About Thornsett

Thornsett is a family-owned residential developer based in London and Brussels. Founded in 1986, they have vast hands on experience at every stage of the property development process. They are currently working on 10 new projects across London alone.

Thornsett developments

Charterhouse the Square and Sesame Apartments are both Thornsett developments listed on HomeViews. Charterhouse the Square is located a short walk from Barbican station, which is serviced by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. Sesame Apartments is comprised of 73 one and two-bedroom apartments, with a youth club on the lower floors.

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“The apartment is really nice – it is spacious, modern and there is a great balcony. We also have pretty nice views from the apartment. It is cheap to run utilities-wise which is a real bonus. The concierge service is generally very good (although you have to ring them to get hold of them). In terms of facilities, the courtyard within the residence is very attractive and pleasant but sadly there is not a gym.”  Verified resident, Charterhouse the Square

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Number of Developments

2

Ratings

4.02 Rating

Rating (based on 14 reviews)

Excellent

28.57%

Very Good

64.29%

Average

7.14%

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Fantastic location and a lovely apartment

The apartment is really nice – it is spacious, modern and there is a great balcony. We also have pretty nice views from the apartment. It is cheap to run utilities-wise which is a real bonus. The concierge service is generally very good (although you have to ring them to get hold of them). In terms of facilities, the courtyard within the residence is very attractive and pleasant but sadly there is not a gym. Contact between residents is usually pretty limited but most people are respectful (there are a lot of private tenants – as opposed to owners – living here). There is a good community-feel at the weekend though as most of the residents are around and it does not feel deserted. We would definitely recommend choosing 9A (block) – it is the furthest from the street and so noise is not an issue. The residence is very close to Smithfield Market which is also great and we like how there are lots of green spaces nearby. Another upside is that the buildings in this area are generally very low-rise.

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

I really like how there are lots of pubs, restaurants and cafés nearby but the best thing is how close the development is to Farringdon station. The proximity to Farringdon means we are extremely well-connected to a huge number of places in England and this is especially useful for travelling as we can easily get to both London City airport and Heathrow. Sometimes it can get a bit busy in this part of London but luckily the noise does not reach our apartment.

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Great central location and really nice apartment but sadly no gym

The apartment is really nice – it’s good quality, pretty spacious and modern. Generally there is not much interaction between residents – people like to keep themselves to themselves. The concierge service is fairly good although they are often busy and hard to locate when you need them. The building management company generally do a good job and respond to problems and requests reasonably quickly. I feel very safe here – the area is not dangerous and the security on the development is good (you have to pass through two secure and surveilled entrances to even get into the building itself). The building also has lifts which operate very well and have never broken down to my knowledge. Unfortunately there is no gym within the development which is a shame considering how much we pay.

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I really like how central the location is – it’s a great part of London and there are two tube stations (Barbican and Farringdon) really nearby. However, I don’t like the noise from the road and from the frequent construction works.

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That there was not a gym included within the development (especially as it is a fairly expensive place to live)

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Perfect location for price

The building is really well looked after. Basic furniture when coming into the apartment which I expected better.
I like how modern it is for the price. It is an open plan apartment and it is nice to have people over. At one point there was flooding in the carpark but it was fixed quite quickly.
The facebook group is really useful and other tenants allow you to park in their places.

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

The view of the river is lovely but its quite far from shops and basic accommodations.

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

Nothing that I didn’t know as I researched well.

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

quite well as the agency send someone in a few days after any issues.

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Cosy and convenient.

It is designed really well and feels really spacious.
Living room is open plan and i have a balcony but it does overlooks the construction.
Small issues with the bathroom and the agency took 3 months to fix the bathroom to the point where I had to keep using my neighbours.

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

10 min from claphan junction is really close and you can get to a lot of places in london conviniently.

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

The cladding which is flammable and how busy clapham junction is during the weekends.

What is the best feature of your home:

2 bathrooms for 2 bedrooms which is a gamechanger.

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