Cane Hill Park, CR5

Cane Hill Park, CR5

Barratt Homes
Ranked 11th out of 29 in South London

Rating Details

3.88 (based on 45 reviews) 3.88 (45 reviews)

Excellent

22%

Very Good

62%

Average

11%

Disappointing

2%

Very Poor

2%

Category Scores

3.40
Facilities
3.91
Design
4.31
Location
3.49
Value
3.00
Management

Cane Hill Park is a residential development by Barratt Southern Counties located in Coulsdon. The development features a range of one to five-bedroom apartments only a short walk from Coulsdon South station, with trains serving directly into Central London in 27 minutes.

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Cane Hill Park, Coulsdon

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

Cane Hill Park is a very nice development. It is a large development and the design of the houses is modern with a lot of houses being over three floors and all houses having solar panels.

The development is generally well looked after although it has taken a while for some ongoing maintenance issues on the development to be rectified. There are a number of playgrounds, a trim trail and a small woodland area with good pathways linking the various parts of the development.

There is a Residents Association which keeps residents up to date on issues relating to the development and also helps represent residents when dealing with the estate management company.

A bus route has recently started which runs along the main road through the development. The bus route goes through Coulsdon town centre which is useful for shops (as there are no commercial shops in Cane Hill) and connecting to other bus routes or getting to the train stations.

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Cane Hill Park is a very nice area to live. The area generally feels very safe and there is a strong sense of community here.
There are a lot of young couples and families living here and there are a number of playgrounds and open spaces for people to enjoy. There are a number of other bigger park spaces nearby which are a short walk from Cane Hill.
A bus service has recently started which connects Cane Hill Park to Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon.
There is a local farm with a shop that sells a small number of items such as eggs and potatoes. It is only a short walk into Coulsdon where there are a number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the local high street.

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

We wish we had known more about the annual estate maintenance charges and what these covered.

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

We have not yet had to raise any issues directly to the estate management company.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Convenient and friendly

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Review Date Aug 2019

I’m not too pleased with the build as there are multiple problems and the development is too cramped. It’s great to be so easily connected to London and Brighton however it means the prices are naturally higher.

The building manager who does the responding is great but the contractors aren’t great.

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

I like that its a ten minute walk to train station.

i dont like the amount of houses

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

I wish I’d have known about the poor building techniques used.

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

The woman who does the responding is great but the contractors arent great

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Great development with some bad traits.

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Review Date Aug 2019

The kitchen is good and is a real family area.

Bedrooms are a good space for children.

Could be bigger and more open planned, should have made much for of the space.

Furthermore, the developments that have the lounge room on the middle floor are so poorly designed – they try to make up with a balcony which doesn’t have an ounce of privacy. The kitchens should be dual use as a kitchen / diner.

I would like to add an extension but it is not possible for the house!

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

It’s green and it’s quiet.

However it can be too quiet at times, which is annoying especially in terms of no nearby shops or things to do for the children. The woodlands is quite nice and very rare for London.

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

The bins don’t get collected enough, fortnightly system should be adapted for this development.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

Extension would be good but it is not possible for the house!

4
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Good for young families

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Review Date Aug 2019

There are large bedrooms in the house.

Kitchen is a good use of space as it is the home of the house.

A lot of our utilities have not worked – which is a worry as we have only recently moved in. This needs to be sorted soon.

I wouldn’t add anything, in a very nice area and it is such a rarity to find a space with so much green – it does not feel like you’re in London.

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

Good for children growing up but there isn’t a lot going on.

Young families are around which is good for looking after each other.

Heavy traffic

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

A shared issue for the whole development is the bin cycle – once every two weeks is not enough and is a real issue.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

Nothing that we would add, in a very nice area and it is such a rarity to find a space with so much green – it does not feel like you’re in London.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
2
Value
4
Management
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Not bad

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Review Date Aug 2019

People park a lot down the road, there should be double yellow lines to stop everyone from parking. The are is very green, nice and very safe. They’ve been some security incidents in the past and there’s a neighbourhood watch, but more could be done.

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

Next to building site and the road near is a bit dangerous.

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

We knew everything before we moved in apart from the things mentioned.

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

Some internal things. But otherwise wouldn’t change anything.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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lovely neighbourhood

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Review Date Aug 2019

The garden is really nice and adds value to the property.

Design isnt good, lounge is on middle floor is a very bad design idea. not ideal.

It would be far better if it was wider instead of so high up.

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

respectful neighbourhood that really do care, sense of security comes with it!

However, the community can be intrusive at times.

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

Theres nothing i can think of at the minute, we researched a lot

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

As ive said id like the design to be amended to accomodate

5
Facilities
1
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Average property

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Review Date Aug 2019

The community around this development is very good; there are often many community organised events that are child friendly. The major downside of this property is the potential criminal activity going on around the area; I have seen some dodgy people around the area sometimes at night.

The location of the development is really good as it’s near good schools and good transport links.

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

Good community
Organises events
Criminals

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

I wish I had known that the sound proofing of the house is not good.

Why did you choose this development:

The location of the development is really good as it’s near good schools and good transport links.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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A lot of natural space

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Review Date Aug 2019

I like how the colour scheme of my development is consistent in its design, layout and maintenance, which helps show sustainability and housing improvement within the area.

There is not enough facilities in the area such as local shopping centres, cinemas and gyms, which is a shame as we feel deprived of facilities.

The living room windows are cool as it gives us a beautiful view of the other developments and area.

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

There is a lot of natural space within the park area, its quiet and well connected to central london, which makes it very handy for my family and I to travel around.

There are not many shops inside our development which is a shame as we cannot buy things in a short amount of time when needed.

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

I didn’t expect the house to look like it did after completition and was expecting the developer to give us a preview beforehand.

What is the best feature of your home:

The living room windows are cool as it gives us a beautiful view of the other developments and area.

1
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
2
Value
3
Management
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Good place to live but building management needs improvement.

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Review Date Aug 2019

Nice and spacious easy to furnish and friendly to children. The heating isn’t needed all year round also which saves money. Parking for visitors isn’t the best but for me personally It’s decent. We have had problems with hot water and that took a bit of a while with the developers to sort out.

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

Shops and transport is quite far and a car becomes a necessity in the area. Neighbours are nice and welcoming to the area on the positive side

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

Nothing

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

Not much perfectly happily with the facilities inside the development

5
Facilities
3
Design
2
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Nice place to live but area is changing slightly.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The design is really nice and there are many windows that allow air to come in and out. It is also spacious for me and my partner and my grandkids and so can come in and have enough space to play. The area is nice quiet and peaceful at all times of the day and at night as well.

I would like a bigger garden but I don’t mind the size it is now.

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

Nice residential area with a lot of greenery in the area. There is an increasing rate of crime which is disappointing.

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

Nothing

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

I would like a bigger garden but I don’t mind the size it is now

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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