Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23

Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23

By
Crest Nicholson
3.96 (23 reviews) 3.96 (23 reviews)
Homeviews Logo Homeviews Logo
Transparency Rating: Adequate
This development has an adequate number of verified resident reviews written in the last 12 months.
Homeviews Logo
Transparency

Category Scores

3.74
Facilities
3.87
Design
4.35
Location
3.74
Value
3.30
Management

Excellent

22%

Very Good

61%

Average

17%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Reviews

Write a ReviewUpload Photos

A perfect family location to call home

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Houlton itself is a great development. We currently rent with Crest and are purchasing with Morris as we prefer the build style and location. Since moving here, there have been some changes for the worst, with modular homes being built towards the front which are not in keeping with the other builders and stand out. We love visiting the tuning fork, the school is ideally located and our eldest is fortunate to have received a place in the secondary school ready for opening. Any new build estate has challenges and sometimes it gets muddy, but they do try to keep on top of it. We have had little to do with the property management side as tenants we don’t do so however have signed up to the guidelines for our new home. There are some challenges and teething problems but ultimately most get resolved. The gardens are a challenge whichever builder as the land is full of clay so our garden becomes water logged throughout winter. Overall, we are so proud to live in an amazing new area and can’t wait to spend a long time here with our family.

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

Having rented on Houlton for 2 years, relocating 120 miles, we have now purchased our home here to be built late summer 2021. We were attracted to It immediately. We needed somewhere central as we both work in supply chain, we needed a primary school for immediate use with future need of a secondary and the primary school, St Gabriel’s is brilliant. We have huge open spaces along with cycling and walking paths. Transport links to London and other major cities are really good but to get from here to Rugby can be challenging as we still don’t have a bus route. Our road is great, neighbours lovely with minimal noise. Bin collections are alternate weeks and a great bin cleaning service follows! The challenge is the local park whilst for for Houlton, attracted lots of non residents during lock down. This was tough as we were trying to obey the rules of only walking to parks but with others driving left us without a park to use with the children as it was far too busy. The positive is this shows people love our area

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

How lovely everybody is locally and how friendly they are.

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

We haven’t raised any issues with them due to renting

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

One of the best in Rugby

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Design – Amazing. I haven’t seen any other design like crest Nicholson. Huge windows which provide ample light and air. The design of the houses are quite modern and none in the area has this kind of design. You will be amazed by that.
Facilities – All good. Fibre to home with speeds reaching to 300 Mbps. Local shops coming up. Already have a very good restaurant called Tunning Fork which has some amazing cakes and eating options.
Building management – Crest Nicholson as I have seen takes good care of their customers. We had very nice experience with them and all our issues were sorted too.
Property management – Good, roads are clean. Well managed by PRim agency.

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

Local amenities – A big cooperative under development. Local gym coming up by 2022. Lots of open space and green around the whole development. You can even see some wild rabbits running around.
Transport – Transport you will need your car since it’s a new development and far from city. Soon a railway station is coming up. As of now houtlon link road provides connectivity to the rugby railway station and city centre which is very very convenient.
Roads – Since it’s a new development roads are not fully done. this is ok as of now but soon must be done by the council.
Park – good park for children. Have seen people coming from nearby area to houlton to enjoy the parks.

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

Internal road work still is not done. This is the council’s responsibility but the developer can push the council to speed it up.

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

I would like a loft space to be converted to a room. that will be nice.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Happy in Houlton

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

We live in the Crest Nicholson area of Houlton and have had very few issues with the build of our house. Crest offer a slightly more modern finish on the overall style of homes and the process to manage any issues or faults is straightforward and usually a quick process. In terms of facilities within the immediate vicinity, my family often use the nature walks, park and we like to go to the Tuning Fork.

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

Houlton is a lovely area with a nice community feel. There is lots of green space within Houlton and even more open space within a short walk of Houlton. I find my street is very friendly with neighbours helping each other out where possible. Great place to bring up a young family.

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

We have bought a few new builds now so there wasn’t really anything that we didn’t expect.

What is the best feature of your home:

We really like the position of our home, we look out on to one of the nature walks and have no through traffic. We have lovely neighbours in our street which adds to the community feel.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Lovely place to live with great developers

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

I have a great spacious three bedroom house. My garden is also a great size as the same size as my downstairs floor plan. We even have a drive that can hold three cars. I love that the fixtures are high end and a great quality. We had had some snaps but everything has been fixed quickly and efficiently.

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

It’s a lovely location with a great community vibe. I love the mix of people that live here and all that they bring to the area. I wish some people would take time to understand neighbourboods take time to build up

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

That you will be joining a new a fledging community that will take time to bound and grow…make sure you reach out to neighbours.

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

Quickly and efficiently. They have closed all our snags and supported out of hours

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

A beautiful place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Needed to consider facilities ahead of the curve like the coop and a second park as it get way too busy. The property management team do not appear to do what they say. Always lots of rubbish around and need to think how they best use the time.

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

Beautiful area with lots of green areas and walking paths. Bins do not get amptied enough and not positioned well for dog walkers.

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

Which roads will be main roads and used as rat runs….

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

Garden – needs a layer of clay removing and turfing correctly!

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
2
Management
User submitted image of  Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

These reviews are the subjective opinion of a HomeViews member and not of HomeViews

Resident photos

User submitted image of Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23
User submitted image of Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23
User submitted image of Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23
User submitted image of Crest Nicholson at Houlton, CV23

Location

Number of developments 27

4.10

Average rating based on 303 reviews

View company