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Cane Hill Park, CR5

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3.88 Rating (based on 40 reviews) 40 reviews
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. Read more

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3.43
Facilities
3.9
Design
4.3
Location
3.48
Value
3.03
Management

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Nice area to stay but a hassle to move in

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I purchased my home via David Wilson Homes and have been living in Cane Hill Park for just over two years. Right from the start they pressurised us to get things done within 30 days. There was a time pressure to exchange contracts, which was annoying because it took us time to work things out with our solicitors. They were also quite keen to use their mortgage broker, which we did but I think it would have been quicker and a lot smoother if we had used someone else who we knew.

The timeline for moving in was slightly delayed. We were meant to move in at the end of January, but we didn’t get to move in until April. They did keep us well informed during this time, which was helpful. I think lots of people were slightly put out by this as we all moved in at the same time, but we weren’t too fussed as we didn’t want to move in during winter.

Once we were able to move in, it was a bit of a hassle. There were quite a lot of snags that we identified, and it has taken a while for these to get sorted. There were a number of different issues like various marks on paint work and there was a large water leak from the first floor to the second floor, which they did actually sort out quite promptly. However, we have to chase David Wilson Homes to make sure they are dealing with the smaller issues. I think the management are ok, but there shouldn’t have been this many problems in the first place.

We were able to personalise aspects of our home during the build including choosing our kitchen units and bathroom tiles, but I wish there was more that we were able to personalise. My home is family friendly and spacious for our family. The design is nice for children, which is nice for my new born. I like the garden as well as the three floors, which allows me to host guests.

In the development itself, there is a real sense of community with a nice resident’s association who organise lots of events. In particular, I really enjoy the fitness classes organised for mums around the development. There are lots of green spaces and playgrounds scattered around, which is great as there are lots of young families with children on the site.

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I think the location is the main selling point about the development. Coulsdon South is only an 8-minute walk away with great links into Central London as well as into the countryside, which is great for commuting and travelling at the weekends. It has the best of both worlds.

Coulsdon is a small town however, with only a handful of restaurants and not lots going on. If you want to have more options for shopping, you have to travel a bit further and I do miss some of the outstanding restaurants there are in Central London. Although there is an Aldi supermarket within walkable distance away, which is convenient.

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In hindsight, I wish we used a professional snagging company at the beginning. There we certain little things that we didn’t think to check, like the soil quality in the garden, which has now become bit more of an issue.

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lovely neighbourhood

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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.

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

However, the community can be intrusive at times.

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

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Not bad

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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.

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

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

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Average development

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Generally the area in which I live is quite nice, there is a good green space, nice clean air. There’s not much to dislike, however I feel as though I am not happy with the quality of my build. I thought it would be better than it is.

I have no best feature as I expected my build to be better.

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I like Green space
Clean air
Not much to dislike

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There’s nothing as I already did my research on the area beforehand

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Excellent!

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The development has been astounding since I’ve moved in 4 weeks ago. The atmosphere is lovely with great amounts of outdoor green space, which is perfect for my wife, my kids and I. The area itself is very child friendly and the abundance of recreational spaces are great for raising my child. The only complaint I would have is that the areas in the centre of the development are a bit overcrowded.

One thing I would change is implementing more roads so that it’s a bit more spacious between the houses.

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Green spaces
Child friendly
Recreational spaces
Bit overcrowded
Great transport links

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I wish I had known that some neighbours keep bats in the development.

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Good place to live but building management needs improvement.

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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.

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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

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Nothing

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A lot of natural space

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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.

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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.

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

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Average property

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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.

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Good community
Organises events
Criminals

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

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Quite nice

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The general development is great due to the abundance of green spaces which provide loads of fresh air, creating an amazing environment to raise kids in. The area is also very safe. The flip side of the good factors of this area are the very little services around the location itself.

Considering the amount of council tax that we pay, there needs to be more services such as buses, restaurants etc.

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Lots of green spaces
Lots of fresh air
Safe environment
Very little services however

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I did my research of the area pretty well so there was nothing that I needed to know.

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A nice family area

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It’s quite far from the road and shops so it’s not very convenient. The house has a very modern look, which is nice and doesn’t seem dangerous. It is a quiet area and I enjoy living here with my family.

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The WiFi is sometimes messy when it rains. The area is very nice.

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That it’s so far from buses and general shops so it’s a bit of a walk.

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