here.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very slowly. Out of areas rarely answers. Not helpful.

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Not impressed Bovis..

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Review Date Nov 2021

Living in Hurst in general is amazing. Very safe community.
Very picturesque.
Wonderful place to live for families.

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Our development was sold to us as private.
We were lied to at every point in the sale.
Then found out once in the house the whole development has been built on a floodplain!
The property management company may as well not be paid as they do nothing but blow a few leaves about ever now and again.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Wish I’d known the whole estate was built on a floodplain.
Wish we hadn’t been lied to about pretty much every detail…..

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Snagging issues still being resolved 3 years later!!!

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