5 Bedford Park, CR0

Way of Life
Ranked 8th out of 25 in Croydon

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3.94 (based on 17 reviews) 3.94 (17 reviews)

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3.82
Facilities
3.59
Design
4.65
Location
3.82
Value
3.82
Management

5 Bedford Park, by Way of Life, is a collection of new-build apartments in the heart of Croydon. The building comprises 82 units – a mix of one and two-bedroom flats. Residents are just a 10-minute walk from both East and West Croydon stations, which provide access to London’s National Rail, Tramline and Overground services.

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£970 pcm1 Bed Apartment £970 pcm
This modern, bright one-bedroom apartment can be found in Bedford Park, in the heart of Croydon. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows flooding it with natural light, a generous double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe, an open plan living-kitchen area, a modern bathroom with bath, a laundry cupboard with washer dryer and plenty of storage space. Secure car parking spaces and additional storage & furniture packs are also available at an additional cost.
1 Bed
1 Bath
403 sq ft
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£1,125 pcm2 Bed Apartment £1,125 pcm
This modern, bright two-bedroom apartment can be found in Bedford Park, in the heart of Croydon. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows flooding it with natural light, two generous double bedrooms with built-in double wardrobe, an open plan living-kitchen area, a modern bathroom with bath as well as an en suite, a laundry cupboard with washer dryer and plenty of storage space. Secure car parking spaces and additional storage & furniture packs are also available at an additional cost.
2 Bed
2 Bath
607 sq ft
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Quiet

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Review Date Jun 2019

Fully equipped flat with all basic facilities. Bill’s are included in the rent which is a massive plus.
Very clean and well refurbished.
Management are very responsive and sort out any issues quickly

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I like the amenities are really closeby, all needs are taken care of by shopping centre and other services closeby
No tube

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I researched well so no surprises

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Good Afternoon Pat,
Thank you for leaving us a review, it is lovely to hear you are enjoying the apartment and all local amenities.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Modern flats in a convenient location

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Review Date Apr 2020

Modern, recently refurbished flats and common areas. The big windows make the flats bright, however really hot in the summer.
Building management is quite quick to respond and available to resolve any issues.
The building itself is in a convenient location.

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Good transportation links within a couple of minutes,shops cafes and restaurants nearby.

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Initially there was a 24hour concierge service, which was later stopped.

What is the best feature of your home:

Built in dishwasher and separate laundry room/pantry.

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Hi,

Thank you for your review and kind words.
We are pleased to know that you are happy at Bedford Park.

Please get in touch and we will be happy to share tips for the summer months.

Thanks

Great transport links into London

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Review Date Jun 2019

Quite modern but tight for space. Too hot inside and can’t regulate the temperature. Management team are very professional – deal with issues quickly and friendly.
Lots of natural light .
Like the design of the exterior of the building especially big windows but can’t open them much

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Dislike that there isn’t much to do in terms of restaurants, bars, cafes and parks.
Like the good transport links – 5 mins walk to east Croydon

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Used to have security guard who could also hold packages but not anymore

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Good Afternoon Nat,
Thank you for your previous review, my apologies for the delay in responding.
It is great to hear you are enjoying Bedford Park.

With regards to deliveries, your building managers are on site full time (in the office on the ground floor) and have taken parcels in, for residents to collect. This may well be an option for you if you are not around to take delivery.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Excellent location with decent management

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Review Date Jun 2019

The apartment and building is very modern. They refurbished it not long ago. I just had an issue a couple of days and it was already fixed. Box park nearby is pretty good.
I never really see any neighbours and it is very quiet.
The building keeps heat very well. It is very hot all the time. Which is a good thing in the winter as you don’t need to turn the heating on, but bad in the summer as you need the windows open the whole time.
I mainly moved here for the location as you can’t get much better unless you are in central London.

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I like the transport links. Not much to do in Croydon though but you’re close to London so that’s not so bad.

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Everything was explained before moving in.

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Good Afternoon Luke,
Thank you for your review, it is lovely to hear you are enjoying the apartment and all local amenities.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Convinient Central located flat on quiet street

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Review Date Sep 2019

The flat is centrally located 5 min walk to Croydon Centre or West Croydon Train Station and 10 min walk to East Croydon Station.

The flats are clean new builds and building management always keep the surroundings clean and nice. Would recommend to young professionals.

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Close location to shopping and public transport to central London

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For every extra Key Fob you get charged 60 pound and the boiler controls make no sense.

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Good Afternoon Rosie,
Thank you very much for leaving us a positive review.
With regards to the key fobs, unfortunately we have to order these in from a security company and this is what they charge. However you can certainly access the building with your entrance code as well as your fob.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 5bedfordpark@wayoflife.com, where we can supply you with this code and further instructions on the control panels.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Decent management

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Review Date Jun 2019

The apartment the on the small side however, the managment is very quick to solve any issues. There is need a new management this year that have really stepped up their game. The old management didn’t fix the broken lift for two months.
We are not allowed to decorate the walls with anything which is one of the reasons I am moving soon. Also there are any extra facilities here, which isn’t amazing.

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The location is pretty good is general but moving closer.

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Expectations met.

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Good Afternoon Dan,
Thank you for your previous review, my apologies for the delay in responding.
I do hope the move went well!

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Convenient location

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Review Date Oct 2019

The location of the building is near to East and West Croydon station, tram station to Wimbledon, bus stop. The flat is warm enough during the winter and the glass windows are unique. The flats are more for professional workers.

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Is near the shopping centre.

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If the price of rent includes the insurance cost in case of flooding.

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Good Afternoon Untu,
Thank you very much for leaving us a review, it is lovely to hear you are enjoying the apartment and all local amenities.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

Practical

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Review Date Jun 2019

Love that bills are included . All the amenities came with the flat – dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and cooker.
The lighting is great. First people to move into flat so was fresh.
No concierge which is a shame.

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Dislike that there are no green spaces and some social problems
Like Whitgift shopping centre and the market

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They built a bike shed right outside our flat – reduces privacy.

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Good Afternoon Kemi,
Thank you for leaving us a review, it is lovely to hear you are enjoying the apartment.

Although we do not have concierge on site, your building managers are on site Monday – Saturday to deal with any queries from residents.

Best,
Aimee

Small but perfectly formed

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Review Date Mar 2020

We’ve lived in the building for almost three years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The property managers are great, that’s been a vast improvement. The repair process can be really slow some times.

The flat is quite small but we manage well. I think we will outgrow it when our daughter gets older.

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Croydon is a great place in terms of transport, shopping and socialising

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Parking in Croydon is a nightmare! For guests

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The size! I think we will outgrow it when our daughter gets older.

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Good Morning Kemi,
Thank you very much for leaving us a review, we are glad to hear you have enjoyed your time at Bedford Park.
With regards to maintenance issues, we will continue to work quickly and efficiently to resolve any issues that arise.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

I am happy where I live

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Review Date Apr 2020

Design
Well designed in a great location the only thing i would say is, it get awfully hot in the flat during summer
Facilities
Can not complain the garabage bins sometimes overflows but i suppose thats down to the individual
Building management
They are always on their job, proactive easy to speak to easy to get ahold of as well
Property management
Same as above really any issues thay we have had we havr always resolved in a matter of days

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What i like about the area is the amenties and transport links, what i dislike is occasional anti social behaviour.

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Parking restrictions is frustrating and expensive, i didnt know this prior to moving in

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Change the pipeing so that in summer it does not get so hot

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Good Morning Elio,
Thank you very much for leaving us a review, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your time at Bedford Park.
With regards to the piping, this is certainly something we will look into and hope to have a solution before the summer months.

Best,
5 Bedford Park

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Way of Life is a property management company based in London, UK and founded in 2017. It aims to deliver…
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