Essential Living

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Coin House, Level 5, Gee's Court, London, W1U 1JA

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Essential Living is a Build to Rent property developer based in London. Its hallmarks are premium apartments in well-connected locations.

Essential Living developments

There are three Essential Living developments: Berkshire House in Maidenhead, Vantage Point in Archway, Islington, and Dressage Court in Bethnal Green. There’s also one in the works due for completion in 2019 – Union Wharf will be a collection of 249 apartments spread over two towers, set on the banks of peaceful Deptford Creek.

Essential Living reviews

The building is absolutely stunning. The apartments are tastefully done and very spacious. The resident team is always so helpful. The building organises many events throughout the year so that the residents feel lik they are a part of a community. Absolutely love living here!” – Nilofer R, verified resident at Dressage Court

Vantage Point is in such a good location above Archway tube. The place is always clean and tidy and it’s great to have the opportunity to meet new people. The residents team make living here so easy, they are always on hand to answer questions or help with any problems.” – Anabelle D, verified resident at Vantage Point

You can read more reviews from Essential Living residents by clicking on the developments below. Do you live in an Essential Living property? Click here to submit your review.

Number of Developments

3
4.63 Rating

Rating (based on 121 reviews)

Excellent

71.90%

Very Good

26.45%

Average

1.65%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

0.00%

Developments

Essential Living reviews

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Islington charm from a beautiful high rise

Verified Resident

Lovely, clean interiors close to many local shops, restaurants, the Under and Overground, and other ammenities. The view from the balcony and the inclusive gym was was really sold me on the place – would recommend to anyone!

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I like that it’s very close to restaurants and food shops, don’t dislike anything about the area.

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That the hob was an induction hob – had to buy all new cookery ware.

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Thank you for the 5* review Yasmin, its great to hear you are enjoying Vantage Point.

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Great experience.

Verified Resident

Amazing deal. The house is located in the heart of Maidenhead, a great amount of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes is around. The design of the interiors is very nice and modern, the facilities are very clean and well-maintained, the team is super helpful and friendly. I would recommend Berkshire House to everyone.

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

Nice area, very safe. M&S, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco are located in 5-min distance, Starbucks, Greggs and Costa Coffee are in 2-3 min distance. All major banks and travel agencies are around.

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Limited parking.

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Hi Ekaterina, Thank you so much for the 5* review, we are glad you are enjoying Berkshire House!

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Good experience so far

Verified Resident

Overall Vantage Point is a good and convenient way of renting by taking care of the hassle over renting and dealing with services here in London, as well as Landlords or rental agencies. The building in itself has great facilities and location could not be better. Unfortunately the flats lack better ventilation, a proper kitchen extractor and better space destined for regular size fridges. Also it has been brought among residents the need for already in place fans if AC are not an option.
In terms of the Residents Team we could not be any happier, they are the heart of Vantage Point and should definitely be recognised more.

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The area has good transportation and Archway has been on the rise for the last 3 years with improvements taking place regularly. The square downstairs while bringing new businesses and giving place to more developments has become quite an inconvenience over the weekends and lately during the week after midnight. We get all people leaving the Club at 4 am starting fights and shouting which has now extended to weekdays as well. This has been discussed many times on the building’s Facebook group by various residents as is leaving many of us sleepless on working days but there seems to be no foreseeable solution so far.

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I wished I had known that it would get so noisy downstairs sometimes. We don’t mind weekends but during the week it affects our working routine.

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4.00
Value
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Hi Veronica, we love these photos. Thank you for the review, we are so pleased to know you are having a good experience 🙂

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First Impressions from a newbie.

Verified Resident

It’s been 8 months since we moved into Berkshire House and it has been a pleasant change to the usual rented accommodation.
Whilst the property has a high price on rent, it does reflect the quality of the services and building with the exception of a couple of things.
A big let down, especially for our side of the building, is the lack of air conditioning. The underfloor heating was a great benefit during the winter months when we moved in but it’s a shame to see no AC in the unit whilst the public areas do boast the facility.
It would have also been helpful to have manuals for the appliances readily available for residents to have as I still don’t know what some functions of our white goods are.

The team at Essential Living provide great support and assistance, however, it would be nice to be involved when there are changes being made to the building which affects our daily lives.
An example of this would be the increased security within the building, adding additional locks that can only be opened manually meaning if you have visitors, you can’t simply ‘buzz’ them up but now instead have to go down and let them in. This might not sound too bad but it would be incredible annoying when you’re living on the top floor.
By consulting with the residents we could have aided them in finding a solution that could both increase security but also ensure the residents can go about their daily routine without being inconvenienced.

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

Maidenhead is very much up and coming, with great access into London.
For the area, Berkshire House is a beautiful building that people want to live in.
The shops are a short walk away with great access to leisure facilities and with the M4 just 5 minutes away, you’re totally free to get around.

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Probably linking to my previous comments, moving in during winter the underfloor heating was great but now in summer the heat is unbearable and with no air conditioning you can’t cool the place down.

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Manager Response

Thank you for your review Mitchell, this is really helpful 🙂

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