Berkshire House, SL6
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Berkshire House, SL6

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4.44 Rating (based on 16 reviews) 16 reviews

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Berkshire House is a Build to Rent development managed by Essential Living, with 68 units made up of studios and one and two-bedroom apartments. Berkshire House has a central location on Maidenhead High Street, close to Maidenhead station and a short drive from the historical town of Windsor, which hugs the River Thames. Read more

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4.69
Design
4.69
Location
4.25
Value
4.56
Management

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Style and comfort

Verified Resident

Living at Berkshire House is great – amazing stylish place to socialise with friends or other residents thanks to the spacious communal space on the top floor. The thing I like the most about this is the fact that although my partner and I live in a studio, we feel like there is so much more to it than just a few squared meters, thanks to these spaces which make the place so special. The building and facilities are very well looked after and they are very user friendly – they are always clean and scented with very welcoming smells. Another great thing is having a person of contact on site who can help with any issues or assist with manual tasks such as drilling the walls and so forth (special shout out to Andy!) So far, it has been great fun living at Berkshire House.

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The location is great, with a few steps access to the High Street. The M4 is a 5 min driveaway and you can get from Berkshire House to London Paddington within 25 min (19 min on the fast train!)

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There is no air conditioning system in the flats, so it gets VERY hot in the summer, especially if the flat is facing west and gets sun in the afternoons… It really should have been thought through as some days it became unbearable.

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Hi Mireia,
Thank you for the review. Andy is delighted with his shout out! Glad you’re loving living with us ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you and your partner at the next resident event ๐Ÿ™‚

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Probably the best apartments in Maidenhead.

Verified Resident

Amazing place to live. Would highly recommend anyone looking to rent in Maidenhead.. Iโ€™d say probably the best apartments in Maidenhead and views that no other building can offer by far!!

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Nothing to dislike. !

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Do not view or book through an estate agent
Go direct to Essential Living! The experience is far better.

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Hi Raj,
Thanks for the 5*, we really appreciate it! so glad you love Berkshire House ๐Ÿ™‚

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Great place to live

Verified Resident

Nice place to live, located in the very heart of Maidenhead. Very close to the main shops and the railway station. The flats and the furniture are brand new. The residents team is very helpful, too.

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Nice area. M&S, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburyโ€™s are in 5-minute walking distance. a couple of nice pubs nearby.

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A few amount of available parking spaces.

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Hi Ekaterina, really glad you’re enjoying your time at Berkshire House. Thank you for reviewing us ๐Ÿ™‚

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Indeed Future of Renting!

Verified Resident

The experience of renting is indeed futuristic. With the 14th floor community center we were able to accommodate guest as well as have our own private space on the 5th floor. The service team is prompt and always ready to help for any concerns that need to be resolved. Would have loved to have an indoor gym area would be handy for the winters.

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Maidenhead is quite good in terms accessiblity however the distance to centeral London is quite a pain if itโ€™s off peak hours the journey just takes so much longer.

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Please check on smoking and non smoking policy before renting as passive smoking can impact you if your next door neighbor doesnโ€™t imply to rules and regulations.

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Hi Lo, Thank you for your review ๐Ÿ™‚

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First time renters

Verified Resident

We enjoy living at Berkshire House as it is very convenient. The road itself is unfortunately very noisy at all time of the night and early morning. Having spent an extremely hot summer here we would have liked air con as living and sleeping was very difficult especially when the apartment temperature rose to 34 degrees. As the apartments have been designed so well it was ashame that they never spent a bit more to put air con in as it would have made our first summer here a tad more bearable.

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The location is very convenient for shops and the train station. The down side is the road is very very noisy.

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The fridge in the studio is extremely small with hardly any freezer space, this is a real issue for my wife and I.

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Hi Shaun,
Thanks for the review, hope you see you at another resident event soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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From B!tch Cave to Martini Mansion

Verified Resident

I love the atmosphere of Berkshire House and the sense of community that has developed with the other resident. The central location is fantastic but presents problems, parking is limited and very expensive. Plus traffic and extremely early morning deliveries to surrounding shops mean there is constant noise – during Summer you could either be awake because of the noise or the heat depending on if you opened the windows. The design of the building overall is fantastic, and I love the design of my apartment- built in wardrobes and the gorgeous Jack & Jill bathroom being two of the highlights. There are a few areas where it’s apparent corners have been cut in the decorating / installation of the kitchen & bathroom etc. which is a shame but does not detract from the overall effect on first glance.
No home is perfect but Berkshire House & the staff from Essential Living that run it does come close.

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Maidenhead is in a period of change so there are a lot of shops closing down but hopefully better ones on the way

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How difficult/ expensive parking would be.

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Hi Rachel, thank you for your kind review ๐Ÿ™‚

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Great experience, best rental to date and I’ve done my fair share

Verified Resident

High quality design and finished new build with a great community. Residents include a mix of all ages and it’s really easy to socialize and meet new people. The management team go above and beyond to help and make life admin seriously easy allowing you to enjoy other things! Location is bang on the doorstep of everything and value for money is good. The only add on that would make it perfect is the addition of a gym.

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Bang in the middle of town making it quick and easy for everything you need. Quick walk to the station, Ubers are accessible and it’s quick to get back into London or go to Reading which you can go to most places in the UK from.

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WiFi being included and bills being a set value is amazing. Council tax is a pain to set up as it’s a new build and the local council are slow, but Berkshire House are helpful with the advance information and set up for this.

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Hey Lucy, wow what an amazing reveiw! So happy to hear you are enjoying your time at Berkshire House ๐Ÿ™‚

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Compared with my last landlord I am having a great experience so far Primarily down to Andy and his team

Verified Resident

The facility is excellently run by Andy and his team. The feel of berkshire house is friendly, proffesional and yet very warm. Its location on the high street adds to its community spirit and overall I feel at home living in it.

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Late at night, there is sometimes quite a lot of Noise and people liotering around on the weekends. I wish I had known this before moving in. That would have been a good opportunity to talk about it.

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Manager Response

Hey Alex, Thank you for the review, Andy and Oxana really appreciate your kind words about Berkshire House. Hope to see you at a resident event soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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A step up from student housing

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I do love living in Berkshire house, however taking the trash down is really annoying and could have been avoided by the installation of waste chutes. I feel there should also be more social arrangements.

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Location is great – parking is an absolute nightmare

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The parking issues! And how much of a pain taking the rubbish down in the lift is

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Thank you very much for the review and glad you love living at Berkshire house.

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Amazing

Verified Resident

Very nice and ready to help management team. High quality facilities and design. Good position in town. Very happy to live in Berkshire House.

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I like everything

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Pet friendly for all floors..

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Hi Alex, What an amazing picture!!! Thank you for the review ๐Ÿ™‚

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