Gatesby View, DY6

Gatesby View, DY6

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Taylor Wimpey
3.60 (3 reviews) 3.60 (3 reviews)
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4.00
Facilities
3.33
Design
3.67
Location
4.00
Value
2.67
Management

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Average

33%

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Good for families

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Catesby View is a pleasant development with decent sized starter homes and more. We have no experience of the management company as we’ve had no communication from them in the 16 months since we moved in. The site manager has always been helpful when you get to speak to him in person but snagging issues have been difficult to resolve during the pandemic.

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

Within walking distance of a Sainsbury’s Local, The Forge pub and a chip shop. Morrison’s supermarket is a short drive away and there are good local bus services to Merryhill shopping centre with lots of good quality shops and places to eat. Homes all have drives for parking 2 cars. There are regular weekly bin collections and recycling is collected every other week. We don’t need schools but there are at least two in the locality. Easy access to Russell’s Hall hospital if required too.

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

We found the garden had very little actual topsoil added, the grass had been laid on clay so is steeply sloping and boggy. Suggest the buyer checks out the rear garden carefully!

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

Some issues have been resolved quickly eg the bannister came loose! However, 16 months on we are still waiting for an internal door to be replaced as it was warped and doesn’t close properly.

4
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
4
Value
1
Management
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Great house and area

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Good open kitchen-diner space, spacious hallway, good sized living room and study space, great on storage spaces downstairs.

Upstairs have 3 good sized bedroom, bedroom 4 and main bathroom is quite small, but good sized en-suite, and spacious landing.

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

Good range of shops, schools and restaurants, nearby park, bus transport links, quiet area, no noise

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

We did not get to choose any options for our new house.

What is the best feature of your home:

Good storage space in kitchen, spacious landing and hallway

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
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Life on catesby view

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

The site is not yet finished but so far so good, the kids have got a park in the middle of estate which appears to be a hit, the benches in there are a great idea as gives he older kids somewhere to sit and chat.
The layout of estate is good and seems logical. The open areas need tidying up but I’d say that’s understandable as they are still building houses.

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

Excellent range of restaurants and takeaways in Kingswinford area, there are also a plethora of pubs (non of which are much use due to Covid lockdown)
Main bus route just round corner, plenty of supermarkets for food shop and also local butchers, bakers and veg shop.
Bin collections are prompt.
Very little traffic noise and very little noise from the trading estate or tile yard we are next too.
No anti-social behaviour that I’ve noticed.
Everyone on estate so far is very pleasant,

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

How bad the drainage on back garden is, it’s been waterlogged all winter and even flooded into slabs. Will be glad to get it sorted this spring

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

A bit more storage would be good, and to not have odd bits of boxing in awkward places

3
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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