We really love our house. We love the layout.
In general we are very happy, the kitchen facilities are of quality, as are the wet rooms. The layout is good and the use of space in the layouts is excellent. For our family of three plus our doggy we have enough space to spread out.
Property management is doing a fine job with no reason for complaint.
Some things that I would suggest for improvement. The window and garden door vendor could do with being reassessed. We have trouble closing the door sometimes and it’s drafty. And our bedroom window is not great at keeping noise out.
We would have made some different choices when picking carpet etc. to the previous potential owners, but that is all understood.
Our drive is at the back of our house. I would recommend that Lion Court plan for some form of light at night in future developments for safety and as a deterrent.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Being from the area, we were very familiar with the local flavour of the area.
Being close to the high street and park is super convenient for dog walks and amenities as is access to local restaurants.
Access to Oldbury and the M5 junction is very convenient. The train line is good and although close does not provide any distraction.
We have had a few problems with unauthorized parking and an instance of a smashed window from a neighbour. As a community we were active in safely reporting the issue and have had no instances since. I did feel the need to install security cameras at the back of the house. We have had no problems since.
Living near a main road there is often loud cars speeding.
The community feels good, our neighbours are lovely, we are excited to welcome more people to the street.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
We wished we would have known that the secluded drive ways were going to attract problems.
We would have put signage up immediately as well as other deterrents like CCTV cameras and alarm systems.
What is the best feature of your home:
The layout. Three floors, great storage space, room to spread out.