Simple Life at Abbotsfield, WA9

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4.40
Facilities
4.53
Design
4.67
Location
4.53
Value
3.93
Management

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Abbotsfield offers a collection of 2, 3 and 4 bed family homes with excellent retail and leisure opportunities nearby.

Also, the train station is a 7 minute walk from the site providing direct services to Liverpool and Manchester. Ravenshead Retail Park is just 6 miles away, with the Sherdley Park nearby too for those who are after a bit of time with nature.

Additionally, Abbotsfield is also in close proximity to several excellent schools. These include Mill Green School, Parish Church of England Primary School, and Allanson Street Primary School.

 

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Fantastic!!!

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Review Date Jul 2021

The properties are all so lovely, you can have a lot of help too with regards to maintaining the property. People are always willing to help you and solve things for you aswell. I have only ever had positive experiences. Overall brilliant and I always recommend

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I love this area a lot, the countryside aspect is beautiful but then you are very close to a town

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

Maybe that I would’ve felt Asif if was my home and not rented

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

Yes, such as the shower being blocked and was immediately responded too

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Love living here

Review Date Jul 2021

I love my home very well insulated in the winter very economical to run , very good lay out of the rooms , front gardens are well maintained, enough parking on drive for 2 cars , the only down side is development is still being done , but work men can start very early in a morning ie 7am which can create a little bit of noise but that is all , the site is always kept clean and tidy

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I have lived here since October and love were we live , wish we had a local little shop on the development, is is a good location for local transportation

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

Wish we had moved here sooner as I didn’t know this site offered affordable living homes

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

Hi when we have a had a couple of snag problems they have been dealt with very quickly

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Enjoying living with Simple life

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The design of the house is lovely, we are a couple with pets who both work long hours as a paramedic and veterinary nurse. We haven’t had to contact the building manager about any issues and we have lived here since November 2020. We were originally buying a new build home but with the pandemic we ended up renting, we really like the Simple Life homes

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

A lot of local supermarkets & restaurants and some local vets including a referral centre as we have pets. We have a driveway so ideal to fit 2 cars on for parking, considering we are on a main road it is not too noisy and we have nice neighbours too.

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

With working over the road wish had known about this development sooner as can now take a nice walk to work

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

We have one problem with small cracks appearing in the property which have been dealt with promptly and a contractor sent round on a day that suited us

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Honest Review

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

Cost of homes are ridiculous for the size. Small properties.

Unfortunately issues with repairs took a long time and over the timescales originally contracted for.

Overall, the estate is lovely. Well maintained with a gardener to do the front lawn every month which is handy.

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

Anti social behaviour is an issue as people try to steal cars repeatedly over the past few weeks. Not Landlords fault or issue.

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

Wasn’t able to view property due to Covid. Not Landlords issue

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

Over their timescales for repairs unfortunately but other repairs have been sorted with ease.

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Very pleased with the development

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

I really like our house. It is beautiful. If there was anything that I am not 100% about (but that’s personal preference) it’s the black and white kitchens. It just doesn’t look nice. I understand the modern design but a wooden work top or non glossy fronts would look much homelier and nicer. Also, the glossy fronts are a pain to clean.
We can’t comment much on building management but so far every time I had a question and contacted simple life I was helped immediately. So thumbs up for that! Also the community engagement with virtual Easter Egg hunts etc is a lovely touch!

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The bin collection is rarely on the agreed upon dates but that is a recent issue I think. Apart from that the location is ace. Shops and town centre are near, we can’t hear the main road and really like the house.
Some neighbors have a tendency to get very loud late at night once In a while and people leave their dogs in the backyards all night which is arguably a horrible thing to do to domesticated breeds but also results in a lot of late night loud barking at the tiniest noise or because they are lonely/hungry/cold.

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

The grass in the backyard still need to settle because it’s so new.

The walls will crack because the entire building still settles

Spiders always find a way in no matter what you so.

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

Swiftly and professionally. Whenever I had a question I got a quick reply.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Abbotsfield review Simple Life Tenant

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The estate is really well kept gardens and driveways all look clean and tidy.
Reporting repairs is really quick and convenient on the portal.
Property management has been poor for us partly because we haven’t really needed to communicate with the management so not sure how things would be dealt with. But also because I have sent a pet application three times now and have had no response other than the first time when another management team were responsible for the properties.

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

I commute to Manchester for work easy access to motorways.
Really good range of shops and supermarkets in walking distance and also short drive away.

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

There isn’t anything the communication before was really good with clear timescales and updates for moving we moved during COVID everything was done through email but we found this really good

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

There’s not really anything I would change about the property we love it and feel at home.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
2
Management
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Abbottsfield

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Review Date Jul 2021

The development is well designed and secure. There are just the house here no additional facilities as yet such as a shop or park which would be beneficial. It has great transport links and other than the noise from the train line is fairly peaceful. Neighbours on the whole are quiet and respectful and there is a good community feel which is made better by the Facebook page some of the residence run. They have put together fun activities for children during Easter and Halloween over lockdown which have been great fun.

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

The development is in a very good location. It is close to motorway transport links and walking distance of the train line that runs between Liverpool and Manchester.
There are many supermarkets nearby but all require a car to get too. It would be handy to have a local shop in close walking distance.

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

Join the Facebook page for the development to get to know people and share tips etc

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

I have only had one issue and it was resolved quickly.

3
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Excellent Development

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Review Date Jul 2021

Lovely houses and a excellent community feel. The houses are finished to a top, high end spec and if anything does go wrong the team are very quick to repair or replace.

The design of the houses can’t be faulted, design hasn’t been sacrificed for price.

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

Fantastic transport links if you are commuting to either Manchester or Liverpool via train. Local links are not as easy to come by, you are best driving. All shops including 2 supermarkets under 5 minuets away via car.

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

The local council are terrible at rubbish collection, buy more bins or be prepared to visit the tip.

What is the best feature of your home:

Skylights in the kitchen bring so much more light in and makes the entire space feel bigger.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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A great place to live.

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Review Date Jul 2021

The houses are well built and any issues we have had have been resolved straight away, we had a couple of snag issues when we first moved in which is to be expected when you move into a new build property but these were dealt with in a timely Manor and the building workers are always helpful and friendly.

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

Abbotsfield is close to all local transport links there is a train station 2 minutes walk away and the estate is situated close to the m62 motorway, the estate has a good feel about it and everyone is very helpful we arrange activities for the children for special holidays and it really is just a nice place to live, we live over the road from a big field so it is perfect for walks with the kids or dogs. Our street is very quiet and everyone is really friendly it was the best decision we ever made to move here.

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

Join the abbotsfield Facebook page it’s full of friendly people from the estate

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

The main bathroom hasn’t got a window and ventilation is rather poor

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Great House and Great Design.

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Review Date Jul 2021

Perfect design for my small family. Management are always willing to help. Requests for repairs can sometimes take a little longer than desired. Garden is also poor it is slanted downwards and people before had dogs so there is lots of missing grass. The front of the house is lovely with the bushes and path sustainable.

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

Very quiet area, everyone is friendly. Parking could be a little better however the drive is okay for this. No traffic noise.

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

The garden was not too a great standard.

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

More parking spaces for visitors, they have to park on the road which can sometimes block the facing house getting to their drive.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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Great development and management.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The house is well built. Very well designed. It is isolated well and it means it is really quiet. We do not hear our neighbors. The house was built as a high grade property and we had a chance to create our home and feel safe. The bathroom, the shower and loo are well designed, modest and practical. Additional bathroom with a shower made our family life more smoothly in the mornings. The kitchen and dining area provide good space for family life. the living room is quite big.

Communication channels with the management are very good: phone, email, app, post. If I experience any issue I can address it immediately and I am heard. The problems are solved.

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

Near the house there are some local shops. About 10 minutes by car there are some retail parks with good range of shops. The are is quite suburban but we do not mind it at all. I know there are buses here and train station is literally around the corner. There is massive space to walk. Near the estate there are fields and some great parks where children can play and walk around. The parking space before the house allows two car to be parked. Bin collection is according to the schedule, if there are delays, they are no longer that one day. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. The neighbors are nice and well mannered. The street is clean, no litter. We cannot hear street traffic, only trains, but there are not a problem to us. We feel safe. No complains regarding antisocial behaviors.

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

It is a quiet place. To the city center is about 10 minutes by car. The school are great. The teachers represent very personal approach to the students and they are very understanding.

What is the best feature of your home:

Well built modern house: every detail of the construction was well done. Quiet.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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