Berkshire House, SL6

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Essential Living
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4.50
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4.60
Design
4.62
Location
4.04
Value
4.60
Management

Berkshire House is a Build to Rent development managed by Essential Living. There are 68 apartments, and these are a range of studios as well as one and two-bedroom apartments. Additionally, Berkshire House has a central location on Maidenhead High Street. Therefore, it is close to Maidenhead station and a short drive from the historical town of Windsor, which hugs the River Thames.

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Outstanding management with spectacular skyline view

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Review Date Aug 2021

The security is great with multiple doors secured by passcodes. Although postmen put parcels on the ground of the lobby at times, staff will collect parcels and place them neatly in the parcel room for residents to collect. There are plenty of hand cleansing machines, so I’m happy that the building is kept clean and hygienic.

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The Berkshire House is very near to the train station (just 5 mins of walk). The management here is brilliant, with a tidy parcel room and public bin area. Residents can enjoy skyline view of Maidenhead at the shared room – the highest floor of this House – for free with great privacy.

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

The shared room – it’s rare to have a open area with private study room. Good for students or workers who need private area while working from home.

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

Not applicable. The management is great here, satisfactory.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Nice place to work from

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

The development is very well kept, services do work perfectly (especially Wi-Fi and Internet connection for me fundamental for working from home).
Also the single apartments are very well maintained also if new curtains are needed because full of spot of don’t know what. The only negative side is the temperature: I have been at 12th floor and the temperature is quite high inside the apartment. Probably Airco would help a lot.

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

Maidenhead is basically dead in the center. The nicest attractions are outside the city center but the big advantage is to be 5 minutes walking from train station. With minutes by train or car possible to join nicer towns like Marlow.

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

I was expecting what I found so I don’t have anything I had to know in advance. Maybe something more about the town, really really too quite.

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

No one was at home when I arrived to open the building’s door, but after a call in 5 minutes someone arrived.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Renting made easy

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

Living at BH is great if you don’t mind paying a little premium in order to have a stress-free experience of renting. The apartments are stylish, the common areas are well kept and clean, and the staff are really friendly. The only downside is the flats can get really hot during the summer, especially if facing south or west. If there was aircon to the flats, it really would be the perfect place to be!

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Less than a minute’s walk to shops on the high street which is really convenient. The station is a short 7 minute walk with fast trains into London. Even thought it’s right in the middle of town, it’s not too noisy at night.

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

How hot it gets in the summer. There are aircon units in the communal areas so I don’t see why they can’t fit some in the flats as well. All flats have balconies where the exhaust fan could be placed, so it’s not like the infrastructure doesn’t allow for aircon to be fitted.

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

I had an issue with a smart device which wouldn’t connect to the WiFi and it was resolved by management within a matter of days.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Amazing

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

The development of the properties is amazing, everything is modern and clean. The apartment themselves are fresh and always clean and love that you still get parking in the apartments as most of the place in central have a hard time finding any kind of parking

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

Me and my partner have moved to central Maidenhead last year and we both love living right in the central

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

The only thing I would wish I knew before moving is about no break clause in the contract

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

We have moved in last year and we still have not issues

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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An easy and convenient place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

Berkshire House is modern, convenient and well designed. The fact that even a studio flat has a dishwasher is really nice convenience and if anything is broken it will be quickly repaired or replaced without any questions. The main advantage is that all bills are included which makes the whole rental process simple and easy.

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Maidenhead offered a wide selection of restaurants and shops but the real benefit is that Berkshire House is close to the station with frequent and fast trains into both Reading and London. The development is within a couple of minutes walking distance of at least 3 supermarkets and there are several Michelin star restaurants within a 10 minute drive.

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

West facing flats can get quite warm in summer so a fan is essential.

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

The chain on my blind came off and it was replaced without any questions or me having to be there.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Superb place to live in, central location and great community!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

The building’s design is just superb. It is modern, simple and has all the amenities and facilities one could possibly need! It is always clean and it honestly is a great place to come home to. Regarding the building and property management, the resident’s team is really friendly and quick at dealing with issues. Personally, I had a few issues when I moved in, with some things needing replacement or fixing, and they solved it straight away! It honestly exceeded my expectations.

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

Berkshire House is conveniently located right at the center of town, which is great for transport links (around a 5-7 minute walk from the station) and shops, with supermarkets and high street shops just a step away! Although it is in the center of town, it is not noisy and it is a very peaceful area. Everyone in the building is really friendly and there really is a sense of community!

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

I wish I had known how many facilities there were! Bike storage, parking… Although I was aware, it really has everything one would need. And also, the internet works amazingly! It is great to not have to worry about broadband and setting up a contract, the internet speed and availability is great.

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

Really quickly and efficiently! Even at the most inconvenient times, the team always was there to support and help out with any issues.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Happy residents – 4th year and counting.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

Good building design, great people. Enjoying the common area. I have been a resident of this building for over 3 years. No issues with maintenance and response time is very quick when it comes to issue resolution. A satisfied tenant.

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

Parking could be improved but overall satisfied with amenities around us.

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

The heat can get a bit extreme on the side I am facing. Might have considered the other direction (1 Bed flat)

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

Immediately! We have had no problems with issue resolution time.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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A perfect place to live.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The building is not easy to miss! The design is great and thought-through, both interior and exterior designs are great and stylish. The management regularly hosts events for residents, presents the gifts and also supports local businesses. A great place to live.

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

Located right in the middle of the high street.
Within 3 min walk you can get to M&S, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, H&M
Within 5 min walk you can get to Sainsbury’s, Wetherspoons.
Within 10 min walk you can get to Maidenhead train station and lots of local pubs and restaurants.

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

1. It’s really close to EVERYTHING: on the one hand, you can get to Central London in under 30 min, on the other hand – you can explore lovely neighbourging areas: Marlow, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames…
2. You can visit Windsor Castle free of charge as a RBWM resident, which is a nice perk.
3. Maidenhead library is great and of course it’s very close to Berkshire House.

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

The response was always immedate, I felt that my issues were dealt with with great professionalism.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Continued to be the best experience 3 years on

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

The location is still the best in Maidenhead and Danny is quick and helpful with mataince issues. The only thing that is slightly problematic is how hot it is the building during summer, but getting an aircon unit has fixed that!

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

Still in Berkshire House after 3 years and it gets better year on year. From the lockdown classes and virtual events through to the little touches from the management team throughout the year. They were also super helpful during covid which is rare for landlords!

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

The heat in the summer

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

Yes, washing machine, fridge and oven broke in last year. All replaced within a day!

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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A really great place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

I really enjoy living here. Great location, cheaper than London, high standards, clean and very nicely designed. The management team is really great. The apartment where I live is small but very cosy and pretty. The only thing I don’t enjoy is that it is extremely dry but I guess it is better than struggling with fungus.

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

The area is really convenient:
-lots of shops around
-train station very close
-lots of cafes around

The only thing I don’t enjoy is that because of the central location, it might get loud at night because of people partying.

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

How dry it is – it is both an advantage in a humid country like England but also a disadvantage for a person like me with skin problems

What is the best feature of your home:

The location and modern design. It is a really convenient place for a person like me (living alone, working from home, going to London quite often on weekends (well not during the pandemic).

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

Thank you for the great review 😊

Andy made our move and our home feel like home

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

The building is spotless. It makes you feel at home as soon as you enter, all tenants we have met so far are friendly. On our moving day, Andy was absolutely brilliant throughout by explaining everything we needed to know about our move and the building, as well as being so kind and making us feel relaxed on what could have been a very stressful day. He has responded to our inventory very quickly which is great service and he is a big reason in why we feel so safe and happy living at Berkshire House.

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

Working in Maidenhead makes this the perfect location for us. The vicinity of the shopping centre is also a huge bonus. The train station is nearby and the transport links are great.

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

We were unable to see our flat due to the lockdown restrictions so we were very nervous to see our flat for the first time. It was the best surprise to see that our flat was everything and more that we wanted, we have settled in and are so pleased to call Berkshire House, home.

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

As mentioned earlier in this review, Andy George has been excellent in dealing with any requests we had and responding to issues very quickly which has made us feel at ease and in very safe hands.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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Thank you for the 5 star review. We are so glad you have settled in well and enjoying your new home. Andy really is a star!

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Facilities

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

Concierge

Concierge

Lounge

Lounge

Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Private Dining

Private Dining

Resident Events

Resident Events

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Service

Service

WiFi Included

WiFi Included

Location

Essential Living
Number of developments 4

4.58

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