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Drayton Garden Village, UB7

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Area guide to West London
4.16 Rating (based on 26 reviews) 26 reviews

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Drayton Garden Village is a large, mixed-use development with 775 residential units with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studios as well as a range of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments. The development is only a 5-minute walk away from Stockley Park Recreation Grounds and a 17-minute walk away from West Drayton station, which has links to GWR services. Read more

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4.12
Facilities
4.38
Design
4.04
Location
3.88
Value
3.96
Management

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Decent areas

Verified Resident

I was a looking for a one bedroom flat in a very specific area and had a few friends that were living here so decided to buy in one of the new phases. The sales team at Bellway Homes were very good, answered all my questions and the purchasing experience was very easy – however once the booking fee and contract were exchanged it deteriorated.

The flat I chose was listed as a disabled flat, I didn’t need a disabled space but liked that the bathroom was a more generous space but it didn’t come with a shower and the developer said they wouldn’t put one in – we went back and forth and eventually they did. Another example was requesting wooden floors instead of carpet and in the end I was allowed but had to pay a lot more. The kitchen was standard and I wanted white and a few small tiny things changed but they wouldn’t allow this.

The timeline was as promised and the after sales lady from Bellway Homes was lovely and handled everything well and quickly as well as explaining how everything worked. We had two small issues when we moved in – the first was that the extractor in the bathroom was really noisy and the second was a leak from the sink, both were quickly fixed.

After the initial move in the management was handed over to a company called Ringleys. They have promised lots of things that they haven’t done, the main one being CCTV cameras which the residents wanted as mail was going missing and this hasn’t been delivered. From speaking to other people there seems to be no good management companies in the UK. When the service charges were due to be paid and people then looked into what was promised and what was delivered there were lots of complaints. I actually don’t think they are too bad as they cut the grass, clean the windows and the inside of the buildings. They do a decent job for what we pay. If something needs fixing owners expect it to be done immediately but it does get done even if it takes a while. The main issues are the lack of cctv, issues with parcels and where they can be stored and garbage getting left out. We don’t have a concierge service.

My flat was delivered as promised and as advertised, no issues and everything covered by warranty. The wow factor for me and the biggest reason we bought was the open plan kitchen which makes the living area seem so much bigger. The reason we bought new build was because the bedrooms and storage is so much better and bigger than older houses.

We have no issues with noise and the walls are well insulated – we have an owners group and we communicate well and let each other know if we are planning to have a party or anything going on but even with the doors closed you can’t hear anything. There is a decent community here and dominated by South East Asians and Eastern Europeans, we all get along and help each other out when we need something. There seems to be a lot of people like us – younger generation of first time home buyers who have put all their savings down to buy.

If we move it will be to get more space as we are in a one bed flat and I would look to buy within the development but I would prefer to buy through another developer. I believe there is no perfect developer and would now be mentally prepared for the process of buying. I have been looking in Uxbridge and would now read reviews of what other residents are saying before I buy again.

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There is very little around but it is a good commuter town as we can get to London in 20 minutes and most people I know working in London. There are a few restaurants and pubs and it ticks all the boxes but there are not a wide group of things here. One big incident was when the Sainsbury cash machine was bombed to get the money but bar that incident it is a safe area. There are kids and teenagers loitering around which some residents complain about but I think it is just kids being kids and not a big issue.

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I wish to have known That the crossrail is delayed.

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Safe friendly neighbourhood

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Issues of hot water supply
Short fence was an issue at first, lack privacy … but new fence sorts that issue. Neighbours dog used to be able to grt over.
Plenty of space. Well designed, and not issues with repairs or maintenence.

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Lots of construction and roadworks are very common.
Well connected, with lots of services and facilities.
Quiet where I am.

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The problems with hot water… recently had 10 days without hot water due to repair work…

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Living experience

We moved two weeks ago in this area. I can say that it is nice in general but i thought it would have been more quiet, actually you can hear the cars on the street. My favourite room in the flat is the living room because of the balcony.

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It is nice to have a walk… but the area is not quse the as I expected

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It is not not very quiet you can hear the cars on the street

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Family friendly area

Space is okay, enough storage. Good lighting. Warm and quiet. Safe neighbour. No garden, but not am issue. Work locally and so its an easy commute, bus stop is very close only 5 mins.
Sometimes the trains can be a little noisy, not distruptive though.

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Little too far to the station aamd supermarket, around 20 mins. Clean amd tidy communal areas.

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Like the family focused community. People willing to help each other.

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Nice and safe community area

Very good condition. Two bedroom flat is spacious. Easy commute to the airport, simple bus route. 25 min public transport to heathrow. No noise pollution from the airport.
Some issues water supple due to repair, but overall all fine. Nice to have a shared garden space. Good storage space inside too.

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Well lit up at night, very safe oversll. Happy for kids to play around im the shared green areas. Havent heard of anythimg unsafe. Cctv cameras help with feeling safe. Clean area and well maintained.

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More visitor parking. Very limited and fines are common.

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Safe quiet clean environment

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Rooms could be a little larger, but all fine really. Warm and quiet inside. Maintenence is all good, but getting increasinly expensive, have to pay whatever they request. Nice community, amd all friendly. Community hall down the road which you can rent out, amd with strict timetable so no late night noise.

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Child friendly place. Primary schools down the road, walking distance. Well connected. Well serviced with shops and transport. 10 to 15 min walk to the train station.

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Wish it had a fixed service charge. The increasing cost is troublesome and difficult to predict. Very little warning of cost changes…

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Green friendly environment

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Nice and spacious. Nice large garden, and a shed was included. Managed to extend the garden luckily.
Not enough parking. Only one permit per property, and so easy to pick up a parking ticket..
Fairly quiet, except round the communal areas… but thats okay

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Bit far from everything… being the outskirts of london
Looks very nice, not rough.

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Lack of parking, with expensive fines. They are very strict with it now

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Landlord gives good service

It’s a nice community for raisinglass children, it is SAFE and secure for immigrants to live here, and Also there are no disputes with the landlord or fellow tenants, I also like how convenient the sainsbury is

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Don’t have any dislikes

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There is nothing I wish I had known

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Very good and easy commute

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Very good connection to the train station and airport. Very good community feel, people communicate well with each other amd willing to help out everywhere. Working together.
Good restaurants for delivery food.

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Can feel unsafe, recent robbery and intimidating groups, sometimes coming into shared buildings. However, recently installed cctv and night security guard patrolling (although havent seen one yet). Sometimes groups of youths drinking in the parks at night.

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All very good, area is much better than other nesrby developments, exept for these security issues…

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Drayton Village

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Good place for living with kids adequate infrastructure facilities with twin playgrounds. good connectivity with stockleypark and major roads like M4. Sainsbury and tesco form the major supermarkets around this area.

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Good place well linkeducated and served. Not safe everyday

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I get Infos before to move, my community helped me to figure out what I needed to know.

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