About Bewley Homes Plc

Established in 1991, Bewley Homes is a property developer based in Berkshire. With developments across the UK, the companies aim is to “create stunning developments which form exciting new communities”. With emphasis on customer service, Bewley Homes state that “each customer is at the very heart of the business and each purchase is not taken lightly”. In recent years the company has also come to recognise the importance of environmental responsibility and now put a focus on preserving landscapes, through sustainable methods and approaches.

Bewley Homes Plc Developments

Watership Place is a Bewley Homes development listed on HomeViews. It is located in Whitchurch in Hampshire and comprises of 2 to 4-bedroom homes. Watership Place has been built on land that is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Residents here benefit from an array of transport links, allowing commuters access to London Waterloo in just one hour. As well as this, the development is within walking distance to the town centre and all of the amenities there.

Another Bewley Homes development is Acacia Gardens. This development sits near Farnham in Surrey. Comprising of 47 3 and 4-bedroom homes, residents benefit from being surrounded by open countryside. As well as an array of transport links, taking you into central London within just 55 minutes. Acacia Gardens is also within walking distance of the Georgian market town of Farnham. Which gives residents access to stores, independent shops, cafés and restaurants.

Bewley Homes Plc Reviews

“The development itself is very aesthetically pleasing, modern and smart. The building layouts are spacious internally as well as across the development, giving lots of room to manoeuvre vehicles.” Verified resident at Reading Gateway by Bewley Homes

You can read more by clicking below to read what residents have to say about living there. If you can’t find your residential development listed on HomeViews, you can click here to submit your listing. Also, if you’re already a Bewley Homes Plc resident, click here to submit a review.

Number of Developments

6

Ratings

4.19 Rating

Rating (based on 52 reviews)

Excellent

51.92%

Very Good

36.54%

Average

7.69%

Disappointing

1.92%

Very Poor

1.92%

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Best of Both Worlds

I have lived in this development that’s actually called Parklands (and not Bulmershe Campus) for four years and find it a great place to live in. There are actually two builders: Cala and Bewley Homes. I own a Bewley Home and have been satisfied with that developer. It seems they’ve done a bit of a better job than Cala, which built 2/3 of the homes. All houses have a similar built-out standard and provide good value for your money. The resell value is good, too, plus houses have moved fast giving you good flexibility in that regard.
I especially love the fact that we’re so close to Reading with good bus connection directly to Reading Station (orange line 13/14/19) right by the development and major road arteries not far away. At the same time, you enjoy a very calm suburban/rural lifestyle with lots of open areas (sports fields, open well-kept grass fields, woods, lake to walk, play & relax all around the development). A big bonus is the well-stocked & modern Co-op store in the development that’s open 7 days a week 7am to 10pm. Also nice is to have many schools nearby (state & public) plus a brand-new leisure centre in walking distance that just opened on Woodlands Ave.
All this makes for a very relaxed living in a contemporary family-oriented environment. It’s the best of both worlds: close to the city & rural feel plus all the amenities you need.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Pros:
– beautifully situated next to sports & recreation fields & woods
great location with good transport , shops & amenities links
– well organized neigbourhood community

Cons:
– management company Cala subpar, not easy to get heard now that the development is finished and they left
– pretty tightly built with smallish backyards (but that’s to be expected with these new compact developments)

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

It would have been good to have known how hard it gets to keep things up-to-date in the neighbourhood (public shared spaces). The management company we have is quite poor plus as Bewley owners we’re still at the mercy of Cala to get the management company to do anything right. It’s been a bit of a struggle for all of us living here. Of course, it could be worse, but it hasn’t been a pleasant experience to deal with the management company. Other from that, it is all okay. Neighbours get along with each other very well and there’s a good spirit of community with families helping each other out and being there for another.

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

The initial after-sale service was excellent. Now that the initial two-year period is over, you are at the mercy of the guarantee company which is a whole different ball game.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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As with any new build snags are plentiful but thankfully address through adequate after sales.

As with any new build snags are plentiful but thankfully address through adequate after sales. The home is modern and reflective of current build standards I.e. sound proofing groom to room floor to floor could be better. High ceilings and generous room size make for stress free living especially during lockdown. Local amenities are plentiful being surrounded by green space, local shopping and ready access to the town centre and motorways.

Unfortunately the property management company is perceived to give poor value and service and makes an art of leveraging penalty fees for cause by their lackadaisical approach to property management.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Location location location easy access to motorways, green space and shops.

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

Storage is a must these days so always check that the property is sufficient for your needs in this respect.

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

The property management company have made an art form of poor communication and inflexibility charged back to service users in the form of exorbitant additional fees in excess of the service charges.

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5
Design
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Smart, modern development in a perfect location.

The development itself is very aesthetically pleasing, modern and smart. The building layouts are spacious internally as well as across the development, giving lots of room to manoeuvre vehicles. One downside is the very minimal number of parking spaces, which are also difficult to manage and this creates a lot of poor parking, lack of space to park and regularly being blocked in by the development grounds maintenance or builders. Getting support from property management can take unnecessary time but they are eventually very helpful.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Being net to the M4 corridor this is based in a fantastic area that has quick links to the whole country. There are a few restaurants in walking distance and straightforward bus link to the town centre.

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

I would have liked to discuss the poor parking design if I had known it would cause such issues.

What is the best feature of your home:

The property is the brightest and lightest space I’ve ever seen! Always so much sunlight in each room.

3
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
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Excellent location with great facilities

The development has been planned in such a way that there’s something for everyone such as there are detached, semi-detached houses, coach houses, flats and a variety of options to suit everyone’s needs such as 2/3/4 bedroom styles. The room sizes are comparatively bigger especially as compared to other developments nearby (Green Park). We have a lovely park/play area with benches and swings. It is maintained well by our property management. Parking facilities are good too.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Location is perfect, not too far from the town centre and M4 is just around the corner. The shopping facilities are good too such there there’s a Costco store closeby and many restaurants in the vicinity. Public transport is good too, the number 6 to town has a good frequency. We have an outstanding primary school in this catchment and some really good private schools too. The area doesn’t have a good secondary school though. Lastly, although there’s a Lidl shop nearby, it would have been nice too have a Tesco express or Sainsbury’s local for a little more variety. But it’s not a massive issue.

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

Nothing comes to mind as we had a great experience throughout the sales process.

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

We have not had many issues but generally their response has been timely and satisfactory.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
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